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Whether it is the delicacy of a nanoparticle or the fickleness of a bonobo, Pranjal Mehar tracks and reports on the adventure that is science. Based in Maharashtra, India, she is a former staff writer and always been a great member of Tech Explorist.
Parenting interventions for helping children with behaviour problems are just as effective in school age, as in younger children, according to new Oxford University research. Image credit: Shutterstock

Getting help with parenting makes a difference

According to new Oxford University research, it’s time to stop focusing on when we intervene with parenting, and just get on with helping children...
Novosteo, a Purdue-affiliated startup, is advancing a technology shown to repair bone fractures faster and at greater benefit to a patient. The image above shows fractured femurs at four weeks post-fracture. The ‘Targeted’ bone received Novosteo’s injectable-targeted drug. Yellow and orange colors indicate higher density bone than purple and blue. (Image provided by Novosteo)

New drug to fast-tracks faster bone fracture healing

A broken bone is a pretty serious injury for anyone. According to the Journal of Internal Medicine, one in three adults aged 50 and older die...
A multidisciplinary team at NUS BIGHEART has developed enVision - a portable, easy-to-use and inexpensive device for quick and accurate screening of diseases.

New test kit enables quick, accurate, and inexpensive screening of diseases

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a portable, easy-to-use device for quick and accurate screening of...
New guideline recommends weight loss strategies for sleep apnea patients

New guideline recommends weight loss strategies for sleep apnea patients

An international panel assembled by the American Thoracic Society has released new guideline focused on the role of weight management in treating adult obstructive sleep...
Why the brain struggles to get off the sofa

Why the brain struggles to get off the sofa?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), almost 30% of adults and 80% of teenagers today do not meet the minimum levels of daily physical activity...
Scientists used AI to detect fetal heart problems

Scientists used AI to detect fetal heart problems

An examination group driven by researchers from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) have built up a novel system that can recognize...
Image: ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY OF TORONTO

Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are often hospitalized after starting antibiotic

Persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are frequently hospitalized from infection-related causes. There are no previous studies investigating hospitalization associated with antibiotic initiation in persons...
A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of colon cancer

A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of colon cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and the third for men. The American Cancer Society estimates that about...
household cleaners, kids' obesity,

Household cleaning products may contribute to kids’ obesity by altering their gut microbiota

A new study published in the CMAJ suggests that commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota. The study...

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