London, Jan 11 : A transplant of brown fat, which burns calories and regulates the metabolism, could combat obesity, a study has revealed.
Scientists have discovered that transplanting fat could hold key to weight loss.
It sounds counter-intuitive, but it's thought adding the right type of fat to the body could speed up calorie burning and improve conditions such as diabetes, the Daily Mail reported.
London, January 3 : A recent study which suggested that being overweight can lead to a longer life has caused controversy among obesity experts.
One expert labelled the findings a "pile of rubbish" while another said it was a "horrific message" to put out, the BBC reported.
London, December 31: Researchers say a regular bowl of gazpacho soup could be the key to beating high blood pressure.
The cold Spanish dish is made up of a range of superfoods including tomato, cucumber, garlic and olive oil.
London, December 31 : The Marchioness of Worcester, who survived breast cancer, has credited an organic diet and complementary medicine with helping her beat the disease.
The former actress had breast and lymph cancer diagnosed in 2009.
London, December 24 : A new study has concluded that the current thinking on how the Toxoplasma gondii parasite invades its host is incorrect.
The findings could have implications for other parasites from the same famil, including malaria, and suggest that drugs that are
currently being developed to block this invasion pathway may be unsuccessful.
London, December 19 : Lack of sunshine in our lives means millions risk suffering depression, experts say.
Almost half of the working population catches a glimpse of sunlight only at lunchtime, and for those too busy to go outside for a break, the only time they see daylight is at the weekend.
London, December 15 : In a new study, researchers have suggested that an existing HIV drug called maraviroc could be a potential therapy for Staphylococcus aureus - a notorious and deadly pathogen linked to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations each year.
"What are the chances that a drug for HIV could possibly treat a virulent Staph infection?" Victor J. Torres, senior author of the study from NYU School of Medicine, said.
London, Dec 8 : A five-year old girl from Walsall in the West Midlands, has had a pioneering surgery to repair a large gap in her spine using bone taken from her legs.
Before the operation, Rosie Davies was "basically a timebomb," her family said.
Missing bones in her spine meant her upper body weight was unsupported and her inner organs were being crushed.
London, November 24 : Scientists have discovered how to send cancer cells "to sleep" to stop the disease in its tracks.
They have created a new drug that "flips" molecular switches in the cancer's structure so it cannot multiply, the Daily Express reported.
Melbourne, Nov. 24 : Researchers have found that moustaches and facial hair have benefits well beyond aesthetics, as they can reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Washington, Nov 18 - Just ten days after the elections, governors of several Republican ruled states led by Louisiana's Indian American governor Bobby Jindal are all set to embrace, albeit reluctantly, President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
Washington, Nov. 9 : Mutations in a single gene - that causes intellectual disability and increases the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder - severely disrupts the organization of developing brain circuits during early childhood, a new study has revealed.
This study by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute helps explain how genetic mutations can cause profound cognitive and behavioural problems.
Melbourne, November 1 : The search for new medicines to beat malaria could spur developments in the fight against other diseases, researchers have claimed.
"Malaria could be the tide that lifts all the boats," the Daily Telegraph quoted Dr Alan Magill, director of the malaria program for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as saying.
London, October 31 : A wonderpill which can halt and may even reverse Alzheimer's disease is set to go through a series of trials and researchers said the twice-daily pill could be available on prescription to hundreds of thousands of patients within four years.
Washington, October 28 (ANI): A dermatologist from Columbia University has suggested ten tips to stop winter from weathering your skin.
Cold weather, with its low relative humidity, wreaks havoc on our skin, making it dry and flaky. Skin dries out if it’s deprived of moisture and this dryness often aggravates itchiness, resulting in a condition commonly referred to as “winter itch.”
Washington, October 28 : Winter months can be brutal for people sensitive to mold spores and dust mites, but help is at hand.
Dr. William Reisacher, director of The Allergy Center in the Department of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Dr. Rachel Miller, director of allergy and immunology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, have offered ten simple tricks to keep mold and dust mites at bay and make the winter months more bearable for indoor allergy sufferers:
London, October 28 : A new technique that uses special caps to cool the brains of people who have just had a stroke could help reduce deaths and long-term disability, according to experts.
And it has been revealed that British doctors are leading a Europe-wide trial, involving 14 countries and 1,500 patients, using the chilled caps to maintain brain function.
Washington, October 28 : Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) including Indian origin scientists have developed the first true mouse model of typhoid infection.
The development promises to advance the study of typhoid and the creation of new vaccines against the infection, which remains a major health threat in developing countries.
Melbourne, October 26 : Women who breastfeed their children are less likely to develop diabetes in later life, according to a new study from The Sax Institute.
The "surprising" finding has been made in a five-year study- titled "45 And Up" - examining the health of people in NSW aged 45 and over.
London, October 25 : In a new study, researchers have radically challenged the existing ideas of how malaria, which is often seen as a consequence of global warming, will spread with rising temperatures.
Previous models have predicted that the optimal temperature for transmission is 31 degree centigrade, but the new model suggests this is 25 degrees and that malaria transmission would drastically decrease above 28 degrees.
Washington, October 24 : Researchers have discovered two new cell receptors used by Dengue virus to penetrate target cells.
By demonstrating that it is possible to inhibit the viral infection in vitro by blocking the bonding between the virus and these receptors, the researchers have opened the way to a new antiviral strategy.
Washington, October 21 : Researchers have shed light on why obese patients with cancer often have a poorer prognosis compared with those who are lean.
Mikhail Kolonin, Ph. D., associate professor at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and his colleagues evaluated how obesity promotes cancer progression.
Washington, October 21 (ANI): A Henry Ford Hospital study has concluded that a novel therapy that uses donated human stool to treat the deadly and contagious C. diff infection is safe and highly effective.
Researchers found that 43 of 49 patients recovered swiftly after treatment and had no adverse complications from C. diff three months later. Treatment is performed either through a nasogastric tube or colonscopy on an outpatient or inpatient basis.
London, October 20 : Slimming down helps obese women, who want to become mothers, not because it boosts ovulation but simply because it increases their sexual appetite, researchers say.
A team of researchers from Penn State College of Medicine studied how weight-loss surgery affected reproductive function in a group of morbidly obese women.
London, Oct 20 : Older people, who eat a carbohydrate rich diet are four times more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, which is a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, a new research has claimed.
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