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New swallowable sensors to monitor human gut health

New swallowable sensors to monitor human gut health

Health January 12, 2018 at 4:06 am 0 comments

MELBOURNE: Scientists have successfully completed the first human trials of an ingestible capsule that can monitor gases in the gut in real time, potentially revolutionising the way stomach and colon disorders are diagnosed. The capsule can uncover mechanisms in the body that have never been seen before, including a potentiallyRead More

Frozen embryos as good as fresh ones for sucessful IVF births

Health January 12, 2018 at 4:05 am 0 comments

WASHINGTON: The success rate of frozen embryo transfers for in vitro fertilization (IVF) is almost the same as, or even better than, those using fresh ones, researchers said on Wednesday. “Frozen embryo techniques are growing in popularity in fertility clinics worldwide,” lead author Lan Vuong from the University of MedicineRead More

Can sleeping for longer lead to healthier diet?

Can sleeping for longer lead to healthier diet?

Health January 10, 2018 at 7:34 pm 0 comments

Washington Sleeping for longer every night could help you to reduce the intake of sugary foods and lead a healthier diet, suggests a study. Sleep is a modifiable risk factor for various conditions including obesity and cardio-metabolic disease with some figures suggesting a lot of adults are not getting enoughRead More

Paracetamol in pregnancy may delay daughters’ language skills

Health January 10, 2018 at 7:33 pm 0 comments

New York Women who consume acetaminophen—also known as paracetamol and widely used to reduce a high fever or relieve pain—during early pregnancy are six times more likely to see delay in their daughters’ language skills, warns a new study. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and hundreds of over-the-counterRead More

Dispelling myths: People lived well past 40 before modern medicine, says study

Dispelling myths: People lived well past 40 before modern medicine, says study

Health January 8, 2018 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

New Delhi: While modern medicine has certainly given a boost to medical science and is a boon for the modern man, experts have often debated on how humans survived before the rise of modern medicine. Myths say that most humans did not survive past 40 years prior to modern medicine.Read More

Night shifts may up risk of common cancers in women

Night shifts may up risk of common cancers in women

Health January 8, 2018 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

Beijing If you are a woman and have been assigned night shifts at workplace for long, be a little concerned about your health. According to new research, continuous shifts at irregular hours may increase the risk of common cancers among women. The researchers found that overall, long-term night shift workRead More

Eating foods with choline in pregnancy may boost baby’s brain

Eating foods with choline in pregnancy may boost baby’s brain

Health January 7, 2018 at 4:34 pm 0 comments

New York: Consuming foods such as egg yolks, lean red meat, fish, poultry, legumes, nuts and cruciferous vegetables – that are rich in nutrient choline – during pregnancy may boost your baby’s brain, a study has found. Researchers from the Cornell University in the US used a rigorous study designRead More

Excess fat disrupts heart cell’s energy system, says study

Health January 7, 2018 at 4:34 pm 0 comments

Washington: Excess fat in the heart may contribute to the two-to five-fold increased risk of heart failure in people with diabetes, a study has found. The heart is the most energy-hungry organ in the body. Just like a combustion engine burning fuel to power the pistons, healthy heart cells consumeRead More

Changing your meal schedule can help lose weight

Changing your meal schedule can help lose weight

Health January 7, 2018 at 4:21 pm 0 comments

Washington, January 7 Trying to lose weight? Changing your eating schedule — such as having an early dinner or even skipping it — can help reduce hunger pangs and boost fat burning. “Eating only during a much smaller window of time than people are typically used to may help withRead More

Facial exercise may help you look more youthful

Facial exercise may help you look more youthful

Health January 5, 2018 at 10:04 pm 0 comments

London, Facial exercises may significantly improve appearance and reduce some visible signs of ageing, a study suggests. Researchers found that a 30-minute daily or alternate-day facial exercise programme sustained over 20 weeks improved the facial appearance of middle-aged women, resulting in a younger appearance with fuller upper and lower cheeks. ThisRead More