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Smartphone blue light exposure may speed up blindness

Blue lightemitted from smartphones and other digital devices can accelerate blindness by transforming vital molecules in the eye’s retina into cell killers, a study has found. Macular degeneration, an incurable eye disease that results in significant vision loss starting on average in a person’s 50s or 60s, is the death of photoreceptor cells in the…

Media our longstanding partner in fight against polio: UNICEF

Communication officer of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) India, Sonia Sarkar, Saturday said media has been its long-standing partners in the fight against polio.Speaking during media sensitization workshop on measles-rubella campaign here, she said that “we now seek support to ensure that children, no matter where they live, are immunized.” “Media has been…

Gut microbiota products may favor diabetes

The study was published in the Journal of Cell Representational Image A new study has revealed that gut microbiota, which is the complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of humans and other animals, has the ability to affect how cells respond to insulin, and can thus contribute to type 2 diabetes.…

Report Warns Of ‘Dangerous Complacency’ In The Fight Against HIV

A nurse tests an HIV-positive patient at a clinic in Bangalore, India. Manjunath Kiran /AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Manjunath Kiran /AFP/Getty Images A nurse tests an HIV-positive patient at a clinic in Bangalore, India. Manjunath Kiran /AFP/Getty Images In the early 2000s — the beginning of the third decade of the AIDS epidemic--the…

WHO sees complex vaccine and security questions in Ebola response

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - It will be complicated and perhaps impossible to use a vaccine to tackle Democratic Republic of Congo's new Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization's emergency response chief said on Thursday. An Ebola outbreak was declared in northeastern Congo's North Kivu province on Wednesday, and almost 20 WHO officials are…

What Is Metabolome? Health Check Method Better Than BMI Developed by...

The Body Mass Index (BMI), traditionally used by doctors to estimate if a person’s weight is unsafe, is not the best measure of health. That's according to scientists who have proposed a more accurate method.Instead, researchers believe a person’s metabolome is a more precise measure of how weight corresponds to a person’s health. The metabolome is…

Ulcerative Colitis Immunology Drugs Market 2018-2023 with Strategic Trends Growth, Revenue

The research report on the Global Ulcerative Colitis Immunology Drugs Market delivers extensive analysis of market trends and shares. The report analyzes the current market size, recent market trends, key segments and future prospects of the global Ulcerative Colitis Immunology Drugs market (2018-2025). The market shares of segments (players, type, application and regions) are prepared…

Health ministry confirms 22 Zika cases in Rajasthan

The Health Ministry on Monday confirmed 22 cases of Zika virus in Rajasthan, stressing that precautionary measures are being taken by the Centre followed by daily monitoring. "A total of 22 positive laboratory-confirmed cases have been detected. A control room has been activated at the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to undertake regular monitoring…

Health Dept officials find most dengue larvae at Mini-Secretariat complex

BathindaPosted at: Aug 2, 2018, 12:38 AM; last updated: Aug 2, 2018, 12:38 AM (IST)The Mini-Secretariat complex in Bathinda. Tribune PhotoTribune News Service Bathinda, August 1 The Mini-Secretariat complex, which houses the Deputy Commissioner’s office, Education Department’s office, Police Department’s office, including around a dozen government departments, features among high-risk areas for dengue as maximum…

Glued to phone? You may be at ADHD risk

Could teenagers suffer symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder after engaging in excessive smartphone use? A new study out Tuesday says digital overload could be linked to a “modest” but significant rise in new ADHD behaviours, offering a warning to parents about the potential dangers of too much screen time. The findings in the Journal…

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