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Birth control pills may block blood flow to brain

Turns out, birth control pills increase the risk of ischemic strokes which are usually caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. This keeps blood from flowing to the brain. According to stroke specialists at the Loyola University, oral contraceptives increase the risk …

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Human brain responds to aggressive voices quicker: Study

Human brains notice a voice much faster when it is considered threatening or aggressive than when it is perceived as normal or happy in an auditory environment, according to a new study. The study demonstrated that in a few hundred milliseconds, our brain becomes sensitive to the presence of angry voices. …

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India’s first artificial heart valve technology launched

In line with the Make in India initiative, global medical device maker Meril Life Sciences on Saturday launched its first indigenously designed and manufactured artificial aortic valve for patients who are at a high risk or unwilling to undergo open heart valve replacement surgery. The Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Replacement …

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Dietary, lifestyle interventions beneficial before pregnancy

According to a new research, dietary and lifestyle interventions are important for overweight and obese women before their pregnancy. The study was published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The researchers reported the results of a large study of birth outcomes in more than 500 overweight or obese …

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Can newborns recognise their mother’s profile view?

Although adults and children can easily recognise faces from both the frontal and profile views, a new study has revealed that babies younger than six months of age do not recognise their mothers watching their mobile phones. The study, published in the journal, NeuroImage, showed that babies can recognise faces from profile …

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Sleeping too much is bad for you, here’s why

Turns out, sleeping more than six to eight hours a night is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases. According to a recent study at the McMaster and Peking Union Medical College, people sleeping more than the recommended upper limit of eight hours increased their risk of major cardiovascular …

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Machine learning assists predict infection risk from hospital bug

Finnish researchers have used Machine Learning (ML) to predict the risk of developing a serious and possibly life-threatening infection from “hospital bug”. Staphylococcus epidermidis is an ubiquitous coloniser of healthy human skin, but it is also a notorious source of serious infections with indwelling devices and surgical procedures such as hip replacements. A team …

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Scientists shows a new hope against Ebola virus

Amidst growing international concern of Ebola Virus Disease, the scientists have found a source of relief in the form of human protein named RBBP6. And, if the doctors will be able to bring a drug that mimics the function of this human protein, then one day it may become an effective therapy against the …

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Neutralizing antibodies to fight HIV tested on monkeys show positive result

Did you ever think of monkeys helping us fight a deadly disease? Yes, turns out that world’s oldest monkey named the Rhesus macaque is giving us its helping hands to save the mankind. According to the scientists, monkeys could be prompted to produce neutralizing antibodies against one strain of HIV that resembles …

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Tips to live a happy life

Happiness is something that everyone is chasing these days. Some believe that money can buy them happiness, some believe marital status can do so or a successful carer may be. This is just insane. People forget that one cannot fetch happiness from somebody or something, its within. They just need to …