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Not all mosquitoes can transmit malaria

New York, Nov 28 : A genetic study has revealed that certain species of mosquitoes have evolved to better transmit malaria than even some of their close cousins.


External artificial pancreas treatment more effective for diabetics than conventional regimen

Washington, Nov 27 : A new study has revealed that the external artificial pancreas improves glucose control and reduces the risk of hypoglycemia compared to conventional diabetes treatment.


Cradle of memories in the brain discovered

London, Nov 27 : A team of researchers has determined the location, where memories are generated with a level of precision never achieved before.


Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee may reduce Alzheimer's risk by 20pc

Washington, Nov 27 : A new study has demonstrated that drinking 3-5 cups of coffee might help in lowering the risk of Alzheimer's disease by up to 20 percent.


New drug promises to increase wounded soldiers' chances of survival

London, Nov 27 : Wounded soldiers may soon be administered a drug that would put them into "hibernation" until they can be moved to safety, thereby increasing their chances of survival.


Brain mapping can spot reading disorders

New York, Nov 27 : In what could help better diagnose reading disorders such as dyslexia, researchers have now mapped brain regions responsible for the affliction.


Artificial pancreas can treat diabetes efficiently

Toronto, Nov 27 : Compared to conventional diabetes treatment, an external artificial pancreas can improve glucose control and treatment of Type-1 diabetes, shows a study.


Copper essential for resting brain too

New York, Nov 27 : A new study has found that proper copper levels are essential to the health of the brain at rest.


Kerala hospital develops treatment for acute blood cancer

Kochi, Nov 27 : The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) here has carried out a new treatment protocol to treat a 19-year-old girl suffering from acute blood cancer or acute myeloid leukaemia.


Eye's 'glassy' proteins behind sight deterioration

London, Nov 27 : The age-related long-sightedness could be due to proteins in eye-lens that are converted from a fluid solution to a solid glassy state, making the lens more rigid, says a study.


Daily coffee may cut Alzheimer's risk by 20 percent

London, Nov 27 : Researchers have found that drinking up to five cups of coffee per day may help curb Alzheimer's risk by 20 percent.


'3 specific cells' combo behind breast cancer spread, confirm scientists

Washington, Nov 26 : In a new study, scientists have found that it is the specific trio of cells that causes breast cancer to spread.


Scientists shed new light on how memory loss is inherited

Washington, Nov 26 : In a new study, scientists have provided new insight to understand how memory loss is inherited.


New anti-malaria compound causes mosquito parasite's gut to explode

Washington, Nov 26 : The scientists have recently found a new anti-malaria compound that causes mosquito parasite's gut to swell up and explode.


Cancer far more lethal in some countries than others

London, Nov 26 : The new most inclusive global study till date shows wide dramatic gulf in cancer survival between countries.


Obesity causes almost 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide yearly

London, Nov 26 : In a new study, scientists have discovered that obesity leads to around 481 000 new cancer cases every year in adults, or 3.6 percent of cancers worldwide.


Testosterone therapy does not boost prostate cancer's risk

Washington, Nov 26 : A new study has examined that a long-term testosterone therapy does not increases the risk of prostate cancer.


Early deafness diagnosis improves teenagers' reading skills

London, Nov 26 : Early detection of deafness in babies is linked to better reading skills later in their lives, says a new research.


Obesity increasing cancer cases

Washington, Nov 26 : Excess body weight causes over 480,000 new cancer cases per year - 3.6 percent of cancers worldwide - in adults, new estimates suggest.


Why autistic people see faces differently

Toronto, Nov 26 : People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gain different perceptions from peoples' faces as the way they gather information - not the judgement process itself - is different from those without the disorder, says a study.


A breath test could identify onset of diabetes in kids

London, Nov 26 : A sweet smell on the breath of your kids could have bitter health consequences as researchers have found that it could signal the onset of Type 1 diabetes.


Paracetamol's link with Asthma exaggerated: Researchers

London, Nov 26 : The fear that paracetamol given to babies can trigger asthma may be exaggerated, find researchers.


Powdered measles vaccine found safe in early trials

New York, Nov 26 : Countries dabbling with conventional injectable vaccine against the measles virus may soon have an alternative as researchers have found a measles vaccine made of fine dry powder safe in early human testing.


Ten common reasons why we don't exercise

By Amar Chandel : We all intend to exercise regularly. But when it comes to putting intention to practice, only about 10 percent are successful. Others happen to have numerous seemingly convincing excuses for not doing so. Here are some of the oft-quoted "reasons", and the reality behind them:


Asymmetrical breasts can play havoc with teens' emotional health

Washington, Nov 25 : A new study has revealed that differences in breast size have a significant mental health impact in adolescent girls, affecting self-esteem, emotional well-being, and social functioning.


Hamilton ditched champagne for 'watermelon juice' to toast second F1 title

London, Nov 25 : Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton reportedly gave up the champagne for a glass of watermelon juice to toast his second world title and celebrate the 'greatest day' of his life.


'Good fat' can be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes

Melbourne, Nov 25 : A new study has revealed that brown fat, nicknamed the "good fat," can help control type 2 diabetes because it not just warms up the body in cold temperatures, but burning up calories in the process, it also "hoovers up" excess sugar.


How garlic and broccoli help fight cancer

Washington, Nov 25 : A new study has revealed that selenium compound that is naturally found in garlic and broccoli boosts immune system to fight against cancer.


