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New Zika vaccine may protect unborn baby from birth defects

Health July 16, 2017 at 5:27 pm 0 comments

Houston, July 1 6 An experimental Zika vaccine administered during pregnancy may protect the unborn baby from infection and birth defects, scientists have found. Although rapid and promising progress on developing vaccines has been made with animal models, the study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in theRead More

Moms-to-be, you may be putting your sons at risk

Moms-to-be, you may be putting your sons at risk

Health July 13, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Washington DC Planning a baby? You may want to shed those extra kilos as a recent study has linked maternal obesity during pregnancy to behavioural problems in sons. The study found that the heavier mothers were when they entered pregnancy, the higher the risk of behaviour problems for their sons.Read More

Children conceived via IVF just as healthy as peers

Children conceived via IVF just as healthy as peers

Health July 12, 2017 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

Melbourne Children born through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) have similar physical health and mental well-being as their naturally-conceived peers, a study has found. The study of 224 children aged between 5 and 11 was the largest to date to examine the psychosocial development of school-aged children conceived using donor sperm. ThisRead More

Depression affects man, woman differently

Health July 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm 0 comments

Washington DC According to a recent study, researchers found that depression has different effects on the brain activity of male and female patients in certain brain regions. The results suggest that adolescent girls and boys may experience depression differently and that sex-specific treatments might be beneficial for adolescents. When researchersRead More

Stress in school is contagious: Study

Stress in school is contagious: Study

Health July 11, 2017 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

New York If students and teachers of a school appear to be stressed, the chances of the same feeling percolating to a new colleague are quite high, suggests new research. The study, published in the journal Teaching and Teacher Education, found a significant link between burnout among early-career teachers andRead More

Cancer now more common than new marriages

Health July 11, 2017 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

London Being diagnosed with cancer in now a more common life event than getting married or having the first baby, a research in the UK has found. Researchers found that there are over 70,000 more new cases of cancer each year in the UK than new marriages. Latest figures alsoRead More

Decoded: How lifting heavy weights boosts muscle strength

Health July 11, 2017 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

New York Lifting heavy weights may help you enhance your muscle strength more than light weight training because the nervous system facilitates improvements in strength during high-load training, researchers suggests. The study aimed to find out how the brain and motor neurons, cells that send electrical signals to muscle, adaptRead More

Childhood obesity may up hip disease risk

Childhood obesity may up hip disease risk

Health July 9, 2017 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

London, July 9 Children who are obese are more likely to suffer from a painful hip disease in their teens or adulthood, a study has found. Significant hip deformities affect around 1 in 500 children. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disease of adolescence. The conditionRead More

Novel mechanism may help treat tuberculosis

Health July 9, 2017 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

New York Researchers have discovered a key mechanism in the tuberculosis bacteria, which may lead to a novel drug target for potentially treating the disease. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), which currently infects nearly 1.5 billion people and causes more than one million deaths each year, requires host lipids (cholesterol and fattyRead More

Researchers develop method that could lead to gene therapies for cancers

Health July 9, 2017 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

Washington Researchers have developed a new method that modifies the surface of nanorods, making them more efficient in transporting cancer-killing genes into cells. The method involves coating gold nanorods, which produce heat when exposed to a near-infrared laser, with the lipids oleate and DOTAP. The lipids enhance the nanorods’ abilityRead More