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New Drug Shows Promising Results for Muscular Dystrophy

New Drug Shows Promising Results for Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers have found that a new drug called AVI-4658 or eteplirsen has shown positive results on patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Clinical trials of the drug conducted on boys aged between 5 and 15 have shown that those who received the highest level of the drug eteplirsen had a significant increase in production of a missing protein and increase in muscle fibers.

Australians at Risk of Diabetes

Australians at Risk of Diabetes

A recent study has found that the Australians are at the risk of developing diabetes because of vitamin D deficiency. The study has revealed that about a third and a fifth of the Australian population of southern states are suffering from Vitamin D deficiency as the area gets less sunlight.

Undisturbed Night's Sleep Leads to Good Memory, Claims Scientist

Undisturbed Night's Sleep Leads to Good Memory, Claims Scientist

A new study carried out on a mouse claimed that an incessant night's sleep was vital prerequisite for a good memory.

The study not only proved that the disturbed sleep affected the memory but they also tracked the time length of the sleep because they believed that time span was strongly correlated to the combination of the memories by the resting brain.

Glasgow Researchers Devise New Method of Detecting Fake Whiskey

Glasgow Researchers Devise New Method of Detecting Fake Whiskey

According to reports, Glasgow researchers have devised a new method of detecting fake whiskey, as chemists at Strathclyde University have successfully ‘blind-tested’ if a sample of whisky is the real brand or an imitated version, using an ‘infrared spectrometer’.

Need to Make Teens Aware of Healthy Eating

Need to Make Teens Aware of Healthy Eating

A recent study has found that girls in the UK are not following the prescribed dietary guidelines. The study alleges that the UK girls are skipping about five essential types of fruits which are necessary for their growth and mental development.

Happiness Comes First For Britons

Happiness Comes First For Britons

A recent survey carried out by the Office of National Statistics has found that happiness is the most important thing in the lives of British people. The survey “What matters to you”? was carried out to know whether the people are happy in their lives or not.

Why Some Children Develop Allergies In Early Life?

Why Some Children Develop Allergies In Early Life?

Eczema and food allergies are most common forms of allergies among kids during first two years of their life, although it is still a question of concern that why some children develop allergies in early life.

Limited Food Choices Decrease Calorie Intake

Limited Food Choices Decrease Calorie Intake

A recent study carried out by researchers from the Universities of Vermont and Buffalo has claimed that calorie consumption decreases if there are limited food choices. The researchers have also found that people who have a lot of food choices eat large amount of calories as compared to others. The study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Smokers At the Risk Of Developing Lung Illness

Smokers At the Risk Of Developing Lung Illness

A survey has found that most of the smokers are misguided by the anti-smoking campaigns. But one-third of the smokers think that the anti-smoking campaigns overstate the health risk associated with smoking. The survey was carried out in 2009 over 861 smokers.

Obesity Biggest Driving Force behind Breast Cancer

Obesity Biggest Driving Force behind Breast Cancer

A recent study done by researchers from the University of Oxford claimed that heavyweight people are more prone to have breast cancer. UK’s Cancer Research centre funded the study and British Journal of Cancer made the study public.

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