Copenhagen, Feb 3 - An impulsive approach to food, alcohol or drug often develops into full blown addiction, with deleterious effects -- but a new drug may help people quell these uncontrollable urges.
Managua, Feb 2 - A subsidiary of Nicaraguan conglomerate Grupo Pellas presented here a novel plastic surgery method for Latin America based on the use of stem cells extracted from the patient's fatty tissue.
Washington, Feb 1 : A new research from UCLA has identified a possible link between outdoor food ads and a tendency to pack on pounds.
Dr. Lenard Lesser and his colleagues suggest that the more outdoor advertisements promoting fast food and soft drinks there are in a given census tract, the higher the likelihood that the area''s residents are overweight.
Sydney, Feb 1 - Soft drinks could be hard on your teeth, and cause dental decay, say researchers who looked at the consumption of sugary beverages and fluoridated water.
Washington, January 31 : A new study from the University of Oxford has found that the risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32 percent lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish.
Washington, Jan 29 : Research has suggested that compounds that give colourful fruits their rich hues, especially berries, promote health and might even prevent cancer.
But for the first time, scientists have exposed extracts from numerous berries high in those pigments to human saliva to see just what kinds of health-promoting substances are likely to survive and be produced in the mouth.
Washington, Jan 29 - Researchers have designed a new type of vaccine delivery that holds promise for improving the effectiveness of DNA vaccines, besides being painless.
About 20 years ago, DNA coding for viral proteins was found to induce strong immune responses in rodents, but so far, tests in humans have failed to duplicate that success.
Washington, Jan 29 : For diabetics, blood pressure and cholesterol are the two key factors that could increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, says a new study involving more than 26,000 people suffering from blood sugar.
Washington, January 28 : Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have for the first time found a link between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration in older adults.
Sydney, Jan 28 - A newly-developed drug could kill rebellious immune cells, which prey on the tissues instead of defending them, causing auto-immune diseases such as type-1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
Sydney, Jan 28 - A new compound has shown promise in preventing asthma by targeting its causative mechanisms rather than just treating the symptoms.
The drug, originally developed by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to treat leukaemia, is able to activate a protein that is suppressed during asthma. It could enable doctors to treat the causes, not just the symptoms.
Washington, Jan 27 - Yoga has shown promising results in in major psychiatric disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, ADHD and sleep complaints, say findings from a review of over 100 studies.
Washington, January 25 : The consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of estrogen receptor-negative (ER-) breast cancer, according to a study.
Washington, Jan 25 : Lightning may bring on a heightened risk of headache and migraines, says a new research by the University of Cincinnati (UC).
Washington, Jan 25 : Snoring may be a gateway to higher risk of heart disease than those who are overweight, smoke or have high cholesterol, according to a new finding.
London, Jan 25 - Early risers who exercise before breakfast can burn up to 20 percent more body fat than others who exercised after having something to eat, says a study.
Researchers sought to find out if the known benefits of exercising after an overnight fast were undermined by an increased appetite and eating more food later in the day.
Washington, January 24 : American men and women rated sex as highly arousing and pleasurable whether or not condoms and/or lubricants were used, a study has revealed.
Condoms and lubricants are commonly used by both women and men when they have sex.
Tel Aviv, Jan 24 : High levels of oxygen reverse brain damage caused by a stroke, traumatic injury or metabolic disorder even years after the event, an Israeli study says.
Havana, Jan 24 - Cuba has successfully performed over 5,100 kidney transplants since Feb 24, 1970, an achievement on par with that of developed nations, an expert said Wednesday.
Wellington, Jan 24 - Eating more fruits and vegetables each day has a direct bearing on emotional well-being, suggests a new research from New Zealand.
Psychology researchers Tamlin Conner and Bonnie White and nutrition researcher Caroline Horwath from New Zealand's University of Otago teamed up to investigate the relationship between day-to-day emotions and food consumption.
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