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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

Modern lifestyle harming health of middle-aged people

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

London Modern lifestyle is taking a toll on the health of middle-aged men and women, according to a new study in the UK that shows that obesity has become the new normal as many cannot identify what a ‘healthy’ body looks like. Eight out of 10 of the middle agedRead More

One stressful incident can lead to long-term trauma

One stressful incident can lead to long-term trauma

Health December 29, 2016 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

Washington: A team of Indian scientists has found that a single instance of severe stress can lead to delayed and long-term psychological trauma. The study has been published in the journal Physiological Reports. The researchers found that a single stressful incident can lead to increased electrical activity in a brainRead More

Cycling in bed can aide speedy recovery of patients: study

Health December 29, 2016 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

Toronto: Early bicycle exercise during their stay in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU) may help some patients recover more quickly, a new study has claimed. Researchers demonstrated that physiotherapists can safely start in-bed cycling sessions with critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients early on in their ICU stay. “People mayRead More

New therapy for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s in the offing

New therapy for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s in the offing

Health December 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

London,  Scientists have discovered a new genetic disease which causes neuro-degeneration, an advance that may help develop new therapies for other brain ageing conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Researchers from the University of Sussex in the UK have discovered the disease, ataxia oculomotor apraxia type XRCC1, which is causedRead More