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    Living with nature good for your mental health

    London: People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, a new study claims. The study, involving hundreds of people, found benefits for mental health of being able to see birds, shrubs and trees around the homes, whether people lived in urban or more leafy suburban neighbourhoods.

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    Suppression of Natural Urges: Unretainable Urges

    It has been commonly experienced that to avoid eating when hungry leads to a sudden drop in energy level. Similarly, the body feels tired and lifeless if thirst is not quenched. Thirst might cause dizziness and syncope. To avoid urination or fecal elimination on experiencing an urge to do so, leads to pain in the bladder and one may develop flatus and other symptoms, respectively. Hunger and thirst, the urge to discharge

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    Obesity in kids is inherited from parents

    London: Parents, take note! Up to 40 per cent of your child’s body-mass index may be inherited from you, according to a new study which suggests that more than half of a kid’s tendency towards obesity is determined by genetics and family environment.

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    Cancer comic to inspire and raise hope for cancer patients

    Bengaluru: A comic book on cancer sharing inspirational stories of survivors will hit the stands soon. Legends Amitabh Bachchan and Ratan Tata have given a promise to the author Neelam Kumar, a cancer survivor, to fund the noble initiative. Kumar would share inspirational stories of survivors, who triumphed over cancer in the book.

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    Soon, DNA computer to provide ‘smart drugs’

    London : Scientists have developed the first DNA computer capable of detecting several antibodies in the blood, paving the way for smart drugs for better delivery of medication for conditions such as rheumatism and Crohn’s disease, with fewer side effects and at lower cost.

  • Surrogate chickens to the rescue

    London : Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed by researchers for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds using new gene-editing techniques. The advance could help to boost breeding of endangered birds, as well as improve production of commercial hens, researchers said.

  • Myth about Fragile X Syndrome busted

    Kolkata : The absence of clinical medicine to treat Fragile X Syndrome, the most common known genetic cause of autism, does not mean it is not amenable to other forms of care, say experts debunking myths about the inherited condition.

  • A novel compound that helps you stay young

    Moscow : Raising hope for an anti-ageing drug in just two to three years, a group of Russian and Swedish scientists have managed to slow down ageing of mice with the use of a novel compound.

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    The lullaby connect…

    Singing to newborn establishes a special bond between the mother and child (more…)