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Protein ‘switch’ to turn off Alzheimer’s identified

Protein ‘switch’ to turn off Alzheimer’s identified

Health November 26, 2014 at 3:54 am 0 comments

Washington: Blocking a protein that acts like switch to wake us up may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, new research has found, pointing towards a new target to prevent this devastating brain disorder. The new research, in mice, demonstrates that eliminating that protein – called orexin – made mice sleep forRead More

Ebola crisis may result in more hunger: UNDP report

Health November 26, 2014 at 3:53 am 0 comments

United Nations: Wild price swings caused by the Ebola health crisis are making it more difficult for households to feed themselves and make a stable living, according to a new UN report released Monday. The report said that action is required to protect the poor and support farmers, Xinhua reported.Read More

Know why running is good for health!

Know why running is good for health!

Health November 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm 0 comments

New Delhi: Running is one of the most effective form of exercise to get fit and stay in good health. It can help prevent a number of disease, several studies suggest. The quality of emotional and mental life can be improved with the help of running. It even helps youRead More

How to improve your dental health!

How to improve your dental health!

Health November 24, 2014 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

A beautiful smile is a gift endowed by nature that one must always cherish. But are you afraid that your smile will no longer draw the desired attention it once gained? Here’s how to improve your overall teeth health. In case you lose a whole tooth: Science has made itRead More

Regular BP medication doesn’t heighten breast cancer risk in women

Regular BP medication doesn’t heighten breast cancer risk in women

Health November 20, 2014 at 6:27 pm 0 comments

Washington: A new study has discovered that women who consume general blood pressure medication don’t face increased of developing breast cancer. The researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah, analyzed the records of more than 3,700 women who had no history of breast cancer, and whoRead More

Scientists discover ‘power source’ of cancer

Health November 20, 2014 at 6:26 pm 0 comments

Washington: A new study has revealed that a similar protein complex and its subunit which is now believed to be a cancer-causing gene that impacts activity of another gene that’s tied to tumour growth. According to scientists, protein complex called CSN and its subunit CSN6 impacts activity of another geneRead More

Night shift workers more prone to developing obesity: Study

Night shift workers more prone to developing obesity: Study

Health November 18, 2014 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

  New Delhi: A new study suggests that night shift workers may be more susceptible to developing obesity. Researchers believe that disrupted circadian clocks are the reason that shift workers experience higher incidences of obesity and even diseases like cancer and type 2 diabetes. The body’s primary circadian clock, whichRead More

How to improve your heart’s health this season

How to improve your heart’s health this season

Health November 18, 2014 at 6:10 pm 0 comments

  Washington: With holiday season round the corner, it is easy to delve into foods which are high in cholesterol, increases the risk of high blood pressure and have poor circulation, which are 3 major factors that affect overall heart health. However, scientists from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT),Read More

Travelling with a smoker increases cancer risk

Travelling with a smoker increases cancer risk

Health November 17, 2014 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

New York: While simply sitting in cars with people who smoke, non-smokers breathe in a host of potentially dangerous compounds that are associated with cancer, heart disease and lung disease, says a new research. In a small yet significant study, 14 non-smokers sat for one hour in the passenger seatRead More

How to make your tots develop the taste for veggies

How to make your tots develop the taste for veggies

Health November 15, 2014 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Washington: A new study has revealed that adding tiny amounts of vegetable puree to milk and then rice at the time of weaning can make children eat vegetables. According to University of Leeds’ study, infants who consumed either milk (breast milk or formula) followed by rice mixed with vegetable pureeRead More