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Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Crash: US NTSB Board to Vote on Likely Cause

HIGHLIGHTS US National Transportation Safety Board will vote on September 12 A man lost his life in a crash involving Tesla Model S in 2016 Post that, Tesla in September 2016 unveiled improvements in Autopilot The US National Transportation Safety Board will vote at a September 12 hearing on the probable cause of a May 2016 crash that killed a man using ... Read More »

Newest Senate health bill would cause 32 million to lose coverage

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Republicans’ newest health care bill would cause 32 million additional Americans to become uninsured over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office projectedThursday. Republicans on Wednesday put forward the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act, a bill that would wipe the health law’s coverage expansion off the books without a replacement in 2020. The bill comes as the ... Read More »

Nicotine exposure in babies may cause hearing problems

Nicotine exposure in babies may cause hearing problems Babies exposed to nicotinebefore and after birth may be at an increased risk of developing hearing problems due to abnormal development in the auditory brainstem, researchers have found. The findings showed that the auditory brainstem — an area of the brain which plays a role in analysing sound patterns — may have ... Read More »

Dear men, work-related stress may cause cancer

ANI | Jan 18, 2017, 04.00 PM IST Dear men, work-related stress may cause cancer The findings indicate that the link was observed in men, who had been exposed to 15 to 30 years of work-related stressand in some cases, more than 30 years. According to the study published in journal of Preventive Medicine, prolonged exposure of men to work-related ... Read More »

Witnessing fear in loved ones can cause PTSD

ANI | Jan 7, 2017, 03.45 PM IST Witnessing fear in loved ones can cause PSTD A study reveals that if a person hears about a serious incident — such as a gunfire exchange – from his/her loved ones or even strangers, it may change how information flows in the brain and can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. Scientists in ... Read More »

A gene’s dysfunction may cause premenstrual mood disorder

A gene’s dysfunction may cause premenstrual mood disorder A premenstrual mood disorder that affects two to five per cent of women of reproductive age may be the result of a dysregulation in certain gene activity. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) with symptoms such as irritability, sadness, and anxiety in the days leading up to her menstrual period, is severe than premenstrual ... Read More »

Even low levels of manganese can cause manganism: Study

IANS | Updated: Dec 30, 2016, 01.56 PM IST Even low levels of manganese can cause manganism: Study (John Lund/Getty Images) Welders exposed to airborne manganese at estimated levels set under federal safety standards can also develop neurological problems like Parkinson’s disease and the current safety standards may not adequately protect workers from the dangers of the job, a new ... Read More »

Dysfunction in brain structure may cause Huntington’s disease

IANS | Dec 26, 2016, 02.41 PM IST Dysfunction in brain structure may cause Huntington’s disease Scientists have identified a link between Huntington’s disease and dysfunction in a section of brain structures that are critical for movement and impulse control. Huntington’s disease is characterised by the progressive loss of nerve cells in the brain and affects approximately one in 10,000 ... Read More »

​Why cancer treatments cause collateral damage in kids

IANS | Updated: Dec 25, 2016, 04.17 PM IST Why cancer treatments cause collateral damage in kids (Jessica Nelson/Getty Images) When exposed to cancer treatment like chemotherapyand radiation, brain and heart tissues in very young children are more prone to apoptosis or programmed cell death, researchers said. Apoptosis, in which molecular signals order cells to self-destruct, plays an important role ... Read More »

US study reveals possible cause of premature births

US study reveals possible cause of premature births A new US study, involving more than 100 pregnant women may have solved the mystery of why many babies are born prematurely. The study published Wednesday in the US journal Science Translational Medicine pinpointed abnormal calcium deposits in the membranes surrounding the developing foetus as a potential culprit in premature birth, Xinhua ... Read More »