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RSNA 2017: Smartphone addiction causes imbalance in brain chemistry

RSNA 2017: Smartphone addiction causes imbalance in brain chemistry The MRS procedure was meant to measure the levels of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that inhibits or slows down brain signals, and glutamate-glutamine (Glx), which causes neurons to be more electrically excited. As a part of the study, 12 among the addicted teens were provided with nine weeks of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a modified form of cognitive therapy for gaming... [Full Article...]

No changes on deemed universities order

No changes on deemed universities order While 22 of the institutes do not have " University " in the name notified by the Government, seven others have been asked to submit proposals suggesting a new name. "Nothing prevented Parliament from amending the UGC Act which would (have) enabled these institutions to use the word "university"," Justice Lalit said. [Full Article...]

Hadiya speaks to parents

Hadiya speaks to parents Hadiya had no work to do in the college as the communication from Dr. MGR Medical University "condoning her break of studies period", for which the application was forwarded on Wednesday, is yet to be received. Police said one Sub-inspector, four constables-two women and two men-will be part of her security. On Monday, the Supreme Court ordered that she should continue her studies. [Full Article...]

Sorry, Dogs: Store-Bought Bones Are Bad for You

Sorry, Dogs: Store-Bought Bones Are Bad for You There have also been around 15 deaths reported. But the FDA warning comes after receiving almost 70 reports of pet illnesses, and 15 deaths related to dog treats, mainly blockages in the digestive tract, but also choking, vomiting and internal bleeding. [Full Article...]

Rangana Herath is a big loss, says Dinesh Chandimal

Rangana Herath is a big loss, says Dinesh Chandimal Much of the focus for India has been on next month's tour of South Africa, but Chandimal does not feel that constitutes a lack of respect for his side. They have never won a Test on Indian soil, but Chandimal said the visitors have not given up hope. Despite the competition for places at the top of the hosts' line up, batsman Vijay insisted the mood in the dressing is relaxed and any grieva... [Full Article...]

Health dept suspends dengue immunization program over defective vaccine

Health dept suspends dengue immunization program over defective vaccine For those who have not been previously infected by dengue virus, vaccination should not be recommended, it added. "These findings highlight the complex nature of dengue infection". The DoH announcement came after receiving a preliminary briefing on November 29 from Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. As a result, Sanofi said it would record a charge in the fourth quar... [Full Article...]

Reps quiz ministers, agencies over Maina's reinstatement

Reps quiz ministers, agencies over Maina's reinstatement Mr. Daura, while giving his submission on Thursday to the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee investigating Mr. Maina's controversial reinstatement and promotion in the civil service, however said he advised him to do so in presence of a third party. [Full Article...]

Malcolm Jenkins to end national anthem protests

Malcolm Jenkins to end national anthem protests Earlier Wednesday, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid and Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas announced that they were withdrawing from the Players Coalition, citing differences with Jenkins and Boldin about how the discussions with the league were proceeding. [Full Article...]

Oklahoma has its first two flu deaths of the season

Oklahoma has its first two flu deaths of the season Anthony Fauci , the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), tells Bustle. One preliminary estimate shows the vaccine this year to be only 10 percent effective. Australia's bad flu season may have been due, in part, to a mismatch between the flu strains included in this year's flu vaccine and the flu strains that were circulating in the public. [Full Article...]

Novartis and Amgen's erenumab succeeds in phase 3 episodic migraine trial

Novartis and Amgen's erenumab succeeds in phase 3 episodic migraine trial Silberstein, M.D., principal investigator of the HALO CM trial, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Jefferson Headache Center at the Vicki & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Reports state that these newly-developed drugs are the first of their kinds of preventive medicines which have been specifically developed for treating migraine. [Full Article...]

Tiger Woods: Fourteen-time major victor returns after nine months out injured

Tiger Woods: Fourteen-time major victor returns after nine months out injured Given all he's been through since playing his last tournament 10 months ago, and the lack of time spent preparing for the tournament, it was encouraging first step for the 14-time major champion who was making his first start in 301 days. Former world number one Woods is now ranked 1,199th and began the week a 40/1 outsider in the 18-man field, which is not an official PGA Tour event but does carr... [Full Article...]

Scientists Believe That Dogs May Be Twice As Smart As Cats

Scientists Believe That Dogs May Be Twice As Smart As Cats [Full Article...]

More than half of American kids could be obese by age 35

More than half of American kids could be obese by age 35 This figure is almost twice the current adult obesity rate. The likelihood is even higher for children with severe obesity, a condition that now affects 4.5 million children, the university said in a statement. The researchers applied those trajectories to virtual populations of current school-age children, tracking them from now to age 35. Obese 2-year-olds had a 75 percent chance; obese 19-year-... [Full Article...]

Computer-Hating Doctor, 84, Fights for Medical License

Computer-Hating Doctor, 84, Fights for Medical License Two file cabinets in a tiny waiting room inside a 160-year-old clapboard house hold most of her patient records. Konopka has been licensed to practice medicine in New Hampshire for 49 years. However, allowing Konopka to continue her medical practice would "ignore the process established by the legislature to regulate the practice of medicine in this State", he said. [Full Article...]

Matt Henry replaces injured Tim Southee for first Test vs West Indies

Matt Henry replaces injured Tim Southee for first Test vs West Indies The West Indies are not dwelling on their August win over England as they enter a two-Test series against New Zealand , but captain Jason Holder will use it for motivation if necessary. Hopefully, Sunil Ambris will be selected, and Jermaine Blackwood , if he is selected, will see the light, bat sensibly, and get some runs. "Sometimes it looks green here, but doesn't always do as much as yo... [Full Article...]

Married People Have Lower Risk of Dementia

Married People Have Lower Risk of Dementia Interestingly, the risk for divorcees was found to be no higher than for married people. They looked at 15 studies involving a combined total of 812,047 participants from Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Just last month, it was reported in Journals of Gerontology that having close friends could also help protect you against the mental illness and that the quality of friendships is more i... [Full Article...]

World Malaria Report 2017

World Malaria Report 2017 Central America, Haiti and the Dominican Republic have also reported cases of the disease. Malaria deaths in India were only lower than those in WHO's Africa region where the figure soared to 33,997 for the Democratic Republic of Congo. [Full Article...]

Paytm Payments Bank Officially Launched, Here Are Some Key Features

Paytm Payments Bank Officially Launched, Here Are Some Key Features He has raised a straight question on the non-performing assets of Indian banks that the Opposition may find hard to answer: who forced public sector banks to disburse loans in the previous years that have now turned bad debts? The attendees of the event received the formal invite from Paytm only a night before and the intense excitement to shape up the whole affair within hours was evident as the ... [Full Article...]

Outrage over Libyan slave markets

Outrage over Libyan slave markets The men were bought to work as farmhands. Following several "save our soul" messages from Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya , the Federal Government has responded to the maltreatment of its citizen in the country. VIBE continued to round up strong reactions from Cardi B, Lala, Rev. Al Sharpton, Chris Brown, Davido, Amanda Seales and more . The modern-day slavery now going on in Libya ha... [Full Article...]

High BMI And Diabetes Are Responsible For New Cancer Cases, Lancet Study

High BMI And Diabetes Are Responsible For New Cancer Cases, Lancet Study Although, if taken separately, being overweight led to twice as many cancer cases as diabetes, the study showed. Diabetes and a BMI of over 25 kg/m2 were the cause of 5.6 per cent of new cancer cases worldwide in 2012 - equivalent to 792,600 instances. [Full Article...]


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