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Tackling Diabetes in Children – A Guide for the Parents

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Tackling Diabetes in Children – A Guide for the Parents

By Dr. Suruchi Goyal Agarwal Diabetes in children is increasingly becoming a cause for concern. Type 1 diabetes is a type of diabetes that affects children in which the body is no longer able to produce an adequate amount of insulin that is required for healthy hormonal function. It can be a little challenging at the […]

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Breakfast and Diabetes: What’s the Connection?

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Breakfast and Diabetes: What’s the Connection?

(November 14 is World Diabetes Day) By Madhavi Bhatt Trivedi | IANS You have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast, as the name implies, is to break the fast between dinner and lunch. It is well-established that starting the day with a wholesome breakfast can benefit everyone. If you have […]

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Researchers Develop Affordable Cellphone-Based Tool to Detect HIV

By   /  November 10, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Researchers Develop Affordable Cellphone-Based Tool to Detect HIV

A team of researchers has developed a portable and low-cost mobile diagnostic tool, utilising a cellphone and nanotechnology, that can detect HIV viruses and monitor their management in resource-limited regions. The management of HIV, an autoimmune disorder that cripples the immune system by attacking healthy cells, remains a major global health challenge in developing countries […]

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AI Tools May Fail During Key Medical Diagnosis — Researchers

By   /  November 10, 2018  /  Health, Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on AI Tools May Fail During Key Medical Diagnosis — Researchers

In a first such warning when it comes to the role of Artificial Intelligence in making sense of critical health data, a team of US researchers has said AI in the medical space must be carefully tested for performance across a wide range of populations as the deep learning models may fall short. The findings […]

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How Digital Assistant Amelia Can Help Transform Indian Healthcare Sector

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on How Digital Assistant Amelia Can Help Transform Indian Healthcare Sector

Touted as the world’s “most human” Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant that can “read between the lines” and “understand emotional expressions”, Amelia has the potential to turn India’s healthcare sector into an inclusive one, believes her creator ChetanDube, CEO of New York-headquartered AI company IPsoft. Amelia got her name from Amelia Earhart, one of the pioneering […]

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Increasing Protein Intake Can Reduce Disability Risk in Elderly

By   /  November 3, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Increasing Protein Intake Can Reduce Disability Risk in Elderly

Increasing the daily amount of protein intake — known to slow the loss of muscle mass — can help older adults preserve the ability to perform daily activities as well as prevent their risks of disability, showed a research. The study found that eating more protein can delay the risk of disability that can obstruct […]

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Father’s Age May Up Infant’s Health Issues at Birth

By   /  November 3, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Father’s Age May Up Infant’s Health Issues at Birth

While women, for years, have been encouraged not to put off having children until their late thirties and forties, a new study now says that infants of older fathers are more likely to be less healthy at birth. The study explored that although the absolute risks remain low, there is a need of including men […]

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Over 200 Genes Linked to Autism Identified

By   /  November 3, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Over 200 Genes Linked to Autism Identified

Researchers have unravelled a network of more than 200 genes linked to autism, an advance that will help develop new therapies for the common neurological disorder that is estimated to affect one in 160 children worldwide. The new genes were involved in controlling alternative splicing events that are often disrupted in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). […]

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New Llama-Based Antibody Shows Promise Against Flu

By   /  November 3, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on New Llama-Based Antibody Shows Promise Against Flu

Researchers have generated a new llama-based anti-flu antibody that demonstrates long-lasting and universal protection from a wide variety of influenza A and B viruses, including avian-borne strains like H1N1. Llamas, better known for its wool, have been used to produce a new antibody therapy that has the potential to work against all types of flu, […]

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Importance of Castration in Male Pig

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Importance of Castration in Male Pig

Castration means removal of both the testicles of the male pig. The importance of castration in male pig are- 1. It makes the pig more docile, easier to control 2. Speeds up the fattening of growing pigs 3. To avoid infighting of growing pigs 4. The quality of meat is better 5. The carcass traits […]

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