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Breastfeeding hormones make mothers happier

The findings, published in Biology Letters, give new insights on the behavioral effects of nurturing that apply well beyond the mother's response to the baby. Oxytocin is best recognized for its role in childbirth and childrearing. It causes labor contractions and promotes lactation in the mother. Its effects are not just physical, however. Higher levels strengthen the bond between the mother and child. It even has an effect on how we deal with other people, as it buffer........

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COVID-19 infects majority of bad dreams: study

The researchers crowdsourced sleep and stress data from more than 4,000 people during the sixth week of the COVID-19 lockdown in Finland. About 800 respondents also contributed information about their dreams during that time—many of which revealed a shared anxiety about the pandemic. "We were thrilled to observe repeating content associations across individuals that reflected the apocalyptic ambience of COVID-19 lockdown," said lead author Dr. Anu-Katriina Pesonen, head of the Sleep & Mind Research........

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Covid-19 Reduces Male Sex Hormone Levels Leading to More Deaths Among Men, Study Suggests

A new study has linked more men dying of Covid-19 globally than women to the ability of SARS-CoV-2 in depleting testosterone levels in the body. Initially the lower testosterone levels in the Covid-19 patients were associated with poor health condition, however a new study shows that it may be viral infection that is causing the level of male sex hormone to decrease, a report in The Print said. “For the first time, our........

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What is Brain-Eating Amoeba That Killed 6-Year-Old US Boy and Has a 97% Fatality Rate?

A six-year-old boy in Texas has died after he was infected with what was traced to 'brain-eating amoeba,' or scientifically, naegleria fowleri. The governor of Texas has issued a disaster declaration after the death of a six-year-old boy infected with a brain-eating amoeba that was later found in his community's water supply. The child died on September 8 following an infection caused by the amoeba Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic organism that breeds in the warm, freshwater of lakes and rivers and of poorly maintained sw........

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The chilling experiment which created the first vaccine

Smallpox was a terrible disease. “Your body would ache, you’d have high fever, a sore throat, headaches and difficulty breathing,” says epidemiologist René Najera, editor of the . But that wasn’t the worst of it. “On top of that, you’d get a horrible disfiguring rash over your entire body – pustules filled with pus on your scalp, feet, throat, even lungs – and over the course of a couple of days, they would dry out and start falling off,” says Najera. With the rise in global trade and the spread of empires, smallpox........

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What Is Inflammation, and Why Is It Sometimes 'Bad' for Your Health?

Your immune system is built to help you. And usually, it does. When an injury or infection damages cells in your body, immune cells and proteins rush to the site to draw attention to the problem and improve your condition. This is the process of inflammation.  Ideally, the surge of inflammatory cell activity tapers off when cellular repair begins. “That’s if everything goes according to plan,” says ........

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Assessing the various vaccine technologies

Each vaccine aims to use a slightly different approach to prepare your immune system to recognise and fight SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. However, we can group these technologies into five main types. Some technology is tried and trusted. Some technology has never before been used in a commercial vaccine for humans. As we outline in our , each technology has its pros and cons. DNA and RNA vaccines use fragments of genetic material made in the lab. These fragments code for a part of the virus (such as........

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Antibiotic Teicoplanin 10 times more effective than Covid drugs like HCQ, says IIT Delhi study

Clinically approved drug “Teicoplanin” is a potential therapeutic option against COVID-19 and can be ten times more effective than several drugs being currently used, a research by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi has found. The research by the institute’s Kusuma School of Biological Science screened an assemblage of 23 approved drugs, which have shown leads towards being therapeutic options for coronavirus. “While the effect of Teicoplanin was compared with other important ........

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World Heart Day 2020: Why Is It Celebrated? 9 Foods To Add To Your Diet

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to look at our health holistically. These unprecedented times demand serious actions. Among others, heart patients are at a greater risk, and it is more important now than ever to take preventive steps. World Heart Day, which is observed on September 29 every year, is earmarked to raise awareness against the deadly illness. World Heart Day was launched by the World Heart Federation as an annual event in the year 2000, and since then, widespread........

