Findings of a new study have shown that people who have higher amounts of fat stored in their body usually face difficulty in losing weight despite numerous efforts. Researchers gave these conclusions after carrying out experiments on lab mice.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and Toho University in Japan found said they found that certain fat cells produce a protein that slow down the process of weight loss.
These fats cell also signal the body to hold the fat and therefore show less response to efforts made for weight loss.
One more breakthrough of combining technology and tattoo is on way, as a team called Chaotic Moon has invented a tech-powered skin emblem that has gone beyond just body expression to a fitness tracker. The tracker known as Tech Tat can reportedly monitor vital biometrics, and it is still in its development stage.
The great minds behind Tech Tat revealed in an interview that the tattoo functions by linking different sensors, battery and transfer components with the help of an electro-conductive paint material. Seeing the success rate of this one-of-its-kind invention, it will be able to check the vital signs such as heart and pulse rates of a person soon.
According to a latest study, children with pet dog at their home have less chances of suffering from anxiety in comparison to their peers. Tech Times wrote that earlier research has shown that adults with canine companions have better mental and physical health, but not much is known about pet dogs’ effects on children.
During the present study, a group of researchers assessed 643 children from the age group 6-7 years, who were registered in a pediatric primary care clinic in upstate New York.
Weeks after facing criticism from doctors, patients and other drugmakers for increasing the price of a life-saving medicine over five times, Turing Pharmaceuticals has reneged on its promise of cutting the $750-per-pill price.
The small biotech company has instead decided to cut what it charges hospitals for its parasitic infection treatment, Daraprim, by up to 50%. Most of the co-payments by patients will be capped at $10 or less per month, however, insurers are going to be stuck with the bulk of the $750 tab. This will drive up insurance costs and future treatment.
During the unveiling of the new 2017 Fiat 124 Spiderat the Los Angeles Auto Show earlier this week, an ad for the two-seater vehicle, featuring Charlie Sheen driving wildly in the latest roadster, was notably absent.
On November 3,during a sneak preview of the latest Fiat 124 roadster at the Fiat Chrysler headquarters in Auburn Hill, Michigan, some reporters were shown the video, which was still incomplete.
Sheen went on the Today show on November 17, and told the world that he was HIV positive, which he kept a secret for 4 years. Soon the news over Sheen's former partners feeling annoyed as he allegedly didn't tell them prior having sexual relations with them, spread everywhere.
A new report released by the World Meteorological Organization on Wednesday states that this year has the world’s hottest temperature ever recorded. Experts also issued warnings saying that the situation might worsen next year.
WMO director-general Michel Jarraud ahead of the global climate summit which is scheduled to take place next week in Paris suggested creating steps to keep the temperature rise within two degrees Celsius amid the growing industry.
He said the worldwide surface temperature this year has crossed the mark of what the agency called ‘the symbolic and significant milestone’ of one degrees Celsius. This is all because of a combination of a strong El Niño and human-induced global warming, the WMO said in a statement.
It is known that a global climate summit is scheduled to take place in Paris where several countries of the world will sign agreement to combat global warming and climate change. But republicans in Congress are trying to weaken Obama’s position ahead of the summit.
Republicans are majorly targeting on Obama’s administration rules to reduce emission of carbon from power plants. They are even working hard to block federal funds that are meant to support the global efforts meant to stop climate change.
The House has planned to vote next week on couple of measures that would cancel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules to cut carbon emissions from power plants. Earlier in mid-November the Senate also voted to cancel the rules.
Researchers studying the weird alien-like worm 'tardigrade 'were shocked to know that 17.5% of the microscopic work-like animal's DNA is foreign. This odd-looking creature is nearly indestructible and can be found almost everywhere on earth.
Researchers said the discovery of foreign DNA in tardigrade's extreme genome is another surprise they have came across in their study of these extreme creatures.
Tardigrades or water bears can be found all everywhere on earth and are characteristically 0.020-inches (0.5 millimetres) long. Water bears can even survive in extremely cold temperature, total dehydration, radiation bombardment, and even the vacuum of deep space.
It’s Thanksgiving time and everyone meets their near and dear ones to thank each other on the occasion. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) also celebrated Thanksgiving in their own unique way.
NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren celebrated Thanksgiving on November 26 by taking out some time out from their busy schedule to spend their day watching football. The astronauts also enjoyed a turkey-centric feast at the space station, the agency officials said.
Both the astronauts even sent a special Thanksgiving video this week. The video showed the astronauts breaking out bags of smoked turkey, rehydratable corn, candied yams and potatoes au gratin.
Brilliant images of 20 million years old star Beta Pictoris have recently been captured by the Hubble Telescope. In the images, a large planet can be seen embedded in the debris disk of the young star. The discovery of the planet was also claimed by the same telescope in 2009. Astronomers have determined that the young star is the only one having both a gigantic planet and debris disk.
Astronomers world over will be able to observe the large amount of motion of the star in matter of a few years because of its short orbital period, which is between 18 to 22 years. This is also the reason researchers have been able to easily study the young star and how deformation of its disk was caused by a huge planet embedded within the disk.
Giving progesterone to women does not help in preventing recurrent miscarriage, as per a study on Wednesday. Women who have had three of more miscarriages could not avail the benefits of progesterone, the study said.
