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Exercise good for people undergoing chemotherapy

New York, Sep 20 : Exercise has multiple benefits and researchers suggest that exercise may have an added benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

New 'game changing' Ebola research improves understanding virus in great apes

Washington, Sept 19 : A new research in Ebola virus has developed a new method to study the virus in wildlife by describing the use of fecal samples from wild great apes.

Ebola infections cross 5000 mark in West Africa: WHO

Johannesburg, Sep 19 : The World Health Organization (WHO) has reportedly said that the number of people infected by the Ebola virus in West Arica has crossed 5,000.

Stem cells act as 'first aid kits' in repairing damaged immune response

Washington, Sept 19 : A new study has revealed that stem cell therapy can also work through a mechanism other than cell replacement.

How chronic stress destroys us revealed

Washington, Sept 19 : A new study has revealed how chronic stress leads to behavioural problems in people.

Even single dose of antidepressant results in changes to brain

Washington, Sept 19 : A new research has revealed that a single dose of antidepressant produces dramatic changes in the functional architecture of the human brain.

UN Security Council dubs Ebola outbreak ' threat to international peace, security'

London, Sep 19 : The United Nations Security Council has termed the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security".

Now a campaign to debunk myth about sugar

London, Sep 19 : As obesity and sugar related problems are faced by a huge number of people, a new campaign has been launched to inform and educate people about sugar and the role it can play as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Why stress makes people grumpy

New York, Sep 19 : Why is it that when people are too stressed they are often grouchy, grumpy, nasty, distracted or forgetful? Researchers have now discovered the mechanism that explains the relationship between chronic stress and the loss of social skills and cognitive impairment.

Smoking causes urological diseases

Vienna, Sep 19 : Smoking leads to a number of urological diseases, experts said.

'Angelina Effect' makes more women test for breast cancer

London, Sep 19 : The 'Angelina Effect' has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women.

People with larger pupil size bad decision makers

London, Sep 19 : People with larger pupil size tend to be inconsistent in their decisions, says a study.

Why Asian immigrants to US are at increased type 2 diabetes risk

Washington, Sept 18 : A new study has revealed why Asian Americans at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than Caucasian Americans, and prone to develop the disease at lower body weights.

23 new genetic variants linked with increased risk for prostate cancer

Washington, Sep 18 : Scientists have recently identified 23 new genetic variants that could raise man's risk for prostate cancer

Soon, a vaccine to avoid urinary tract infections linked to catheters

Washington, Sept 18 : A new research has revealed about the development of a vaccine that stops urinary tract infections linked to catheters in mice.

Yoga might benefit people with bipolar disorder

Washington, Sept 18 : A new study has observed that a regular yoga practice may help people with bipolar disorder.

Study links artificial sweeteners to obesity, diabetes epidemic

Washington, Sept 18 : A new study has revealed that artificial sweeteners could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease by changing the composition and function of the gut microbiota.

Lifestyle change, stress management can reduce Alzheimer's risk

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Change in lifestyle accompanied by proper stress management and indulgence in cognitive activities and socialising can help manage and reduce the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, experts said here Thursday.

Wild berry extract booster for pancreatic cancer drug

London, Sep 18 : A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, reveals new research.

Mechanism behind age-dependent diabetes found

London, Sep 18 : In a significant revelation that may aid enhanced treatment of diabetes, researchers have found that ageing of insulin-secreting cells is linked to a progressive decline in signal transduction and insulin release.

New clue to Alzheimer's disease treatment found

Tokyo, Sep 18 : Researchers in Japan may have discovered the pathological mechanism of Alzheimer's disease (AD) based on phosphoproteome analysis, which would provide new clues to an effective therapy for the currently incurable disease, media reported Thursday.

Vaccine to prevent urinary tract infections on the cards

Washington, Sep 18 : An experimental vaccine, developed by US researchers, has been shown to prevent urinary tract infections associated with catheters, the tubes used in hospitals and other care facilities to drain urine from a patient's bladder.

Why people in power need to be attentive listeners

New York, Sep 18 : Leaders in powerful positions often fail to listen properly and take into account the perspective of others, thus jeopardising the impact they could have, shows new research.

Rich, complex viruses exist in healthy humans too

Washington, Sept 17 : A new research has revealed that a normal viral flora that is rich and complex exists in and on healthy human body too.

Losing weight, quitting smoking may reduce risk of old age dementia

London, Sept 17 : A new study has revealed that old age dementia can be avoided by losing weight, quitting smoking and reducing heart disease and diabetes risk.

Ebola outbreak severity is 'impossible' to predict, claims researcher

Washington, Sep 17 : a new study has revealed that a mathematical model which was supposed to predict Ebola outbreaks has now been ruled out to foretell its severity.

New study provides deeper insight on Parkinson's disease

Washington, Sept 17 : Scientists have gained new information on what causes the Parkinson's disease.

Shun pills, try sex to get relief from migraine

London, Sep 17 : Got a throbbing or pulsing sensation in one area of the head? Forget pills and go between the sheets to relieve migraine symptoms.

Smoking linked with schizophrenia

Washington, Sep 17 : There is a close association between schizophrenia and increased rates of tobacco smoking. The relationship between them stems, in part, from an effort by patients to use nicotine to self-medicate symptoms and cognitive impairment associated with the disease, shows a new study.

Say cheese! Dairy products good for health

Washington, Sep 17 : Consuming dairy products is good for health and can also reduce the risk of metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, new research shows.

Even healthy people carry viruses in their bodies!

Washington, Sep 17 : On an average, healthy individuals carry about five types of viruses in their bodies and the same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, says a significant study.

