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Musical performances to take place on full moon nights 24.4.2018 General News
With the majestic Qutub Minar as its backdrop, a three-part monthly series will bring together different traditions of Indian music on full moon nights here. 'Under the Banyan Tree on A Full Moon Night' will mark the advent of the full moon in the months of April, May and June, respectively, starting from April 29 at 1AQ, near Qutub Minar. Organised by Teamwork Arts, the music concert will open with sitarist Azeem Ahmed Alvi, Hindustani classical vocalist Ujwal Nagar, and Sufi qawwals Qutbi Brothers representing the vibrancy and richness of Indian musical tradition. With a poetic blend of moonlight and music, music aficionados of the city will be able to enjoy Baithak-style evenings along with an intimate experience with the like-minded and an opportunity to engage with the musicians as well. "Each time we put together a programme, our endeavour is to bring before the enthusiasts once-in-a-lifetime experiences, that they may cherish eternally. Our team's expertise in designing a ...
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Prolonged paracetamol use in pregnancy may up autism, ADHD risk 24.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Long-term use of paracetamol during pregnancy is associated with the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), a study has found.
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Raghav Productivity Enhancers fixes record date for bonus issue 23.4.2018 General News
Record date is 09 May 2018
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Mental health education programme held 22.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Mental health education programme held
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Dementia patients likely to take unnecessary medicines: study 22.4.2018 General News
Unnecessary or inappropriate medications - such as sleeping pills, painkillers, depression drugs and antacids - increases in patients newly diagnosed with dementia, a study has found. For the study published in the Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, researchers from Yale University and University of Kentucky in the US studied nearly 2,500 people. Following a diagnosis of dementia in older people, medication use increased by 11 per cent in a year and the use of potentially inappropriate medications increased by 17 per cent, said Danijela Gnjidic, from the University of Sydney in Australia. Potentially inappropriate or unnecessary medications included sleeping tablets, pain drugs, depression drugs and acid reflux drugs (proton pump inhibitors). "These medications are typically recommended for short term use but are commonly used long term by people with dementia," Gnjidic said. "A number of reasons may account for this, including inadequate guidelines, lack of time during ...
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Mental disorder is not physical disability: Bombay HC turns down student's plea to get IIT-B degree 20.4.2018 DNA: Top News
A learning disability or a mental disorder cannot be termed a physical disability, the Bombay High Court said while refusing to direct the IIT Bombay to give a formal degree to a girl student suffering from dyscalculia, although she has completed a master's course. Dyscalculia is severe difficulty in making arithmetical calculations as a result of a brain disorder. A division bench of justices M S Sanklecha and A K Menon earlier this week rejected the petition filed by the student in 2012. In her petition, the student had claimed that she was suffering from dyscalculia, which is a learning disability, and falls under the category of physical disability. However, the IIT Bombay had refused to grant her admission to the Master of Design program on the ground that she had not specified in her application form that she was suffering from any physical disability. It had said that a learning disability was not a physical disability. When the petition was filed, the court had asked the IIT to admit the girl as ...
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No IIT Degree For Learning-Disabled Student As Court Refuses Relief 20.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A learning disability or a mental disorder cannot be termed a physical disability, the Bombay High Court said while refusing to direct the IIT Bombay to give a formal degree to a girl student...
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No IIT degree for learning-disabled student as HC refuses to grant relief 20.4.2018 General News
A learning disability or a mental disorder cannot be termed a physical disability, the Bombay High Court said while refusing to direct the IIT Bombay to give a formal degree to a girl student suffering from dyscalculia, although she has completed a master's course. Dyscalculia is severe difficulty in making arithmetical calculations as a result of a brain disorder. A division bench of justices M S Sanklecha and A K Menon earlier this week rejected the petition filed by the student in 2012. In her petition, the student had claimed that she was suffering from dyscalculia, which is a learning disability, and falls under the category of physical disability. However, the IIT Bombay had refused to grant her admission to the Master of Design program on the ground that she had not specified in her application form that she was suffering from any physical disability. It had said that a learning disability was not a physical disability. When the petition was filed, the court had asked the IIT ..
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One dies in London care home blaze 20.4.2018 General News
A woman has died after a massive fire ripped through a care home in northeast London on Friday.
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UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres 20.4.2018 General News
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that UN staff members have increasingly become targets of attack despite the world body's efforts to ensure their safety and security.
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Tyga to visit Delhi's Qutub Minar, India Gate 19.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Grammy nominated American rapper Tyga is expected to visit Delhi's tourist attractions like Qutub Minar and India Gate during his less than 24-hour maiden India trip.
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Human brain grown in rodents to boost treatments for neurological disorders 19.4.2018 General News
In a first, US scientists have grown miniature human brains or human brain organoids, in the skulls of mice, a breakthrough that could boost stem cell research as well as provide insight into neurological disorders such as autism, dementia, and schizophrenia.
