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How brain remains stable during learning process

Washington, Oct 23 : A new mathematical model has provided scientists with a deeper insight into how brain remains stable during the learning process.

Skin patches may soon succeed syringes to diagnose diseases

Washington, Oct 23 : Scientists have been working on creating skin patches, which would be less painful alternative for disease diagnosis and could one day replace the syringes.

Clinical trial sheds new light on BP management during stroke treatment

Washington, Oct 23 : Through a new clinical trial, scientists have found the efficiency of standard procedure for managing blood pressure in stroke patients.

Olive oil healthier than seed oils for frying food

Washington, Oct 23 : Scientists have found that olive oil is better to fry your food in as it endures the heat of the fryer or pan better and is healthier than most of the seed oils.

Scientists find missing link between Vitamin D, prostate cancer

Washington, Oct 23 : A new research has revealed about the missing link between Vitamin D and prostate cancer, suggesting that Vitamin D suppresses inflammation, which is a bad actor potentially driving prostate cancer.

Music therapy reduces depression in kids, adolescents

London, Oct 23 : Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems, a study found.

Olive oil healthier for fried foods

London, Oct 23 : Love fried food? Try olive oil as it withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several other seed oils to yield healthier food.

Skin patches may replace traditional blood test

London, Oct 23 : A team of researchers has designed and successfully tested, for the first time, a small skin patch that detected malarial proteins in live mice.

Drug to restore hearing loss being developed

New York, Oct 23 : Boosting the production of a key protein, called NT3, could help restore hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal ageing, a research found.

Binge drinking puts young males at hypertension risk

New York, Oct 23 : Binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males, a research found.

Binge drinking in early adulthood can lead to increased risk of high BP in men

Washington, Oct 22 : A new study has revealed that binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males.

Binge drinking in early adulthood can lead to increased risk of high BP in men

Washington, Oct 22 : A new study has revealed that binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males.

How flu vaccines may help prevent heart attacks

London, Oct 22 : A new study has revealed the molecular mechanism which determines how flu vaccines may be helpful in preventing heart attacks.

Avoid high-iron foods if you work graveyard shift

Washington, Oct 22 : A new research has revealed that graveyard shift workers should avoid eating high-iron foods at night so that they don't disrupt the circadian clock in their livers.

Lightest fingertip touch can help people maintain balance on feet

Washington, Oct 22 : A new study had shown that even the slightest of support can help people to maintain their balance.

Soon, a blood biomarker to help spot lung cancer

Washington, Oct 22 : Doctors may very soon be able to detect lung cancer early in its stage with help of a blood biomarker.

How a tiny gene could trigger binge drinking

New York, Oct 22 : Do you know why moderate tipplers suddenly become binge drinkers -- the answer, my friend, lies in the genes.

Iron-rich food puts night workers at diabetes risk

New York, Oct 22 : Consuming iron-rich food may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes in workers who punch in for the graveyard shift, found a research.

Walnuts can help keep Alzheimer's at bay

New York, Oct 22 : Having a walnut-enriched diet every day may help reduce the risk, delay the onset, slow the progression of, or prevent Alzheimer's disease all together, found a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Pregnant women should take precautions during Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 22 : Not only the pollutants but the loud noise of crackers could be harmful for pregnant women and newborns during Diwali, said experts.

Flu vaccines may help prevent heart attacks

London Oct 22 : The easily available flu vaccines may hold the key to developing a vaccine against heart diseases too, researchers have found.

Smoking hampers recovery during abstinence from alcohol

New York, Oct 22 : People who want to get rid of alcohol dependence but cannot quit smoking may not achieve full neuro-cognitive recovery, said a study.

Eating fruit and vegetables makes you happy

Sydney, Oct 22 : Australian researchers said Wednesday that eating large amounts of fruit and vegetables can make you happier.

Paralysed man walks again after pioneering cell therapy

London, Oct 21 : A paralysed man has been able to walk again after therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord, the BBC reported Tuesday.

Brain's 'calorie counter' tells us to consume high calorie food

Washington, Oct 21 : A new neuro-imaging study has suggested that people consumed high calories food in spite knowing that it is high calorie, as the study has brought to light that, while thinking of food, an internal calorie in our brain counter was able to evaluate each food based on its caloric density.

People with stress-related inflammation likelier to suffer from depression

Washington, Oct 21 : A new study has indicated that stress- related inflammation might lead to an increase in the risk of depression.

Injectable polio vaccine more effective than oral one: Experts

New Delhi, Oct 21 : The Injectable Polio Vaccine (IPV) is more effective than the oral one, experts said here Tuesday.

Non-smokers face major health risks in smoking homes

London, Oct 21 : Living with smokers is as bad as living in smoke-free homes in heavily polluted cities such as Beijing or London, researchers said.

Indian-origin sisters develop tool to detect lung, heart disease

Washington, Oct 21 : Two Indian-origin high school students Ilina and Medha Krishen have developed screening tools to detect lung and heart disease using electronic stethoscopes.

How to avoid weight gain this festive season

New Delhi, Oct 21 : Worried about weight gain during festive season? Here are some healthy tips to bail you out.

Male IBS patients report more social stress

Washington, Oct 21 : Male patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) experience more interpersonal difficulties than their female counterparts, a study found.

Consuming beer every day doubles fertility in men

Melbourne, Oct 21 : A new study has claimed that drinking around a pint and a half of beer per night could double their fertility rates.

