Sleeping pills linked to Alzheimer’s disease risk: Study

London, Aug 14 : Regular intake of benzodiazepines, widely used to treat insomnia and anxiety, may be associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a study has warned. Even though the increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease was small in this study, the threshold for prescribing benzodiazepines and related drugs should be high enough due […]

Chhattisgarh Governor on life support

Raipur, Aug 14 : Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon was put on life support here early on Tuesday after his health condition turned critical, hospital sources said. Tandon was admitted to the Raipur Medical College late on Monday. Earlier that day he had attended the dress rehearsal of the Independence Day parade. However, by evening […]

Autistic women lack access to reproductive planning: Study

Toronto, Aug 13 : Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities like autism and Down syndrome have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year of delivering compared to women without such disabilities, indicating a lack of access to reproductive planning, a new study has found. Pregnancy within one year of a previous […]

Somnath’s body to be donated to hospital

Kolkata, Aug 13 : Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who died on Monday in a clinic, will be accorded a gun salute at the West Bengal Assembly. Later, his body will be donated to the state-run SSKM Hospital in line with his pledge. First his body would be taken to the Calcutta High Court, […]

Men too care for their partner’s well-being: Study

London, Aug 11 : Women, please take note. If you think that your spouse does not care for your well-being the way you do then you may be wrong, a new study has found. The findings suggest that men respond to their spouse’s illness just as much as women do and reject previous studies suggesting […]

Early onset of diabetes may cut girls’ lifespan by 18 years

London, Aug 11 : Girls who develop Type-1 diabetes before the age of ten die an average of nearly 18 years earlier than those who do not have diabetes, a new study has found. The findings, published in the journal Lancet, also suggest that boys in the corresponding situation lose almost 14 years of life. […]