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Memory, not Facebook, is biggest threat to your love life

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 03:53

Washington D.C, Oct 4 - As per a recent study, memory is a greater threat to the romantic relationships than Facebook.

The study was designed to test whether contacts in a person's Facebook friends list who are romantically desirable are more or less of a threat to an existing relationship than are potential partners a person can recall from memory.

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How moms' exposure to lead can affect future generation

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 03:39

 Washington D.C, Oct 4  - A team of researchers has discovered that high levels of lead in moms' blood not only affect the fetal cells of their unborn children, but also their grandchildren.

In the Wayne State University study led by Douglas Ruden, researchers revealed that lead exposure can cause specific changes in DNA methylation, which can be detected in dried blood spots beyond one generation.

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Toddlers' asthma meds curb growth

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 09:29

Washington D.C, Oct 3 - A new study has linked asthma medications taken during infancy to stunted growth.

Infants given asthma medications during their first 2 years of age are likely to be stunted in later life, according to the findings that highlight the importance of using these medicines in infants appropriately.

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Here`s how e-cigarette vendors promote culture of 'vaping' online

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 07:39

 Washington D.C, Oct 3 - As per a recent study, online e-cigarette vendors engage customers by using popular internet tools.

First introduced in the United States in 2007, electronic cigarettes have risen dramatically in part because they are popularly considered safer and more socially acceptable than combustible cigarettes and because there are fewer restrictions on their purchase and use.

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`Night owls` more prone to weight gain

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 07:14

 Washington D.C., Oct. 2 - A new study has revealed that sleeping late at night could lead to weight gain in teenagers and adults.

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Scientists develop insulin secreting cells to treat diabetes

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:11

 Washington D.C., Oct.1 - In a breakthrough discovery, scientists have developed a new technique to create insulin producing cells that may treat diabetes.

Currently one of the most promising therapies in the fight against diabetes is the replacement of beta cells. In the replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes, human pancreatic duct-derived cells (HDDCs) are an attractive source of cells.

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Tripura's traditional practitioners take steps to conserve herbal biodiversity to revive Ayurveda

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 05:35

Kanchanpur (North Tripura), Sept.30 - Ayurveda, which literally means the science of life, is an ancient Indian system of natural and holistic medicine.

The Atharvaveda, one of the four Vedas in Indian civilization, is the origin of Ayurvedic practices which includes the use of herbal medicines along with mineral or metal supplementation, surgical techniques, opium, and application of oil by massages.

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By 2025, early deaths from heart disease, stroke expected to rise

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 04:29

Washington D.C, Sept 30 - As per a recent study, deaths from heart disease and stroke could rise unless countries address risk factors.

Over the next decade, early deaths from cardiovascular disease are expected to climb from 5.9 million in 2013 to 7.8 million in 2025 - according to the first-ever forecasting analysis for heart disease from the Global Burden of Disease project.

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Women likelier to be seen as less 'creative thinkers' than men

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 08:03

 Washington D.C., Sept 29 - A new study has revealed that men are more likely to be seen as creative thinkers than women.

In the study, researchers from the Duke University randomly assigned 80 participants to read a passage describing a type of creativity: the ability to think outside the box or the ability to connect the dots.

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Majority of cancer patients lack access to safe, affordable surgery

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 07:17

Washington D.C., Sept 29 - A new study has revealed that over three-quarters of people with cancer worldwide have no access to safe surgery.

Lead Commissioner Richard Sullivan of the King's College London said that with many competing health priorities and substantial financial constraints in many low- and middle-income countries, surgical services for cancer were given low priority within national cancer plans and were allocated few resources.

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Here`s why some `longtime smokers` have healthy lungs

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 05:36

London, Sept 28 - A team of scientists has come out with a reason behind why some people appear to have healthy lungs despite a lifetime of smoking.

The analysis of more than 50,000 people showed favourable mutations in people's DNA-enhanced lung function and masked the deadly impact of smoking.

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Alcohol, drug addicts far likelier to smoke

Sun, 09/27/2015 - 07:39

Washington D.C, Sept 27 - A team of researchers has revealed that around the world, those who are treated for addiction are far more likely to smoke.

People in addiction treatment programs around the world use tobacco at two to three times the rate of people who are not being treated for addiction, according to a review of research studies from 20 countries other than the United States.

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Boozing much? Anti-diabetic drugs can help you with that addiction

Sat, 09/26/2015 - 05:01

 Washington D.C, Sept 26 - If you want to get rid of the alcohol addiction, then this is for you. A recent study has found that diabetes medication can be used to treat alcohol dependence.

A new study on mice and rats at Sahlgrenska Academy shows that a medication used for diabetes and obesity also could be a valuable tool for the treatment of alcohol dependence.

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Ladies! One beer a week keeps heart attack risks weak

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 07:48

Washington D.C, Sept 25 - Ladies, you may want to start necking beer once every week as a new study suggests that moderate beer consumption runs lower risk of heart attack.

Women who drink beer at most once or twice per week run a 30 per cent lower risk of heart attack, compared with both heavy drinkers and women who never drink beer. These are the findings of a Swedish study which has followed 1,500 women over a period of almost 50 years.

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Teenage years, a critical growth time for memory

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 09:35

 Washington D.C, Sept 24 - As per a recent study, the adolescent brain may be especially sensitive to new memories, social stress and drug use.

Adolescence, like infancy, has been said to include distinct sensitive periods during which brain plasticity is heightened; but in a review of the neuroscience literature, University College London (UCL) researchers saw little evidence for this claim.

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Cultivate optimism with your brain`s help to lessen anxiety

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:54

Washington D.C, Sept 23 - If you are feeling anxious, then you may want to check your orbitofrontal cortex and cultivate your optimism.

A new study links anxiety, a brain structure called the orbitofrontal cortex, and optimism, finding that healthy adults who have larger OFCs tend to be more optimistic and less anxious.

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More fruits, non-starchy veggies can help you shed those extra kilos

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 04:56

Washington D.C, Sept 23 - You may want to start eating more fruits and non-starchy vegetables as a new study has associated them with less weight gain.

Increased consumption of fruits and non-starchy vegetables is inversely associated with weight change, according to the longitudinal study conducted by Monica Bertoia of Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and colleagues.

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Digestible batteries required to create electronic pills

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 09:05

Washington D.C., Sept. 22  Scientists have revealed that electronic pills can be used if digestible batteries are created.

Researchers are still searching for electronic materials (like batteries and circuits) that pose no risk if they get stuck in our bodies.

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Health Ministry monitoring situation arising out of Dengue

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 07:34

New Delhi, Sept. 22 - Union Health Minister JP Nadda has said that his ministry has been constantly monitoring the situation arising out of Dengue.

He said, there is an adequate stock of diagnostic kits and facilities in these hospitals.

More than 500 beds have been exclusively earmarked for Dengue patients in Central government hospitals in Delhi.

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Targeting exercise doesn't reduce effects of prolonged sitting

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 05:05

Washington D.C., Sept 22 - A new study has found that targeting physical activity and increasing the level of exercise doesn't make any great difference to reduce prolonged sitting, rather one should concentrate on decreasing the sitting time.

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