Archive for February 4th, 2018

Food preservative shows promise in schizophrenia treatment

Taipei, Feb 4 : Researchers have found that a common food preservative can treat schizophrenia patients whose symptoms do not respond to available antipsychotic drugs.

The results of the clinical trial, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, showed that the food preservative, sodium benzoate, improves symptoms in clozapine-resistant schizophrenia.


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Surgeons ‘see through’ tissue using AR headset

London, Feb 4 (IANS) In a first, researchers from Britain displayed how surgeons can use Microsoft’s Augmented Reality (AR) headset HoloLens while operating on patients undergoing reconstructive lower limb surgery.

The team at Imperial College London at St Mary’s Hospital used the technology to overlay images of CT…

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Mehrusina in ‘Padmaavat’ was tiny, but special part: Aditi

Mumbai, Feb 4 :  Actress Aditi Rao Hydari says her role as Mehrunisa in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic drama “Padmaavat” may have been tiny, but was special and beautiful in many ways. She is overwhelmed by the response that she has received for it.

“It has been a childhood dream…

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US House Speaker Paul Ryan deletes $1.50 tax cut gain tweet

Washington, Feb 4 :  US House speaker Paul Ryan has come under fire after citing a school worker who was $1.50 a week better off because of recent tax cuts.
Ryan deleted a tweet about a school secretary who, he said, was “pleasantly surprised” by the increase, BBC reported on…

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Five Pakistanis languish in Indian jail despite completing their terms

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The fate of five Pakistani nationals, languishing in a jail in the national capital, is uncertain as Pakistan has refused to accept that they are its citizens.

According to highly placed sources, the Pakistani nationals were arrested at different points of time, and charged under…

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Humour an essential part of politics: Shatrughan Sinha

Mumbai, Feb 4 : Shatrughan Sinha’s comment that the BJP has been given “triple talaaq” by Rajasthan in the recent by-elections did not hit the right note with Babul Supriyo. But dismissing singer-turned-parliamentarian’s dissent, the veteran actor says humour is vital in politics.

Shatrughan had made…

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PM on ‘journey to build a new Karnataka’

Bengaluru, Feb 4 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday embarked on a visit to Karnataka at the end of the BJP’s 90-day rally, called “journey to build a new Karnataka”, across the poll-bound state.
Modi is expected to address a BJP rally at Palace Grounds here.

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Chandrababu Naidu holds crucial TDP meeting

Amaravati , Feb 4 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu held a crucial meeting with the party MPs, senior MLAs and leaders in Amaravati on Sunday.

The meeting was reportedly called to review the party’s ties with its ally Bharatiya Janata Party…

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‘RBI shouldn’t hike rate for fear of Budget stoking inflation’

New Delhi, Feb 4 :  The RBI should refrain from raising interest rates owing to concerns about inflation being stoked by the pro-farm sector proposals of the budget 2018-19, industry chamber Assocham said on Sunday ahead of the central bank’s final bi-monthly monetary policy review of the…

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Where’s the Naga accord, Rahul asks Modi

New Delhi, Feb 4 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his 2015 claim on Naga peace accord which is “nowhere to be found”.
“August 2015, Modi claims to create history by signing the Naga accord. Feb(ruary) 2018, Naga accord is…

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