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Weight loss surgery can help overweight people treat type 2 diabetes

Weight loss surgery can help overweight people treat type 2 diabetesWashington, April 8 : A new research has revealed weightloss surgery or gastric banding can play a vital role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight.

The research conducted by the Monash University study has found that weight loss surgery for overweight people with diabetes had a profound impact on the illness.


Different human brains react similarly while watching a movie

brainsWashington, Apr 8 : A new study suggests that our brains react in a way similar to other people's brains while watching a movie.

Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have succeeded in developing a method fast enough to observe immediate changes in the function of the brain when watching a movie.

By employing movies it was possible to investigate the function of the human brain in experimental conditions that are close to natural.


White matter inextricably linked with cognitive health

White inextricablyWashington, April 8 : Researchers have identified an interesting connection between the health of the brain tissue that supports cognitive functioning and the presence of dementia in adults with Down syndrome.

Elizabeth Head, Ph. D., the study's senior author, said that they used magnetic resonance imaging to compare the health of the brain's white matter and how strongly it connects different parts of the brain.


Targeting Anopheles mosquitoes' sperm could help in fight against malaria

Targeting Anopheles mosquitoes' sperm could help in fight against malariaWashington, March 8 : Researchers have suggested that targeting sperm protection in mosquitoes could help in the fight against malaria.


Procrastinators are pretty impulsive too!

procrastinationWashington, Apr 8 : A new study suggests that procrastination and impulsivity are genetically linked, suggesting that the two traits stem from similar evolutionary origins.

The research indicates that the traits are related to our ability to successfully pursue and juggle goals.


Why jogging in the park is healthiest for Kids

Why jogging in the park is healthiest for KidsWashington, April 8 - Researchers have suggested that children who are exposed to scenes of nature while exercising are more likely to experience health-enhancing effects after activity.


Drinking coffee could help you ward off Alzheimer's

Drinking coffeeWashington, April 8 : Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that caffeine has a positive effect on tau deposits in Alzheimer's disease.


Depression ups heart failure risk by 40 pc

Depression ups heart failure risk by 40 pcWashington, April 7 : Researchers have said that moderate to severe depression increases the risk of heart failure by 40 per cent.

The findings come from a study of nearly 63 000 Norwegians.


Now, heart patients can get new aortic valve without open-heart surgery

heart-patientsWashington, April 6 : Loyola University Medical Center has successfully implanted a newly approved aortic heart valve device in a patient without doing an open-heart surgery, which comes as a major relief to heart patients.


Genes modulating breast and ovarian cancer risk discovered

Genes modulating breast and ovarian cancer risk discoveredWashington, April 5 : A new study has found the two new genes that influence the risk of women developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Scientists at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) are currently conducting a study that will contribute towards spreading awareness about the genes when they carry BCRA1 and BCRA2 mutations.


Bike riding ups risk of kidney, genital injuries

Bike riding ups risk of kidney, genital injuriesWashington, Apr 5 : A new study suggests that bike riders risk injury to the kidney or genitalia.

The study also found that kids sustain about 10 times as many of these injuries as adults.

Cyclists are often correctly encouraged to wear a helmet, but the study shows head injuries aren't the only ones they should be concerned about, researchers said.


Mouthwash overuse may lead to mouth and throat cancer

Mouthwash overuse may lead to mouth and throat cancerWashington, April 4 : A new study has revealed that using mouthwash more than three times a day increases the risk of mouth and throat cancer.

The study found that poor oral health and failure to have regular dental checks increased the risk of mouth and throat cancer .


Deaths from ischaemic stroke due to tobacco use highest in China, India and Russia

Deaths from ischaemic stroke due to tobacco use highest in China, India and RussiaWashington, Apr 4 - A new report suggests that deaths from ischaemic stroke (IS) due to tobacco use in China, India, and Russia together are higher than the total for all the world's other countries combined.

The research is by Dr Derrick Bennett, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, UK, and colleagues.


