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  • Lipid in humans can help control blood sugar
    Lipid in humans can help control blood sugar
    Sao Paulo, September 29 (IANS) A team of global researchers has discovered that a lipid -- produced in response to cold by brown adipose tissue in the human body -- helps reduce blood sugar. The discovery with the lipid known as 12-HEPE can pave…
  • New blood test may detect 20 types of cancers
    New blood test may detect 20 types of cancers
    New York, September 28 (IANS) A new blood test has shown ability to screen numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy. A trial of the test showed it detected and localized more than 20 types of cancers. The test, developed by…
  • 14 drinks a week may put older adults at dementia risk
    14 drinks a week may put older adults at dementia risk
    New York, September 28 (IANS) If you drink nearly 14 drinks per week (2 drinks per day) and already suffer from mild cognitive impairment (MCI), you may be at a higher risk of developing dementia than those who enjoy drink a week, say researchers.…
  • Why should people live near green spaces?
    Why should people live near green spaces?
    London, September 27 (IANS) Middle-aged and older adults that live in greener neighbourhoods were at a lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome than those living in areas with less green spaces, a new study said. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster…
  • Gum disease has high connection with your BP
    Gum disease has high connection with your BP
    London, September 25 (IANS) People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of suffering from high blood pressure or vice versa, warn researchers. The study investigated gum disease as a potential risk factor for hypertension, but…
  • Antacid ranitidine could cause cancer, health alert sounded
    Antacid ranitidine could cause cancer, health alert sounded
    New Delhi, September 25 (IANS) The Drugs Controller of India on Tuesday sounded a public health alert on ranitidine, a old, cheaply-priced medicine used commonly to counter stomach acidity, as some drug regulators in other countries have found it to…
  • Fish oil show promise in prevention of heart attack: Study
    Fish oil show promise in prevention of heart attack: Study
    New York, September 25 (IANS) Vitamin D and Omega-3 (fish oil) trial shows promise in prevention of cancer death and heart attacks, a new study suggests. Results have been mixed but show promise for some outcomes and now confirmed by updated meta…
  • Peanut butter for a healthier you
    Peanut butter for a healthier you
    New Delhi, September 24 (IANSlife) Peanut butter, a high-protein spread made from grounded peanuts, is a nutritious and delicious snacking option. A staple in many countries, especially the US, it is finding growing acceptance in India due to…
  • Fat mass index linked to heart disease in diabetics
    Fat mass index linked to heart disease in diabetics
    Toronto, September 24 (IANS) Fat mass index, not body mass index (BMI), is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular events in people with diabetes, says a study. Heart disease is a major cause of death worldwide, and obesity is a major risk factor…
  • Why your baby deserves the best massage
    Why your baby deserves the best massage
    New Delhi, September 23 (IANSlife) A practice that has its roots in ancient times, baby massage is an important step in babys skin care routine. Apart from soothing and strengthening the muscles, a massage has many added benefits, including…
  • Walking patterns could identify dementia types: Study
    Walking patterns could identify dementia types: Study
    London, September 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that walking may be a key clinical tool in helping doctors accurately identify the specific type of dementia a patient has. Published in the Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer…
  • Improving diet cuts risk of heart attacks in kids: Study
    Improving diet cuts risk of heart attacks in kids: Study
    Porto Alegre (Brazil), September 23 (IANS) Encouraging physical activity and improving diet in children is crucial to cut deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), a new study suggests. "Atherosclerosis - clogged arteries - starts in childhood and…
  • Protein that slows down fracture-healing in older people
    Protein that slows down fracture-healing in older people
    New York, September 23 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found a certain protein that is more prevalent in older people and which prevent fractured bones from healing. According to the study published in the Journal of…
  • How to fight depression during economic slowdown
    How to fight depression during economic slowdown
    By Bharat Upadhyay    New Delhi, September 22 (IANS) As economic slowdown is often linked to anxiety and depression, which may also become a reason for suicide, experts suggest that rather than thinking about the future, working people need to…
  • Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola: WHO
    Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola: WHO
    Health workers dressed in protective suits are seen at the newly constructed MSF(Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. (REUTERS File Photo)   DAR ES SALAAM, SEPTEMBER 22 (REUTERS): Tanzania is…
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