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Hormone therapy helps treat eating disorders in transgenders 13.1.2018 General News
Hormone therapy may help reduce the feelings of body dissatisfaction associated with eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia in transgenders, a study has found. Eating disorders including anorexia, bingeing, self- induced vomiting and the misuse of diet pills and laxatives have been linked to people's deep-seated unhappiness with their body, fuelled by Western society's obsession with an idealised image of beauty. For some transgender people, striving to achieve a masculine or feminine body shape can influence their eating behaviours. While in the case of transgender males (assigned female at birth but who identify as male) who are not on hormone treatment some may even restrict what they eat as a way of stopping menstruation. "Young transgender people may restrict their food as a way to control their puberty, stop their period or reduce the development of breasts," said Jon Arcelus, from the University of Nottingham in the UK. "Eating disorder professionals ...
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Soon, wearable robots to help older people walk around 12.1.2018 General News
Scientists have designed a wearable robot that will help older people with weakened muscles and mobility issues by supporting their hip joints while walking. The wearable system consists of plasticised polyvinyl chloride (PVC) gel, mesh electrodes, and applied voltage, according to the study published in the journal Smart Materials and Structures. The mesh electrodes sandwich the gel, and when voltage is applied, the gel flexes and contracts, like a muscle. It is a wearable actuator, the mechanism that causes movement. "(In our) current study, (we) sought to develop a lightweight, soft, wearable assist wear for supporting activities of daily life for older people with weakened muscles and those with mobility issues," said Minoru Hashimoto, from the Shinshu University in Japan. "We thought that the electrical mechanical properties of the PVC gel could be used for robotic artificial muscles, so we started researching the PVC gel," said Hashimoto. "The ability to add voltage
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It’s Wrong to Say Children With Disabilities Can Only Be Educated in Special Schools 11.1.2018 The Wire

The Supreme Court has reversed its earlier order saying it is 'impossible' for children with disabilities to study in mainstream schools, and hopefully will not go down that road again.

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National Trust chairperson, members to have fixed terms 10.1.2018 deccanherald.com
The chairperson and the members of the board of the National Trust, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, will now have a three-year fixed term in office. The Union Cabinet, at its meeting on Wednesday, approved a proposal to amend the National Trust for the Welfare of Person with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 to fix the term of its chairperson and the members. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had chaired the meeting. At present, Section 4 (1) of the National Trust Act, 1999 provides that the chairperson or a member of the board of National Trust would continue in office beyond the prescribed term of three years until his successor is appointed by the government. In case of resignation of the chairperson, section 5(1) of the act provides for him to continue in office until his successor is appointed by the government. "The wording of the above provisions of the act in its present form has resulted in the continuation of a ...
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Cabinet nod to amending Disabilities Act, 1999 10.1.2018 General News
The Union Cabinet today approved fixing of the term for chairperson and members of the National Trust for welfare of persons with autism and other disabilities for three years through a proposed amendment in law. The Section 4(1) of the National Trust for the Welfare of Person with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 provides that the chairperson or a member of the board would continue in office beyond the prescribed term of three years until his or her successor shall have been duly appointed. In case of resignation of the chairperson, section 5(1) of the Act provides for him to continue in office until his successor is duly appointed by the government. "The wording of the above provisions of the Act in its present form has resulted in continuation of a chairman for an indefinite period as no suitable successor could be found eligible for appointment," an official statement said. "The proposed amendments in these provisions of
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Cabinet approves fixed term for Chairperson and Members of the National Trust 10.1.2018 General News
Section 4(1) of the National Trust Act, 1999 provides that the Chairperson or a Member of the Board of National Trust would continue in office beyond the prescribed term of three years until his successor shall have been duly appointed. In case of resignation of the Chairperson, section 5(1) of the Act provides for him to continue in office until his successor is duly appointed by the Government. The wording of the above provisions of the Act in its present form has resulted in continuation of a Chairman for an indefinite period as no suitable successor could be found eligible for appointment. The proposed amendments in these provisions of the Act seek to avoid such a situation and will thus eliminate any chance of prolonged continuation in the same post by any incumbent.
