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How malaria parasite invades initial target liver

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 09:08

Washington D.C, Nov 27 : Researchers have uncovered an essential interaction between malaria parasites and liver cells.

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More than 25 pc middle, low class Indians `beer-bellied`

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 03:14

Washington, Nov 27 - Seems like obesity is no longer confined to India's prosperous elite as more than one in four middle-aged Indians on low and middling incomes has been found to carry an unhealthy midriff bulge, with women most likely to carry a spare tyre.

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Mobile phone can help better control BP

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 07:55

Washington D. C, Nov 26 - An interactive web system with the help of your mobile phone can be an effective tool for better blood pressure control, according to a new study.

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Stored fat makes it harder to lose weight

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 11:33

Washington D. C, Nov 25 - A new research has come up with an explanation as to why some find it harder to lose weight, suggesting that the fatter we are, the more our body appears to produce a protein that inhibits our ability to burn fat.

The findings may have implications for the treatment of obesity and other metabolic diseases.

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Your intuition can keep you from cheating

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 09:33

Washington D.C, Nov 25 : People who rely on their intuition are, at times, less likely to cheat, according to a new study.

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Sleeping for eight hours can enhance memory

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 09:27

Washington D. C., Nov. 24 - A new study has revealed that people are significantly better at remembering faces and names if they sleep for up to eight hours after seeing those faces and names for the first time.

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Now, a new compound that can speed up diabetic wound healing

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 07:33

Washington D. C., Nov. 24 - In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have found a compound that accelerates wound healing in diabetes patients, which can help to make new treatment strategies.

University of Notre Dame researchers have reported the discovery of a MMP-9 inhibitor referred to as ND-336 which can help in healing diabetic wounds.

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'Loneliness' can increase risk of premature death

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 07:07

Washington D.C., Nov. 24 : A new study has revealed that loneliness triggers cellular changes that can increase the risk of premature death by 14 percent.

The study shows that loneliness leads to fight-or-flight stress signalling, which can ultimately affect the production of white blood cells.

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Make your heart smile with `healthy` choco pills

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 07:36

London, Nov 22 - There's a new chocolate in town, which is healthy, calorie-free, and no fun at all. A new research has introduced chocolate in a pill.

The cocoa extract in the nutritional supplement, which includes the compound flavanols, is said to improve blood circulation and help keep a healthy heart, the Independent reports.

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7 minutes of meditation can combat racism

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 03:38

Washington D.C, Nov 20 : All you need is just 7 minutes of meditation to fight racism as a new study has revealed that this technique that's intended to create feelings of kindness can also reduce prejudice.

The study found that just seven minutes of Loving-kindness meditation (LKM), a Buddhist practise that promotes unconditional kindness towards oneself and others, is effective at reducing racial bias.

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E-cigarette ads may up usage among teens

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 03:19

Washington D.C, Nov 20 : E-cigarettes advertisements may not be good for young adults as a new study has revealed that these ads may enhance curiosity and usage among them.

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Key to happy relationship? Weekly sex!

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 03:18

Washington D.C, Nov 19 : When it comes to a couple's happiness, an active sex life is important, but they don't have to go at it like rabbits as a new study has revealed that those who engage in coitus weekly are the happiest.

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Can't hold drink? Blame your genes

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 07:35

Washington D. C, Nov 18 - A new study's DNA-boozy hijinks link can be the perfect excuse for those embarrassing moments at the parties.

University of Helsinki researchers have found that some people are genetically predisposed to reckless or impulsive behaviour when under the influence of alcohol.

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Feed your kid 'good' breakfast for 'good' marks

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:48

Washington D. C., Nov. 17 - A new study has found that children who eat breakfast regularly often achieve higher academic outcomes.

Researchers at Cardiff University found that the odds of achieving an above average educational performance were up to twice as high for pupils who ate breakfast, compared with those who did not.

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Prostate cancer patients can benefit from Yoga

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:14

Washington D. C., Nov. 17 - A new study has revealed that men with prostate cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy can benefit from practicing yoga.

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`Potato roasties`, `dark toasties` can give you cancer

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 05:03

Wellington, Nov 16 : You may want to reconsider your favorite breakfast meal as a new study has revealed that dark toasts and roast potatoes can give you cancer.

The study by the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) measured the amount of acrylamide - a cancer-causing toxin - in roast potatoes, chips and toast cooked in the home, reported.

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Sticks, stones may break your bones, but words will bloat you!

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 03:50

London, Nov 16 : Your vocabulary may be making you fat, according to a new study.

The research, conducted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society, claims to have found that hearing certain words makes us reach for unhealthy food, the Mirror reported.

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Can't sleep? Blame your phone

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 07:40

London, Nov 15 - A new study has suggested that smartphones, tablets and e-readers should have 'bed mode' to protect sleep as their blue-light emission can keep you up at night.

Evelina Children's Hospital's Paul Gringras said that since every new model was "bluer and brighter," the setting should filter out the blue light that delays the body clock and keeps people awake later into the evening.

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Living alone is bad for your diet

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 07:16

London, Nov 15 - If you live alone, you probably have unhealthy diet, according to a new study.

The Queensland University of Technology researchers found that people living on their own are more likely to have unhealthy diets that lack key nutrients, the Guardian reported.

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How malaria parasite grows

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 05:33

Washington D.C, Nov 14 - A team of scientists has explained the key to malaria's rampant growth.

Scientists from The University of Nottingham have uncovered the role of cyclin, the protein molecule that drives the growth of malaria within mosquitoes.

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