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Testosterone increases impulsive behaviour in men: Study

Testosterone increases impulsive behaviour in men: Study

Health April 29, 2017 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

Los Angeles, April 29 The male hormone, testosterone, hampers decision-making and increases impulsive behaviour in men, a new study has found. Researchers, including those from California Institute of Technology in the US, found that men given doses of testosterone performed more poorly on a test designed to measure cognitive reflectionRead More

New diabetes app forecasts blood sugar levels

Health April 29, 2017 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

New York Scientists have developed a new personalised app that can allow people with type 2 diabetes to keep a tighter rein on their blood sugar levels — the key to managing the disease. The app, Glucoracle, comes with an integrated algorithm that predicts the impact of particular foods onRead More

New blood test may predict diabetes better

New blood test may predict diabetes better

Health April 28, 2017 at 5:39 pm 0 comments

Washington D.C.: A team of researchers has come up with a new blood test that may better predict gestational diabetes. The study led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that a single measurement of plasma glycated CD59 (GCD59), a novel biomarker for diabetes, at weeks 24-28 ofRead More

Sun exposure, excessive heat can damage hair

Health April 28, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

New Delhi: The scorching sun, excessive perspiration, dust and dirt make our hair vulnerable in summers. The heat of the sun, the UV radiation can damage the hair. It can also cause discoloration, which will be clearly evident in colored or bleached hair. The dry and hot winds take awayRead More

Italian-style coffee may halve prostate cancer risk: study

Italian-style coffee may halve prostate cancer risk: study

Health April 27, 2017 at 6:03 pm 0 comments

London: Drinking three or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by more than 50 per cent, a new Italian study claims. The study sheds light on the role of coffee prepared the Italian way, and specifically caffeine, in relation to prostate cancer.Read More

Drug-resistant malaria cures by plant therapy: study

Health April 27, 2017 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

New York: In a first, a malaria therapy made only from the dried leaves of an Asian plant has successfully cured 18 critically ill patients who did not respond to standard treatments, scientists say. The findings suggest that the not-yet-approved treatment may help fight the growing problem of drug-resistant malaria.Read More

Diet’ foods can make you fat

Diet’ foods can make you fat

Health April 26, 2017 at 8:16 pm 0 comments

New York, April 26 ‘Diet’ foods – high in sugar but low in fat – may contribute to unwanted weight gain and a host of other problems such as liver damage and brain inflammation, a new study warns. Researchers from University of Georgia in the US monitored body weight, caloricRead More

Eating less salt may not lower your BP

Health April 26, 2017 at 8:14 pm 0 comments

Boston, April 26 Eating less salt may not lower your blood pressure, a major new study has found contradicting the popular belief. Researchers from Boston University in the US followed about 2,632 men and women 30 to 64 years old for 16 years. The participants had normal blood pressure atRead More

Mom’s financial strain linked to smaller, weaker babies

Mom’s financial strain linked to smaller, weaker babies

Health April 25, 2017 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

New York, April 25 A financially weak pregnant woman’s worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to the birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable baby, a new study suggests. Researchers from Ohio State University in the US, studied about 138 pregnant women who filled outRead More

Poorest preschoolers most vulnerable to fatal child abuse

Health April 25, 2017 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

Children in America’s poorest communities have three times the risk of dying from child abuse before age 5 as children in the wealthiest neighborhoods, a new study finds. “We think our study should inform public health leaders and local clinicians to be aware that children living in high-poverty communities areRead More