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Animal Study: Exercise Can Boost Metabolism

A new study shows neurons in mice that influence metabolism are active for up to two days after a single workout. The  study , published in the journal  Molecular Metabolism , offers new insight into the brain's potential role in fitness and may provide a target for developing therapies that improve metabolism.

Maternal Health in Bhutan Improves

The situation of maternal health in the country has improved over the years. The maternal mortality rate (MMR) has decreased to 89 in 2017 from 380 per 100,000 live births in 1994. This is according to a study on the situation of maternal health in Bhutan, published in the recent Bhutan Health Journal .

Do Indian Women have Basic Health Rights?

India is still a land of missing women. A study, in 2011, reported as a result of selective abortions between 1980 and 2010, foeticide claimed the lives of 12 million Indian girls. 

India rates poorly in global human development rankings. In 2018, it ranked 130 out of 189 countries, and stands 127 in the Gender Inequality Index. Now, how empowered is India's surviving female population (about 59 crore) in terms of access to basic health rights. 

Findings: Bacteria Rely on Classic Business Model

The pneumonia causing pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa has developed a twin-track strategy to colonize its host. It generates two different cells – motile spreaders and virulent stickers. Researchers have now elucidated how the germ attaches to tissue within seconds and consecutively spreads. Just like the business model: settling – growing – expanding.

OSA Patients: Slow-Release Morphine May Be Safe for Some

A 40-mg dose of slow-release morphine may be safe for non-severely obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), researchers in Australia report.  "Slow-release morphine did not seem to be the OSA of the men in our study." For most of the men, there were no differences in breathing during sleep whether they received oral 40-mg slow-release morphine or placebo, "said Dr. David Wang. 

Cholera Epidemics In Yemen: Lack of Preparedness and Insecurity Hampered Response

Between April 27, 2017 and July 1, 2018, more than one million suspected cases of cholera in two waves were reported in Yemen, which had been declared a high-level emergency by the United Nations in 2015. Humanitarian organizations implemented a robust response to cholera despite numerous challenges including famine-like conditions, active civil conflict and destroyed health infrastructure within a shrinking humanitarian space in Yemen.