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A single dose of ketamine may prevent PTSD symptoms

A single dose of ketamine may prevent PTSD symptomsWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 10 : A study reveals that administering a single dose of ketamine - a drug commonly used as general anesthetic or a rapid-acting antidepressant - one week before a stressful event, can buffer against a heightened fear response and may also prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms.


Want your unborn child to have strong muscles? Keep 'to-be mum' healthy

Want your unborn child to have strong muscles? Keep 'to-be mum' healthyTexas [United States], Feb 4. : Did you know that foetal malnutrition can lead damage the growth of muscles in your newborn child?


Changes in genes contribute to breast, ovarian cancer: Study

Changes in genes contribute to breast, ovarian cancer: StudyWashington D.C. [United States], Feb.01 : In a latest discovery, a study has found out that why some women with healthy BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes develop cancer.

The new study, published in Oncotarget states that defects in a key gene - long thought to drive cancer by turning off the protection afforded by the well-known BRCA genes - spur cancer growth on their own, according to a study led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center.


Girls as young as six are vulnerable to be influenced by societal stereotypes: Study

Girls as young as six are vulnerable to be influenced by societal stereotypes: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 27 : Dear parents, you cannot force your opinion on your little daughter, as a new study finds that girls as young as six are influenced by the societal stereotypes about intellectual ability and start believing that they cannot be as 'brilliant' as boys.


Healthy food may benefit people with HIV, diabetes: Study

Healthy food may benefit people with HIV, diabetes: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 26 : Mediterranean diet loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats for six months may benefit people with HIV and Type 2 diabetes.

According to researchers, through healthy food and snacks HIV-positive people were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, and people with type 2 diabetes, were less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare.


Smoking marijuana in your early teenage may affect your verbal IQ

Smoking marijuana in your early teenage may affect your verbal IQWashington D. C. [USA], Jan. 26 : Teenagers beware! Smoking marijuana as early as 14 may worse your verbal IQ and cognitive abilities by the time you turn 20, warns a study.

Researchers from Universite de Montreal in Canada suggest that there may be little ill-effect if teenagers delay smoking marijuana till the age of 17.


Meditation helps to handle stress in better way

Meditation helps to handle stress in better wayWashington D. C. [USA], Jan. 26 : Meditation always helps! A study reveals that mindfulness meditation significantly reduced stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to a stressful situation.

Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center found that anxiety disorder patients had sharply reduced stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to a stressful situation after taking a mindfulness meditation course.


Now anaemia can protect your kids from malaria

Now anaemia can protect your kids from malariaWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 7 : Good news for parents, if your kids are anaemic! As a new study finds that anaemia may protect your kids against malaria.

The study further said that treating kids with anaemia with iron supplementation may remove this protective effect of Iron deficiency.


Did you know! Part of brain continues to grow even in adulthood

Did you know! Part of brain continues to grow even in adulthoodWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 6 : Have you ever noticed that the ability to recognise faces, a critical aspect for everyday social interactions, improves from childhood to adulthood?

A study has revealed that in humans, a part of the brain responsible for face recognition continues to grow into adulthood, while the region that helps to recognise places stays the same.

The study was published in journal of Science.


Eat bananas, potatoes, grains for a healthy new you

Eat bananas, potatoes, grains for a healthy new youWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 5 : Eating bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes, foods that are rich in resistant starch support gut health and enhance satiety, reports a study.

The study was published in the journal of Nutrition Bulletin.

Researchers examined the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre.


Antibiotic can now cure sexually transmitted infection, gonorrhea

Antibiotic can now cure sexually transmitted infection, gonorrheaWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 5 : Researchers have developed a new antibiotic which can be used to treat the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, which has become highly drug-resistant strain.

The study was published in the journal MedChemComm.


Antidepressant side effects more in patients suffering panic disorder

Antidepressant side effects more in patients suffering panic disorderWashington D.C. [USA], January 4 : A new study says that patients taking medication for depression report more side effects, if they also suffer from panic disorder.

The study has been led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.


