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Why mothers’ response to baby’s babbling is important

According to this study, these results contribute to a growing understanding of the role of social feedback in infant vocal learning, which stands in contrast to the historical view of prelinguistic vocalisations in which babbling was assumed to be motor

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Statins may help prevent scar tissue in eyes

According to researchers, statins were not associated with a reduced risk of renewed surgery in the other vitreoretinal disease groups involving retinal surgery, such as age-related macular pucker formation.

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Can drinking 100% fruit juice not raise diabetes risk?

According to the "National Diet and Nutrition Survey" young people aged 11 to 19 are consuming, on an average, 47 per cent too much sugar from fruit juices, soft drinks, cereal bars, biscuits and cakes.

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Don’t fret over conceiving with irregular periods

If your irregular menstrual cycle is worrying you about conceiving conveniently, focus on eating a balanced diet and exercising daily, experts suggest.

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Single blood test may detect eight types of cancer: study

Scientists have developed a single blood test that can help in the early diagnoses of eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of the disease.

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This anti-ageing protein may combat obesity, cancers

A new variant of FGF21 with 10 times higher potency and cellular activity was also unveiled. By developing drugs that enhance the pathway, Schlessinger said, researchers can target diabetes and obesity.

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Toothpaste ingredient can combat malaria, finds robot scientist

While a number of medicines are used to treat the disease, the malaria parasites are growing increasingly resistant to these drugs, raising the spectre of untreatable malaria in the future.

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Prebiotics in formula milk may boost babies’ memory skills

Breast milk contains natural sources of prebiotics: small, indigestible fibre molecules that promote the growth of good bacteria in the baby's gut, which is not present in the standard formula milk.

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From losing weight to anti-ageing, why you should eat more of ‘Til ke laddoos’

Weight loss doesn't always involve going on a hunger strike. Eating sesame seed laddoos can also help you reduce weight easily as they have fat-burning properties that can help in body toning. Check out the other benefits here.

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These health tips will must-take fitness resolutions

A few basic lifestyle changes can bring a long-lasting desired difference for a healthier and happier you. It's important for people to have a balanced lifestyle neither too sedentary nor too stressful, suggest experts.

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Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Apart from weight loss, the surgery also lowered rates of new diabetes diagnoses, improved blood pressure, and a greater proportion of diabetic individuals going into remission.

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Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

Advanced gum disease, also called periodontitis, is caused by bacterial infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth. According to researchers, a sign of severe periodontitis - had an 80 per cent increase in risk of developing c

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Breastfeeding for 6 months or more may halve diabetes risk: Study

Several plausible biological mechanisms are possible for the protective effects of breastfeeding, including the influence of lactation-associated hormones on the pancreatic cells that control blood insulin levels and thereby impact blood sugar.

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Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia

Love to eat crispy roasted nuts and potato wafers that are high in salt? Beware, besides harming your heart, it may also harm your brain and lead to dementia, researchers have warned.

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Stifling your sneeze may rupture your throat

The reserchers explained, stifling your sneeze may lead to numerous complications, such as pseudomediastinum and rupture of a cerebral aneurysm (ballooning blood vessel in the brain).

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Curbing junk food ads may cut rising obesity in teens

The study found that teenagers who watch more than three hours of ads on TV a day are twice more likely to indulge in hundreds of extra unhealthy junk foods that are high in calories, fat and sugar content.

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Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified

This is the first time a defect in MAFA gene has been linked with a disease. The resultant mutant protein was found to be abnormally stable, having a longer life in the cell, and therefore significantly more abundant in the beta cells than its normal vers

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Benefits of sesame seeds for skin, health

Benefits of sesame are not only for skin, but also for hair. It is said to trigger hair growth by nourishing the roots with its rich omega fatty acids content. It also helps in moisturising the scalp and improves blood circulation to rejuvenate hair folli

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Humans share fish genes that aid in repairing spinal cord

Lampreys are jawless, eel-like fish that shared a common ancestor with humans about 550 million years ago. The fish species can fully recover from a severed spinal cord without medication or other treatment. They can go from paralysis to full swimming beh

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Sexual violence in neighbourhood harms mental health in women

Feeling unsafe, especially in and around your home, can erode physical and mental health. According to the researchers, feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighbourhood are significantly tied to women's perceptions

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Bullied kids at high risk of anxiety, suicidal behaviour

Severe peer victimisation may contribute to the development of mental health problems in adolescence, thus, it is important to prevent victimisation early in the lifespan.

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Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

According to the 2016 O'Neill report commissioned by the UK government, antimicrobial-resistant infections could kill one person every three seconds by the year 2050 if current trends continue.

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Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad most fitness conscious cities: Study

On the other hand, Kolkata, Lucknow and Ahmedabad are the laziest cities.

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Over 52% employees say no wellness prog by firms: Survey

Wellness programmes can improve chronic and lifestyle diseases of corporates and employees, according to the Assocham's latest paper 'Corporate Wellness Programme Benefits to Organisation and Economy'.

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Regular yoga can slow down ageing of brain: Study

According to the result of the study, it may be concluded that the ageing process has an active role on degenerative changes in autonomic functions, and monoamines as well as levels of BDNF, which may revert back towards normal or near- normal levels thro

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Writing ‘to-do’ list before bedtime may help you doze off

While anecdotal evidence exists that writing a bedtime list can help one fall asleep, the study used overnight polysomnography, the "gold standard" of sleep measurement. Most people just cycle through their to-do lists in their heads, and so we wanted to

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Fast food may make immune system more aggressive: Study

According to a study, eating junk food or fast food for a long time has a prolonged impact on the body, and even long after switching to a healthy diet, inflammation toward innate immune stimulation is more pronounced.

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Writing a to-do list will help you sleep faster at night

To facilitate falling asleep, individuals may derive benefit from writing a very specific to-do list for five minutes at bedtime rather than journaling about completed activities

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Genes that may lead to obesity identified

The gene is called MC4R and approximately 1 in 5,000 individuals carries this risk copy, which causes the gene not to produce any of the protein needed to inform the brain to stop eating.

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Eating muesli in breakfast may help combat arthritis

Eating a fibre-rich breakfast consisting of muesli and enough fruit and vegetables throughout the day every day can have a positive influence on chronic inflammatory joint diseases a study has found.

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Consume right amount of fluid while working out

Fluid intake is very important for a runner. Hydrate yourself before, during and after the run or else it can lead to dehydration, fatigue and can hamper performance at a marathon, say experts.

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Omni diet is good for weight loss, but it’s not for everyone

The organic and free-range foods advocated by the Omni diet are more expensive than regular foods. Most of the recommended recipes contain unusual and expensive ingredients. These can be easily replaced with fresh local substitutes.

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Hormone therapy can treat transgenders’ eating disorder

The results showed that those not taking the hormone treatment were significantly more likely to report their need to be thin and be dissatisfied with their physique which further affected personal relationships and depression and anxiety.

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Cycling may not harm men’s sexual health: Study

According to researchers standing more than 20 per cent of the time while cycling significantly reduced the odds of genital numbness, but adjusting handlebar height lower than the saddle height did increase the likelihood of genital numbness and saddle so

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39% Quitline callers stopped tobacco use: Chest institute

The data on the tobacco cessation programme also reveals that the maximum number of people who sought help from the quitline belonged to the private sector.

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