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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 …

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Study says lesbian, gay, bisexual students at higher risk of self-harm

Students who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are at a higher risk of self-harm when compared to heterosexual individuals, a recent study suggests. The research also shows that low self-esteem may explain the increased risk of self-harm in LGB students. Self-harm typically includes behaviour such as cutting, hair pulling, scratching, …

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Lung disease linked to dementia in later life: Study

According to a recent study, lung disease in middle age could be a risk factor for dementia or cognitive impairment later in life. The findings have been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Lead author Pamela L Lutsey of the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, and a …

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Air pollution associated with intellectual disabilities in children

Air pollution has become the talk of the town these days. And, its ill-effects are not hidden from anybody now. One more element has come to the limelight that acts as an aid in its harmful effects. A new study conducted at the University of Sydney has revealed that air pollution …

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Certain dietary, nutritional supplements may improve sperm quality

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 27 (ANI): According to a new research, certain nutrients and dietary supplements can benefit sperm quality and male fertility. The study was published in the Journal of Advances in Nutrition. Infertility affects 15 percent of the world population and is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a …

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