New CVD Atlas shows wealthy countries have lesser cases of heart disease now

heart diseaseWashington, Apr 4 : A new Global Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Atlas, launched by the World Heart Federation in its journal Global Heart, has shown that the burden of cardiovascular disease in wealthy countries is falling both in crude and age-standardised terms.


Insomniacs may be at higher stroke risk

InsomniacsWashington, April 4 : A new study has revealed that the risk of stroke may be much higher in people with insomnia than those who don't have a sleeping problem.

According to the researchers who reviewed the randomly-selected health records of more than 21,000 people with insomnia and 64,000 non- insomniacs, the risk also seems to be far greater when insomnia occurs as a young adult compared to those who are older.


Chomping on watermelon could help you lower your BP

watermelonWashington, April 4 : Researchers have claimed that watermelon could significantly reduce blood pressure in overweight individuals both at rest and while under stress.

Florida State University Associate Professor Arturo Figueroa said that the pressure on the aorta and on the heart decreased after consuming watermelon extract.


Nanoparticles may help cancer cells to self-destruct in future

NanoparticlesWashington, April 4 : Research from Lund University in Sweden has suggested that using magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumour cells to 'self-destruct' could be a future part of cancer treatment.

Professor Erik Renstrom said that the clever thing about the technique is that we can target selected cells without harming surrounding tissue, asserting that there are many ways to kill cells, but this method is contained and remote-controlled.


Now, stick-on electronic patches on skin could help you monitor your health

Now, stick-on electronic patches on skin could help you monitor your healthWashington, April 4 - Researchers have developed thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin and feature commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring.


More than 50 pc high-risk alcohol users cut cravings after weight loss surgery

More than 50 pc high-risk alcohol users cut cravings after weight loss surgeryWashington, April 4 - Researchers have suggested that more than half of high-risk drinkers are actually less likely to report high-risk drinking behavior after weight loss surgery.


Now, have chocolate to shun extra kilos!

Now, have chocolate to shun extra kilos!Washington, April 3 - Amid various health benefit studies on chocolate that inspire you to munch another one, research reveals that a key ingredient in chocolate might help lose weight and lower type-2 diabetes risk.

The researchers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University added the flavanol named oligomeric procyanidins (PCs) found in cocoa - the basic ingredient of chocolate - in the food for mice.


Running and cardio when young help preserve memory, thinking skills in middle age

Running and cardio when young help preserve memory, thinking skills in middle ageWashington, Apr 3 - Running and cardio activities in young adulthood could help preserve memory and thinking skills in middle age , according to a new study.

Middle age was defined as ages 43 to 55.

"Many studies show the benefits to the brain of good heart health," study author David R. Jacobs, Jr, PhD, with the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis said.


Endurance sports keep both muscles and nerves fit

Endurance sports keep both muscles and nerves fitWashington, April 3 - Researchers have revealed that in addition to keeping muscles fit, endurance sport also improves the neuronal connections to the muscle fibers based on a muscle-induced feedback.

This link has been discovered by a research group at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. The group was also able to induce the same effect through raising the protein concentration of PGC1a in the muscle.


New hope for sufferers of age related eye disease

New hope for sufferers of age related eye diseaseWashington, Apr 3 - Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made a major breakthrough which could help sufferers of the eye disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), that can cause central blindness in sufferers.

The scientists found that a component of the immune system, 'IL-18', acts as a guardian of eyesight by suppressing the production of damaging blood vessels behind the retina at the back of the eye.


Weight loss in people at risk of diabetes cuts mortality risk from cardiovascular disease

Weight loss in people at risk of diabetes cuts mortality risk from cardiovascular diseaseWashington, April 3 : Researchers have said that losing weight helped people, who were at risk of diabetes, decreases their chances of dying from cardiovascular disease.


'Party drug' Ketamine could help treat severe depression

depressionWashington, April 3 : Researchers have used Ketamine - an illegal dance club drug - successfully to treat severe depression.

Principal investigator Dr Rupert McShane, a consultant psychiatrist at Oxford Health and a researcher in Oxford University's Department of Psychiatry, said Ketamine is a promising new antidepressant which works in a different way to existing antidepressants.


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