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Counselling, antidepressants improve personality

Counselling, antidepressants improve personality

Health January 9, 2017 at 7:57 pm 0 comments

Washington, People who undergo therapies such as counseling or antidepressant use for mental health issues have better outcomes and personality trait changes than those who do not, a new study has found. The study challenges the idea that personality traits are established at birth or in childhood and remain staticRead More

Brain protein may predict recovery time after concussion

Brain protein may predict recovery time after concussion

Health January 8, 2017 at 8:02 am 0 comments

Washington: Scientists have identified a brain protein linked to a longer recovery period for athletes suffering from concussion that may serve as a marker to help determine a player’s readiness to return to the game. Elevated levels of the brain protein tau following a sport-related concussion are associated with aRead More

Children glued to smartphones show symptoms of dry-eye disease

Health January 8, 2017 at 8:01 am 0 comments

London: Even after knowing its harmful effects, one finds it extremely difficult to keep that cell phone aside. But a new study has found that our smartphones may be doing more damage than we’d previously suspected, specifically to our eyes. The report published in BMC Opthalmology revealed that children whoRead More

Elusive structure of HIV machinery cracked

Elusive structure of HIV machinery cracked

Health January 6, 2017 at 9:06 pm 0 comments

Los Angeles, January 6 Scientists have cracked the elusive atomic structure of a key machinery that allows HIV to integrate into human host DNA and replicate in the body, an advance that may lead to the development of new drugs for the deadly virus. “We’re particularly excited about the abilityRead More

New method to heal wounds without scars

Health January 6, 2017 at 9:05 pm 0 comments

Washington, January 6 In a breakthrough, researchers have found a way to manipulate wounds to heal as regenerated skin rather than scar tissue by transforming the most common type of cells found in wounds into fat cells. Fat cells called adipocytes are normally found in the skin, but they areRead More

A gene’s dysfunction may cause premenstrual mood disorder

A gene’s dysfunction may cause premenstrual mood disorder

Health January 5, 2017 at 7:56 pm 0 comments

New York A premenstrual mood disorder that affects 2-5 five per cent of women of reproductive age may be the result of a dysregulation in certain gene activity. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) with symptoms such as irritability, sadness, and anxiety in the days leading up to her menstrual period, isRead More

‘Workplace cake culture’ may fuel obesity risk

Health January 5, 2017 at 7:55 pm 0 comments

London Sharing sweet treats at workplace may be contributing to several health problems such as obesity and poor oral hygiene, experts in the UK have warned. It may be a case of managers wanting to reward staff, colleagues wanting to celebrate or people bringing presents back from their holidays thatRead More

Babies exposed to stimulation get brain boost

Babies exposed to stimulation get brain boost

Health January 4, 2017 at 4:39 am 0 comments

London, Early stimulation helps give a boost to the brains of babies, according to a new study which contradicts the belief that children’s development is determined by their genes and could not be influenced. Researchers from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Norway used advanced electroencephalogram (EEG) technology forRead More

Ancient protective DNA ups Alzheimer’s risk in modern humans

Health January 4, 2017 at 4:39 am 0 comments

Washington A gene mutation that protected ancient hunter-gatherers from cognitive decline may have become mismatched in our modern sterile lifestyles, making us prone to the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s, a new study has found. Researchers at Arizona State University in the US examined how the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) geneRead More

Omega-3 supplements for mothers cut asthma risk in kids

Omega-3 supplements for mothers cut asthma risk in kids

Health December 31, 2016 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

Toronto: Taking certain Omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, says a study. The study found that women who were prescribed 2.4 grams of long-chain Omega-3 supplements during the third trimester of pregnancy reduced their children’s risk of asthma by 31Read More