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New smartphone app offers non-invasive test for diabetics

By: IANS | London | Published:July 10, 2017 6:49 pm The app — called as Epic Health — replaces the need for diabetics to prick their fingers several times a day. (Source: File Photo) British scientists have developed a new smartphone app that can help measure and monitor blood glucose …

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Decoded: How lifting heavy weights boosts muscle strength

By: IANS | New York | Published:July 10, 2017 4:35 pm Increased excitation could account for the greater strength gains despite comparable growth in muscle mass. (Source: File Photo) Lifting heavy weights may help you enhance your muscle strength more than light weight training because the nervous system facilitates improvements …

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Childhood obesity may lead to hip disease, suggests research

By: IANS | London | Published:July 10, 2017 1:39 pm Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disease of adolescence. (Source: File Photo) Obesity may put children at increased risk of hip disease, a condition that can cause life-long morbidity, suggests new research. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis …

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Britain’s first pregnant man gives birth to girl!

By: PTI | London | Updated: July 9, 2017 2:28 pm Hayden Cross found the sperm donor on Facebook. (Source: Hayden Robert Cross/Facebook) A 21-year-old man has become the first in Britain to give birth after he put his sex transition on hold to get pregnant by a sperm donor. …

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Decoded: What happens to your brain during hypnosis?

By: IANS | London | Published:July 8, 2017 9:28 pm Although simple perception still takes place, deeper processing operations, such as counting, are greatly impaired, the researchers noted. (Source: File Photo) When the brain is affected by hypnosis — a trance-like state with focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness — …

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Marijuana may up psychosis risk in teenagers: Study

By: IANS | Toronto | Published:July 8, 2017 5:12 pm Daily consumption of marijuana may increase an adolescent’s risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences by 159 per cent, according to a new study. (Source: File Photo) Daily consumption of marijuana may increase an adolescent’s risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences …

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How does prenatal alcohol exposure raise addiction risk

By: IANS | New York | Published:July 8, 2017 5:00 pm Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable cause of birth defects and neurodevelopmental abnormalities. (Source: File Photo) Babies’ exposure to alcohol in the womb causes alteration in the brain’s reward system, which then increases their risk for drug addiction …

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