World Autism Awareness Day 2015

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are terms for a group of complex neurological disorders that affect communication and social interaction skills, repetitive behaviors and other behavioral anomalies. What is World Autism Awareness Day? According to Autism Speaks (an NGO in the US), there are tens of millions affected with autism globally. In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 62/139 declaring April 2 ...
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Indians Are Most Passionate About Cooking

A new study revealed that Indians are more passionate about cooking; on an average they spend over 13 hours a week cooking. People in Ukraine also spend more time cooking followed by Indians. German-based market research firm GfK conducted the study on how the world cooks. The study involved interviewing over 27,000 people aged 15 and above across 22 countries on the number of hours spent each week cooking. The findings of the study showed that the countries ...
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Redesigning Medicaid Will Improve Health Care in America

Medicaid was first created in 1965; 68 million Americans receive coverage through this program. This program is meant for lower income Americans and it is the largest source of health coverage in the United States. A great deal of growth in health coverage under Obamacare is due to expansion of Medicaid in many states. Yet the Medicaid program has not seen any changes after it originated in 1965. Patients still receive basic primary care along with some acute care services ...
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Drugs for ADHD Increase Risk of Suicidal Thoughts

Health Canada, the National Public Health Department of Canada report stronger warnings have been added on all drugs used to manage attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours are being added to prescribing information. Suicide-related events in patients taking ADHD medications, such as thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts and in a small number of cases, suicide were reported. In 2005, an increased ...
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Tau Protein, the New Focus of Alzheimer’s Research

Alzheimer's disease has two well-known primary causes, the misfolding or clumping of tau protein and amyloid beta. Amyloid beta, linked to cholesterol regulation within the brain was the focus of both diagnostics and research into Alzheimer's. Misfolded amyloid beta proteins build up around the neurons as a plaque, interfering with them and eventually killing them. But this mechanism is not the only culprit. A recent study has identified that tau protein is ...
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Oral Cancer Survivor Writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Oral cancer survivor from Madhya Pradesh, Sunita Tomar, 30, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring in stronger health warnings on packets of tobacco products in India. Tomar underwent treatment at Parel's Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH). Tomar wanted to write to the PM after BJP MP from Ahmadnagar Dilip Gandhi, recently made a recommendation to the Union Health Ministry to examine the health effects of tobacco on the Indian population before going ahead ...
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