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Babies born in withdrawal new complication in opioid cases

The expansive court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born dependent on the drugs? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in …

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Study says eight-hour sleep may boost academic performance

Worried that your son or daughter sleep more even during final exams week? If so, take heart. According to a study, students who sleep for eight hours are more likely to perform better. “Better sleep helped in final exam performance, which is contrary to most college students’ perceptions that they have to sacrifice …

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Winter increases heart attacks, strokes risk: DAK

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has warned that with the drop in mercury, the risk of heart attack increases. AK president Dr. Nisar ul Hassan quotes as saying “you are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke during winter months. Research shows that there are up to 53 percent more heart …

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Venkaiah Naidu says modern lifestyle diseases turning into killers

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday urged the medical fraternity to campaign against modern day lifestyle as non-communicable diseases (NCD) were turning into killers. Inaugurating the GEM Hospital here, Naidu said that NCDs were becoming a major killer and it was incumbent upon the medical fraternity to launch a nationwide campaign to create …

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Over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes identified in gut bacteria

A new study conducted jointly by the researchers at the University of Birmingham and Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique has identified over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the human gut. Notably, these genes are very different from previously identified genes in pathogenic bacteria. The scientists developed a …

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People with disabilities seek political partake, inclusion

On International Day for People with Disabilities, or World Disability Day, on Monday, the city’s disabled community may have released blue-yellow balloons while “walking to freedom” with glee, but it was not without demanding inclusion and political participation within the larger society. Gathered in the Delhi’s heart, the India Gate, …

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Toxic flame retardants in kid’s car seats may cause harm: Scientists

Scientists have found toxic flame retardants in newly manufactured children’s car seats, sparking concerns about children’s health. In the study, researchers from the Indiana University (IU) found that 15 of 18 children’s car seats contained new or traditional hazardous flame retardant chemicals — linked to a variety of negative health effects, including …

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Doctors says air pollution may severely affect eyes

If you think it is just the lungs or the respiratory system which get affected by polluted air containing high levels of toxic gases and suspended particles — think again. Medical experts say poor air quality can cause several problems for the eyes as well, including corneal damage. “Unlike the nose or mouth, it is very …

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Maharashtra Government launches campaign against measles, rubella

A state-wide vaccination drive has been launched by the the Maharashtra Government to protect children from measles and rubella. According to the sources, it has plans to vaccinate more than three crore children as part of the drive in the coming six weeks, beginning Tuesday. According to the State public health minister Deepak Sawant, school-going children would …

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Living in a polluted city can reduce your lifespan by over 4 years: Study

Isn’t it scaring to know that your lifespan can be reduced by over 4 years if you live in a polluted city? For people living in India and especially Delhi, it is. That is why a new study has suggested that people in India would live an average of 4.3 years longer …