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19-Jan-2017 New York

Gestational diabetes may up postpartum depression risk

Gestational diabetes is likely to raise the risk of depression after childbirth in first-time mothers, a study has found.Gestational diabetes is a form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women.The findings showed that women with a history of depression are more...

19-Jan-2017 New York

Heartbeat to soon unlock electronic health records

What if your heartbeat can safeguard your electronic health records in the near future? Researchers from Binghamton University believe so and have used the heart's electrical pattern as an encryption key for electronic records.The cost and complexity of traditional...

18-Jan-2017 Washington

A third of adults with asthma may not have it

As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday, looked at 613 randomly selected patients from 10 Canadian...

15-Jan-2017 New York

Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

Maintaining high levels of fitness through physical activity such as walking, jogging, swimming, or dancing may increase brain function and boost memory -- the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer's disease - in older adults, researchers say.The finding showed that...

15-Jan-2017 London

Changing location may help bring changes in yourself

Want to make your New Year resolution successful? Try relocating, as it may help to overcome the things one wants to change in themselves, a new study says.The study showed that the time for successful habit change is not based on the calendar, but on big...

15-Jan-2017 London

Sulphuric acid clouds caused darkness, cold, killing dinosaurs

Millions of years ago, tiny droplets of sulphuric acid formed high up in the air after an asteroid hit the Earth, making it dark and cold for several years and resulted in the extinction of dinosaurs from the planet, a study has revealed.The study conducted by...

15-Jan-2017 New York

20-minute exercise is all you need to be fit

If you can spare 20 minutes everyday for moderate exercise, it will stimulate your immune system and make you less prone to diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia, a new research has found.Scientists at the University of California (UC) in San Diego found...

14-Jan-2017 London

Don't think your kids are obese, else they gain weight

If you think that your child is overweight, chances are that he or she may gain more weight as they grow up.According to a new study, parents' perception of their children as overweight could have unintended negative consequences on their children's health.Children...

13-Jan-2017 New York

Brain protein behind depression in pregnancy

Low levels of a brain protein during pregnancy can cause depression in the mother and low birth weight in the baby, a study has found.The findings showed that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) commonly known to regulate moods, is also vital for the...

12-Jan-2017 New York

Chimps prefer to choose genetically different mates : Study

When seeking a mate, chimpanzees get more selective and choose a partner whose genetic makeup most differs from their own, researchers have found.The study showed that chimps can differentiate between genetically similar mates and more distant ones, even...

12-Jan-2017 Toronto

Weight lifting exercises may cut risks of heart disease, diabetes

Your new year resolution of hitting the gym to indulge in some weight lifting exercises may not only help you tone those muscles, but also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as Type 2 diabetes, researchers say.The findings showed that resistance-based...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Don't just make right food choices, exercise too

Being healthy is more than just making the right food choices - it's also about supplementing healthy food choices with increased participation in physical activity, says an expert, who feels a few exercise trends must be incorporated into one's daily life.Susan...

11-Jan-2017 New York

Not all selfie lovers are narcissists

Contrary to the common perception that people who post frequent selfies on social media platforms are generally narcissists, a new study now says selfie lovers may have different motives which often extend beyond self-obsession and showing off.After analysing...

10-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Drop in temperature may increase cardio-vascular disease risk

Several factors such as a drop in body temperature, decreased level of vitamin D in the body and an increase of blood viscosity may heighten the risk of cardio-vascular diseases during the winter season, an expert said on Tuesday.Besides a sudden dip in temperature...

08-Jan-2017 London

Ozzy overdosed on pills when Sharon had cancer

Singer Kelly Osbourne has revealed in her upcoming book "There Is No F***ing Secret" that her star father Ozzy overdosed when he learned his wife Sharon suffered a seizure during her cancer treatments.Kelly recalls that when she ran to tell her father they...

08-Jan-2017 London

Ozzy overdosed on pills when Sharon had cancer

Singer Kelly Osbourne has revealed in her upcoming book "There Is No Fing Secret" that her star father Ozzy overdosed when he learned his wife Sharon suffered a seizure during her cancer treatments.Kelly recalls that when she ran to tell her father they needed...

