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Cell phones may induce allergic reactions in kids: Study

Cell phones may induce allergic reactions in kids: StudyWashington, May 21 - Do not let your kids use mobile phones for a long time as metals used in manufacturing cell phones such as nickel and chromium may induce skin allergies in them.

Called allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), the prolonged cell phone exposure can cause dermatitis of the face, neck, hands, or anterior thighs - common places exposed to cell phones, researchers warn.


Mobile phones could cause allergic reactions

mobile PhoneWashington, May 21 : Researchers have claimed that despite efforts to control allergen release in phones, many phones on the market release levels of metals, such as nickel and chromium, which are sufficient to induce allergic contact dermatitis (ACD).


How antibiotic helps slow aging and related disease

How antibiotic helps slow aging and related diseaseWashington, May 21 - Researchers have tried to explain the action of drug, Rapamycin, an antibiotic and immunosuppressant, to emulate the ability of dietary restriction in helping animals to live both longer and healthier.

Researchers suggest that a combination of rapamycin and another drug to offset that increase in insulin resistance might provide the benefits of this medication without the unwanted side effect.


Vitamin E in canola and other oils linked to lung related problems

Vitamin E in canola and other oils linked to lung related problemsWashington, May 21 - Researchers have found a link between Vitamin E in canola and other oils to the rising incidence of lung inflammation and, possibly, asthma.

The new study shows drastically different health effects of vitamin E depending on its form. The form of Vitamin E called gamma-tocopherol in the ubiquitous soybean, corn and canola oils is associated with decreased lung function in humans, the study reports.


Pine bark substance could help in fight against skin cancer

Pine bark substance could help in fight against skin cancerWashington, May 21 - Researchers have said that a substance that comes from pine bark is a potential source for a new treatment of melanoma.

Gavin Robertson, professor of pharmacology, pathology, dermatology, and surgery and director of the Penn State Hershey Melanoma Center, said to a cancer cell, resistance is like a traffic problem in its circuitry.


Little exercise and heavy use of electronic media could lead to health risks in kids

electronic media kidWashington, May 21 : Researchers have shown that low levels of physical activity combined with heavy use of electronic media and sedentary behaviour are linked to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes and vascular diseases already in 6-8 year-old children.


Physical activity could help overweight women avoid heart diseases

OverweightWashington, May 21: Researchers have suggested that for otherwise healthy middle-aged women who are overweight or obese, physical activity may be their best option for avoiding heart disease.

These findings were reported in a paper led by authors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein.


Weight loss at any age can help adults improve cardiovascular health: Lancet

Weight LossWashington, May 21 - Researchers have said that weight loss at any age in adulthood could help yield long-term heart and vascular benefits.

The findings are from a study examining the impact of lifelong patterns of weight change on cardiovascular risk factors in a group of British men and women followed since birth in March 1946.


Stressed social relationships can lead to early death: Study

Stressed social relationships can lead to early death: StudyWashington, May 20 : A new study has revealed that constantly fighting with kids, neighbors or spouses can lead people to their deathbeds early.

The study observed how stressful do people find their social interactions and whether they think that their friends, neighbors, partners, extended family or children ask too much of them, Slate magazine reported.


How infants understand speech

How infants understand speechWashington, May 20 : Researchers through cochlear implant simulations have found that infants process speech differently than older children and adults.

A new study from a UT Dallas researcher demonstrates the importance of considering developmental differences when creating programs for cochlear implants in infants.


How birth control impacts women's choices of sexual partners

birth controlWashington, May 20 : A new study has found a link between birth control and women's preferences for psychophysical traits in a sexual mate.

The researchers utilized a PMI (Partner's Masculinity Index) to determine the male traits that women found attractive during the fertile phase of their menstrual cycle.

According to the study, taking the pill may psychologically influence women's preference for certain characteristics of an ideal sexual partner.


How taste buds help promote long, healthy life

How taste buds help promote long, healthy lifeWashington, May 20 : Two new studies have revealed that taste buds may in fact have a powerful role in a long and healthy life.


How smart phones are ruining your sleep

How smart phones are ruining your sleepWashington, May 20 : Know that blue light your smart phone emits during the night gives you false signal that it is actually morning - forcing you to open eyes and look outside the window?

Switch off smart phones or tabs as the blue light is actually destroying your sleep, researchers warn.


