A nationwide collaborative study, by 53 institutes, has found that one out of eight children, between two and nine years, has at least one neurodevelopmental disorder.
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Researchers from the Shanghai University, China and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, have developed a novel model that takes many characteristics of the population into account to make demographic projections for India.
How ready are India's to-be doctors to learn on their own and keep themselves updated with the newest knowledge in the medical field? If the results of a study, involving students of the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, are considered, the answer is a sober ‘average’. The study, conducted by researchers at CMC and the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, was published in the journal BMC Medical Education.
Researchers from CMC Vellore, AIIMS, TN Medical College & BYLN Hospital, and THSTI, throw some light on the recent trend of the diseases typhoid and paratyphoid fever.
In 2009, a journalist named Christopher McDougall published a book called “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen”. It is an odd combination of popular science, tirade against the modern running-shoe industry and a true story.
Research from IISc finds a vital link between immune system disorders and psychological conditions like OCD
Researchers from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, Kolkata, and the Indian Institute of Technology Patna, have examined the practice of outsourcing in the Indian context. They found that the outsourcing model helps companies remain viable, particularly during economic crises.
Bringing a great relief to food lovers, particularly fans of processed foods, scientists from the USA and India have reported having found a herbal compound to fight botulinum, the most poisonous bacterial toxin that causes food poisoning. The study was published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
Researchers from the National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education, Puducherry, Campbell Collaboration, New Delhi and the Indian Council for Medical Research, New Delhi, aim to understand the nature of the dengue infection and its prevalence in the country. The study shows that community-based cohort studies may hold the key to tackling dengue infections.
Researchers from ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai shows that building toilets is not a challenge, but getting people to use them is the tricky part. The study estimates the prevalence of adults who defecate in the open despite having household toilets and examines the factors driving this practice.