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Techno Breakthrough: An app that could treat people suffering from late-life depression

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NEW ORLEANS: Another addition in the world of technologies! An innovative video game – app known as Project: EVO could certainly assist in healing oldies suffering from late-life depression as well as detect lurking concerns apropos cognition among them.

According to the details, the app is an in-person therapy modus operandi called Problem-Solving Therapy (PST) that works with phones and tabs. It is structured so as to recover focus and heed at a fundamental neurological level.

Those who used the app exhibit particular cognitive advantages like better frame of mind, concentration together with self-reported function.

It has been observed that persons, with an average age of 60 and above, going through late-life depression complain about focusing mess if it is the matter of accomplishing own ambitions.   The reason could be that their mind diverts on account of their agonizes.

One of the investigators from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Joaquin A. Anguera maintained that EVO was not meant to cure people with extreme depression.

However, it could ease those warning signs by recovering cognitive troubles.

So as to determine this, the panel tried out adults suffering from the said ailment. All of the participants have been picked out on randomized basis.

They have reported their up shots in the study published in Depression and Anxiety.

 

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Sigh of relief: A blood test could timely spot eight cancers!

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SYDNEY: Cancer is a lethal sickness that leads its victims to the bite the dust sooner or later. Only those could survive whose tumors are diagnosed at the early stages.

According to Australian investigators now we can detect eight widespread cancers (ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, oesophagus, bowel, lung and breast) in the early stages via a new blood test. Also, this would boost the odds of survival of the victims.

While maintaining that it would be safe screening test, the study author from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Australia, Jeanne Tie noted that this is the first sort of its test that gives promising results when it comes to diagnose eight sorts of cancers, which are accountable to take millions of life per annum.

Connoisseurs have been reiterating for so long that there is an urgent need of such kind of advancement that could spot cancer ahead of time. However, the novel blood assessment could detect tumor prematurely and the results are up to 70 percent promising.

Writing in the study, published in the journal Science, the pundits delineated that the blood test screens for major proteins and gene mutations that insinuate towards the existence of the tumors.

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Eight unhealthy habits that spoil your kidneys!

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KARACHI: Kidneys wipe out waste from the blood. The main function of them is to control minerals in the blood while generating hormones, which in return, keep blood pressure under control and produce red blood cells. Nevertheless, individuals take it light when it comes to take care of their kidneys.

Keeping this in the view, Newspakistan.tv is equipping its viewers with some unhealthy habits that can potentially cause damage to kidneys and those are:

Excessive Salt, meat and processed food consumption: Asians tend to in take too much salt. However, it escalates blood pressure and triggers kidney stones.

Besides, over consumption of meat could produce acid in the blood and if it exceeds its limit, that would be difficult for kidneys to wash off the blood. Also, the ingestion of processed food spoils your kidneys. 

Soda Ingestion: It has been scientifically proven that soda could potentially affect kidney function, resulting into mounting severe problems.

Imbibing Pain Slayers: People tend to pop out pain killers on a daily basis without knowing the harmful impacts of it. According to the experts, regular use of such pills could not only damage kidney but wreaks its failure as well.

Scarcity of Water: Water helps kidneys to function properly. Its paucity makes your kidneys more vulnerable to damage.

Extreme Workout: Yes, you have just heard the true bit! Exercising intensely could wreak scarring to your kidneys.

Heartburn Prescriptions: Use of such pills for a long period of time could impact your kidneys non-constructively.

Smoking and Drinking Alcohol: Both are considered injurious to your kidneys. However, if you indulge in both habits, you are five times more prone to mount acute kidney injury.

It is pertinent to mention here if you feel symptoms such as cold, exhaustion, irritated skin, wooziness, nausea, bad breath, pain and changes in urine, consult with the doctor at once as these can be the warning signs of developing kidney chaos.

Not to mention that everyone can keep their kidneys strong by staying fit, drinking plenty of water, guzzling down balanced diet and staying away from unhealthy activities and habits.

 

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Militants shot two female polio workers, two cops dead in Quetta!

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QUETTA: A mother-daughter polio-virus vaccinating duo was gunned down by unidentified militants when they were administrating polio drops in Shalkot area today.

In a separate attack earlier today, two policemen were shot dead in the Zarghoon Road area. Assailants in both the attacks bolted from the scene. 

It is pertinent to mention here that a mole disguised as a polio worker managed to get tissues of OBL family that ultimately enabled the Seals attack and kill him.

Hence Talibaan reckon the drops as: i) A facade for espionage; ii) an attempt to sterilize Muslims. 

 

 

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