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Testosterone plays minor role in menopausal women's sex lives

Washington, Nov 23 : A new study has examined that levels of testosterone play a limited role when it comes to driving menopausal women's interest in sex and sexual function.

Exercise and fasting could boost brain's functions

Washington, Nov 23 : Exercise along with occasional fasting is good for boosting the brain's neurons, shows a new research.

Cell therapy may soon help cure heart attacks

Washington, Nov 23 : A new study has revealed patients who receive more cells during cell therapy for heart attacks get significant benefits.

WHO says Ebola outbreak 'stable' in Guinea

London, Nov 23 : The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea where the crisis began.

How stress increases risks of heart attacks, strokes

Washington, Nov 23 : A new study has provided a deeper insight into how stress increases risks of myocardial infarction (heart attacks.)

What causes discomfort among users of contact lenses

Melbourne, Nov 23 : If you are not comfortable wearing contact lenses, it could be due to degradation of the lipid layer in the eyes' natural tear film, says a study.

Anti-HIV drugs can affect unborn babies' hearts

Washington, Nov 23 : The drugs given to HIV-positive pregnant women can cause significant long-term heart problems for the non-HIV-infected babies they carry, says a new study.

Tooth enamel fast-track found in humans

London, Nov 22 : Researchers in Britain have found a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies.

Caffeine may counter cocaine's effects on estrogen cycle

Washington, Nov 21 : A new study has revealed that caffeine may be neuroprotective and will be able to block cocaine's direct effects on the estrus cycle.

Pre-birth mutation in men can lead to cancer

New York, Nov 21 : Researchers have identified a protein mutation in some males before birth that can lead to the development of testicular cancer as well as other less life-threatening challenges.

Modern hand dryers spread more germs

London, Nov 21 : Modern hand dryers are worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research.

A safe, reliable wireless pacemaker to hit stores soon

Washington, Nov 21 : A new self-contained, leadless cardiac pacemaker is the safe and reliable alternative to conventional pacemakers, says a new research.

New factor in liver cancer progression discovered

Vienna, Nov 21 : Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna in Austria have discovered a new factor in the development and progression of the most common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the university has said.

Rare worm in British man's brain sequenced

London, Nov 21 : For the first time, the genome of a rarely seen tapeworm - residing in a British man's brain for four years - has been sequenced, offering new opportunities to diagnose and treat this invasive parasite.

Obesity silently damages heart

New York, Nov 21 : Obese people without an overt manifestation of heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels risk of heart failure in the future, with new research suggesting that obesity is an independent driver of heart muscle damage.

Male hormone does not hamper women's libido

New York, Nov 21 : Failed relationships and emotional health threaten menopausal women's interest in sex more than levels of the male hormone testosterone and other naturally-occurring reproductive hormones, a study says.

Washroom hand dryers spread more germs than paper towels

Washington, Nov 21 : A new study has claimed that hand dryers in the toilet are much worse and spread more germs than paper towels.

Diets rich in vitamin B3 prevent liver cancer in mice

London, Nov 21 : A new research has revealed that diets rich in nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin B3, prevent the development of liver tumors and induce tumor regression in mice.

Almost one third of teen boys inaccurately perceive their weight

London, Nov 21 : A new research has suggested that one third of teen boys inaccurately perceive their weight, which can influence their eating habits and, consequently, their health.

New system may soon make sleep disorders history

Washington, Nov 21 : A team of researchers has come up with a system to accurately track the dynamic process of falling asleep, which may help in diagnosing sleep disorders.

Caffeine blocks cocaine's effects on women sex cycle

New York, Nov 21 : Caffeine, a compound found in tea, coffee and various nuts and berries may offer a new treatment option for women cocaine addicts, research shows.

Trans fats bad for brain too

Washington, Nov 21 : Trans fats are bad not only for your waistline but also for your brain, shows a study.

Sleep-deprived schoolchildren run obesity risk

New York, Nov 21 : Children of mothers who work full time may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, finds research.

Guide to winter skincare

New Delhi, Nov 20 : Fight winter woes by using beauty oil, cream cleanser and not relying on toner when the temperature drops.

Acupressure can help get relief from constipation

Washington, Nov 20 : A new study has shown that perineal self-acupressure can help with the bowel movement.

'Early matured' teens likelier to suffer from depression

Washington, Nov 20 : A new study has examined that teens who mature early are at higher risk of suffering from depression.

7 hrs of sleep, positive moods lead to your best game performance

Washington, Nov 20 : A team of researchers have provided an insight into how lifestyle factors such as sleep, mood and time of day impact cognitive game-play performance.

Smoking e-cigs can considerably reduce tobacco cravings

Washington, Nov 20 : A new research has demonstrated that e-cigarettes successfully reduce cravings for tobacco cigarettes, with only minimal side effects.

Stem cells may help mend 'broken hearts'

Washington, Nov 20 : A new study has suggested that delivering stem cell factor directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may enhance cardiac repair and reverse injury.

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

Washington, Nov 20 : A new study has discovered that women who consume general blood pressure medication don't face increased of developing breast cancer.

Older women in bad marriages face more risk of heart disease

Washington, Nov 20 : A new study has found that trouble in older couples' paradise may prove bad for their heart, particularly for women, than for the couples in good marriages.

