People who smoke marijuana weigh less: Researchers

People who smoke marijuana weigh less: Researchers

New York, April 20 (IANS) People who smoke marijuana or cannabis weigh less as compared to adults who don’t, a new study suggests. The findings are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies that will ultimately lead to weight gain. “Over a three-year period, all participants showed […]

Moral decisions linked to brain activity: Study

Moral decisions linked to brain activity: Study

Washington, April 19 (IANS) What makes our decisions morally just or objectionable? It is the brain activity that is responsible for the differences in our moral behaviour, reveals a new study. “Our study demonstrates that with moral behaviour, people may not in fact always stick to the golden rule. While most people tend to exhibit some […]

Study recommends repeated BP readings to avoid misdiagnosis

Study recommends repeated BP readings to avoid misdiagnosis

New Delhi, April 16 (PTI): At least three repeated measurements of blood pressure during a clinic visit is required to reduce inaccurate classification of a patient’s true condition and prevent misdiagnosis, a recent study has stated. The study recently published in the Journal of Human Hypertension was conducted by researchers at Public Health Foundation of […]

Safe workout, fitness tips for pregnant women

Safe workout, fitness tips for pregnant women

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) One of the biggest stereotypes in our society is that pregnant women should avoid anything strenuous but keeping fit during the nine months is one of the most important factors that keeps the mother and baby healthy. Do cardio and dont shy away from strength training, say experts Certified nutritionist Kartikey […]

Diabetes in pregnancy ups the risk in kids later

Diabetes in pregnancy ups the risk in kids later

Toronto, April 15 (IANS) Children and youths whose mothers had diabetes during their pregnancy are themselves at an increased risk of the disorder, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The study showed that a child or teenager whose mother had gestational diabetes — diabetes during pregnancy — was nearly twice as likely to develop diabetes before […]

Stem cell protein may help find blood cancer cure

Stem cell protein may help find blood cancer cure

Bengaluru, April 13 (IANS) Researchers have identified a stem cell protein that may play an important role in finding cure for blood cancer. The study, done on mice, suggests a stem cell protein called Asrij is a novel regulator of wild type tumour suppressor p53 stability in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). It could help design targeted […]

Muscle power likely to help you live longer: Study

Muscle power likely to help you live longer: Study

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), April 13 (IANS) Want to increase your longevity? If yes, then speed up your weight-lifting routine as a new study suggests muscle power might be key to long life. The study, presented at the EuroPrevent 2019 in Lisbon, indicates that power depends on the ability to generate force and velocity and […]

Health experts discuss rise in Ebola, to decide if emergency: WHO

Health experts discuss rise in Ebola, to decide if emergency: WHO

A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy who had contact with an Ebola sufferer in the village of Mangina in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo on August 18, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) GENEVA/LONDON, April 12 (Reuters): Disease experts were evaluating on Friday whether an outbreak of Ebola in […]

Electrical brain stimulation can boost memory function in older people

Electrical brain stimulation can boost memory function in older people

Test person Niklas Thiel poses with an electroencephalography (EEG) cap which measures brain activity, at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) in Garching near Munich on September 9, 2014. (REUTERS File Photo) LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Electrical brain stimulation using a non-invasive cap can help boost older people’s mental scores to those of people 20 […]

Just one drink daily can raise stroke risk

Just one drink daily can raise stroke risk

Beijing, April 6 (IANS) While it is known that excess drinking is harmful for health, a new study suggests that even consuming one or two alcoholic drinks a day can raise stroke risks, challenging previous claims. The study, published in The Lancet journal, showed that alcohol directly increases blood pressure and the chances of having a […]

Major study debunks myth that moderate drinking can be healthy

Major study debunks myth that moderate drinking can be healthy

An employee pours whisky in a glass at a restaurant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring/File photo LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) – Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink, and previous claims that one or two drinks a day might protect against stroke are not true, according […]

Hormone that protects women from liver cancer

Hormone that protects women from liver cancer

London, April 5 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that a hormone — present at higher levels in women — can keep them away from liver cancer, suggesting the disease is more common in men. The study showed that a potential contributor to this gender disparity is adiponectin, a hormone secreted by fat cells that helps control the […]

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