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Human trial to assess efficacy of autism drug treatment

New York, June 11 (IANS) A clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of a drug therapy for autism has been launched in the US, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has said in a statement. The…

Cervical cancer vaccine might work after just 1 shot, not 3

Cervical cancer vaccine might work after just 1 shot, not 3

MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended, a new analysis suggests.   The authors of the study…

New tool can predict solar storms a day before

London, (IANS) An Indian-origin scientist has built a novel tool that can predict large solar storms more than 24 hours in advance and save systems on the Earth from the coronal mass ejections (CMEs).   Developed by Neel Savani, visiting…

Social media helps young adults quit smoking

Social media helps young adults quit smoking

Ottawa, (IANS) A research has found that young adults who use social media to quit smoking are twice as successful in their efforts as those who use a more traditional method.   The study, published in the journal Nicotine &…

Rising porn addiction in Indian youth worrying: Experts

New Delhi, (IANS) While young adults across several Western countries are feeling the ill-effects of excessive online porn, the sudden spurt in online access has also put Indian teenagers at such risk, warn behavioural experts.   According to sex and…

Diabetic diet may curb autism symptoms

New York, June 10 (IANS) Researchers have found that diets similar to what people with diabetes follow to keep their blood sugar in check ameliorate signs of autism in mice. Although preliminary and not yet tested in humans, the findings…

A diabetes-free world in next 50 years: Scientists

Washington,  (IANS) Although the way diabetics test their glucose levels has gone through dramatic changes over the past 50 years, there is still a long way to go, say researchers.   Earlier, the only way to assess diabetes control was…

Powerful people respond to injustice selectively

New York, (IANS) Powerful people respond quickly to unfair treatment when they are the victims. However, they are less likely to notice injustice when others are victimised, says the study.   “The findings help explain the persistence of income inequality…

We are blind to our own bias: Study

London, June 9 (IANS) Almost evryone has a “bias blind spot,” meaning that people are less likely to detect bias in themselves than others, however, how blind they are to their actual degree of bias may vary, new research says.…

Wear right makeup during summer

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Using the right makeup products during summer can be a tedious task for women, but keeping some factors in mind can help.   Makeup artist Rishab Khanna, who has styled some of the prominent Bollywood…

Researchers find links between birth month and health

New York, (IANS) People born in May have the lowest disease risk, and those in October have the highest risk, a computational method developed by scientists to investigate the relationship between birth month and disease risk shows.   Researchers at…

Drug to treat Alzheimer identified

New York, (IANS) A study has revealed that a treatment taken daily by people who have had organ transplants to prevent organ rejection protects against Alzheimer’s disease.   Analysing data from the medical records of 2,644 US patients who received…