Top 5 Social Media Sites in China

Popular applications such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are interestingly absent from mainland China where censorship laws keep them at bay. In a world without these commonly used programs, what are the alternatives that take their place in modern day China? Listed below are the top five social media sites that are prevalent among Chinese citizens. WeChat WeChat is a mobile app and has been dubbed China’s version of Facebook and Messenger. Originally meant to serve as a messaging app, WeChat has evolved into something far more tremendous for its…

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UPDGME declares UP NEET 2017 counselling result at upneet.gov.in

UP NEET 2017 counselling result has been declared by the Director General of Medical Education and Training, Uttar Pradesh at the official website – upneet.gov.in. The students allotted a seat can download allotment order till July 19. The counselling was conducted for medical aspirants who cracked NEET for admissions to Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programs. The result of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET UG 2017) was released last month by the CBSE. The merit admissions are strictly on the…

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REAP 2017: RTU to release 1st allotment result at rtu.ac.in

Rajasthan Technical University (RTU) will release the results for first allotment through the Rajasthan Engineering Admission Process (REAP) 2017  at rtu.ac.in on July 18. Candidates who have applied for REAP 2017 can check their allotment result from the official site. The university has already published the tentative seat matrix for engineering and architecture courses at government and private colleges in the state. To accept the seats allotted in the first list, candidates will be required to report to their chosen college before July 24. Candidates can also choose to move…

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JNTUH BTech, BPharma results 2017 declared at jntuhresults.in

The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH) has released the result for the Bachelor of Technology and Bachelor of Pharmacy courses. Candidates who have appeared for the exams can check their results from the official website. The results are available for BTech R16 second semester, BTech R16 first semester supplementary, BTech supplementary R15, R13, R7 and R9 results along with BPharmacy first, second, third year supplementary and regular exam results. Steps to download JNTUH BTech, BPharma results 2017: Step 1: Go to the official website for JNTUH results (jntuhresults.in). Step 2: Click…

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Are distracted doctors risking patients’ safety?

As much as people would like to wholly trust their doctors, medical errors do occur more often than is comfortable. The numbers indicate that these errors may account for thousands of deaths each year. While we know that doctors’ work proves difficult, are there preventable distractions putting patients’ safety at risk? According to lead researcher Martin Makary, a professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, medical errors are rampant in the US. Makary’s data shows the number at 2—3 times higher than previously thought, a whopping 250,000 a…

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Study shows breastfeeding may reduce the risk of Multiple Sclerosis in women

Mothers who breastfeed for at least 15 months over one or more pregnancies may be 53 per cent less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) compared with those who do not breastfeed at all or do so for up to four months, a study has claimed. MS is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. The findings showed that women with MS have significantly fewer relapses, or attacks, during pregnancy or while they are breastfeeding exclusively. “Among the many other benefits to…

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Autistic females face greater difficulty with daily tasks: Study

Women and girls with autism may face greater challenges with real world planning, organisation and other daily living skills, than boys, an analysis has showed. The findings showed that girls were struggling more with these independence skills of executive function including the ability to make a plan, get organised, and follow through on the plan as needed-and adaptive skills-ability to perform basic daily tasks like getting up and dressed or making small talk. “Our goal was to look at real world skills, not just the diagnostic behaviours we use clinically…

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Ozone pollution tied to cardiovascular health: Study

Exposure to ozone, a powerful greenhouse gas and a widespread air pollutant in many major cities, may cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke, according to a new study of Chinese adults. Ozone is a pollutant formed through a chemical reaction that occurs when sunlight interacts with nitrogen oxides and other organic compounds that are generated by coal-burning, vehicle exhaust and some natural sources. It has long been associated with adverse health effects in children and adults, Xinhua reported on Monday. “We know that ozone…

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Enzyme to preserve nerve function identified : Research

Researchers have identified an enzyme that plays a crucial role in the degeneration of axons, the threadlike portions of a nerve cell that transmit signals within the nervous system. The discovery could open new pathways to treating or preventing many brain diseases since axon loss occurs in all neurodegenerative diseases. The research team discovered a new role of the enzyme Axundead — or Axed — in promoting self-destruction of axons. When Axed function was blocked, injured axons not only maintained their integrity but remained capable of transmitting signals within the…

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C-section rates reveal need for smarter healthcare policy

In 2011-12, over 50 per cent of deliveries in nine of 10 Telangana districts were caesarean section deliveries (C-sections), according to district-level health data. In comparison, none of the districts in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar had C-section rates of more than 25 per cent. C-section is a specialised procedure that is needed to deal with complicated delivery cases. The healthy rates of C-section should range from 10 to 15 per cent, according to a WHO estimate. The procedure brings risk of infection and can cause complications in…

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