How stress ups depression risk

New York, Oct 21 : The immune system is crucial to fend off diseases, but if it is hypersensitive to stress, the risk of depression may go up, says new research.

Scientists may soon 'switch off' cancer cells spread

Washington, Oct 21 : A new research has explained how studying the diversity of cancer cells could help turn off mutations in cancer cells and strip their adaptability to drugs.

20 pc siblings of the autistic show symptoms at 18 months

Washington, Oct 21 : A new study has revealed that about 20 percent of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) developed the condition by age 18 months to 3 years.

Protein NT3 helps deaf to hear, says study

Washington, Oct 21 : Scientists have recently restored hearing of mice that were partly deafened by noise using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein NT3in their ears.

Why our brain picks pizza over salad

Washington, Oct 21 : Scientists have revealed why does our brain makes us go for junk food over healthy meals.

Traffic pollution can harm lungs of babies in womb

Washington, Oct 21 : A new study has found that exposure to pollution, especially during the second trimester of pregnancy, could harm a child's lungs.

How blue light affects human eye revealed

Washington, Oct 21 : A new study has revealed that the eye's response to blue light could both address the properties of melanopsin, a light-sensitive protein in the eye and help understand seasonal depression.

How brain responds to fairness, inequality

Washington, Oct 21 : A new study has provided a deeper insight into the how does people's brain responds to the questions regarding to fairness, inequality, work and money.

Worst-hit African nations receive vital supplies, resources to fight Ebola epidemic

London, Oct 21 : Ghana President John Mahama has reportedly said that vital supplies and resources to tackle the Ebola outbreak are beginning to arrive in three worst-hit West African nations.

People visiting doctors twice per yr likelier to have controlled BP

Washington, Oct 21 : A new research has revealed that visiting a doctor twice a year helps people to keep their blood pressure (BP) under control.

Cells' transplantation, nerve bridge may help paralyzed patient in recovery

Washington, Oct 21 : In a recent case, doctors performed transplantation of olfactory ensheathing cells isolated from a paralyzed patient's own olfactory bulb and built a nerve bridge between stumps of damaged spinal cord, which may have helped the patient recover some function.

Exit screening of travellers key to rule out Ebola spread

London, Oct 21 : A new study has revealed that if no exit screening were to take place, three Ebola-infected travelers would leave on international flights from affected countries like Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone every month.

Brain chooses high-calorie food for you

Toronto, Oct 21 : Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste. As you glance over a menu, your brain is making decisions based more on a food's calorific content, a study showed.

Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

New York, Oct 21 : Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just 18 months, said a study.

Fresh cow's milk shields babies from infections

London, Oct 21 : One reason why children today seem to catch infections more easily may well be the increasing scarcity of fresh cow's milk, researchers have found.

'A sunny day could trigger a panic attack'

London, Oct 21 : Fear of bright daylight could trigger panic attacks, said a study.

'Heart attacks not connected to family history'

New York, Oct 21 : Your lifestyle choices and environment decide whether you will have a heart attack or not, not your genes, said a study.

3D printer used to save cancer patient's foot

Canberra, Oct 21 : Australian doctors have used a 3D printer to help build a Melbourne man a new heel bone and save him from losing his leg to cancer.

Metabolic genetics research can have multiple benefits

Washington, Oct 20 : Scientists have revealed that by studying specific proteins that contribute to conditions like obesity and Type 2 diabetes and the genes that encode them, scientists could develop new drugs that directly target the metabolic processes that do not function properly.

Designer organs come closer to reality

Washington, Oct 20 : In a new surgical experiment, researchers had transplanted growing human intestinal 'organoids' into mice that could be useful one day for designing and producing organ parts for repairing diseased tissues using a patient's own skin cells.

India to host World Ayurveda Conference next month

New Delhi, Oct 20 : India will host the 6th World Ayurveda Conference from Nov 6-9 here to highlight its significance in the mainstream of the country's public health system.

Viagra can effectively treat heart disease in men

London, Oct 20 : A new study has revealed that sex drug Viagra can help men suffering from heart disease.

Kid's genetic makeup may increase mother's rheumatoid arthritis risk

Washington, Oct 20 : A new study has revealed that a child's genetic makeup may contribute to his or her mother's risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

Progeny 'mega cells' pivotal in adult stem cell transplant

Washington, Oct 20 : A new research has identified that 'megakaryocytes' or 'megacells' are responsible for playing a critical role in adult stem cell transplant.

Vitamin B12 helps in detoxifying major pollutants

Washington, Oct 20 : A major breakthrough study has revealed how certain organisms used vitamin B12 to lower the toxicity of pollutants in the environment and this knowledge could be more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins.

Low testosterone diabetic men likelier to develop 'Atherosclerosis'

Washington, Oct 20 : A new study has found that men who have Type 2 diabetes and low testosterone levels face more risk of developing atherosclerosis, than men with diabetes but normal testosterone levels.

Young kids often given wrong medication

New York, Oct 20 : One child is affected every eight minutes when usually a well-meaning parent or caregiver commits an unintentional medication error, said a US-based study.

'Time to rename medicines for mental health'

London, Oct 20 : In order to remove confusion for patients who could be prescribed drugs that appear to be unrelated to their condition, the world's major psychiatry organisations are proposing to completely change the terminology of the drugs used in mental disorders.

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