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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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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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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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Children in polluted cities at increased risk of Alzheimer's, reveals study 14.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The findings indicated that Alzheimer's starts in early childhood
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In the hope of a cure: can stem cells treat autism? 14.4.2018 Hindu: Internet
A key trial, based in the U.S., looks to test if stem cells can help treat autism
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A card to break social awkwardness for children with autistism 14.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
An NGO comes up with a tool to help children with autism introduce themselves
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A shared vision 13.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Parents of nine youngsters with special needs come up with a master plan to secure the latter’s future
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UN Council must prevent Syria 'spiralling out of control': Guterres 12.4.2018 General News
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres today voiced concern to the Security Council's five permanent members over the "impasse" on Syria, stressing "the need to avoid the situation spiralling out of control." His comments follow the Council's failure to agree on a response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria's rebel-held Douma over the weekend that has triggered global fury. "I have also been closely following developments in the Security Council and regret that the Council has so far been unable to reach agreement on this issue," Guterres said in a statement, referring to members the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain. "Today, I called the Ambassadors of the five Permanent Members of the Security Council to reiterate my deep concern about the risks of the current impasse and stressed the need to avoid the situation spiraling out of control," the UN chief said. "Let us not forget that, ultimately, our efforts must be about ending the terrible suffering of the ...
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Mariah Carey reveals battle with bipolar disorder 11.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Singer Mariah Carey has spoken for the first time about her struggle with bipolar disorder.
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