Cut down on booze, it's affecting your heart

Cut down on booze, it's affecting your heartWashington D. C. [USA], Jan. 3 : According to a recent study, alcohol abuse affects your heart as much as other well-established risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity.

The study has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Excessive intake of alcohol increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure.


This new year, add a little zinc to your diet

This new year, add a little zinc to your dietWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 3 : Add a modest amount of zinc in your diet to reduce 'wear and tear' on DNA, suggests a study.

The study has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Researchers from the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Research Institute (CHORI) show that a modest 4 milligrams of extra zinc a day in the diet can have a profound, positive impact on cellular health that helps fight infections and diseases.


Anti-ageing serum may be unsafe for elderly people: Study

Anti-ageing serum may be unsafe for elderly people: Study Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 31 : A team of researchers has found that by removing senescent cells, it may bring us one step closer to the "fountain of youth".

However, experts warned that an anti-ageing serum could be a few years off yet as the drugs may be unsafe for elderly people.

A drug has previously been found to help elderly mice regrow their hair, run faster and live for longer.


Moms-to-be take note! Omega-3 supplements can cut childhood asthma risk

Moms-to-be take note! Omega-3 supplements can cut childhood asthma risk Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 31 : The would-be-mothers taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during their third trimester of pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood chronic wheezing problems or asthma by age five, finds a new study.


Did you know! Smokers with mental illness wish to quit smoking

Did you know! Smokers with mental illness wish to quit smoking Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 30 : Smoking cessation is beneficial to the mental health of psychiatric patients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or clinical depression, suggests a study.

The research has been published in the Community Mental Health journal.


Cycling in bed aids quick recovery of ICU patients: Study

Cycling in bed aids quick recovery of ICU patients: Study Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 30 : In-bed bicycle exercise during a patient's stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) of hospital might help him recover more quickly, suggests a study.

The research was published in the journal of PLOS ONE.


Good news! Drug cocktail of diabetes, hypertension can treat cancer

Good news! Drug cocktail of diabetes, hypertension can treat cancer Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 29 : A team of researchers has found that a combination of a diabetes medication and hypertension (high blood pressure) drugs can effectively combat cancer cells.

The study, published in Science Advances, also reported that specific cancer cells respond to this combination of drugs.

The findings indicate the cocktail of these two drugs is effective in a wide range of cancers.


Teen perception changed after legalisation of marijuana?

Teen perception changed after legalisation of marijuana? Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 29 : A new study has found that the use of marijuana increased and the drug's perceived harmfulness decreased among teenagers in Washington after it was legalised for recreational use by adults.


Ash tree genome aids fight against fungal disease

Ash tree genome aids fight against fungal disease Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 27 : Researchers have decoded the genetic sequence of the ash tree to help the fight against fungal disease.

Tens of millions of ash trees across Europe are dying from the Hymenoscyphus fraxinea fungus -- the most visible signs a tree is infected with ash dieback fungus are cankers on the bark and dying leaves.


Abortion law in UK is not widely fit for purpose: Study

Abortion law in UK is not widely fit for purpose: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Dec. 24 : Abortion care in the UK is 'heading towards a crisis' and reformation of the law is needed to remove stigma, encourage doctors to provide terminations and improve equitable access to excellent, modern abortion services, says a new study.

The study was published in the journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.


Vitamin D improves gut flora, metabolic syndrome

Vitamin D improves gut flora, metabolic syndrome Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 23 : Extra Vitamin D can restore good bacteria in the gut, according to a study on mice, giving hope in the fight against risk factors for diabetes and heart disease.

Scientists have now discovered that Vitamin D deficiency is necessary for this syndrome to progress in mice, with underlying disturbances in gut bacteria.


Researchers find new drug to prevent heart attack, stroke in high-risk patients

Researchers find new drug to prevent heart attack, stroke in high-risk patients Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 22 : Researchers have developed a new therapeutic approach to prevent heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases by finding a protein inhibitor drug that can stop blockage development in blood vessels.


Urban teen girls lag way behind in physical activity

Urban teen girls lag way behind in physical activity Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 21 : Girls buck up! A new study reveals that urban teenage girls lag far behind from the expected levels of physical activity compared to their suburban and rural counterparts.


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