Excessive social media use, television viewing increase depression in teenagers

A new study by a team of CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal scientists has revealed that social media use and television viewing are linked to increases in adolescent depressive symptoms

Excessive social media use, television viewing increase depression in teenagersChanges in adolescent social media use and television use predict increases in symptoms of depression. The study, published July 15 in JAMA Pediatrics, revealed that a higher than average frequency of social media and television viewing over four years predicts more severe symptoms of depression over that same time frame. Over and above a potential […]

Mumbai building collapse: A Golden handshake that saved her life

So far, 13 people have been killed and 10 are injured in Dongri Building Collapse case. 24 hours after the incident search and rescue operations are still on at the crash site

Mumbai building collapse: A Golden handshake that saved her life24 hours after the fatal crash, which took place on Tuesday, July 16, in Mumbai. Firemen from Mumbai fire brigade, NDRF personnel, policemen and BMC workers, are still excavating the debris, with a hope to find a life under the rubble. 13 innocent people have lost their lives, and 10 are currently admitted to the […]

Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer, reveals study

Having too few ‘friendly’ vaginal bacteria may increase a woman’s chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this, say researchers

Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer, reveals studyThe team, led by University College London, hope the finding could be used to identify women at high risk of the cancer, which has no screening test. However, they say that more work is needed to explore this. It is too soon to recommend women should be given protective doses of the good bacteria, they […]

Binge-watching TV can increase bowel cancer risk in men

Compared with men who watched TV for up to 1 hour each day, those who watched TV for at least 4 hours per day were found to have a 35 per cent greater risk of bowel cancer. The team found no link between time spent watching TV and the risk of bowel cancer in women

Binge-watching TV can increase bowel cancer risk in menResearchers found that men who watched TV for more than 4 hours per day were likelier to develop bowel cancer over 6 years when compared with those who spent less time in front of the TV. But don’t lose hope, the study also found that men could lower their risk of colon cancer by increasing […]

Israeli scientists invent antibacterial filling material to prevent tooth decay

Almost everyone experiences tooth decay (caries), it seems, making this among the most common conditions caused by a bacterial infection. The costs of treating this condition are among the highest for bacterial conditions

Israeli scientists invent antibacterial filling material to prevent tooth decayHowever, the problem with treating dental decay is that it comes back again. Tel Aviv scientists have now discovered that certain novel materials have powerful antibacterial properties which can be harnessed in restorative dental fillings, to prevent recurrent tooth decay Getting a filling isn’t always the end of a tooth’s cavity problems. Sometimes, bacteria is […]

Adults who were born pre-term less likely to have sexual, romantic relationships

Adults who were born pre-term (under 37 weeks gestation) are less likely to have a romantic relationship, a sexual partner and experience parenthood than those born full term

Adults who were born pre-term less likely to have sexual, romantic relationshipsThe meta-analysis by researchers at the University of Warwick with data from up to 4.4 million adult participants showed that those born preterm are 28% less likely to ever be in a romantic relationship. A meta-analysis conducted by researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick has published ‘Association of Preterm Birth/Low […]

Researchers create a child-friendly ‘gaze test’ to identify autism in young kids

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be a very difficult condition to diagnose, particularly in young children. Previously, we’ve seen technology intended to detect it by ‘reading’ kids’ faces. A new system, however, also gets children to read the faces of others

Researchers create a child-friendly ‘gaze test’ to identify autism in young kidsCurrently, doctors determine if children have ASD based on interviews with them, or via questionnaires that the young patients complete. Unfortunately, both of these approaches can be quite tiresome for restless toddlers, potentially resulting in inaccurate diagnoses. With that in mind, scientists at Canada’s University of Waterloo have developed what is said to be a […]

Healthy lifestyle may offset the genetic risk of dementia, reveals study

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person’s genetic risk of dementia, according to new research. The study was led by the University of Exeter - simultaneously published on July 14 in JAMA and presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 in Los Angeles

Healthy lifestyle may offset the genetic risk of dementia, reveals study  Living healthily with a good diet and regular exercise may help people with a higher genetic susceptibility to dementia to offset the risk of developing it, according to recent research. The risk of dementia was reduced by 32% in people with a high genetic risk if they had followed a healthy lifestyle, compared to […]

Risk of stillbirth rises after 40 weeks of pregnancy, cautions study

When pregnancies last for 40 weeks or longer, there is an increase in the risk of stillbirth and neonatal death

Risk of stillbirth rises after 40 weeks of pregnancy, cautions studyWhen pregnancies last for 40 weeks or longer, there is an increase in the risk of stillbirth and neonatal death, a large review of studies has found. The meta-analysis also found that prolonging pregnancy beyond 40 weeks did not reduce the risk of death in the baby’s first month of life. The British review, published […]

DoctorAttack: Relatives assaulted three doctors from civic-run Nair hospital, case registered

49-year-old Rajkishor Dixit was admitted to Mumbai's civic-run Nair hospital was critically ill. According to doctors, he was incubated and was informed to the relatives about his condition.

DoctorAttack: Relatives assaulted three doctors from civic-run Nair hospital, case registeredThree resident doctors from Mumbai’s civic-run Nair hospital have been beaten up by patients relatives The incident happened on Sunday evening, July 14, after a patient died during treatment According to sources, 13 to 15 relatives of the patient assaulted resident doctors and the security guards 49-year-old Rajkishor Dixit was admitted to Mumbai’s civic-run Nair […]