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Even insufficient sleep may lead to diabetes

Even insufficient sleep may lead to diabetes

Health February 22, 2015 at 6:27 pm 0 comments

Lack of sleep can elevate levels of free fatty acids in the blood, accompanied by temporary pre-diabetic conditions in healthy young men, a new research reveals. While examining the impact of sleep loss on 24-hour fatty acid levels in the blood, the study said insufficient sleep may disrupt fat metabolismRead More

Powerful antibody to kill dengue virus found

Powerful antibody to kill dengue virus found

Health February 21, 2015 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

Singapore, Raising hope for the development of effective dengue treatment, researchers have identified a super-potent antibody that requires a minute amount to neutralise the virus. Only nine-10 g of antibody 5J7 is needed to stop the infection of dengue serotype 3 virus (DENV-3), the findings showed. “We are optimistic thatRead More

New aggressive form of HIV discovered in Cuba

New aggressive form of HIV discovered in Cuba

Health February 19, 2015 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

London, A new aggressive form of HIV can progress to AIDS in just three years — so rapidly that patients may not even realise they were infected, scientists say.Engaging in unprotected sex with multiple partners increases the risk of contracting multiple strains of HIV. Once inside a host, these strains canRead More

A birth control pill for men on the horizon

A birth control pill for men on the horizon

Health February 17, 2015 at 7:55 pm 0 comments

For men who resent wearing condoms, a new non-intrusive solution is on the anvil – a birth control pill. At least two projects are in the pipeline for choking male fertility. One is H2-gamendazole that makes sperms go half-cooked. Normally, premature sperm cells grow a tail and head in theRead More

Smoking is more harmful than you think, finds study

Smoking is more harmful than you think, finds study

Health February 14, 2015 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

However bad you thought smoking was, it’s even worse. A new study adds at least five diseases and 60,000 deaths a year to the toll taken by tobacco in the United States. Before the study, smoking was already blamed for nearly half a million deaths a year in this countryRead More

Chili pepper ingredient could prevent weight gain

Chili pepper ingredient could prevent weight gain

Health February 12, 2015 at 9:39 pm 0 comments

There is good news for those who find it hard to resist fatty foods. An ingredient found in chili peppers could help you prevent weight gain after eating a high-fat diet, a study involving an Indian-origin researcher has found. As capsaicin — the chief ingredient in chili peppers – stimulatesRead More

Drinking Coffee Can Save You from Skin Cancer

Drinking Coffee Can Save You from Skin Cancer

Health February 7, 2015 at 6:12 pm 0 comments

Drinking four cups of coffee a day may protect against malignant melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, a new study has claimed. Study participants who drank four or more cups of coffee daily were 20 per cent less likely to develop malignant melanoma than non-coffee drinkers, researchers said. “OurRead More

Red wine, peanuts prevent memory loss

Red wine, peanuts prevent memory loss

Health February 5, 2015 at 9:01 pm 0 comments

A compound found in red grapes, red wine, peanuts and some berries may help prevent age-related decline in memory, says a study led by an Indian-origin scientist. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that may have positive effects on the hippocampus, an area of the brain that is critical to functions suchRead More

Easy moves to get a tight tummy

Easy moves to get a tight tummy

Health February 2, 2015 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

In search of a foolproof method to tighten your abs? Learn the right moves. Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson has shared details of moves that can help one in getting a tight tummy, reports eonline.com: * Lower ab leg tuck and split: Lie on your back with hands behind your headRead More

How green tea rids you of oral cancer

How green tea rids you of oral cancer

Health January 29, 2015 at 6:12 pm 0 comments

Washington: Green tea consists of an ingredient , which may help kill oral cancer cells, without touching the healthy cells, says a new research. Associate professor Joshua Lambert at Penn State said that earlier studies had shown that epigallocatechin-3-gallate-EGCG-a compound found in green tea, killed oral cancer cells without harmingRead More