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Meet This App Which Tells Why Your Baby is crying

Meet This App Which Tells Why Your Baby is crying

A team of researchers has recently developed a new application that can easily decode crying. The researchers said it can be used by parents of newborns to know what their baby’s crying means.

Brandon and Abby Newsom, couple that last week was blessed with a baby boy Brayden, said the bliss that comes with being new parents also comes with a lot of crying from the baby, but this $3 app will prove very beneficial for them.

Reduce Weight in Attainable Ways

Reduce Weight in Attainable Ways

Extra weight gain due to festive season is often followed by New Year resolutions to lose it. However, people need to understand that weight loss requires following certain specific methods, along with commitment and willpower. Weight maintenance can not only provide a healthier but also a longer life. Obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, osteoporosis, and fertility issues.

Hospital Birth is Safer for Baby Compared to giving Birth at Home

Hospital Birth is Safer for Baby Compared to giving Birth at Home

The practice of giving birth at home is very common in poor countries, but the new study of Oregon births state that the practice comes with a slight increased risk of death to the baby in the United States but a lower likelihood of a C-section. Though, the rate is very low in the United States with less than 1% of women gave birth at home in 2012, the rate of home births have been on rise with hard to assess the safety of the practice.

Alabama Department of Public Health suggests Residents to Follow Some Precautionary Measures during Heavy Rains and Floods

Alabama Department of Public Health suggests Residents to Follow Some Precautionary Measures during Heavy Rains and Floods

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) recently issued a warning saying that during heavy rains and floods, the ground can become saturated and in such time, residents who use septic tanks might face some severe problems.

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Novel Gene-editing technique capable of stopping progression of DMD

Metformin may hold secret to longevity: Study

Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a new gene technology that has stopped the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in young mice. If the technique is advanced then the technique could lead to one of the successful genome-editing based treatments for the disease.

32 Outbreaks of Norovirus in California since October 1, CDPH confirms

32 Outbreaks of Norovirus in California since October 1, CDPH confirms

Winter vomiting is common in California these days, and now, the state Department of Public Health has announced that it has noticed a dramatic increase in norovirus cases, known as stomach flu or winter vomiting disease, in the state.

The increase in norovirus cases is surprising, said Dr. Karen Smith, the director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Public Health Officer. The department has already reported about 32 norovirus outbreaks in the western US state since October 2015. The new figure of outbreaks far exceeded the outbreaks in 2014.

Ban on Rock and Dungeness Crabs Partially Lifted

Ban on Rock and Dungeness Crabs Partially Lifted

California's rock and Dungeness crabs were completely banned during the holiday season in 2015. The reason was that excessive levels of toxic algae was found offshore and could have led to poisoning. However, the good news came when the state health officials partially withdrew the ban on December 31, 2015, just before the onset of New Year. The officials said that people can now consume crabs that are caught along the coasts of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Ban is still applicable for crabs that are found in north of those counties stretching till the Oregon border.

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Alarming health crisis could hit Brazil in decades due to little-known virus spread by mosquitoes

Alarming health crisis could hit Brazil in decades due to little-known virus spread by mosquitoes

A mosquitoes-causing little-known virus is going to cause one of the most alarming health crises in Brazil in coming years. Officials have reported thousands of brain damage cases, wherein babies are born with strangely tiny heads.

The news has made all Brazil women panic. The government has been facing withering criticism for not taking timely action. It has urged women to take every precaution to avoid mosquito bites. In fact, an official has suggested that women living in regions where mosquitoes are mainly prevalent should delay their child planning.

Impressive results for Duchenne muscular dystrophy using Gene Therapy

Impressive results for Duchenne muscular dystrophy using Gene Therapy

Using a powerful gene-editing technique, medical researchers have reported success in treatment of muscle wasting disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The serious condition makes it difficult for young boys to even stand as the progressive muscle-wasting disease eventually leads to death due to heart failure or difficulty in breathing. Using Crispr-Cas9 technique, the research teams from Duke University, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Harvard University, have reported encouraging results for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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