Earlier, it was assumed that giving supplemental progesterone to pregnant women in first trimester could reduce the chances of miscarriage. Some past studies have even proposed that risk of recurrent miscarriages could be lowered in women with a history of miscarriages by giving progesterone.
Seeing Thanksgiving and other holidays approaching, the tight-pants syndrome may come sooner than one thinks. On an average, an average American will consume 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving, says the Calorie Control Council. Sara Wilson, Senior Director of Clinical Nutrition at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City has ways to suggest to shed those extra pounds.
Sleep is vital - Convincing evidences are available that state that sleep can affect hormone levels, which control hunger and fullness. Therefore, it is important to have a proper sleep of seven to eight hours. Insufficient sleep increases chances of overeating and urge to eat carbohydrate-rich food.
One thing is not been passed from mother to child in New York and that is for the good, HIV. It has happened for the first time since record-keeping has started that no mother has delivered a baby testing positive for the virus leading AIDS.
It is a proud moment for the state as statistics reveal that New York two decades back had one of the maximum cases of maternal transmission rates. In 1990, around 1,900 HIV-positive mothers delivered babies and out of them, 700 tested positive for HIV.
Five years back, the number had reduced to 500 and only three babies were infected and today, there is no case. Dan O’Connell, director of the state’s AIDS Institute, has termed the dramatic decline as ‘pretty terrific stuff’.
Generally, people turn to smartwatch or a fitness band when it comes to tracking their health like how many steps taken in a day, number of calories burnt and heart rate among other things. But soon, biometric tattoo is going to take the place of such gadgets.
Chaotic Moon Studios has been working on temporary tattoos that are a mix of sensors and conductive paint. These tattoos will be equipped to track everything about the wearer even their location. This aspect can prove useful to make remote checkups if possible with doctors.
Dogs are an important part of many families. They are the playful ones, jokers and the troublemakers. But, have you ever wondered that their presence can also do something more serious, such as prevent anxiety in kids? According to a newstudy, kids, who have dogs at their home are less anxious. The study has come up as the latest proof of the beneficial ‘pet effect’.
Researchers explored this question in a study named‘Pet Dogs and Children’s Health: Opportunities for Chronic Disease Prevention’ released on Wednesday.
During the study, scientists from New York’s Bassett Medical Center evaluated 643 children older than 18 months to list the anxiety levels of the ones with and without pooches.
Generally it is said that an individual becomes all set for bed soon after Thanksgiving dinner as the turkey he consumes is full of tryptophan, which brings along drowsiness. This is just a myth, a line often said but not true.
Tryptophan is an amino acid. It is a precursor for the brain chemical serotonin, which is linked to healthy sleep. However, turkey doesn’t have tryptophan more than other common meats such as beef and chicken.Foods like nuts and cheeses have more tryptophan.
Tryptophan has the ability to make you feel sleepy on its own, but the presence of other amino acids can limit its effects, and many of such amino acids are present in turkey.
A latest government report has shown that women in America are catching up to men when it comes to alcohol use and abuse. For the report, the data from 2002 to 2012 was analyzed and discovered that reported alcohol intake in the last one month rose among women from about 45% to over 48%, while it has gone down from slightly over 57% to just over 56% among men.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) failure in taking appropriate actions to combat Ebola played a key role in the outbreak of the deadly disease, claimed a new report. The disease took lives of more than 11,000 people.
According to the panel the biggest mistake by the WHO was its failure to take quick actions when early signs of the outbreak surfaced in 2014.
Professor AshishJha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and co-chair of the panel, said, “The most egregious failure was the delay in sounding the alarm. People at WHO were aware that there was an Ebola outbreak that was getting out of control, and yet, it took until August to declare public health emergency”.
Feeling lonely is not at all good and especially for elderly, says a new study. Researchers at the University of Chicago have said that social isolation increases the risk of premature death by 14%. Loneliness feeling may also bring changes in the production of white blood cells.
While studying gene expression in leukocytes, the researchers have studied loneliness in both humans and rhesus monkeys. Human participants were from the Chicago Health, Aging, and Social Relations Study, which started in 2002 and the participants were aged between 50 and 68.
They have also carefully assessed the cellular processes that connect social experience to CTRA gene expression in rhesus macaques at the California National Primate Research Center.
Residents in Tennessee were shocked after they saw several millions of spiders hanging in a wide spider web in a Tennessee neighborhood. According to the people present at the site, the view looked like a scene from a horror movie.
According to the Washington Post, people saw several millions of spiders in the giant spider web that caused panic among the residents of the Tennessee city.
In an interview with WMC Action News 5, a Tennessee city resident named Ida Morris said the view appeared as if there was a need of a quick clean up. “I've seen about 20 on my porch just in the last day. Clean this area up and spray for these spiders and make it safe. There are kids running around. A spider could bite the kids or anything”, she said.
- Reportedly Pfizer and Allergan Considering a Combination
- Ted Cruz Unveils Flat Tax Plan, Says it will Spur Economic Growth
- Samsung’s Business Moving in the Right Direction; Quarterly Profits Surpass Estimates
- Feds December Rate Hike Agenda Pushes Dollar to 2-1/2-months High
- Comcast Corp Reports Gain in Q3 Revenue