Monthly Archives: December 2018

Father’s post-natal depression linked to emotional stress in teen girls, finds study

Post-natal depression in fathers, in addition to mothers, bring emotional problemsfor their teenage daughters, finds a new study. The study found that almost one in 20 new fathers suffered depression in the weeks after their child was born. However, this association of increased risk applied only to teenage daughters. Sons remained unaffected. The reason for this “handing on” effect could be… Read More »

J&K nullifies employees mediclaim policy

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered revocation of the Group Mediclaim Insurance Policy for its employees starting from midnight December 31, following reports of irregularities in its allotment. An order issued by the state government here said: “Sanction is hereby accorded to the revocation/withdrawal of government order number 406-FD of 2018 issued on September 9 regarding the… Read More »

AI system learns to diagnose, classify intracranial haemorrhage, say researchers

Researchers have developed a system using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to quickly diagnose and classify brain haemorrhages and to provide the basis of its decisions from relatively small image datasets. According to the researchers, such a system could become an indispensable tool for hospital emergency departments evaluating patients with symptoms of a potentially life-threatening stroke, allowing rapid application of the correct… Read More »

Novel robotic system capable of learning ownership relations, norms

Researchers have developed a robotic system capable of representing, learning and inferring ownership relations and norms that may address some challenges associated with teaching robots social norms and how to conform to them. According to the researchers from Yale University, ownership norms are a set of social norms that help to navigate shared environments in… Read More »

Antibiotic overuse is high in common urology procedures, finds study

Antibiotics are being overused in patients undergoing common urological procedures, which exposes them to potential harm including an increased risk of infection by C. difficile bacteria, researchers warned. Clostridium difficile, often called C. difficile, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhoea to potentially fatal inflammation of the colon. The study showed that… Read More »