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Counseling for pregnant women gets personalized 27.5.2018 General News
New chromosome study can lead to personalised counseling of pregnant women, claims a team of researchers.Fetuses with a so-called new balanced chromosomal aberration have a higher risk of developing brain disorders such as autism and mental retardation than previously anticipated. According to a study conducted by the University of Copenhagen, the risk is 20 percent for fetuses with these types of aberrations.These chromosomal aberrations are seen in the fetus in one out of 2,000 pregnant women. Until now, when such an aberration has been found, the medical doctors have told the pregnant woman that the fetus' risk of developing congenital malformations is 6-9 percent."We have identified all the people who, as fetuses, were diagnosed with such a chromosomal aberration in Denmark, and we can see that they more often have developed a disease. The previous study, which found a risk of 6-9 percent, mainly looked at congenital malformations and did not include neurocognitive diseases such ..
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Seafood-rich diet may up sexual intimacy, pregnancy chances 24.5.2018 General News
If you are planning to have a baby then try including seafood to your diet as couples who eat seafood tend to be more sexually active and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, a new study suggests.
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People with autism can't recognise lies: Study 23.5.2018 General News
People with autism spectrum disorder are unable to distinguish truth from lies - putting them at greater risk of being manipulated, a study has found. Researchers, led by David Williams of the University of Kent in the UK, found that lie detection ability is 'significantly diminished' in those with a full autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. It is also related to how many ASD traits people in the general population have - the more traits, the poorer the deception detection ability. Researchers conducted experiments with participants exhibiting varying degrees of ASD and compared them to those who were deemed 'neurotypical' or not displaying autistic patterns of thought or behaviour. Participants were shown a number of videos of people responding to questions about their earlier participation in an experiment during which they had an opportunity to cheat by looking at an answer sheet while the experimenter was out of the room. All the people in the video denied cheating, but some .
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Prenatal fish consumption not linked to autism risk in babies 22.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Instead of increasing risk of autism, eating fish twice a week during pregnancy may actually give newborns several nutritional benefits, suggests a new research.
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Does eating fish in pregnancy increase autism risk? 22.5.2018 General News
Turns out, autism is not linked to consuming fish in pregnancy.Scientists at the University of Bristol looked at the assumption that mercury exposure during pregnancy is a major cause of autism using evidence from nearly 4500 women who took part in the Children of the 90s study.Using analysis of blood samples, reported fish consumption and information on autism and autistic traits from one of the largest longitudinal studies to date, researchers found no links between levels of mercury in the mothers and autism or autistic traits in their children. The only adverse effect of mercury found was poor social cognition if mothers ate no fish at all, especially for girls.Lead author Jean Golding commented, "Our findings further endorse the safety of eating fish during pregnancy. Importantly we've found no evidence at all to support claims that mercury is involved in the development of autism or autistic traits."This adds to a body of work that endorses the eating of fish during pregnancy ...
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Autistic traits behind revolution in ice age art: Study 15.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The ability to focus on detail, a common trait among people with autism, allowed realistic art to flourish 30,000 years ago during the ice age, according to researchers.
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Permanent care centre for endosulfan victims still a dream 12.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Political parties have not responded to this demand
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Microsoft introduces $25 million AI initiative to empower people with disabilities 8.5.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Microsoft will now launch a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities.  “AI for Accessibility” will be a five-year programme for developers globally, including in India. During Microsoft Build 2018, CEO Satya Nadella said, “It is important for us to figure out how to empower more people. It has been a personal passion of mine to help people suffering with disabilities like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and autism. AI for Accessibility is a grand programme for the researchers, NGOs and developers — providing them with platform technologies so that they can help over one billion people with disabilities.” The company stated that only 1 in 10 people with disabilities globally have access to assistive technologies and products. By making AI solutions more widely available, Microsoft believes that technology can have a broad impact on the community. The AI for Accessibility program will be run by Accessibility team and its leader, Jenny ...
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$ 25 million Microsoft AI initiative to empower people with disabilities 8.5.2018 Sify Finance
, May 8 (IANS) Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help people with disabilities, Microsoft has announced "AI for Accessibility" -- a new $25 million, five-year programme for developers globally including in India.
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$25mn Microsoft AI initiative to empower people with disabilities 8.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help people with disabilities, Microsoft has announced "AI for Accessibility" -- a new $25 million, five-year programme for developers globally including in India.
