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Babies exposed to pesticides have higher autism risk

Study shows babies exposed to pesticides in first year of life have increased risk of autism Exposure to common agricultural pesticides before birth and in...

Testosterone rules for female athletes belie medical practice: BMJ

Researchers question testosterone rules for female athletes saying they disregard natural genetic advantage   New rules to curb high testosterone levels in female athletes with differences...

Big tobacco bringing same market strategy into sugary drinks

Study shows how learnings from tobacco have been used to push sell sugar sweetened beverages Tobacco conglomerates once used colors, flavors and marketing techniques to...

High testosterone levels up heart risk, hormone supplements have same effect

Study finds men who have high testosterone levels are more prone to blood clots and heart failure Having a genetic predisposition to high testosterone levels...

Inducing labour has little benefit in late-term pregnancies

Inducing labour at 41 weeks of pregnancy provides little benefit over present ‘wait and see’ approach Inducing labour at 41 weeks of pregnancy leads to...

‘Give us a Break’, BMJ says for overworked doctors across the...

Doctors often work impossible hours in highly stressful conditions. "Give us a Break" is The BMJ's cry for them   The BMJ has launched the 'give us...

Shock therapy: To be or not to be, debate experts in...

Shock therapy or electroconvulsive therapy is used for depression Should we stop using electroconvulsive therapy to relieve symptoms of severe depression? Experts debate the issue...

No evidence of sweeteners being good for health: BMJ

Review says little scientific basis for popularity of non sugar sweeteners   There is no compelling evidence to indicate important health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners, and...

Mission Indradhanush effect: immunisation cover up by 4% annually

Prior to the launch of the programme in 2014 immunisation cover rose by 1% per year Prime minister Narendra Modi's Mission Indradhanush programme has catapulted...

10 pm on Christmas Eve is when the risk of heart...

Researchers in Sweden set out to investigate whether time factors, such as national holidays, major sport events, hour of the day or day of...

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New risk genes for osteoporosis hold promise of novel therapy

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