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Study shows that autistic children have much more nerve cells

Study shows that autistic children have much more nerve cells

Researchers have found that autistic children have much more nerve cells than children without autism in a part of the brain known as the prefrontal cortex which is involved in processing social skills. Autism Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. These signs all begin before a child...
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Amperometer measures glucose levels from tears

Amperometer measures glucose levels from tears

There is ongoing effort to develop technologies to monitor glucose without the need of pricking your finger.  Some of the technologies include, transdermal device, Raman spectroscopy through skin, fluorescent hydrogel, etc.  Scientists have successfully developed an electrochemical sensor device that can measure blood sugar levels from tears instead of blood. This could save the world’s 350...
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Is prenatal genetic testing a need for most of women

Is prenatal genetic testing a need for most of women

Genetic testing (also called DNA-based tests) is among the newest and most sophisticated of techniques used to test for genetic disorders which involves direct examination of the DNA molecule itself. Other genetic tests include biochemical tests for such gene products as enzymes and other proteins and for microscopic examination of stained or fluorescent chromosomes. Genetic tests are used...
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Parents beware! Dangerous sugar levels in beverages for kids

Parents beware! Dangerous sugar levels in beverages for kids

Yale University’s Rudd Centre For Food Policy & Obesity has found that many popular beverages for the kids in the market are having very high level of sugar. It has warned the parents not to be under a false notion of considering these healthy as an alternative to soft drinks. These popular brands of beverages increase the risk of diabetes and obesity in the children up to the extent that even...
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CDC recommends be safe and enjoy Halloween

CDC recommends be safe and enjoy Halloween

Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. Trick-or-treating is a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume from house...
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Avoid eating too much black licorice during Halloween – Warns FDA

Avoid eating too much black licorice during Halloween – Warns FDA

Licorice or Liquorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra from which a somewhat sweet flavur can be extracted. The liquorice plant is a legume (related to beans and peas) that is native to southern Europe and parts of Asia. It is called “Mulethi” in Northern India. The flavor of liquorice comes mainly from a sweet-tasting compound called anethole. Much of the sweetness in liquorice...
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Find baby’s sex early & risk of gender-linked diseases via blood test

Find baby’s sex early & risk of gender-linked diseases via blood test

The most commonly used method to find out sex of the baby is ultrasound or sonogram. This method is most accurate between 18-22 weeks. It is normally done at the time when fetal anatomy is done in the mid-second trimester. At this point, it is usually easier to tell the sex of the baby. Earlier dates are usually too difficult to tell and at later dates become difficult because of crowding in the...
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Double risk of blood clot by new contraceptive birth control pills

Double risk of blood clot by new contraceptive birth control pills

The combined oral contraceptive pill is a birth control method that includes a combination of an estrogen (oestrogen) and a progestin (progestogen). When taken by mouth every day, these pills inhibit female fertility. These pills were developed to prevent ovulation by suppressing the release of gonadotropins. Combined hormonal contraceptives  inhibit follicular development and prevent ovulation...
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Are all organic food products free from contamination?

Are all organic food products free from contamination?

Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers; do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives. For the vast majority of human history, agriculture can be described as organic; only during the 20th century was a large supply of new...
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Yoga eases backache – GHRI study certifies

Yoga eases backache – GHRI study certifies

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originated in ancient India. The goals of yoga are varied and range from improving health to achieving moksha, which is liberation from all worldly suffering and the cycle of birth and death. A US study showed that yoga ease out moderate lower back pain. Benefits of Yoga Not only does yoga affect the physical aspect of the body, it addresses...
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