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National Trust chairman's tenure fixed for 3 years 10.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The government on Wednesday approved an amendment seeking to fix the terms of Chairperson and members of the National Trust to three years.
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Girls' social camouflage skills may delay autism diagnosis 5.1.2018 General News
Girls' social camouflage skills may delay or prevent autism diagnosis as they seem to struggle more than boys with performing routine tasks like getting up and dressed or making small talk, a study has found. Camouflaging is a social coping strategy for adults with autism spectrum conditions (ASC). The findings, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, add to the growing evidence that girls with autism may show symptoms differently than boys, and that some of the social difficulties experienced by females with autism may be masked during clinical assessments. "Based on our research criteria, parents report that the girls in our study with autism seem to have a more difficult time with day-to-day skills than the boys," said Allison Ratto, from the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in the US. "This could mean that girls who meet the same clinical criteria as boys actually are more severely affected by ongoing social and adaptive skill deficits ...
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Girls' camouflage skills may delay autism diagnosis 5.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
As girls with autism seem to struggle more than boys while performing routine tasks like getting dressed or making small talk, it may delay or prevent autism diagnosis among them, a study has revealed.
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Where music matters 3.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Bengaluru musician Wesley Newton is making a deep impact with his initiative to use music to help children with autism
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Lefties more likely to be athiests; religous people have fewer genetic mutations: Study 26.12.2017 DNA: Evolutions
People who are left-handed are more likely to be atheists, according to a study which suggests that religious people have fewer genetic mutations.
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What is Ichthyosis - Causes, Symptoms and treatment? 26.12.2017 Latest News
Ichthyosis is a chronic skin disease that is characterized by thick, dry and rough patches on the skin.
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Protect your Children from Gastroenteritis this winter 25.12.2017 Latest News
Gastroenteritis is quite a common disorder especially during winters and children and babies are the most at risk. The bout of gastroenteritis can last between 24 hours to 10 days.
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Children prove their mettle at Quizabled 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Yathish, a 16-year-old with autism, was among 200 children from over 20 schools in the city who participated in Quizabled 2017 â€" Knowledge for All on Saturday. The event was organised for students with disabilities from regular and special schools. It was aimed at developing a sense of team spirit among such children, and instill in them a sense of confidence. Organised by Seva In Action, which works towards minimising the gap between needs and opportunities for people with disabilities, it witnessed participation of students from Bengaluru urban and rural districts. The quiz was divided into four groups for children with intellectual disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment and cerebral palsy. "We got a brilliant response to the event from schools and students alike. It was inspiring to see the spirit of these children, who proved that anything is possible. The enthusiasm in each of the participants was infectious," said Varada Hegde, a member of the organising team. The ...
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AI may help identify bacteria quickly, accurately 16.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Microscopes enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) could help in the quick and accurate diagnosis of the deadly blood infections, which may improve patients' odds of survival, according to a study.
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What is Bipolar Disorder - Causes and Symptoms? 12.12.2017 Latest News
Bipolar Disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness is characterized by extreme swings in mood, energy and activity levels and more.
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Psoriasis Causes, Symptoms and Treatment 11.12.2017 Latest News
It is an inflammatory skin disease that can affect different parts of the body such as elbow, knees, scalp and more.
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‘Adjust Beda! Footpath Beku’, say residents 11.12.2017 Hindu: Home
On Sunday, residents of Sanjaynagar formed a human chain demanding that pavements be constructed on the busy Sanjayanagar Main Road. With the slogan, “Adjust Beda! Footpath Beku”, the residents had g...
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Fit & Proper: Does your pain need physiotherapy? 9.12.2017 Business Standard: Today
Physiotherapy is the healing of an injury, disease, or deformity by physical methods such as heat treatment, soft tissue mobilisation (muscle relaxation) and exercise
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Overcoming Phobias and Anxieties 4.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Phobia or irrational fear of things can be classified as an anxiety disorder.
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