Kids exposed to verbal spats with parents handle stress better as adults

Washington, Nov 25 : A new study has demonstrated that if as a child one had faced verbal conflicts with their parents, then it becomes easy to battle stressful situations as an adult.


Gene that helps reducing stroke risk found

Washington, Nov 25 : A gene that reduces the risk of stroke in young and middle-aged adults has been discovered.


20pc of Type 2 diabetics do not benefit from exercise regimens

Washington, Nov 25 : A new study has revealed that exercise regimens offer little benefits for 20 percent of patients with Type 2 Diabetes.


Nasal spray Vaccine offers new hope for long-lasting Ebola protection

Washington, Nov 25 : A new study has revealed that a nasal vaccine in works has the potential for long-lasting protection from Ebola virus.


Spoonful of yoghurt a day may keep diabetes at bay

London, Nov 25 : A new study has revealed that eating one table spoon of yoghurt can dramatically cut your chances of getting diabetes.


'Recurrent cough and cold in children are signs of asthma'

New Delhi, Nov 25 : Children with recurrent cough, cold and wheeze should visit their physician as these are clear symptoms that the child may be suffering from asthma, a medical expert said here Tuesday.


AIIMS to set up new maternity care centre

New Delhi, Nov 25 : A new maternity and child healthcare centre will be set up at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), its director, M.C. Misra, said Tuesday.


Garlic, broccoli may speed up cancer recovery

London, Nov 25 : Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have found that selenium - naturally found in garlic and broccoli - slows down immune over-response, improving treatment against cancers such as melanoma and prostate cancer.


Protein 'switch' to turn off Alzheimer's identified

Washington, Nov 25 : 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.


India spent Rs.500 crore on TB treatment in 2013-14

New Delhi, Nov 25 : India spent Rs. 500 crore (Rs.5 billion/$81 million) in fiscal 2013-14 on the treatment of tuberculosis, including providing free medicines, Health Minister J.P. Nadda said Tuesday.


'Teenagers using anti-anxiety, sleeping pills to get high'

New York, Nov 25 : Doctors may inadvertently be creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, say University of Michigan researchers.


New device may ease mammography discomfort

New York, Nov 25 : Researchers have developed a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for women.


Consuming yoghurt daily could lower diabetes risk

Washington, Nov 25 : Including yogurt in your daily diet could lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a study says.


Indian-origin scientist finds gene that cuts stroke risk

London, Nov 25 : An Indian-origin scientist has discovered a gene that protects people against one of the major causes of stroke in young and middle-aged adults, a development that could hold the key to new treatments.


'Wi-fi' drug delivery via electronic implants

New York, Nov 25 : Researchers from Tufts University have demonstrated an electronic implant - composed of silk and magnesium - that eliminated bacterial infection in mice by delivering heat to infected tissue when triggered by a remote wireless signal.


Bone cells can help kids with facial surgery

New York, Nov 25 : Children with facial deformities who normally have to wait until adulthood for corrective surgery may now breathe easy as researchers have found that certain cells that drive bone growth can be used to treat those kids.


'Good fat' could help manage diabetes

Melbourne, Nov 25 : Brown fat, nicknamed the 'good fat' because it warms up the body in cold temperatures, burning up calories in the process, could also be used to manage Type 2 diabetes, finds research.


Sleep apnea leads to poor aerobic fitness

New York, Nov 25 : People with sleep apnea, in which breathing repeatedly starts and stops during slumber, are likely to have reduced aerobic fitness, even compared with those of similar body mass indices, new research shows.


Festive food can prove harmful for Type 2 Diabetes patients

Washington, Nov 24 : Overeating at a holiday get together could be harmful for people who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes, says a new study.


Toxic chemical linked to leukemia found in 'hookah smoke'

Washington, Nov 24 : A new study has found that hookah smoke contains toxic benzene, which has been previously linked to an increased risk for leukemia.


Excess of a protein may trigger schizophrenia

New York, Nov 24 : Overabundance of a protein in the brain cells during brain development may cause abnormalities in its structure and lead to schizophrenia, says a study.


Healthy gut microbiota can help reduce metabolic syndrome risks

Washington, Nov 24 : A new study has revealed that healthy gut microbiota can help prevent metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of factors that increases risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke in people.


Veggie diet triumphs over medicines in beating Type 2 diabetes

London, Nov 24 : Veggie diet is better than medicines when it comes to treating Type 2 diabetes, says a new study.


Excess protein during brain development may cause schizophreni

Washington, Nov 24 : A new study has revealed that excess protein during brain development may trigger schizophrenia later in life.


People with transplanted hands can regain feeling even years later

Washington, Nov 24 : A new study has revealed that people who had their own hand or a transplanted hand reattached can regain near-normal sense of touch even years later of the surgery.


Permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

London, Nov 24 : Permanent stress can activate immune cells that can cause changes in the brain, leading to mental disorders such as schizophrenia, shows a study.


How flawed gene can cause deafness

New Delhi, Nov 24 : Researchers have found how mutations in a gene called Tmie can cause deafness from birth, suggesting new avenues for therapies aimed at restoring hearing.


Talk therapy lowers suicide risk

New York, Nov 24 : Talk therapy is gaining in importance as an alternative to medication with regard to averting repeated suicide attempts, a study shows.


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.


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