08-Jan-2017 Tokyo

Cell phones distract less frequent internet users more

If you are an infrequent internet user, then mere presence of a smartphone can adversely affect your cognitive performance, a study has found."The mere presence of a mobile phone was a distraction among infrequent internet users," said Jun-ichiro Kawahara,...

08-Jan-2017 New York

Change eating schedule to lose your weight

Simply changing your eating schedule like taking the last meal of the day by the mid-afternoon can help burn fat and lose weight, suggests new research.The study that tested early time-restricted feeding (eTRF) on humans found that this meal-timing strategy...

08-Jan-2017 Toronto

Salt can make surgical masks into a virus killer

Researchers have developed a special salt treatment that can make common surgical masks capable of trapping and killing airborne viruses."Surgical masks were originally designed to protect the wearer from infectious droplets in clinical settings, but it does not...

07-Jan-2017 London

Kidney failure patients on dialysis at risk of early death

Kidney failure patients on dialysis tend to have altered blood clots which increases their risk of dying prematurely, especially from cardiovascular causes, according to a study.The study found that these patients tended to have a denser clot structure than...

06-Jan-2017 New York

Researchers find way to make wounds heal without scars

By transforming the most common type of cells found in wounds into fat cells, researchers have reported finding a way to manipulate wounds to heal as regenerated skin rather than scar tissue. "Essentially, we can manipulate wound healing so that it leads...

06-Jan-2017 New York

An hour-long nap may boost memory, thinking in elderly

An hour-long nap after lunch may help older adults to preserve their memories, improve their ability to think clearly as well as to make decisions, a study has found.Sleep plays a key role in helping older adults maintain their healthy mental function,...

06-Jan-2017 London

Why starch in bananas, potatoes may be good for health

Consuming foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes that are rich in resistant starch may help check blood sugar, enhance satiety as well as improve gut health, a study has found.Resistant starch is a form of starch that is not digested in the small...

06-Jan-2017 Washington

Humans settled in Tibet at least 7,400 years ago : Study

Humans likely established permanent settlements on the high-altitude Tibetan plateau at least 7,400 years ago, much before the advent of agriculture 5,200 years ago, says a study.The findings are based on an extensive analysis of human handprints and footprints...

06-Jan-2017 London

'Toxic' boss may ruin your health, reputation : Study

Feel like bullying your colleagues at workplace or indulge in counterproductive work behaviour? Beware, your toxic boss may be the reason, a study suggests.According to the study, people who work for bosses who display psychopathic and narcissistic traits...

05-Jan-2017 London

Arctic area pollutants threatening polar bear : Study

The exposure of the Arctic ecosystem to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is toxic to the health of endangered polar bears, researchers warn.POPs are chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, travel long distances, accumulate in...

04-Jan-2017 New York

Vaccine shows promise in fight against breast cancer

An experimental vaccine is safe and effectively stimulates the immune system leading to regression of early-stage breast cancer, show results of a clinical trial.The researchers created the vaccine from immune cells called dendritic cells that are harvested...

03-Jan-2017 New York

Detecting misinformation can boost memory : Study

People who can notice misinformation that is inconsistent with the original event may have better memory compared with people who never saw the misinformation, a study has found.The findings showed that although exposure to misinformation seemed to impair memory...

03-Jan-2017 New York

Alcohol abuse increases risk of heart disease

Alcohol addiction can increase the risk of heart attack, atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure along with other risk factors like diabetes and high blood pressure, a study has found.The findings showed that alcohol abuse was associated with a two-fold...

02-Jan-2017 London

How our memories become permanent

Scientists have for the first time identified a mechanism that regulates rhythmic brain waves that play a key role in making our memories permanent.Memories undergo a consolidation process which stabilises and makes them become stronger -- a process where brain...