Taste buds your key to healthy aging

Taste buds your key to healthy agingWashington, May 20 - Do not just blame taste buds for that midnight craving or sweet tooth - these may in fact have a powerful role in a long and healthy life, research shows.

In fruit flies, researchers found that suppressing the animal's ability to taste food -regardless of how much it actually eats - can significantly increase or decrease its length of life and potentially promote healthy aging.


New technique to wirelessly charge implants deep in body and brain

body brainWashington, May 20 : A Stanford electrical engineer has invented a way to wirelessly transfer power deep inside the body, and then use this power to run tiny electronic medical devices such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators, or new sensors and gadgets yet to be developed.


5.5 million newborn and stillborn babies die every year

newborn babiesWashington, May 20 : New data on global newborn deaths and stillbirths show 5.5 million "invisible deaths" every year.

A major new Series of papers, published in The Lancet, presents the clearest picture to date of progress and challenges in improving newborn survival around the world, and sets targets that must be achieved by 2030 in order to ensure every newborn has a healthy start.


How olive oil helps prevent hypertension

How olive oil helps prevent hypertensionWashington, May 20 - Researchers have said that a diet that combines unsaturated fats with nitrite-rich vegetables, like olive oil and lettuce, could help protect you from hypertension. The Mediterranean diet typically includes unsaturated fats found in olive oil, nuts and avocados, along with vegetables like spinach, celery and carrots that are rich in nitrites and nitrates.


luoridating water does not affect kids' IQ

fluride homeWashington, May 20 : New research has found no evidence to support the claims that fluoridating water adversely affects children's mental development and adult IQ.

The researchers were testing the contentious claim that exposure to levels of fluoride used in community water fluoridation is toxic to the developing brain and can cause IQ deficits.


Modified measles virus can help destroy cancer cells

Modified measles virus can help destroy cancer cellsWashington, May 19 - Researchers have revealed that a clinical trial where cancer cells were targeted by modified version of the measles virus has shown positive early results.

The trial suggests that when the modified virus was given to patients with multiple myeloma, a rare cancer affecting white blood cells in bone marrow specifically they reduced the tumor, the Verge reported.


Your spit could help diagnose pancreatic cancer

TestWashington, May 19 : Researchers have said that patients with pancreatic cancer have a different and distinct profile of specific bacteria in their saliva compared to healthy controls and even patients with other cancers or pancreatic diseases.

Pedro Torres of San Diego State University who presented the research said their studies suggest that ratios of particular types of bacteria found in saliva may be indicative of pancreatic cancer.


Statin drugs 'not effective' in preventing COPD exacerbation

Statin drugsWashington, May 19 : Researchers have said that a statin drug commonly used to lower cholesterol is not effective in reducing the number and severity of flare ups from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


Vitamin C supplements may improve lung function in newborns of smoking women

PregnancyWashington, May 19 : Researchers have suggested that supplemental vitamin C taken by pregnant smokers improved measures of lung function for newborns and decreased the incidence of wheezing for infants through 1 year.

Cindy T. McEvoy, M. D., M. C. R., of Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, and colleagues randomly assigned pregnant smokers to receive vitamin C (500 mg/d) (n = 89) or placebo (n = 90).


Vitamin D has limited benefits in asthma treatment

Vitamin D has limited benefits in asthma treatmentWashington, May 19 - A study has revealed that adding vitamin D to asthma treatment to improve breathing only appears to benefit patients who achieve sufficient levels of the supplement in the blood.

According to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, overall, the ability to control asthma did not differ between a study group that received vitamin D supplements and a group that received placebo.


New breakthrough to help in fight against `aggressive` breast cancer

New breakthrough to help in fight against `aggressive` breast cancerWashington, May 19 - Researchers have reported a discovery that they hope would lead to the development of a powerful new way of treating an aggressive form of breast cancer.

The breast cancer subtype in question is commonly called "HER2-positive"; it's a subset of the disease affecting about one patient in four, in which tumor cells overexpress a signaling protein called HER2.


First ever hip surgery with 3D printed implant and bone stem cell graft conducted

Washington, May 17 : Researchers have completed their first hip surgery with a 3D printed implant and bone stem cell graft.

The 3D printed hip, made from titanium, was designed using the patient's CT scan and CAD CAM (computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing) technology, meaning it was designed to the patient's exact specifications and measurements.

The implant will provide a new socket for the ball of the femur bone to enter. Behind the implant and between the pelvis, doctors have inserted a graft containing bone stem cells.


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