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. […]

OTC drugs may lead to incorrect lab results, diagnoses

London, Aug 11 : Do you have the habit of popping over-the-counter (OTC) drugs such as multivitamins, multiminerals, cranberry and aspirin? Besides making you antibiotic resistant and causing other health issues, it may also affect lab test results, leading to possibly incorrect diagnoses, researchers have warned. The study showed that dietary supplements and OTC drugs […]

New AI technique to make cancer treatment less toxic

New York, Aug 11 : MIT researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed novel machine-learning techniques to improve the quality of life for patients by reducing toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy dosing for an aggressive form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma is a malignant tumour that appears in the brain or spinal cord, and the prognosis for […]