01-Jan-2017 New York

Being more social this New Year could help improve health

This New Year, be a little more social as friends and family have great potential to help you develop new healthy habits and stay the course, suggests a study.The study suggests that hospitals can also engineer social incentives among friends and family to...

01-Jan-2017 London

Using 'fire to fight fire' to combat disease could backfire

A "fire to fight fire" treatment billed as a potential breakthrough in the fight against disease, including cancer, could back-fire and make the disease more damaging in some circumstances, a new research has found.It showed that introducing 'friendlier'...

01-Jan-2017 New York

Genetic flaw tied to Alzheimer's was not always so bad

A gene mutation linked to Alzheimer's disease and other age-related cognitive declines in our relatively safe and sterile post-industrial setting might have actually helped protect us from cognitive decline in ancient times, a new research suggests.The...

01-Jan-2017 New York

Molecules designed to reduce damage after heart attack

Researchers have designed molecules with the potential to deliver healing power to stressed cells -- such as those involved in heart attacks.The research, at a cellular level in the laboratory, involves organic molecules that break down to release hydrogen sulphide...

28-Dec-2016 New York

Shoulder pain may indicate heart disease risk

If you are having shoulder problems, they may be due to some heart disease risk factors - not just physical strain, warns a new study."If someone has rotator cuff problems, it could be a sign that there is something else going on. They may need to manage...

25-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Ways to lose post pregnancy weight

It is very important to take care of your body after delivering a baby as the body becomes very weak internally and externally because of hormonal changes in the young mother. Keep yourself hydrated and consume adequate calories, says an expert.Celebrity...

23-Dec-2016 New York

Feeling discriminated may lead to sleep problems

You can literally lose sleep over discrimination as a new study has found that people who perceive more unfairness in daily life have higher rates of sleep problems."Discrimination is an important factor associated with sleep measures in middle-aged adults,"...

23-Dec-2016 New York

New tattoo ink may improve treatment for skin cancer patients

Researchers have developed a new tattoo ink that glows only under certain light conditions and disappears later. It can better help in surgical treatment of patients with a form of skin cancer much more than the commercially available tattoo pigments.Tattoos may...

18-Dec-2016 Toronto

Heartburn medication lowers cancer patients' survival chances

Medications for heartburn and gastric issues could lower possibility of survival and recovery for cancer patients, researchers have found.According to a University of Alberta study, published in journal JAMA Oncology, the proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are...

18-Dec-2016 New York

Diabetic women using IUDs less prone to heart attacks, strokes

Diabetic women who use contraception measures such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and under-the-skin implants are less likely to have strokes and heart attacks, researchers have found.The study found these birth control measures are the safest options for women...

17-Dec-2016 London

BP lowering drugs may block cancer invasion

Drugs used to lower blood pressure can potentially block breast and pancreatic cancer invasion by inhibiting their cellular structures, say researchers.The study discovered that calcium channel blockers -- currently used to treat hypertension -- can efficiently...

16-Dec-2016 New York

New blood test can predict throat cancer recurrence

Researchers have identified that a blood serum test for two specific antibodies of human papillomavirus may act as a potential biomarker to predict the relapse of a type of throat cancer.Oropharyngeal cancer -- which occurs in the throat, tonsils and back of the...

14-Dec-2016 London

Yoga can improve mental health for kids under home care

Regular practise of Kundalini Yoga -- which incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation and the chanting of mantras -- can potentially help improve the health and psychological well being of children as well as the workforce in residential...

12-Dec-2016 New York

Breast cancer more likely to return in lonely survivors

More socially isolated breast cancer survivors are at increased risk of a relapse -- thereby increasing their risk of dying -- while women with larger social networks experience better outcomes, new research has found."It is well established that larger social...

11-Dec-2016 New York

Depression drug cuts joint pain for women with breast cancer

A drug typically used to treat depression and anxiety can significantly reduce joint pain in postmenopausal women being treated for early stage breast cancer, says a study.The researches conducted a trial to test whether duloxetine, a depression and anxiety...

10-Dec-2016 London

Why do your mothers' meals taste so good?

