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Delhiites can avail free MRI, CT scan tests now

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that Delhi residents can avail the facility of MRI, PET and CT scan tests for free at 21 private laboratories after showing referral letter from the selected 30 government hospitals. Jain made the announcement at the 22nd Foundation Day of Delhi government’s …

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Your child is 40% likely to inherit your obesity

Worried about your kid’s ever increasing waistline? Blame your level of obesity, as according to a new study, kids are nearly 35-40 per cent likely to inherit the body mass index (BMI) — how fat or thin they are — from their parents. The findings showed that for children who …

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ADHD a brain disorder, not result of bad parenting

Difficulty in maintaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be due to delayed development of five brain regions, proving that it is a brain disorder and not the result of bad parenting, researchers say. The findings, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, showed that in …

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Gene controlling food intake could lead to obesity treatment

Researchers have found that a gene that controls food intake by triggering a feeling of fullness could help break the cycle of overeating and under-exercising, a study says. The finding may lead to the development a drug that could help control obesity by reducing appetite and increasing the desire for …

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Kids born to older mothers are smarter

There’s good news for career women. Overturning conventional wisdom, a new study suggests that delaying pregnancy till age 35 can actually make your kids smarter. In contrast to 40 years ago, children born to older mothers today are more likely to perform better in cognitive ability tests than those born …

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Be friends with condom: AHF on International Condoms Day

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) celebrated its annual International Condoms Day here on Monday in a unique style to raise awareness about HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The event themed ‘Always in Fashion’ gave it a sartorial prominence and promoted the idea that condoms were not some alien rubber, …

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Nicotine exposure in babies may cause hearing problems

Babies exposed to nicotine before and after birth may be at an increased risk of developing hearing problems due to abnormal development in the auditory brainstem, researchers have found. The findings showed that the auditory brainstem — an area of the brain which plays a role in analysing sound patterns …

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Tobacco depiction on Indian TV affecting children

Twenty-two per cent of the Indian television programmes have been found depicting tobacco and broadcasting them despite 71 per cent viewers being children and adolescents, a report revealed on Friday. The report titled ‘Evaluation of Tobacco Free Film and Television Policy in India’ conducted by Vital Strategies and supported by …

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