Category Archives: International

Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves

Summary:An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century may not seem all that serious, but it’s enough to have more than doubled the probability of a heat wave killing in excess of 100 people in India, according to researchers.

An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century may not seem all that serious,… Read More

Reenat Sandhu appointed Ambassador to Italy

Reenat Sandhi IFS

Ms. Reenat Sandhu IFS (1989) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Italy. She Is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Ms. Reenat Sandhu  the very best.… Read More

Ajit Vinayak Gupte appointed Ambassador to Denmark

Ajit Vinayak Gupte IFS

Shri Ajit Vinayak Gupte IFS (1991), Presently Joint Secretary in The Ministry of External Affairs has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Denmark. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Shri Ajit Vinayak Guptethe very best.… Read More

Predicting autism- study links infant brain connections to diagnoses at age two

infant brain connections

Summary:In previous studies, researchers linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two.

For the first time, autism researchers used MRIs of six-month olds to show how brain regions are connected and synchronized, … Read More

Research suggests major flaws in US drugs with accelerated approval

Major flaws

Summary:Major flaws have been identified in the fast tracking of some drugs available to the American public without any stringent clinical evidence of their benefits.

A new study published today has exposed major flaws in the fast tracking of some drugs available to the American public without any stringent clinical evidence of their benefits.

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Study finds that competitive soccer players have superior vision

Competitive

Summary:The visual abilities of competitive soccer players are substantially better than those of healthy non-athletes, according to the first-ever comprehensive assessment of visual function in English Premier League players.

The visual abilities of competitive soccer players are substantially better than those of healthy non-athletes, according… Read More

Obesity increases risk of complications after shoulder joint replacement surgery

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Summary:For patients undergoing shoulder joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty), higher body mass index is linked to increased complications — including the need for ‘revision’ surgery, reports a new study.

For patients undergoing shoulder joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty), higher body mass index is linked to increased… Read More

Report- Look at liver cancer as fastest growing cause of cancer deaths in US

cancer

Summary:A new report provides an overview of incidence, mortality, and survival rates and trends for liver cancer, a cancer for which death rates have doubled in the United States since the mid-1980s.

A new report provides an overview of incidence, mortality, and survival rates and trends for liver cancer, a cancer for which death rates have doubled in the … Read More

Overriding the urge to sleep

Sleep loss affects your waistline

Summary:The discovery of neurons that control arousal has implications for insomnia and other sleep disorders, report investigators.

Caltech researchers have identified a neural circuit in the brain that controls wakefulness. The findings have implications for treating insomnia, oversleeping, and sleep disturbances that accompany other neuropsychiatric… Read More

Trump-Modi meet to set forth vision to expand Indo-US ties

Trump-Modi

une 26 to discuss a gamut of bilateral issues including terrorism and India’s concerns over possible changes in H1B visa rules.White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at his daily news conference that the two leaders are expected to set forth a common vision on expanding the US-India partnership.

He cited fighting terrorism, promoting… Read More

Marijuana and Tobacco policy camps on very different paths in US

Marijuana

Summary:New research looked at diverging trajectories of cannabis and tobacco policies in the US and attempts to explain some of the reasoning behind the different paths, while discussing possible implications.

The regulatory approaches to marijuana and tobacco in the United States are on decidedly different paths and, according to researchers from … Read More

Design holds promise for drug safety research says study

drug

Summary:As the pace of drug approvals accelerates and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) faces potential budget cuts, a new research design offers a new way to successfully assess safety of newly approved drugs, as well as drugs that have been on the market for a long time and have had a marked rise in their use.

As the pace of drug approvals accelerates and… Read More