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Optimal Ways to Reduce Weight

Optimal Ways to Reduce Weight

Subsequent to festive seasons, it is normal to put on some extra weight and people tend to make New Year resolutions to lose those extra calories. However, losing weight not only requires commitment and willpower, but also certain ways that have already been proved successful. Maintaining weight helps in increasing life span and also healthier life. Excessive weight can result in various diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, osteoporosis, and fertility issues.

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Federal judge grants two-week restraining order against Arkansas law restricting use of abortion pill

Federal judge grants two-week restraining order against Arkansas law restricting use of abortion pill

On Thursday, a federal judge granted a two-week restraining order against an Arkansas law, which restricts use of the so-called abortion pill. The grant has been given a day before the statute was to become effective.

The law has been challenged by Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which has two clinics in Arkansas. On Wednesday, the US District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments prior to permitting the group's request for a temporary stay that prevents the enforcement of the law, on Thursday.

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Absolute risk of home birth remains low, but elevated compared to hospital birth: Study

Absolute risk of home birth remains low, but elevated compared to hospital birth: Study

Home births were found to be overall safe with a slight increased risk of death of baby in America, unveils a study of Oregon births. Home births were also associated with lower chance of a C-section. The researchers said that overall risks to the baby remained low irrespective of the birth plan.

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New Gene-Editing Technique could Help Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

New Gene-Editing Technique could Help Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

After conducting research for the past many years, researchers have finally taken substantial step towards a possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. With the help of new gene-editing technique, known as Crispr-Cas9, researchers have been able to cut the DNA of chromosomes at selected sites to remove or insert segments. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a progressive muscle-wasting disease that affects boys, putting them in wheelchairs by age 10, followed by an early death from heart failure or breathing difficulties.

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New prosthetic paws allow Husky to move freely for the first time

New prosthetic paws allow Husky to move freely for the first time

A novel technology developed by 3D Systems has gifted second life to a dog. Prosthetic paws, the new technology, have led the dog to stand tall, walk and run again. Derby, a husky-mutt dog, was born without complete front paws owing to which the 2-year-old dog had to crawl and walk on his hind legs.

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Study published in NEJM explains risks involved with home births

Study published in NEJM explains risks involved with home births

This research paper provides clear information on how safe it is to have baby outside a hospital. The paper based on the assessment of nearly 80,000 pregnancies in Oregon has unveiled in the case of baby delivery outside hospital chance of baby dying during the birth process or in the first month is 2.4 times greater than women, who had planned hospital deliveries.

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Increase in Vitamin D Intake Could Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Increase in Vitamin D Intake Could Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

A new research has revealed that increase in intake of Vitamin D is likely to help in the treatment of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). The autoimmune disorder has adverse impacts on the brain and spinal cord. Vitamin D has come up as an economical and simple cure for the problem. The study states that increased Vitamin D might be instrumental in normalizing the hyperactive immune response.

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Brazil’s Ministry of Health links Zika Virus to Surge in Malformed Infants

Brazil’s Ministry of Health links Zika Virus to Surge in Malformed Infants

Brazil is currently facing a new problem: infants with smaller than expected head size. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported many babies are taking birth with microcephaly in Brazil and it’s a serious issue.

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New Year Resolution Failure Has 4,000 Years of Precedence

New Year Resolution Failure Has 4,000 Years of Precedence

New Years is around the corner and it’s also the time to set new resolutions. But wait. Do you know who actually started this tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions? Anthropologists credit the Babylonians and agriculture for the first New Year’s resolutions.

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California Health Officials issue Advisory after Increasing Numbers of Norovirus Cases

California Health Officials issue Advisory after Increasing Numbers of Norovirus Cases

Norovirus is not at all a new thing for people in California, the state since October has seen almost 32 outbreaks of norovirus. Recently after seeing the increasing number of cases linked to the outbreak, health officials have issued an advisory.

As per experts, norovirus is a highly infectious virus that causes gastroenteritis, an illness that has symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

The symptoms of the infection starts showing up in a person almost after 12 to 48 hours after the person has been exposed to the virus.

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