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Intellectual disability: Researchers identify 26 novel genes linked to mental retardation

Intellectual disability: Researchers identify 26 novel genes linked to mental retardation

Intellectual disability is frequently caused by recessive genes, meaning that an affected child gets a defective copy of the gene from each parent.

Congenital Hypothyroidism scan vital to avoid mental damage in new borns

With an aim to diagnose Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH) early among new borns and avert physical and mental retardation, health experts on Thursday urged the government to make compulsory the screening for CH among all new borns.

Govt to increase expenditure for welfare of disabled persons

The government today announced to increase expenditure on the empowerment and welfare of Persons with Disabilities (PwD) from the present 4.31 crore to 45 crore per year in the coming two years.

MoU for health insurance cover for disabled persons signed

 A memorandum of understanding was signed today for providing comprehensive and affordable health insurance cover for the Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).