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‘Insecticide DDT may increase autism risk in babies’

'Insecticide DDT may increase autism risk in babies'

Women with high levels of the insecticide DDT in their blood during pregnancy are more likely to bear children who develop autism, according to a study of over one million pregnant women in Finland. The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, is the first to connect an insecticide ...

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‘New technique reverses blindness in mice’

Scientists have reversed congenital blindness in mice for the first time using a technique that may lead to new treatments for humans. The researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the US reversed congenital (present from birth) blindness in mice by changing the supportive cells in the ...

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40 officials held accountable in China for faulty vaccine scandal

40 officials held accountable in China for faulty vaccine scandal

Over 40 Chinese government officials have been held accountable for their neglect of duty and misconduct for manufacturing substandard vaccines, including rabies vaccines, exported to India and other countries, in the country’s latest drug-safety scandal. Rabies vaccines made by the Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Company, the second largest in China, ...

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Gym etiquette, breaking these unwritten exercise rules will make everyone hate you | fitness

Gym etiquette, breaking these unwritten exercise rules will make everyone hate you | fitness

Whether you’re a gym rat or someone who’s just started working out in a gym, there are some rules that one must follow. And these rules are never put up on a soft board, but are understood. No one likes that guy who puts down his towel on a machine, ...

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‘New imaging technique can spot TB in hour’

'New imaging technique can spot TB in hour'

Scientists have devised a low-cost imaging technique that can diagnose live tuberculosis bacteria in an hour, and help monitor the efficacy of treatments. Many TB strains have evolved defences against standard treatments, therefore speedy diagnostics are needed, said Jianghong Rao, a professor at Stanford University in the US. Current methods ...

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New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity: Study

New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity: Study

A new intravenous HIV drug has shown to be effective in reducing virus, boost immunity among patients with advanced, multi-drug resistant HIV infection, results of a phase-III trial has showed. As the first monoclonal antibody approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2018 to treat HIV, ...

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Workplace wellness programmes benefit healthy employees more than others | fitness

Workplace wellness programmes benefit healthy employees more than others | fitness

A number of studies have pointed to the potential benefits of workplace wellness programmes — from increased gym use to decreased health-care spending. But what wasn’t clear was whether wellness programs are really making people healthier, or whether healthier people are more likely to enroll in them. A new study ...

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Visiting São Paulo, here’s a list of the best restaurants to visit and things to try there | more lifestyle

Visiting São Paulo, here’s a list of the best restaurants to visit and things to try there | more lifestyle

Next month, São Paulo will welcome more than 900,000 culture vultures to its 33rd Bienal, the world’s second-oldest art biennial after Venice. They better come hungry. All the qualities that make Brazil’s art hub pop—its sophistication, experimentation, and international and local mix—can be applied to its food scene. Take Futuro ...

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Brain’s immune cells influence sexual behaviour development: Study

Brain's immune cells influence sexual behaviour development: Study

Immune cells in the brain, that are usually ignored by neuroscientists, play a powerful role in influencing an animal’s sexual behaviour towards male or female, according to a research. The researchers found that oestrogen, which plays a major role in development of masculine traits in rats, activates mast cells — ...

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Diet tip, avoid these 5 foods in your 30s for weight loss and good health | fitness

Diet tip, avoid these 5 foods in your 30s for weight loss and good health | fitness

Once you are in your 30s, you will notice that weight loss becomes a tad more difficult, and everything you eat goes straight to your waist. It becomes difficult to stay healthy and fit and your body is hinting that the carefree attitude of your 20s may not work any ...

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