Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric’s power to fight cancer

Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric’s power to fight cancer

Bengaluru, August 12 (IANS) A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City, has used an ingenious process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells.   Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric (haldi), the ubiquitous kitchen spice that gives curry […]

Moderate salt intake not as bad as earlier thought: Study

Moderate salt intake not as bad as earlier thought: Study

Toronto, August 11 (IANS) People with moderate or average salt intake need not reduce their sodium intake for prevention of heart disease and stroke, suggests a new study involving 94,000 people from different parts of the world, including India.   For a vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase heart risks, except for […]

40% women with asthma may get chronic lung diseases: Study

40% women with asthma may get chronic lung diseases: Study

Toronto, August 10 (IANS) More than 4 in 10 individuals with asthma run the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it harder to breathe, says a new study involving around 4,000 women.   The researchers examined risk factors for developing asthma and COPD […]

Ketogenic diet may up Type-2 diabetes risk: Study

Ketogenic diet may up Type-2 diabetes risk: Study

London, August 9 (IANS) Consuming a ketogenic diet — high in fat but low in protein and carbohydrates — may increase the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes while helping in weight loss, a new study has claimed, raising questions whether the diet is healthy.   The study conducted on mice showed that animals fed on […]

Exercise linked to better mental health – but too much may do harm

Exercise linked to better mental health – but too much may do harm

A man jogs on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files   LONDON, August 9(Reuters) – A study in the United States has found that people who exercise several times a week report having better mental health than those who take no exercise, with team sports and those involving social […]

Internet robots being used to promote of e-cigarettes: Study

Internet robots being used to promote of e-cigarettes: Study

A customer holds an e-cigarette in New York City. (REUTERS Files Photo)   More than 70 per cent of the tweets analysed by researchers appeared to have been put out by Twitter bots     Washington, August 9 (PTI):  Twitter bots – accounts run by internet robots – are being used to promote vaping and […]

New method developed for diagnosing coronary heart disease

New method developed for diagnosing coronary heart disease

Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new method for diagnosing coronary heart disease with 33 per cent higher accuracy rate as compared with conventional methods.   Developed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the new technology is called Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) measurement system and has been approved by the China Food and Drug […]

How weight loss can help stop Type-2 diabetes

How weight loss can help stop Type-2 diabetes

London, August 4 (IANS) Losing weight can lead to an early and sustained improvement in the functioning of pancreatic beta cells, which can help individuals with Type-2 diabetes to achieve remission, a study has found.   The findings suggest that weight loss normalizes fat metabolism in all individuals with Type-2 diabetes, but the more rapid […]

Alcohol may increase death risk in young TB patients

Alcohol may increase death risk in young TB patients

New York, August 3 (IANS) Increased consumption of alcohol in people with tuberculosis (TB) may accelerate their risk of death, scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher have found.   Chronic alcohol consumption modulates a host of immune defense mechanisms and increases susceptibility to infections with various pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) — the TB-causing […]

Toxic air to blame for lung cancer; no longer just a smoker’s disease

Toxic air to blame for lung cancer; no longer just a smoker’s disease

Mumbai, August 3 (IndiaSpend/IANS) Smokers and non-smokers now represent an equal number of lung-cancer patients, according to a study carried out by the Lung Care Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation focused on improving lung health in India.   An analysis of 150 patients at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, found that close to 50 per […]

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