Malaria puts kids at deadly blood cancer risk

New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Children infected with the malaria parasite are likely to experience DNA damage that can lead to Burkitt’s lymphoma, a highly aggressive blood cancer, says a new study that sheds new light on how the two seemingly different diseases are related. [google_ad_728_90_text] The same enzyme that helps create antibodies that fight […]

Young and overweight? Have high-protein breakfast

Young and overweight? Have high-protein breakfast

New York, (IANS) Having a high-protein breakfast including milk, eggs, meat and yogurt daily can reduce unhealthy weight gain among overweight teenagers, says a new study. [google_ad_728_90_text] The researchers compared the benefits of consuming a normal-protein breakfast to a high-protein breakfast in overweight teenagers who would normally skip breakfast.   “This study examined if the […]

Male, female brains operate differently: Study

Male, female brains operate differently: Study

New York, (IANS) A new study of a brain region involved in learning and memory, responses to stress and epilepsy has found that male and female brains operate differently at a molecular level. [google_ad_728_90_text] The findings suggest that female and male brains may respond differently to certain drugs.   “The importance of studying sex differences […]

Educational support for girls delays child marriage: Study

Educational support for girls delays child marriage: Study

Washington, (IANS) Increasing awareness about the value of educating girls and providing support for their education can help delay the age of marriage for extremely vulnerable girls, says a new study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Each year, more than 14 million girls around the world get married before the age of 18. In sub-Saharan Africa, more than one […]

Brain game sharpens focus, reduces anxiety

New York, (IANS) Playing a simple brain game that involves identifying shapes can sharpen your focus and reduce anxiety, new research has found. [google_ad_728_90_text] Study participants who completed the video game-like exercise that targets distraction stayed more focused and showed less anxiety, showed the findings that could lead to an everyday solution to ease the […]

Immune-blocking drug could stop cancer re-growth

London, Aug 13 (IANS) Combining chemotherapy with a drug that blocks part of the immune system from going into overdrive might help prevent cancer coming back in some people, says a new study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Cancer-killing action of chemotherapy can trigger a swarm of wound-healing, white blood cells to cluster around blood vessels in a treatment-hit […]

Exercise helps reduce daytime sleepiness

Exercise helps reduce daytime sleepiness

New York, (IANS) If you find it too hard to stay awake at work despite a good night’s sleep, daily aerobic exercise can help you focus, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. [google_ad_728_90_text] Exercise reduces the levels of two proteins, resulting in reduced excessive sleepiness, the findings showed.   The study involved people with hypersomnia, […]

Caesarean delivery slows baby’s ability to focus

Caesarean delivery slows baby’s ability to focus

Toronto, (IANS) Being born in a Caesarean section negatively affects a baby’s ability to focus on a particular area of interest, says a new study. [google_ad_728_90_text] “Our research has revealed that being born by a C-section slows a baby’s spatial attention, which plays a role in its ability to focus on a particular area or […]

Single abortion may adversely affect later deliveries

Single abortion may adversely affect later deliveries

New York, (IANS) A single abortion or miscarriage has the potential to impact subsequent pregnancies in a woman’s life, a new study has warned. [google_ad_728_90_text] It has been well established that women who have had several abortions or miscarriages are likely to face a slightly higher risk of complications in subsequent pregnancies.   They may […]

Hepatitis C infection may damage heart too

Hepatitis C infection may damage heart too

New York, (IANS) People infected with the hepatitis C virus are already known to be at risk for liver damage, and results of a new study now shows that the infection may also spell heart trouble. [google_ad_728_90_text] “People infected with hepatitis C are already followed regularly for signs of liver disease, but our findings suggest […]

Sport TV exposing kids to alcohol ads: Study

Melbourne, Aug 12 (IANS) Children who love to watch sport on television are more likely to get exposed to alcohol ads than those who watch non-sport TV, a new Australian study has found. [google_ad_728_90_text] Questioning the effectiveness of advertising regulations designed to protect children, the researchers found that 87 per cent of all alcohol adverts […]

Depressed teenagers at greater heart disease risk

Depressed teenagers at greater heart disease risk

New York, (IANS) Major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder predispose youth to early cardiovascular disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) has said. [google_ad_728_90_text] The AHA statement is based on a group of recent studies including those that reported cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and deaths among young people.   For example, a 2011 population […]