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Dance festivals introduce new generation to ecstasy

Dance festivals introduce new generation to ecstasy

According to the European Union drug agency, ecstasy usage is reviving and is becoming the preferred drug among youngsters across the UK and Europe. The return of ecstasy, which is the common name for MDMA, is much stronger than earlier.

The 2016 European Drug Report reveals that strong evidence has been found suggesting the revival of ecstasy’s popularity among the conventional drug users and also the new generation of youngsters.

Around 75% of 12-year-old children are not adequately checked for diabetes

Around 75% of 12-year-old children are not adequately checked for diabetes

The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit of young people in England and Wales for 2014-15 found that almost one quarter of 12-year-old children go through all seven recommended health checks performed annually. In other words, there are almost 75% of children who are not receiving proper checks to monitor their diabetic status.

Britain wants world leaders to take steps to battle colistin resistant infection

Britain wants world leaders to take steps to battle colistin resistant infection

The first to be a victim of antibiotic resistant bacterial infection in the US is a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman. The drug resistant bacterial infection is a serious concern as this cannot be treated by colistin, used only when no other drug functions. Spread of resistant bacterial infection to more countries has forced Britain on Friday to tell G7 industrial powers to strengthen its fight against the dreaded superbug.

Global efforts needed to fight superbugs that could kill millions by 2050

Global efforts needed to fight superbugs that could kill millions by 2050

Britain's Treasury secretary Jim O'Neil released outcome of an 18 month review into antimicrobial resistance. The results came as warning that superbugs will kill 10 million people a year till 2050 if appropriate steps are not taken to stop them. The death toll anticipated is bigger than number of people who die with cancer every year.

Scientists find way to replicate spider silk in lab

Scientists find way to replicate spider silk in lab

Scientists have created ‘liquid wire’ taking inspiration from spider webs. The sticky substance in a spider web that traps the flies also plays a part in maintaining tension in the web, and now scientists have figured out a way of copying this in the lab using a 'liquid wire' that has a number of the same properties of spider webs.

But, a spider web doesn’t sag in the wind because it’s composed of the gossamer fibers that are coated in watery glue, which catches any slack when the threads get stretched and trap flies.

Majority in a survey rates healthy bonds as most important factor for mental health

Majority in a survey rated healthy bonds as most important factor for mental hea

Men being social animal cannot survive without interaction. Human interactions or bonding is one of the primary needs of human beings. A new study conducted by the Mental Health Foundation found that people consider making social relationships a first and foremost factor that keeps one mentally sound. The study emphasized on the need to form bonds to improve mental health.

Report provides first comprehensive assessment of world’s plants

Report provides first comprehensive assessment of world’s plants

A report by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in England has come up with the first complete assessment of the plants around the world. The assessment has concluded that there are nearly 390,900 plant species science knows, excluding mosses, algae, liverworts and hornworts, out of which around projected 369,000 are flowering plants.

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