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Coronavirus in India: Health Ministry launches web portal for updates on COVID-19 vaccine development

Amid the race to develop a potential COVID-19 vaccine in India, the Union Health Ministry on Monday launched a web portal that will provide all important information on COVID-19 vaccine development. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has developed the vaccine web portal and the National Clinical Registry for COVID-19 which was launched by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. "The data will serve as an invaluable tool for formulating appropriate patient manageme........

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Billion-Dose Race | Outlook India Magazine

The global race for a COVID-19 vaccine is heating up—and there’s keen discussion on claims and disclosures. Even as clinical trials are on, there’s a hectic parallel effort on the manufacturing and access front. After all, as the World Health Organization’s chief scientist Soumya Swami­nathan put it recently, this is the first time that the world will need vaccines in billions of doses. An actual licensed vaccine is still far off­—at least mid-2021 for a limited dose to arrive in countries, according to WHO. So what does the current ­scenario look lik........

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Health Mix | Health mix powder | Homemade cerelac | cerelac baby food

Health Mix | Health mix powder | Homemade cerelac | cerelac baby food.Good parenting for moms and dads by moms and dads for parents.........

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Green Salad | Types of green salad | Simple green salad recipes

Green Salad | Types of salad | Simple green salad recipes.I'm going to share you how to make green mix-a-lot the recipe, Nutritious........

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Cerelac Baby Food Did We Introduce To Our Baby At Different Stages

Cerelac Baby Food so bringing to you a very important Article and this Article especially for parents children in three months to 18 months.........

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How To Make Sprouts | Sprout Maker | Sprouts Benefits

How To Make Sprouts | Sprout Maker | Sprouts Benefits.They lack protein in their diet they are a good source of dietary fiber and multy vit..........

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Confusion, stroke, memory loss: How coronavirus affects brain

These are some of the neurological symptoms of the novel coronavirus as witnessed in Covid-19 patients lately. Some people, hospitalised with Covid-19, experience delirium -- they are confused, disorientated and agitated. Stroke, brain haemorrhage and memory loss are some other serious impact coronavirus has on few patients. Robert Stevens, MD, Johns Hopkins University, estimated that at least half of t........

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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in early trial

A single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s JNJ.N experimental vaccine produced a strong immune response against the novel in an early-to-mid stage clinical trial, according to interim results published on Friday. The vaccine, called Ad26.COV2.S, was equally well-tolerated at two different doses, the results showed. A single shot, versus a rival two-dose approach being tested by Moderna Inc MRNA.O and Pfizer Inc PFE.N, could simplify distribution of the vaccine. However, it is unclear whether elderly people, one of the populations most at risk from the virus, will be protected to the ........

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COVID-19: Global Death Toll Nears 1 mn, WHO Says Prospect of Another Million Fatalities Not Unimaginable

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus fatalities could hit two million without relentless global action to combat the disease. As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 32,471,119 and the fatalities inched towards 1 million— 987,593 to be specific. The WHO asked countries and individuals to come together to tackle the crisis, saying that the prospect of another million deaths is not unimagina........

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Some severe COVID-19 cases linked to genetic mutations or antibodies that attack the body

At least 3.5 percent of study patients with severe COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, have mutations in genes involved in antiviral defense. And at least 10 percent of patients with severe disease create "auto-antibodies" that attack the immune system, instead of fighting the virus. The results, reported in two papers in the journal Science on September 24, 2020, identify some root causes of life-threatening COVID-19, says study lea........

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Parents, here’s what you need to know about inborn errors of metabolism

The human body is a marvel of natural engineering and runs like a well-oiled machine. The blueprints of this machine are etched in our DNA and are replicated like clockwork from parent to offspring. But every now and then, this clockwork breaks down and errors in the blueprint creep in. These errors can disrupt the normal functioning of a body and lead to impairment and death. Some of these mistakes are classified into what is known as Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM). IEMs are a class of diseas........

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