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Human Brain Grown In Mice To Boost Cure For Neurological Disorders 19.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
In a first, US scientists have grown miniature human brains or human brain organoids, in the skulls of mice, a breakthrough that could boost stem cell research as well as provide insight into...
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International Convention on inclusive education concludes with discussion on sensory integration 19.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
The last day of the International Convention on Inclusive Education held in the city, on Wednesday, witnessed discussions on simple decoding and vocabulary techniques, sensory dysfunction, multisyllabic words, etc. A panel comprising Vincent McMohan, head of Govan High Language and Communication Resource (Autism Unit of Govan High School), Scotland, UK, Michael Pillai, vice-president, Autism Society of India, Dr Deepika Jain, developmental pediatrician, Dr SR Apte, occupational therapist, Dr Mona Patel, physiotherapist and Iti Shukla, clinical psychologist, emphasised on the role of parents and teachers in observing children's behaviour and seeking professional help accordingly. They also clarified the term 'sensory dysfunction' and explored ways to diagnose it. There was also a session on unlocking multisyllabic words for struggling readers through simple decoding and vocabulary techniques by Radha Tandon, head of PRAANGAN, Centre for Children with Special Educational Needs. The three-day convention ...
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Parents involvement, barrier free environment key to inclusive education: Dr Uma Tuli 18.4.2018 DNA: India
Inclusive education is a journey and not a destination and requires parents involvement, teachers training and barrier free environment, said Dr Uma Tuli, social worker and founder of Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, New Delhi. She was speaking on the 2nd day of the International Convention on Inclusive Education held in city. The 3-day convention that began on Monday and organised the Delhi Public School, Gandhinagar in association with DPS society, witnessed participation from teachers and principals from across the country and aimed at bringing about awareness and acceptance of the special children in the mainstream. Speaking on 'inclusive education difficult but possible', Dr Tuli, ex-chairperson, education commission, Rehabilitation International, USA, 2012 said, "There is a need to integrate education system." The session was followed by Dr AK Kundra, president, Autism Ashram Hyderabad on 'How to make transition...what after us' where he spoke about different forms of autism. Showcasing two videos to ...
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World Hemophilia Day: Qutub illuminated in red to raise awareness 17.4.2018 General News
Qutub Minar, Delhi's iconic minaret, was today lit up in red to mark World Haemophilia Day. Haemophilia is a disorder in which a person's blood does not clot normally because it lacks sufficient blood-clotting proteins (clotting factors). "We held a programme today at the India Habitat Centre on raising awareness about the disease. A panel discussion was held yesterday too," said an official of the Haemophilia Federation (India), a non-profit self-help organisation. The federation, which is working for people with hemophilia held the event in partnership with a leading global biotechnology company. "The iconic monument was illuminated in red yesterday on the eve of World Haemophilia Day too," he said. Haemophilia afflicts 1 in 10,000 people and with the right treatment and holistic care, these patients can potentially lead a near-normal life. Dr Tulika Seth, Professor Hematology at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said, "With access to adequate factor replacement,
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Icelandic boy's Titanic Lego replica makes it to US museum 17.4.2018 General News
The worlds largest replica of the Titanic, made by an autistic Icelandic boy using Lego bricks, will be exhibited for the first time in a US museum, the media reported on Tuesday.
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Boy With Autism Builds Largest Titanic Replica. It's Made Of 65,000 Legos 17.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The world's largest replica of the Titanic, made by an autistic Icelandic boy using Lego bricks, will be exhibited for the first time in a US museum, the media reported on Tuesday.
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'Genes that may trigger depression discovered' 16.4.2018 General News
Scientists have discovered nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression, an advance that may help explain why some people are at a higher risk of developing the condition. The study led by researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the UK could also help develop drugs to tackle mental ill-health. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the research published in the journal Nature Communications. Life events - such as trauma or stress - can contribute to its onset, but it is not clear why some people are more likely to develop the condition than others. Scientists analysed data from UK Biobank - a research resource containing health and genetic information for half a million people. They scanned the genetic code of 300,000 people to identify areas of DNA that could be linked to depression. Some of the pinpointed genes are known to be involved in the function of synapses, tiny connectors that allow brain cells to communicate with each other through
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Address outstanding issues with India through peaceful means: UN official tells Pak 15.4.2018 General News
A top UN official has asked Pakistan to address the outstanding issues with India through peaceful means, reiterating Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' concern over heightening tensions along the Line of Control. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenca made the remarks after concluding his visit to Pakistan on April 13. He held meetings with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and Special Secretary Tasnim Aslam in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on April 12. He also met with representatives of the diplomatic community and members of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT). According to a statement released by the UN spokesperson's office, Jenca reiterated that the Secretary-General is concerned about the "heightening tensions" along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan. He "echoed the Secretary General's calls for maximum restraint and efforts to de-escalate the situation. Any outstanding issues between the two countries should be addressed through .
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