Month: July 2018

Higher BMI in young adults may up CVD risk, says study

Higher BMI in young adults may up CVD risk, says study

Health
Being overweight as a young adult may cause higher blood pressure and thicken heart muscle, setting the stage for cardiovascular (CVD) disease in later life, a new study has found. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, suggests higher body mass index (BMI), among the study participants, resulted in higher systolic and diastolic blood pressure. “Our results support efforts to reduce body mass index to within a normal, healthy range from a young age to prevent later heart disease,” said lead author Kaitlin H. Wade from the University of Bristol Medical School in Britain. For the study, the researchers used data on several thousand healthy youth aged between 17 and 21 years who participated in the ongoing Children of the 90s study. “Thickening of vesse
Scientists discover new shape called scutoid after studying human cells

Scientists discover new shape called scutoid after studying human cells

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Scientists have discovered a new shape called scutoid while studying nature’s way of moulding tissue to form the skin, cavity linings and the building blocks of organs. The shape has five sides on one end and six on the other and a triangular surface on one of its longer edges. Scientists have referred to it as a twisted prism kind of shape that allows the tissue to mould around organs. Epithelial tissue, one of the four kinds of tissue that forms the human body, is composed of epithelial cells packed together in a particular formation that has been given a nifty name: scutoid. “During the modelling process, the results we saw were weird,” Javier Buceta, a lead author of the study, said in an e-mail to HT . “Our model predicted that as the curvature of the tissue increases, co
Cypin Is A New Target For Traumatic Brain Injury Therapies

Cypin Is A New Target For Traumatic Brain Injury Therapies

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Two molecules that protect nerve cells after a traumatic brain injury and could lead to new drug treatments have been identified in a new study. The molecules were shown to promote full recovery after traumatic brain injury in mice. Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death for people under 45 years old in the United States and is associated with disability, early-onset dementia, cognitive disorders, mental illness, and epilepsy. Nearly all approaches for treating TBI focus on trying to prevent neurons, or nerve cells, from degenerating or on attempting to promote their survival, the study notes. TBI typically alters neural circuits within injured brain regions. Cypin Activators Senior author Bonnie L. Firestein, a professor in the cell biology and neuroscience department ...
Malaria on the rise in National Capital with 13 new cases in past week

Malaria on the rise in National Capital with 13 new cases in past week

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At least 13 fresh cases of malaria were reported by the various MCDs in the civic body last week, thus taking the total count of people affected by the disease to 88. The total number of cases of dengue and chikungunya reported by July 28 are 49 and 35, respectively, higher than last week's numbers. Doctors and authorities fear that the cases will rise in the coming days because of waterlogging at various locations caused by incessant rains in the past few days. While malaria is showing a significant rise, six new cases of dengue and one of chikungunya were recorded in the week. There have been 42 cases of malaria in July, as compared to May and June when there were only 17 and 25 cases, respectively. Dengue cases have risen from 10 and eight for dengue in May and June, respect...
China’s cabinet vows tough penalties in vaccine scandal case

China’s cabinet vows tough penalties in vaccine scandal case

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's cabinet vowed tough penalties and fines for firms and individuals involved in a vaccine safety scandal that has sparked widespread public anger, according to a notice posted late on Monday. China has already ordered the arrest of 18 people at Changsheng Bio-technology Co. Ltd , the vaccine maker at the heart of the scandal, including its chairwoman Gao Junfang. The firm was found to have falsified data and sold ineffective vaccines. It also fabricated production and inspection records relating to a rabies vaccine used for infants. A meeting of the State Council chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Monday said enterprises and individuals should be severely punished and banned from the pharmaceutical industry for life. It ordere...
60% of babies ‘at risk due to breastfeeding delay after birth’

60% of babies ‘at risk due to breastfeeding delay after birth’

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Almost 60% of babies around the world are not breastfed within the first hour after their birth, putting them at risk of sickness and even death, a new report has revealed. Current guidelines from the World Health Organization and Unicef recommend babies should be breastfed within an hour of their birth and fed only by breastfeeding until they are six months old. Breastfeeding offers both mothers and babies a host of benefits. It reduces the risk of breast cancer in women, while the first breast milk contains nutrients and antibodies – important for keeping the child safe against disease. It is also linked to a lower risk of future obesity in children, while the skin-to-skin contact allows the infant to come into contact with microbes from the mother that help to develop their immu
A radical idea to stop Lyme disease

A radical idea to stop Lyme disease

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(CNN Money) -- Scientists are proposing the radical evolutionary step of genetically engineering the white-footed mice of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket to rid the islands of Lyme disease. The nasty bacterial infection can cause fevers, fatigue, and rashes -- reason enough to want it eradicated. But left undetected, Lyme disease can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system. As many as 300,000 people contract the illness each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Folks living on the idyllic summer getaways off the coast of Massachusetts are especially eager to be rid of the scourge, because as many as 40% of the people living on Nantucket have been infected with Lyme disease at some point, according to the local health department. "On the West Coast, whe...
Producer Vashu Bhagnani moves Supreme Court to stay the release of Fanney Khan

Producer Vashu Bhagnani moves Supreme Court to stay the release of Fanney Khan

Entertainment
Hindi film producer Vashu Bhagnani on Monday moved the Supreme Court against the release of Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Fanney Khan. The case was mentioned by Bhagnani’s lawyer before a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khawhilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, which posted it for hearing on August 1. Bhagnani alleged that the film’s distribution rights for India were given to his company . The film, also starring Rajkummar Rao, is slated to release on August 3. Pooja Films said that it owns the exclusive rights to distribute, exhibit and exploit the commercial and non-commercial theatrical rights for the film Fanney Khan throughout India and entered into a MoU with co-producer of entertainment company in December 2017. Pooja Films also clai
Before Karwaan, Bollywood’s 10 best road trip films

Before Karwaan, Bollywood’s 10 best road trip films

Entertainment
Written by Mimansa Shekhar | New Delhi | Published: July 31, 2018 7:32:00 am Bollywood has time and again weaved stories around its characters embarking on soul-searching road trips. Bollywood films set around a road trip can have deep undertones and get highly philosophical too. And the latest one to join the list is Irrfan Khan, Dulquer Salmaan and Mithila Palkar starrer Karwaan. Karwaan has been directed by Akarsh Khurana. It revolves around Avinash who receives the wrong dead body of his father and goes on a road trip to find out what happened. On his jou...
Saaho: Shraddha Kapoor begins shooting for next schedule of Prabhas starrer

Saaho: Shraddha Kapoor begins shooting for next schedule of Prabhas starrer

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Image Source : INSTAGRAM Saaho: Shraddha Kapoor begins shooting for next schedule of Prabhas starrer  Baahubali star Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer upcoming Saaho is hands down one of the most awaited films of the year. The leading lady has been omnipresent these days, courtesy her versatile line up of films. After wrapping the shoot for 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' and launching the trailer of 'Stree' Shraddha has taken off to Hyderabad for the next schedule of 'Saaho.' The 'Baaghi' actress took to her Instagram story to share an image from the sets of Saaho, writing 'Back on set'. Shraddha Kapoor Instagram story While buzz has it that the film will release on Makar Sankranti in 2019, Shraddha’s first look for Sahoo has already garnered much attention on social media.