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A healthy digestive system could do wonders! 3.5.2018 General News
Microbes in the digestive system have a big influence on human health and may play a role in the onset of disease throughout the body, claims a research.According to the study conducted by the American Chemical Society, a way has been found to use chemical compounds to target and inhibit the growth of specific microbes in the gut associated with diseases without causing harm to other beneficial organisms.The digestive system is crammed with trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that help process food. Recent studies suggested that the changes in these gut flora, or microbiome, may play a role in the onset of a host of diseases and conditions including obesity, diabetes, cancer, allergies, asthma, autism and multiple sclerosis.Antibiotics can help regulate the microbiome, but bacterial resistance is on the rise. In addition, antibiotics can wipe out some of the organisms that contribute to a healthy microbiome, and the microbes that take their place can sometimes cause more .
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Italian schools ban kids with no vaccination 3.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
School authorities in Italy's Piedmont region have banned several children from attending kindergarten because their parents failed to comply with a government immunization deadline, media reports said.
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Pet-free city upbringing raises mental illness risk: Study 1.5.2018 General News
Children raised without pets in an urban setting are more vulnerable to mental illness than those raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, says a new study.
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Meat of dead chicken meant for supplying to restaurants seized 27.4.2018 General News
A day after the seizure of 20 tonne of rotten meat suspected to be of dead animals, meant for supply to restaurants in and around the city, the police today confiscated flesh of dead chicken from a farm at New Town near here. Police said the locals of a place near the airport area caught a person with the meat of dead chicken meant for supply to a restaurant. They informed the police and the person was arrested along with the restaurant owner. The whereabouts of the farm was known on interrogating the two men and the police raided it. The flesh of dead chicken was found in a freezer in the farm and was seized. Samples of it was sent for forensic examination to ascertain whether any other meat had been mixed with it, the police added. The West Bengal government has directed all police stations in the metropolis and the districts to keep watch on the sale of meat in their areas, officials said. Yesterday, around 20 tonnes of rotten meat suspected to be of dead animals which was meant ..
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Celeb spotting: Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and others 27.4.2018 Entertainment Gallery – The Indian Express
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Common antidepressants linked to dementia risk: Study 27.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
If you are used to taking commonly prescribed antidepressants, think twice. According to a study, you may be at high risk of developing dementia, even 20 years before the actual diagnosis, a study has warned.
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Children create awareness on autism 27.4.2018 Hindu: News
Since April 2, a group of children at Learning Alternatives Centre for Beyond School Experiences, Vettamukku, has been on a project to create awareness on autism
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Guterres appoints special envoy for Myanmar in refugee crisis 27.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Christine Schraner Burgener, a Swiss diplomat with conflict resolution experience in Southeast Asia, as his special envoy for Myanmar.
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6 Pack Band 2.0: Karan Johar launches a very 'isspeshal' band of teens - Here's all you need to know 26.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Filmmaker Karan Johar has introduced a band comprising of differently abled members to create awareness about the issue. The band, 6-Pack Band 2.0, is the second segment of India's first transgender band, the Brooke Bond Red Label 6 Pack Band, which exploded on to the scene in 2016, winning millions of hearts across the globe. The band had special collaborations with Anushka Sharma, Hrithik Roshan, Sonu Nigam, Asha Bhosle, among others, that became huge talking points. Its second edition focuses on the important theme of Mental Health and Disability. Celebrated Producer-Director-Author-Host Karan Johar joined this cause to change the way we perceive children with different abilities. India's 1st 'isspeshal' band, the '6-Pack Band 2.0', comprises 6 teens between the ages of 13 to 18 (3 girls, 3 boys) with special needs but incredible music skills, drive and passion. Their spirit, their infectious energy, their resolve and their life stories are extremely inspiring. They've come together to show the world ...
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A band launched for mental disability awareness 26.4.2018 General News
Filmmaker Karan Johar has introduced a band comprising of differently abled members to create awareness about the issue.The band, 6-Pack Band 2.0, is the second segment of India's 1st transgender band, the Brooke Bond Red Label 6 Pack Band, which exploded on to the scene in 2016, winning millions of hearts across the globe.The band had special collaborations with Anushka Sharma, Hrithik Roshan, Sonu Nigam, Asha Bhosle, among others, that became huge talking points.Its second edition focuses on the important theme of Mental Health & Disability. Celebrated Producer-Director-Author-Host Karan Johar joined this cause to change the way we perceive children with different abilities.India's 1st 'isspeshal' band, the '6-Pack Band 2.0', comprises 6 teens between the ages of 13 to 18 [3 girls, 3 boys] with special needs but incredible music skills, drive and passion.Their spirit, their infectious energy, their resolve and their life stories are extremely inspiring. They're have come ...
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