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Researchers unravel mysteries of gene mutation in epilepsy

On the occasion of the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) 69th Annual Meeting, three studies focused on the effects of mutations in the SCN8A gene, believed to trigger early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE) and other neurological conditions and unraveled some mysteries of gene mutations. The SCN8A gene mediates electrical signaling in the brain by controlling the flow of sodium flow and ...

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Coffee or Tea? Coffee too is Good for Your Heart!

A new study has found that there is no relation between drinking coffee and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The research includes a meta-analysis of four other studies, making it the largest study its kind, involving nearly 250,000 individuals over the course of 12 years to investigate a ...

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Scientists Come Out on 13 Oft-Repeated Cannabis Claims

An international scientific body has reviewed 13 claims made by proponents of cannbis as false and published its findings saying none of them are strongly supported by scientific evidence. Toronto-based he International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP) has released two reports on Wednesday evaluating the strength of commonly heard cannabis claims, titled “State of the Evidence: Cannabis Use and Regulation,” and another ...

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Coffee or tea? Which One is Better Healthwise?

A recent study has shown that people consuming three to five cups of coffee a day have the lowest risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks. The latest finding was by the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul in South Korea, which examined the link between coffee consumption and the presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) which is an early indicator of coronary ...

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Adults Need 7 Hours of Sleep Daily: Study

Adults need a minimum of seven hours of sleep each night, preferably more, says a new Stanford study, setting aside the debate that varied on this issue. In their paper published in the journal SLEEP, 15 sleep experts reached a consensus as per the requirements of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. One of the panelists, ...

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Social Impact Study to be Made Compulsory Besides Environmental Study for Clearance: Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Centre will soon implement an easy online mechanism to transfer funds to States under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) and apart from the required environmental study, the social impact study will be made compulsory in all applications. Social impact assessment (SIA) is a methodology to review the social effects of ...

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