1 in 8 children in India has neurodevelopmental disability, report estimates

1 in 8 children in India has neurodevelopmental disability, report estimates

The Delhi-based medical research organization highlighted the number as a significant health burden. Experts say the study is the first to provide insight into the prevalence of neurodevelopmental disorders, including hearing impairment, epilepsy and learning disorders, across India. It was conducted in the northern states of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Goa in […]

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Higher BMI in young adults may up CVD risk, says study

Higher BMI in young adults may up CVD risk, says study

Being overweight as a young adult may cause higher blood pressure and thicken heart muscle, setting the stage for cardiovascular (CVD) disease in later life, a new study has found. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, suggests higher body mass index (BMI), among the study participants, resulted in higher systolic and diastolic blood pressure. […]

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New Research Bolsters Case for E-Cigarettes

New Research Bolsters Case for E-Cigarettes

Gallup recently announced that American smoking rates have hit an a record low of 16 percent. Evidence suggests that e-cigarettes deserve some of the credit. Nearly half a million Americans die each year of cigarettes. That is nearly three times more than the combined number of suicide, overdose and alcohol deaths, whose rise have generated headlines and been attributed to the decline in U.S. life […]

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Bengaluru Police warn against Kiki Challenge

Bengaluru Police warn against Kiki Challenge

Singer Drake’s new soundtrack “In My Feelings” has gone viral more without even an official video due to Shiggy/Kiki/InMyFeelings challenge. HIGHLIGHTS The Bengaluru police have taken to social media to warn citizens The Kiki Challenge is inspired by American rapper Drake’s latest song The police have decided to hold regular awareness campaigns to avoid incidents […]

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