Friday 20th October 2017,
Radio Metta

common?

Common disinfectants may up antibiotic resistance risk

Common disinfectants may up antibiotic resistance risk

Exposure to triclosan, an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in domestic products like toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys, etc., may increase the risk of developing antibiotic resistance, a research has warned. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria evolve and develop ways to evade the antibiotic drugs, rendering them ineffective. The findings showed that when some bacteria develop [...]

August 4, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Common disinfectants may up antibiotic resistance risk

Common Core: Election Bellwether, and What Trump May Do in Education

Common Core: Election Bellwether, and What Trump May Do in Education

If you work in education policy, you maybe should have seen Donald Trump’s monumental upset coming. I didn’t, and I would guess most other wonks didn’t either. But we all saw populist frustration boil over with the federally coerced Common Core national curriculum standards. Average Americans rejected the Core over the paternalistic, “you just don’t [...]

November 9, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Common Core: Election Bellwether, and What Trump May Do in Education

Genetic syndrome causing common disabilities in children identified

Genetic syndrome causing common disabilities in children identified

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14 — Researchers found an array of birth defects that affect the brain, eye, ear, heart and kidney are caused by mutations to a single gene, according to a new study. A gene called RERE is responsible for the broad range of developmental, physical and intellectual disabilities, researchers at the University of [...]

April 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Genetic syndrome causing common disabilities in children identified

Study: No link between common epilepsy drug, certain birth defects

Study: No link between common epilepsy drug, certain birth defects

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 — Despite initial concern from early studies, taking the epilepsy drug lamotrigine (Lamictal) during pregnancy may not raise the risk for certain birth defects, a large new study finds. “An initial study of this drug showed an increased risk for cleft lip or cleft palate, but a number of other studies [...]

April 7, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Study: No link between common epilepsy drug, certain birth defects

Why is cancer so common?

Why is cancer so common?

Cancer starts when cells in our bodies start to reproduce out of control, forming new, abnormal cells. These abnormal cells form lumps, known as tumours. If the cells from tumours cannot spread, then the tumours are benign. They are not cancerous and can usually be removed. If the cells are able to invade nearby healthy [...]

April 4, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Why is cancer so common?