Early maturity heightens depression risk in boys too

New York, Nov 20 : Entering puberty ahead of their peers increases depression risk over time in both sexes - not just in girls as commonly thought, new research shows.

How stem cells can speed up cardiac repair

Washington, Nov 20 : Delivering stem cells directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may help repair and regenerate injured tissue, according to a study.

Self-acupressure can help relieve constipation

New York, Nov 20 : Self-acupressure, a simple technique, can help relieve people suffering from constipation, new research shows.

3D-printed heart models can treat patients better

New York, Nov 20 : An experimental 3D printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, a significant study shows.

Blueberries don't improve night vision

Toronto, Nov 20 : Contrary to claims by health food advocates, researchers have found reason to doubt that the blueberries help most healthy people see better in the dark.

How high fibrous food can help you lose weight

Washington, Nov 19 : A new study has revealed that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk of colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases, while the two specific functional fibers may also have the potential to assist in weight loss when made part of a long-term, daily diet.

Haley Bennett to star with Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel in untitled thriller

Washington, Nov 19 : Haley Bennett will be starring alongside Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel in an upcoming psychological thriller.

High-fructose diet worsens depression in teens

Washington, Nov 19 : A new study has revealed that consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive- and anxiety-like behavior and alter how the brain responds to stress.

Cocaine users at higher risk of heart disease

Washington, Nov 19 : A new study has revealed that cocaine users complaining of chest pain may have abnormal blood flow in the heart's smallest blood vessels that may not be detected in regular testing, putting them at risk for heart complications or death.

Testosterone replacement therapy doesn't increase heart disease risk

Washington, Nov 19 : A new study has found that testosterone replacement therapy does not increase the risk of heart related problems, such as a heart attack or stroke, in men.

Herbs, spices may help boost heart's health

Washington, Nov 19 : A new study has found that spices and herbs don't just add flavor to your food, but may also help boost your heart's health.

Heartbreak hurts differently to physical pain

Washington, Nov 19 : Suffering of a painful break-up is different from physical pain, according to a new study.

Too much texting may be bad for your spine

London, Nov 19 : A new study has revealed that slumping over the phone as you send and read messages or surf the internet can hurt your back, as it puts up to four stone of extra weight on your spine, leading to long-term damage.

Adding just 1 gram of turmeric to breakfast can help improve memory

Melbourne, Nov 19 : A new study has revealed that just one gram of turmeric added to the breakfast meal could help improve memory of people at early stages of diabetes or at risk of cognitive impairment.

Too much 'junk food' can lead to memory loss

Washington, Nov 19 : If you can't resist a burger, you are in trouble as a new study has shown that too much of junk food can destroy your memory, specially of young to middle-aged men.

Exposure to antibiotics' during pregnancy heightens obesity risk in kids

Washington, Nov 19 : In a new study, scientists have revealed that children who were exposed to antibiotics while in the womb, face greater of become obese.

New protocol for Ebola to lessen exposure risk

Washington, Nov 19 : Scientists have introduced new protocol for possible Ebola patients, which reduces risk of exposure for medical personnel as well as patients.

Brain treats social and physical pain differently

New York, Nov 19 : Contradicting a common belief, a new study has found that the brain processes physical and social pain differently.

Fibre-rich diet helps you lose weight

New York, Nov 19 : Certain fibres contained in prepared foods such as cereals, cereal bars, baking mixes, and drinks may cause a shift towards beneficial bacteria in the gut and assist in weight loss when made part of a long-term, daily diet, says a new research.

Too much texting bad for your spine

New York, Nov 19 : Simple texting on smartphone can exert nearly 23 kg of pressure on your spine depending on the angle at which you are texting, an alarming research has revealed.

Brain cell receptor may be target for Alzheimer's treatment

New York, Nov 19 : Researchers have found that blocking a key receptor in brain cells could play a major role in neutralising the biological consequences of Alzheimer's disease.

Antibiotics during pregnancy can make your child obese

New York, Nov 19 : Taking antibiotics in the second or third trimester of pregnancy may make your child obese at age seven, research shows.

Low Vitamin D levels may lead to early death

London, Nov 19 : Vitamin D deficiency is not just bad for your bone health, it can also result in various other diseases leading to an early death, research shows.

Mother's presence impacts infants' brain development

New York, Nov 19 : A mother's presence can not only help soothe the pain of their distressed babies, but it may also impact early brain development by altering gene activity in a part of the brain involved in emotions, a research said.

High-fruit diets can worsen depression

New York, Nov 19 : Forcing your children to have too much fruit during adolescence can have negative consequences as a diet high in fructose, a sugar found naturally in fruits, may exacerbate their depressive behaviours, new research shows.

Sleep deprivation caused memory loss could be tackled

New York, Nov 19 : Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that a particular set of cells in a small region of the brain are responsible for memory problems due to sleep loss.

Heavy drinking impacts abstinence

New York, Nov 19 : Heavy drinking can impact abstinence, research shows.

A gram of turmeric daily could boost memory

Melbourne, Nov 19 : Adding only a gram of turmeric to one's breakfast could help improve the memory of people who are in the early stages of diabetes and at risk of developing cognitive impairment, a study indicates.

How brain forms 'Mexican waves'

London, Nov 19 : Scientists have revealed the mechanism that enables certain brain cells to persuade others to create "Mexican waves" linked with cognitive function.

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