Fat people fail to recognise abnormal weight

New York, Sep 17 : If you are fat, chances are that you would underestimate the size of your kids and vice versa, says a study.

Yoga improves health, reduces stress: health experts

New Delhi, Sep 17 : Yoga is the best way to tackle anxiety, stress and psycho neurotic disorders, easily resulting in better health and regulation of stress hormones, health experts said.

How the brain detects fear

New York, Sep 16 : The reason why the sight of a bomb or any other threatening object triggers panic in your mind may be that the brain prioritises threatening information over other cognitive processes. Researchers have now found how the brain does so.

Why some people can't resist unhealthy food

Toronto, Sep 16 : The reason why some people cannot resist calorie-dense snacks even at the risk of gaining extra weight may be due to decreased activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), which is involved in the executive functions of the brain.

Ocean microbes a global source of key vitamin B12

Toronto, Sep 16 : A group of micro-organisms may be responsible for much of the world's vitamin B12 production in the oceans, with implications for the global carbon cycle and climate change, says a study.

Brush teeth before sleep for healthy smile

New York, Sep 16 : How often do you attend late night parties and then use plain laziness as an excuse for not brushing your teeth before sleep? Better not forget that cleaning your teeth daily as just one "miss" begins the process of cavity and plaque building.

A glass of milk daily good for your heart

New York, Sep 16 : Do you find drinking milk disgusting? Listen to your heart and change the habit. New research has found that drinking milk and consuming other dairy products may reduce the risk of a heart attack.

Bald men in 40s at higher risk of prostate cancer

Washington, Sep 16 : Compared to men with no baldness in their 40s, men with a specific pattern of baldness at age 45 have a 40 percent increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer later in life, claims new research.

Fresh at college? Ensure proper calcium intake

New York, Sep 16 : Girls who are fresh at college must add proper calcium intake to their daily regimen.

Partner violence may trigger insomnia, upset stomach

New York, Sep 16 : Intimate partner violence not only triggers psychological problems but may also lead towards developing physical symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome (IMC) and insomnia, warns new research led by an Indian-origin scientist.

How human brain processes fear revealed

Washington, Sep 16 : A new study has recently provided researchers a deeper insight into how fear is processed in the human brain.

Why we crave for junk food revealed

Washington, Sept 16 : Scientists have revealed how magnetic stimulation of a brain area involved in "executive function" affects cravings and consumption of calorie-dense snack foods.

Working long hours may be bad for heart

Washington, Sept 16 : A new study has observed that people who work for more than 40-hours in a week are likelier to suffer from coronary heart disease.

Consuming high-fat dairy products cuts diabetes risk

Washington, Sept 16 : A new study has demonstrated that people who consume high-fat dairy products on a regular basis are less likely to develop diabetes.

Men with certain form of baldness at 45 likelier to develop aggressive prostate cancer

Washington, Sept 16 : A new research has revealed that men with moderate baldness affecting both the front and the crown of their head at the age of 45 have 40 percent higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer later in life than their non-bald counterparts.

Schizophrenia consists of 8 genetically distinct disorders

Washington, September 15 : A new study has shown that schizophrenia isn't a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders.

Vitamin E intake crucial during ' first 1,000 days'

Washington, Sept 15 : A new study has revealed that vitamin E is especially critical for the very young, the elderly, and women who are or may become pregnant.

Mix of positive, negative messages may prompt more smokers to quit

Washington, Sep 15 : A new study has revealed that mix of positive and negative messages might prompt more smokers to quit depending on their confidence in the ability to quit.

'Biospleen' can remove deadly pathogens from human blood

Washington, Sep 15 : In search of a way to clear infections, US researchers have developed an artificial "biospleen" to filter blood.

New genetic test to spot 6-fold increased risk of prostate cancer

Washington, Sept 15 : A new study has found 23 new genetic variants that can identify men with 6-fold increased risk of prostate cancer.

Traffic pollution can make older people fat

Washington, Sep 15 : A new study has recently associated the increased levels of obesity-related hormone leptin, among older adults, with the higher exposure to traffic related air pollution.

Schizophrenia a group of eight distinct disorders: Study

Washington, Sep 15 : The debilitating psychiatric illness schizophrenia is not a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders - each with its own set of symptoms, new research indicates.

Walk or cycle to office for better mental health

London, Sep 15 : Walking or cycling to work does not only save fuel but also leads to an improved psychological well-being.

'Vitamin E intake crucial for first 1,000 days of life'

New York, Sep 15 : If you believe that vitamin E deficiency never occurs, you are probably wrong. A new analysis suggests that an adequate level of this essential micro-nutrient is critical for the very young, the elderly and pregnant women.

Mild hyper-tension can be treated without drugs

London, Sep 15 : For people with mild hyper-tension, encouraging lifestyle changes should be the first line of recommendations for physicians rather than putting them on drugs, suggest experts.

How genes keep body clock in proper rhythm

Washington, Sep 15 : Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, US researchers have now discovered how genes keep the circadian clocks in all human cells in time and in proper rhythm within the 24-hour period.

Steven Spielberg begins shooting new film in Brooklyn

New York, Sep 14 : Steven Spielberg has been transforming the residential DUMBO neighbourhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn for shooting his new film, a Cold War thriller.

Zebrafish model to treat common neurological disorder

New York, Sep 14 : Researchers have found that the learning and memory components of disorder neurofibromatosis (NF1), a genetic disease, are distinct features that are likely to need different treatment approaches.

Tweaking brain circuits may cure autism

Washington, Sep 14 : In a ray of hope for people suffering from autism, researchers have discovered neuron populations in a region of the mouse brain that controls whether the animal engages in social behaviour or asocial repetitive self-grooming behaviour.

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