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All you need to know about Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the major diseases affecting individuals around the world. A chronic, progressive musculoskeletal disorder characterised by gradual loss of cartilage in joints, it results in bones rubbing together which creating stiffness, pain and impaired movement. The disease most commonly affects the joints in the knees, hips, …

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Do you know? Vaping is more dangerous than smoking

Everyone knows about the side-effects of smoking. But, this new study will shock you! Yes, you have heard it right! The researchers have discovered that e-cigarettes containing flavourings can wreck your lung health. Here, we decode the findings of the study. Flavourings in e-cigarettes harm the lungs by causing inflammation, …

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Picking your nose could lead to pneumonia

The study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, revealed that the pneumococcus bacteria is not only an airborne virus but it can spread physically as well. Yes, you have heard it right! since the study says that picking your nose can lead to serious illness and if you like to take that …

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This common drug may cause liver failure

Acetaminophen is converted into a new compound in the liver, that covalently binds to proteins at an amino acid which is called as cysteine. These covalent binding events contribute to the toxicity of acetaminophen, but they cannot fully account for its role in the failure of the liver. The compound is also …

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Zika outbreak: Total 50 test positive in Rajasthan

In Rajasthan’s Jaipur district 18 more people have been tested positive for Zika virus. On Friday a Union Ministry reportedly said that now the total number of such cases is 50. From Jaipur’s Shashtri Nagar locality at least 10 of the new cases were reported. According to the Times Now report, …

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Abnormal vision in childhood can affect the functioning of the brain, claims study

According to a new research, abnormal vision in childhood can affect the functioning of the brain. The researchers from the University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia, and the University of Auckland uncovered differences in how the brain processes visual information in patients with various types of lazy eye. In doing so, they …

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Obesity twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer: Study

According to a new study, women who are overweight or obese have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50 in contrast to women who have what is considered a normal body mass index. The study appeared in the Journal- JAMA Oncology, according to the ANI report. In the United States, …

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Here’s what causes virtual reality motion sickness

Researchers may now predict who are more likely to feel motion sickness from virtual reality (VR) technology by observing how the individuals sway in response to a moving visual field. The researchers from the University of Waterloo believe that this knowledge will help them to develop counteractions to cybersickness. Cybersickness …

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Cut down on your kids’ daily screen-time to boost brain function

Limiting your child’s recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, and ensuring sufficient sleep and physical activity, can significantly improve their brain function, a study has found. Taken individually, limited screen time and improved sleep were associated with the strongest links to improved cognition, while physical activity …

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Breastfeeding makes babies less reactive to stress

While it’s a known fact that there are many physical and mental health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies, according to the latest research, this might be due to genetic changes induced by breastfeeding. Dr Lester, one of the lead researchers said, “What we found is that maternal care changes the …

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