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Thursday, 21-June-2018

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WORK STRESS MAY LEAD TO IRREGULAR HEART RATE

a week ago
Too much job pressure may increase your risk developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure and other complications. The study found that being stressed at work was associated with a 48 per cent higher risk of atrial fibrillation. “Work stress has previously been linked with coronary heart disease. Work stress should be considered a modifiable risk factor for preventing atrial fibrillation and coronary heart disease,” said study author Eleonor Fransson from Jonkoping University in Sweden. “People who feel stressed...
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SMOKING COULD BE INJURIOUS TO YOUR LEG MUSCLES

2 weeks ago
If you believe that smoking affects only the lungs, then you may be wrong as a new study showed that components in cigarette smoke may directly damage the muscles in your leg as well. According to the researchers, smoking could directly damage the muscles by reducing the number of blood vessels in leg muscles, which in turn reduce the amount of oxygen and nutrients the muscles received. “It is vitally important that we show people that the use of tobacco cigarettes has harmful consequences throughout the body, including large muscle groups needed for daily living, and develop strategies to stop the damage tri...
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GOOD HEART HEALTH MAY PREVENT FRAILTY IN OLD AGE

3 weeks ago
Want to prevent frailty when you grow old? If so, then start maintaining good heart health. A new study indicates that low heart disease risks among older people may help them to prevent frailty. Frailty is a condition associated with decreased physiological reserve and increased vulnerability to adverse health outcomes. The outcomes include falls, fractures, disability, hospitalisation and institutionalisation. The findings, published in the Journal of Gerontology, found that severe frailty was 85 per cent less likely in those with near ideal cardiovascular risk factors. The study also found that even small...
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BRAIN CHOLESTEROL MAY INCREASE ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE RISK

5 weeks ago
Cholesterol a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases may also play an important role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found. The findings, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, suggests that in the brain, cholesterol acts as a catalyst which triggers the formation of the toxic clusters of the amyloid-beta protein, which is a central player in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers found that cholesterol, which is one of the main components of cell walls in neurons, can trigger amyloid-beta molecules to aggregate, and their aggrega...
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HIGHER AEROBIC FITNESS CAN BOOST LANGUAGE SKILLS IN ELDERLY

6 weeks ago
While aerobic exercises, such as walking, running, cycling, are known to confer various health benefits, for the first time researchers have shown that aerobic fitness may also be linked with increased linguistic skills in the elderly. Older adults frequently have word finding difficulties and they experience these as particularly irritating and embarrassing. It also hinders in maintaining social relationships and independence in old age. According to the study, published in journal Scientific Reports, older adults’ aerobic fitness levels are directly related to the incidence of age-related language failures ...
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HIV/AIDS Training Modules For Security Forces Begins At Kohima

7 weeks ago
  The Nagaland government has launched training modules on HIV and AIDS for law enforcement agency and faith-based organisations (FBOs).   The package has been prepared by Kripa Foundation Nagaland in partnership with the Family Health International (FHI) 360 and Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS).  The goal of the module is to empower the state’s police force and church workers for a collective response to HIV and AIDS and ensure universal access, protection of human rights, and removal of stigma and discrimination associated with the disease.  
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Scientists Shed Light On Cancer Risk Associated With Changes During Ageing

8 weeks ago
n Ratneshwar Thakur The new science of Epigenetics has enabled us to track, how our lifestyle and surroundings affect the behavior of genes in our body, without altering the underlying DNA sequence (commonly called ‘mutations’).These epigenetic changes may stop aged cells and damaged cells from forming any new cells–akin to forced retirement, scientifically known as senescence, thereby preventing chances of cancer. However unusual epigenetic changes might help rogue cells to escape senescence and steer towards formation of tumors. ...
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Delhi Public School South Raises Rs 26 Lakh For Thalassemics

9 weeks ago
  The students of Delhi Public School - South (DPS) in Bangalore have helped raise Rs 26 lakh in 45 days for thalassemia patients, making it the country’s biggest student crowd-funded campaign. The money will fund blood transfusion cost for 1,300 patients Thalassemia is a blood disorder where the body produces less than the optimal amount of haemoglobin. This inherited disorder requires lifelong blood transfusions.  The campaign supports giving free blood transfusions to those suffering from thalassemia. The cost of each transfusion is Rs 2,000 and each student at DPS raised Rs 20,000 which will help 10 individuals by funding their transfu...
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FREE KNEE REPLACEMENT IN GOVT HOSPITALS

11 weeks ago
With lot of debates happening across the country over the health insurance scheme announced by finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Union budget, here is a unique offering by the Karnataka government. From April this year, all govt hospitals in the state will offer free Total Knee Replacement (TKR) procedure to everyone, irrespective of the individual’s status. With this announcement, the state government has come to the rescue of thousands of orthopaedic patients, who have been waiting for the expensive Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgeries.  All government hospitals will offer TKR procedures absolutel...
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JUMPING GENES RELATED TO AGEING

14 weeks ago
Aging is a complex phenomenon. Scientists have been trying to figure out mechanisms underlying changes that occur in behaviour and cognition processes due to aging. Among various possibilities, the role of retrotransposons - popularly known as jumping genes - is suspected to be critical in the process of aging. Now a group of Indian scientists have found that a jumping gene known as LINE-1 retrotransposons becomes highly active with age in different anatomical regions of the human brain like frontal cortex, hippocampus and basal ganglia. This indicates that alteration of neuronal genome occurs as age advances. The group i...
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CSIR AUTHORISES PRIVATE PATH LAB FOR GENETIC TESTS

15 weeks ago
New Delhi:  Officials said that the CSIR's Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) has entered into partnership with Dr Lal PathLabs, a private chain of labs, and licensed it with technology. These tests are expected to be launched over the period of one year. "Genetic diseases, though are individually rare, cumulatively affect a large number of individuals -- an estimated 70 million Indians. It is anticipated tha...
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DRUGS MADE FOR INDIVIDUALS, NEW FRONTIER OF MEDICINE

16 weeks ago
One size does not fit all. This applies to medicine, as much as for garments. Some medicines might work on some but not on others. The key to unravel this secret lies in the uniqueness of cells of each one of us. However, unlike garments, the consequences can be quite serious when we do not respond favorably to the drugs. Could we then have a test run of the drug on a body double and pick only the ones that work for ourselves? Recent developments in life science research have led to a novel solution for this problem. Scientists can now convert ordinary cells extracted from a patient’s body into what are called pluripotent stem cells and use these to develop a variety of or...