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Obese women 'more likely to lose ability to walk when they age'
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): Overweight women are more likely to have less leg strength and power when they age than those considered normal weight, say researchers at The University of New Hampshire. The study also found that they are at high risk of being disabled and losing independence, contradicting the popular image of the bird-thin elder being at greatest risk ...
Obese women 'more likely to lose ability to walk when they age'
Infant formulas with polyunsaturated fatty acids benefit brain and heart
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): Scientists have found new evidence that infant formulas fortified with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are good for developing brains and hearts. In the University of Kansas study, researchers fed 122 term infants one of four formulas from birth to 12 months, three were given varying levels of two LCPUFAs (DHA and ARA) and one ...
Infant formulas with polyunsaturated fatty acids benefit brain and heart
Millions put themselves at risk believing spray tan will stop skin cancer
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
London, Sept 20 (ANI): A study has found that millions of people are putting themselves at risk of developing skin cancer, because they believe that a spray tan will protect them from getting sunburnt. The study found that one in six women believe that a fake tan works like a sunscreen and nearly half think their foundation make-up provides them ...
Millions put themselves at risk believing spray tan will stop skin cancer
Why obese people can't resist high-calorie foods
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): A new study has proved that obese people look at high-calorie food differently, because normal glucose levels in their blood don't perform their duty. Robert Sherwin and colleagues, at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, found that certain regions of the brains of non-obese individuals, who have low glucose levels brains, were triggered due to ...
Why obese people can't resist high-calorie foods
Healthy eating promoting policies may halve heart disease deaths
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): A new study has suggested that intervention policies promoting healthy eating have the ability to lower death rates from cardiovascular disease (CVD) by half. Professor Simon Capewell from the Institute of Psychology, Health and Well-being found that the policies, which try to check unhealthy eating habits, might help fight CVD-related deaths at both an individual and ...
Healthy eating promoting policies may halve heart disease deaths
Scientists find new 'sugary solution' to prevent sexual transmission of HIV
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): University of Utah researchers have come closer toward a new treatment to prevent sexual transmission of the AIDS virus, after they discovered a new class of compounds that stick to the sugary coating of the virus and inhibit it from infecting cells. Lectins are a group of molecules found throughout nature that interact and bind with ...
Scientists find new 'sugary solution' to prevent sexual transmission of HIV
Why some patients with speech disorders are able to sing songs fluently
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): After a left-sided stroke, many individuals suffer from serious speech disorders, but are often able to sing complete texts relatively fluently. Until now, this astonishing observation has been explained by the fact that the right brain hemisphere, which supports important functions of singing, remains intact. Singing was thought to stimulate areas in the right hemisphere, which ...
Why some patients with speech disorders are able to sing songs fluently
Kids who sleep less than 9 hrs likelier to perform worse in class
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): A new study has found that children who sleep less than nine hours and do not have a fixed bedtime routine are more likely to have a poor academic performance. Psychologists at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Ramon Llull University looked at 142 primary schoolchildren (65 girls and 77 boys aged between six and ...
Kids who sleep less than 9 hrs likelier to perform worse in class
How spicing up broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting ability
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Broccoli is well known for its cancer-fighting abilities, but now researchers from the University of Illinois have found that teaming the vegetable with a spicy food could further boost its anti-cancer properties. It also suggested that combining the vegetable with spicy food containing the enzyme myrosinase also ensures it is absorbed in the upper part of ...
How spicing up broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting ability
Taking B-vitamins can slow onset of Alzheimer's disease
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
London, Sept 14 (ANI): A new study has found that large doses of B-vitamins could slow the cognitive decline in older people that is the precursor to dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. Celeste de Jager, a neuropsychologist at Oxford University, said that taking vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid in medicinal quantities reduced the overall shrinkage of a person's brain ...
Taking B-vitamins can slow onset of Alzheimer's disease
Pituitary hormone TSH 'can promote bone growth'
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) can promote bone growth independent of its usual thyroid functions - a breakthrough to future treatments for osteoporosis and other conditions involving bone loss, such as cancer. The same researchers had previously found that TSH inhibits the creation of osteoclasts, a type ...
Pituitary hormone TSH 'can promote bone growth'
Scientists find way to prevent HIV from damaging immune system
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): A new lab-based study led by scientists at the Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins University has found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system. The finding could have important implications for the development of HIV vaccines. The research found that HIV is unable to damage the immune system if cholesterol is removed ...
Scientists find way to prevent HIV from damaging immune system
Sharks 'to protect us from dengue, yellow fever, and hepatitis'
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): Scientists have found that a compound initially isolated from sharks could be used as a unique broad-spectrum human antiviral agent against human viruses ranging from dengue and yellow fever to hepatitis B, C, and D. The compound, squalamine, has been in human clinical trials for the treatment of cancer and several eye disorders, and so has ...
Sharks 'to protect us from dengue, yellow fever, and hepatitis'
Soon, computers to tell your intensity of pain
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): The need for a better way to objectively measure the presence or absence of pain instead of relying on patient self-reporting has long been an elusive goal in medicine. But now, using advances in neuroimaging techniques, researchers including one of Indian-origin from the Stanford University School of Medicine trained a computer algorithm to interpret magnetic resonance ...
Soon, computers to tell your intensity of pain
Musicians less likely to suffer age-related hearing problems
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Lifelong musicians experience less hearing problems in old age than non-musicians, Canadian researchers have found. The study led by Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute in Toronto sought to see if lifelong musicians were less prone to the hearing problems prevalent in the elderly, who often report having difficulty understanding speech through background noise, what scientists have dubbed ...
Musicians less likely to suffer age-related hearing problems
IUD use halves cervical cancer risk
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Women who use intrauterine devices (IUD) are at half the risk of developing cervical cancer compared to those who do not, researchers say. The study results are contrary to popular belief that IUD's could be a risk factor in cervical cancer. Previous studies on possible effects of IUDs use on the development of this cancer have ...
IUD use halves cervical cancer risk
Soon, an organ printer to print artificial blood vessels
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Scientists at Fraunhofer are applying new techniques and materials to come up with biocompatible artificial blood vessels that will be able to supply artificial tissue and maybe even complex organs in future. They are working on transferring this technology to the generation of tiny biomaterial structures by combining two different techniques: the 3-D printing technology established ...
Soon, an organ printer to print artificial blood vessels
Even a little exercise can benefit health years down in life
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
London, Sept 14 (ANI): Any amount of exercise can benefit us years down the road, according to a new study. The study suggests that the perks of staying active are cumulative regardless if a person decreases his physical activity with time, reports Discovery News. Using longitudinal data of roughly 2,400 men and women in the UK, scientists looked at their ...
Even a little exercise can benefit health years down in life
Now, a machine that makes men 'experience' women's periods' pain!
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
London, Sept 14 (ANI): Only women can feel a woman's pain, it is believed. Not so thinks Japanese-British artist Sputniko!, who has designed a machine that imitates the cramps and bleeding experienced by women during menstruation. The wearable device has a blood dispensing mechanism and uses electrodes to stimulate abdominal muscles, simulating menstrual cramps, New Scientist reported. A video shows ...
Now, a machine that makes men 'experience' women's periods' pain!
Newborns of moms who ate high-fat diet have more body fat, smaller livers
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Result of a new study has found that babies born to moms who eat a high-fat diet before and during pregnancy have a higher fat mass and smaller livers than babies whose moms consume low-fat fare Fortunately, scientists at Oregon Health and Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital said, moms who switch to a low-fat diet during ...
Newborns of moms who ate high-fat diet have more body fat, smaller livers
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