A diabetes-free world in next 50 years: Scientists

Washington,  (IANS) Although the way diabetics test their glucose levels has gone through dramatic changes over the past 50 years, there is still a long way to go, say researchers.   Earlier, the only way to assess diabetes control was by testing for the presence of sugar in a person’s urine, today there are numerous, […]

Powerful people respond to injustice selectively

New York, (IANS) Powerful people respond quickly to unfair treatment when they are the victims. However, they are less likely to notice injustice when others are victimised, says the study.   “The findings help explain the persistence of income inequality and ‘white privilege’,” said lead researcher Takuya Sawaoka, a doctoral student in psychology at Stanford […]

We are blind to our own bias: Study

London, June 9 (IANS) Almost evryone has a “bias blind spot,” meaning that people are less likely to detect bias in themselves than others, however, how blind they are to their actual degree of bias may vary, new research says.   Believing that you are less biased than your peers has detrimental consequences on judgments […]

Wear right makeup during summer

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Using the right makeup products during summer can be a tedious task for women, but keeping some factors in mind can help.   Makeup artist Rishab Khanna, who has styled some of the prominent Bollywood faces including Kajol, Karishma Kapoor and Neha Dhupia, suggests some quick tips: * Wear a […]

Researchers find links between birth month and health

New York, (IANS) People born in May have the lowest disease risk, and those in October have the highest risk, a computational method developed by scientists to investigate the relationship between birth month and disease risk shows.   Researchers at Columbia University have developed this algorithm to examine New York City medical databases and found […]

Drug to treat Alzheimer identified

New York, (IANS) A study has revealed that a treatment taken daily by people who have had organ transplants to prevent organ rejection protects against Alzheimer’s disease.   Analysing data from the medical records of 2,644 US patients who received organ transplants, the researchers found that only eight of them showed evidence of dementia – […]

Poor blood sugar control linked to longer hospital stay

Washington, (IANS) Diabetes patients with abnormal blood sugar levels are more likely to have longer, more costly hospital stays than those with glucose levels in a healthy range, says a new study.   “Data from the new studies suggest poorly controlled blood sugar readings could serve as a marker for better managing the care of […]

Bacteria that can help fight cancer

New York, June 9 (IANS) A toxin secreted by a water and food-borne bacterium that can cause lethal infections in persons with liver disease, has the potential to prevent the growth of tumours, says a new study by Northwestern Medicine scientists.   “A toxin protein from the bacterium Vibrio vulnificus can inhibit tumour cell growth […]

1 169 170 171