Why enough sleep is important for your heart health?

Why enough sleep is important for your heart health?

Washington, February 15 (IANS) Getting enough sleep is key to good health, as researchers say that insufficient sleep increases the risk of serious problems, including cardiovascular disease. The team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have identified a previously unknown mechanism by which sleep protects against the buildup of arterial plaques, providing a potential treatment […]

Diet drinks may up strokes in postmenopausal women: Study

Diet drinks may up strokes in postmenopausal women: Study

New York, February 14 (IANS) Are diet drinks your choice? Beware, your heart could be at risk. A new study suggests that drinking diet drinks was associated with an increased risk of having a stroke among post-menopausal women, researchers say. The stroke is was caused by a blocked artery, especially small arteries. The study, published in […]

Low-calorie diet may improve cell performance

Low-calorie diet may improve cell performance

Sao Paulo, February 13 (IANS) Consuming low-calorie food may have a protective effect against some diseases as the number of calories a person eats directly influences the performance of various cells, researchers say. The study on mice showed that a low-calorie diet can protect the brain from neuronal cell death associated with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, […]

Low-fibre, high-fat diet may up severe sepsis risk

Low-fibre, high-fat diet may up severe sepsis risk

New York, February 12 (IANS) Consuming a Western diet, low in fibre and high in fat and sugar, can put you at increased risk of developing severe sepsis, researchers say. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found mice that were fed the Western diet showed an increase in chronic […]

This novel method can predict fatal heart disease: Study

New York, February 10 (IANS): A novel method called stress cardiac MRI can not only diagnose heart disease, but can also predict which cases are potentially fatal, suggests a new research. The study showed that predicting mortality is a key requirement for the technology to be more widely used. In addition, results suggest cardiac magnetic […]

Researchers identify gene to treat alcoholism

New York, February 9 (IANS): Researchers have identified a gene that could provide a new target for developing medication to prevent and treat alcoholism, according to a new study on mice. Researchers at Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) in the US discovered a gene that had lower expression in the brains of non-human primates […]

Researchers develop new prostate cancer prediction tool: Study

Researchers develop new prostate cancer prediction tool: Study

New York, February 8 (IANS) Researchers,, including one of an Indian-origin, have developed a novel machine-learning framework that can distinguish between low and high-risk prostate cancer with more precision than ever before, according to a new study. The study conducted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Keck School of Medicine at […]

How high-calorie desserts can lead to healthier meals

How high-calorie desserts can lead to healthier meals

New York, February 8 (IANS) Do red velvet cheesecake, french fries or fish fries entice you but you refrain from eating those owing to the high-calories they contain? Take heart. Choosing these high-calorie options first might help you opt for a healthier meal later, says a new research. The study showed choosing indulgent dessert first […]

Novel therapy promises prostate cancer treatment: Researchers

Novel therapy promises prostate cancer treatment: Researchers

London, February 5 (IANS) A new gene therapy could have the potential to treat prostate cancer that causes 300,000 deaths worldwide each year, a new study said after it halted the majority of tumours in laboratory models. The ‘seek-and-destroy’ gene therapeutic system was used against two types of prostate tumour and more than half of […]

Men’s brains diminish faster than women’s: Study

Men’s brains diminish faster than women’s: Study

New York, February 5 (IANS) While the human brain tends to shrink with age, men’s brains diminish faster than women’s which may explain why the fairer sex are more likely to stay mentally sharp in their later years, finds a study led by a researcher of Indian-origin. The study noted that the brain’s metabolism slows […]