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Screen time, child using tablet

More than 2 hrs screen time a day causes attention deficit in kids

Research shows more than two hours a day screen time can cause attention deficit, host of physical problems Screen time above a two-hour threshold at...
Drugs, Medicine

New antiplatelet drug for acute stroke could lessen bleeding risk

An experimental antiplatelet compound for acute stroke inhibited clot formation without increasing bleeding risk, finds study An investigational antiplatelet compound inhibited clot formation without increasing...
Brain

Mechanical thrombectomy is a big leap in stroke management

Mechanical thrombectomy can limit disability from stroke even upto 24 hours in carefully selected patients Majority of stroke (85%) occurs when blood stops flowing to...
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Magnetic brain stimulation reverses age-related memory loss

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) that targets the memory center in brain restores age-related memory loss in older adults Stimulating a precise location of the brain's...
Alcohol, whisky, poured into glasses

Oxytocin could help treat alcohol addiction, find US researchers

Animal studies show oxytocin can help treat alcohol dependence and may provide new options for treating addiction Oxytocin could offer new options for those battling...
Weighing Scale

New edible hydrogel capsule approved by FDA for obesity treatment

The edible hydrogel capsule, called Plenity has received De Novo clearance from FDA for treatment of obesity Plenity is an oral, superabsorbent hydrogel capsule which...
alphabet blocks hands mother pregnancy pregnant woman

Additional routine ultrasound in late pregnancy could improve outcome

Additional routine ultrasound in late pregnancy is beneficial to both mother and babies and is also cost saving Universal late pregnancy ultrasounds at 36 weeks...
Malaria, Natural killer cells, parasite,

Pol crisis pushes Venezuela into malaria abyss, 1 mn cases in 2018

Study shows that political and socioeconomic crisis in Venezuela has caused an explosive increase in malaria cases Venezuela's socioeconomic and political crisis has caused a...
Diabetes, Sugar meter

New promising drug reduces risk of kidney failure by a third in people with...

New drug, canagliflozin reduces risk of kidney failure by a third in people with Type 2 diabetes and associated kidney disease A new landmark clinical...
Tyra Banks

Celebrity fat-shaming increases negative attitude towards weight gain in women

Celebrity fat-shaming incidents increase womens’ anti-fat attitude, finds new study Celebrities, particularly female celebrities, are routinely criticized about their appearance, also called celebrity "fat-shaming". Although these...

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New promising drug reduces risk of kidney failure by a third...

New drug, canagliflozin reduces risk of kidney failure by a third in people with Type 2 diabetes and associated kidney disease A new landmark clinical...

Celebrity fat-shaming increases negative attitude towards weight gain in women

Celebrity fat-shaming incidents increase womens’ anti-fat attitude, finds new study Celebrities, particularly female celebrities, are routinely criticized about their appearance, also called celebrity "fat-shaming". Although these...

Diabetes during pregnancy doubles risk of disease in children  

Children of mothers who had diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk of developing diabetes before the age of 22 years Children of mothers who...