Ever wondered why you can't simply resist that mouth-watering chicken or delicious chocolate cake made by your mother?According to researchers, food that is perceived to have been "made with love" tastes more delicious.The emotional perception of taste can...

09-Dec-2016 London

Heavy drinking during youth can disrupt brain development

Excessive alcohol use during adolescence can disrupt the development of brain and increase risk of substance use disorder later in life, a study says."The maturation of the brain is still ongoing in adolescence, and especially the frontal areas and the cingulate...

08-Dec-2016 New York

Drones to transport blood in rural areas soon

Not just pizzas or groceries, drones can one day transport blood for transfusion to hospitals in rural areas -- while keeping it safe and intact -- in less time.In what is believed to be the first proof-of-concept study of its kind, researchers from Johns...

08-Dec-2016 London

Why are humans constantly interested in sex?

Have you ever wondered why are we constantly interested in sex while most animals have periods when they come into heat, and outside these periods they do not find sex interesting at all? A new study says that the reason we function this way is because sex...

08-Dec-2016 New York

Saturn moons younger than previously thought : Study

Saturn's moons may be younger than previously thought, says a study based on freshly-harvested data from NASA's Cassini mission."All of these Cassini mission measurements are changing our view of the Saturnian system, as it turns our old theories upside down,"...

06-Dec-2016 London

Cancer drug may help women grow new eggs : Study

Treatment with common chemotherapy drug combination appears to increase the number of young eggs in women's ovaries, a new research has found.Although it is too soon to link the outcome to fertility, researchers believe more research is needed to better understand...

05-Dec-2016 London

Handful of nuts daily cuts risk of heart disease, cancer

Eating at least 20 gram of nuts a day -- equivalent to a handful -- can reduce the risk of a wide range of diseases including heart disease and cancer, new research has found.Handful of nuts daily can cut people's risk of coronary heart disease by nearly 30...

04-Dec-2016 New York

Want to live longer? Quit smoking

Individuals who quit tobacco even in their 60s can increase their life-expectancy, a study has found.In the study, the researchers found that only 27.9 per cent of those who quit in their sixties had died compared to 33.1 per cent of those who never gave up.The...

02-Dec-2016 London

Why could men be more at risk of diabetes?

Men accumulate more iron than women making them prone to Type 2 diabetes, researchers said. Two-fifth of men as compared to one-fifth of women were at risk.Iron is a micronutrient that is required in the formation of some essential body proteins and enzymes,...

29-Nov-2016 London

Your love for coffee may prevent risk of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

If you drink 3-5 cups of coffee a day, new research spells good news for you! A moderate intake of coffee may provide protection against age-related cognitive decline and other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, says...

24-Nov-2016 New York

This skin patch does more than monitor sweat

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind soft, flexible microfluidic device that easily adheres to the skin and connects wirelessly with a smartphone to measure the wearer's sweat to show how his or her body is responding to exercise.Sweat is a rich, chemical...

20-Nov-2016 New York

Poor sleep may adversely affect kidney function

Short and poor quality of sleep may worsen kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), says a study."Short sleep and fragmented sleep are significant yet unappreciated risk factors for CKD progression," said one of the researchers, Ana Ricardo,...

19-Nov-2016 New York

Kids with autism miss significance of eye contact

Young children with autism look less at other people's eyes because they miss the significance of social information in others' eyes, new research has found.While reduced eye contact is a well-known symptom of autism used in early screeners and diagnostic...

19-Nov-2016 Washington

Weight loss may help prevent blood cancer

Maintaining healthy weight can help people with a benign blood disorder reduce the risk of its progress into multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood, new research suggests .Multiple myeloma is preceded by a blood disorder called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined...

18-Nov-2016 London

Reducing salt intake may protect heart, kidney health

Reducing sodium intake may provide significant improvements in kidney and heart health among patients suffering from chronic kidney disease, new research has found.The study showed that in patients with chronic kidney disease, dietary sodium restriction reduced...

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