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Both, bacteria and fungi play role in Crohn’s disease: Study

Research Reports - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 09:43

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A new research from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine might have come to know what causes Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. The news is considered to be a significant one as it could lead to development of new treatments.

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FDA approves artificial pancreas, first device to automatically deliver insulin dosage to type-1-diabetics

Research Reports - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 09:40

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given green signal to Medtronic's artificial pancreas for type-1-diabetic patients. The first-of-a-kind device will automatically deliver the right dose of the insulin to the patients.

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Report: Apple can see who iMessage users are chatting with

UAE News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 08:09

In a report published on Wednesday, The Intercept has drawn attention to a glaring flaw in tech giant Apple's iMessage chatting service, revealing that Apple gets to see the phone numbers to which an iMessage user is sending a message.

According to the report, Apple apparently does not know what a message sent out by an iMessage user precisely says, because it claims that "iMessage is encrypted end-to-end." However, the company can definitely see the phone numbers to which the user is considering sending a message.

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Samsung’s latest woe --- “exploding” top-loading washing machines

New Zealand News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 08:01
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Sedentary lifestyle is leading cause of heart diseases in India: Doctors

Health News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 06:59

Heart diseases have been on a rise in India in the recent years. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in our country.

Earlier perceived as the first world disease, cardiovascular disorders are the cause of 25 percent deaths in India. Heart disease does not affect the urban and economically strong only; it also affects the rural and underprivileged population.

A large percentage of heart diseases can be attributed to various risk factors, including, but not limited to sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits and genetic predisposition. Numerous studies have been done to prove and disprove the health risks leading to heart diseases.

On the eve of ' World Heart Day,' Curofy- India's largest community of verified doctors conducted a poll asking physicians the leading cause of cardiovascular diseases in India according to them.

Out of 2230 doctors who polled 1530 or 68.6 percent doctors said the sedentary but fast paced lifestyle is responsible for it.

Commenting on it, Dr Naresh Trehan, the chairman and managing director at Medanta, and leading cardiothoracic and cardiovascular surgeon said, "Smoking is one of the leading causes for Premature Heart Disease. Sedentary lifestyles, sugar laden sweets and their heavy consumption also cannot be ruled out; I would seriously advice running to be added as an important part of one's schedule. "

22.4 percent or 520 doctors said unhealthy food habits are the culprit, leading our population to an epidemic of sorts of heart failure.

Kartikeya Bhargava, the senior consultant of cardiology at Medanta, "There are 3 S, sedentary lifestyle, stress and smoking are increasingly responsible for marked increase in CVD, especially in younger gen. Coupled with this Indian Diet which is rich in fried food adds to the development of coronary plaque that are responsible for heart attacks that result in poor heart pump function, both of which result in increased risk of sudden cardiac death."

Only 13 percent or 320 physicians said genetic predisposition determines if a person will have a heart disease or not. So the age old practice of relying on family history to determine your predilection towards heart disease may be falling out of favor.

Commenting on this, Pawan Gupta, the co-founder at Curofy said, "It's sad that India has growing cases cardiovascular diseases, which are responsible one fourth of the deaths in our country. Heart diseases are preventable; we just tried to understand the causes that can be avoided to avert them. And this is possible only when the masses are made aware of these health risks." (ANI)

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Rise in concussion diagnoses in Alabama means better awareness level

Research Reports - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 06:19

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A new study carried out by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has unveiled about an uptick in concussion diagnosis in Alabama by almost 5%. Amongst all, the researchers have noticed a significant rise in youth.

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Concussion Diagnoses for Nebraska Younger Age Groups up 72%

Research Reports - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 06:19

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Fans in Nebraska witnessed a scary moment on Friday when Papillion-La Vista football playerBrandon Steburgwas taken to hospital in the middle of the game after noticing concussion-life symptoms.

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Americas free from measles: WHO

Research Reports - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 06:16

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Tuesday that measles has been eradicated from the Americas, meaning all the nations in North, South and Central America. It is for the first time that such a severe communicable disease has been eliminated from the entire region.

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Wildlife Advocacy Groups file Lawsuit to DeclareYellowstone Bison ‘Endangered’ or ‘Threatened’

New Zealand News - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 13:17
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BlackBerry DTEK60 Coming Soon sansAndroid 7.0 Nougat

Mobiles - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 13:17

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BlackBerry DTEK60is all set to hit the mobile market asthe DTEK50successorhas earlier been seen in aFederal Communications Commission (FCC) website. The leaked photo of the upcoming device is suggesting that it will be loaded with lots of fascinating features for smartphone junkies.

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Rare Black Moon to Darken Night Sky This Weekend

Research Reports - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 13:15

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If your weekendplan includesgoing out in the dark, sit and gaze at the shining moon, cancel it. Friday night is getting ready to present you a 'black moon', a rare event that happens after every 32 months.

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Warming Waters, Ocean Acidification:Baby Lobsters and Lobster Industry under Threat in Maine

Research Reports - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 13:08

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A new research has suggested that population of baby lobstersin the Gulf of Maineis under threat due to ocean acidification and rising sea temperatures. If numbers oflobsters drop, it will directly pose aserious problem for industry stakeholders.

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Florida Coast bunged up with Fish Carcasses, Thanks to Red Tide

Research Reports - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 13:07

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People and tourists in Florida are advised to stay cautiouswhile visitingsome areas of the southwest coastas carcasses of fish are producing terrible smell, thanks to annual autumn red tide of the state.

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Debate on overfirst baby born from DNA of three adults

Research Reports - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 13:05

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John Zhang of New Hope Fertility Center inManhattanis no less than a true helper for aJordan couple who lost their first two children due to Leigh syndrome. The couple now has a baby born using controversial 'three parent' technique.

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Potential alternatives to statins being devised

New Zealand News - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:59
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Earth recorded highest temperatures in about 100000 years, study claims

Research Reports - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:58

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Researcher at Stanford University asserted Earth will soon hit the highest of temperatures recorded in 1200000 years. The increase in temperature would result in melting of glaciers, water scarcity that would drastically affect the environment, entire community and habitat.

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Mount Barujari’s all of sudden eruption leads to evacuation and cancellation of flights

Research Reports - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:24

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Without any prior indication, Mount Barujari on Lombok Island started spewing massive amount of ash and smoke into the atmosphere on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities concerned have shared that the ash column has reached 2,000 meters.

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