New human antibody may improve malaria prevention efforts

New human antibody may improve malaria prevention efforts

New York, March 20 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a new human antibody that, when tested in mice, prevented malaria infection by binding a specific portion of a surface protein found in almost all strains of the malaria parasite worldwide.   The study shows that the antibody called CIS43 protects against malaria better than any antibody […]

Mediterranean diet may boost bone density in elderly women

Mediterranean diet may boost bone density in elderly women

Rio de Janeiro, March 19 (IANS) Consuming a Mediterranean diet — rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, potatoes, olive oil, seeds, fish, low saturated fat, dairy products and red meat — may boost bones and muscle mass in postmenopausal women, a study suggests.   Researchers found that menopause — characterised by a decline in estrogen levels […]

New diabetes drug may help obese to reduce weight

New diabetes drug may help obese to reduce weight

New York, March 19 (IANS) Suffering from obesity? A diabetes drug may help you cut down fat as a compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone which regulates appetite, researchers say.   The compound, semaglutide, has a chemical structure that is very similar to the hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), which regulates both insulin secretion […]

Why breastfeeding is important for high-birthweight infants

Why breastfeeding is important for high-birthweight infants

Seoul, March 19 (IANS) New mothers, take note. If you are breastfeeding your high-birthweight infants, you may probably be protecting them from being overweight or obese in childhood, a new study suggests.   “High birthweight is associated with overweight or obesity during early childhood. Among high-birthweight infants, exclusive breastfeeding is a significant protective factor against […]

New male birth control pill found safe and effective

Washington, March 19 (IANS) In a major step forward in the development of a once-daily “male pill”, researchers have found an experimental oral contraceptive to be safe in men with hormone responses consistent with effective contraception.   The findings presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Chicago showed that the new pill — called […]

Stay in shape to cut heart disease risk

Stay in shape to cut heart disease risk

London, March 18 (IANS) If you thought it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, think again! A new study of nearly 300,000 people has found that unhealthy weight gain can raise risk of heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.   The risk of heart […]

Cancer survivors get more easily fatigued: Study

Cancer survivors get more easily fatigued: Study

New York, March 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that adults who have undergone successful cancer treatment may become fatigued more quickly than their peers who do not have a history of cancer.   “The main goal of cancer treatment has been survival, but studies like this suggest that we need also to examine the longer-term […]

Easy ways to improve your diet

Easy ways to improve your diet

London, March 17 (IANS) If you are finding it difficult to keep a check on your diet than it is time to improve it in a few easy ways.   Femelefirst.co.uk lists some tips to improve your diet.   * Re-organise your kitchen: A simple hack to stop yourself from late night snacking is to […]

Experimental obesity drug may prevent kidney stones

Experimental obesity drug may prevent kidney stones

Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) Japanese scientists have found that an experimental obesity drug can potentially prevent the formation of kidney stones in mice, a finding that paves the way to develop medications to prevent the condition in at-risk individuals.   The findings showed that mice who were administered 1mg/kg of the beta3- agonist CL316243 for […]

New mobile application can reduce stroke risk

New mobile application can reduce stroke risk

London, March 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new mobile application that can detect atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of stroke, and can timely prevent heart-related complications.   Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.   Timely detection of […]

Omega-3 levels may better predict mortality risk than cholesterol

London, March 17 (IANS) Measuring the levels of Omega-3 fatty acids present in the blood may indicate the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and mortality more profoundly than serum cholesterol, researchers have claimed.   The serum cholesterol level is the total amount of cholesterol present in the blood.   A higher “Omega-3 Index” — a […]

Meditate to overcome insomnia, sleep disorders (March 16 is World Sleep Day)

Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) In good news for chronic insomniacs, an ongoing study at the WellSpan York Hospital in the US to assess the impact of “Heartfulness Meditation” on insomnia has shown promising results.   Twenty-eight participants diagnosed with chronic insomnia completed an eight-week study involving the practice of “Heartfulness Meditation” as an intervention to […]

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