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Texting while walking make you walk slower and swerve
Texting while walking and being cognitively distracted may significantly affect the way a person walks, resulting in a more cautious gait. Walkers regularly text on a mobile phone while navigating city sidewalks, but little research has been done to…

New Compound 14 may mimic exercise & help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity
Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a molecule that acts as an exercise mimic, which could potentially help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. The new molecule, called ‘compound 14′, inhibits the function of a cellular enzyme…


New mothers do not receive infant care advice from physicians
Many new mothers do not receive advice from physicians on aspects of infant care such as sleep position, breastfeeding, immunization and pacifier use, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Health care practitioner groups have issued…


ReShape balloon device to treat obesity approved in US
The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System (ReShape Dual Balloon) – A new balloon device to treat obesity without the need for invasive surgery is approved by US FDA. This is intended to facilitate weight loss in obese adult patients….


Praluent – alirocumab injection approved for cholesterol-lowering treatment by US FDA
Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Praluent® (alirocumab) Injection, the first FDA-approved treatment in a new class of drugs known as PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) inhibitors. Praluent is indicated…


Yoga as an integral part of Health and Physical Education in schools
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has informed that the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005 which is a policy document for the country, recommended Yoga as an integral part of…


Making Yoga a part of daily routine
The Ministry of AYUSH promotes Yoga by carrying out campaigns through print and electronic media. AROGYA fairs at National and State level are organized to make public aware of the benefits of AYUSH systems of medicine including Yoga. The…


Better access to AYUSH services in India
Government of India has approved and notified National AYUSH Mission (NAM) for better access to AYUSH services; strengthening of AYUSH educational institutions, facilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani & Homoeopathy (ASU &H) drugs and…


Saliva may predict development of Alzheimer’s disease
Saliva may hold the keys to understanding a person’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s, even among those who don’t yet have memory and thinking problems associated with the disease. Knowing that Alzheimer’s typically coexists with certain metabolic disorders, Shraddha Sapkota,…


Naegleria Fowleri Ameba in St. Bernard Parish Water System
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed the presence of the Naegleria fowleri ameba in the St. Bernard Parish Water System at the site of a leaking sampling station. The water system, which serves 44,000 residents in…

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