Washington, March 27 : Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health, the University of Gottingen, Germany, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, found not much association between economic growth and signs of undernutrition.
Washington, March 27 - In a ray of hope for people at the risk of retinal blindness, identifying ways to leverage our immune system to clean out abnormal blood vessels in the retina may lead to treatments that could prevent or delay blindness or even restore sight.
Scientists have discovered that the body's innate immune system does more than help ward off external pathogens.
Washington, March 27 - With sales of electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," going up and expected to hit 1.5 billion dollars this year, concerns over potential health risks of using the trendy devices are also gaining momentum and political clout.
Washington, March 26 - A new study has revealed that women who don't lose their baby weight and even gain more weight within a year of giving birth are at an increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.
Washington, March 26 : Researchers have shown that treatment with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice.
Texas A and M AgriLife Research Research scientists say that the mixture of phenolic compounds present in the peach extract are responsible for the inhibition of metastasis.
Washington, March 26 - Researchers have claimed to have made a breakthrough in HIV and hepatitis C.
Professor Eric Gowans from the University's Discipline of Surgery, based at the Basil Hetzel Institute at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, has submitted a patent application for what he describes as a relatively simple but effective technique to stimulate the body's immune system response, thereby helping to deliver the vaccine.
Washington, March 26 : Scientists have developed a mathematical model that can predict, with more than 90 percent accuracy, the blood glucose levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes up to 30 minutes in advance of imminent changes in their levels.
Peter Molenaar, Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and of psychology, said that many people with type 1 diabetes use continuous glucose monitors, which examine the fluid underneath the skin.
Washington, March 26 - Researchers have developed a new drug which can manipulate the body's natural signalling and energy systems, allowing the body to attack and shut down cancerous cells.
Washington, March 25 - While conducting an experimental model, researchers found that pramlintide, a diabetic drug, helps in reducing amyloid-beta peptides, a major element of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the brain.
Scientists from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) also found that pramlintide improves learning and memory and AD patients have a lower level of amylin in blood compared to those without this disease.
Washington, Mar 25 - Common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins could provide relief to patients suffering from a chronic lung disease, a new study suggests.
The drugs were found to help alleviate the chronic coughing associated with the disease for some patients.
Washington, March 25 : A new study has revealed that low back pain causes more work disability around the globe than any other condition.
The researchers have found that the problem will get worse as the world population growth gathers pace and the proportion of elderly rises and the governments and health services need to take the issue far more seriously.
Washington, March 25 - A new study has found that stressed-out women are at an increased risk of infertility, which reduces their chances of getting pregnant by around 30 percent.
Washington, March 25 - In a significant news for patients who are on pacemakers, a new small, wireless pacemaker appears safe and feasible, a study by an Indian-American researcher shows.
This wireless pacemaker is self-contained, lies within the heart and is smaller than a triple-A battery.
Although traditional pacemakers pose minimal risk, patients are still vulnerable to some short- or long-term complications.
Washington, Mar 24 : Researchers at the University of Montreal, has suggested that mindfulness-based meditation could lessen some symptoms associated with cancer in teens.
Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise of the university's Department of Psychology and her team asked 13 adolescents with cancer to complete questionnaires covering mood (positive and negative emotions, anxiety and depression), sleep and quality of life.
Washington, March 24 - Researchers have uncovered the reason behind rare type of ovarian cancer that most often strikes girls and young women.
The findings revealed a "genetic superhighway" mutation in a gene found in the overwhelming majority of patients with small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type, also known as SCCOHT.
Washington, March 24 - Inspired by natural materials like bone, engineers from MIT were able to coax bacterial cells to produce biofilms, which can incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots.
Washington, March 23 - A new diabetes prevention website - the Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative - has been launched in Asia in an attempt to put a stop to the growing epidemic by providing science-based information about type 2 diabetes.
Washington. March 23 - A new research has found that dramatic weight loss in formerly obese women resulting from bariatric surgery decreases the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer by 71 percent.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center, also found that the risk of cancer reduces by as much as 81 percent if normal weight is maintained after surgery.
Washington, Mar 23 - Researchers from the University of Melbourne have found a link between pancreatic cancer and diabetes.
In the new study, clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer.
A review of 88 international studies to date, is the largest analysis on the topic published.
Washington, Mar 22 - Psychologists from the University of Bonn have found a connection between everyday cognitive lapses and the DRD2 gene.
Those who have a certain variant of this gene are more easily distracted and experience a significantly higher incidence of lapses due to a lack of attention.
Washington, March 21 - A new study has revealed that practicing sport for more than an hour day reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer in women of all ages.
According to a research presented to the European Breast Cancer Conference in Glasgow, women who have the highest level of daily exercise can significantly reduce their risk of contracting breast cancer.
Washington, Mar 21 : Researchers from the University of Manchester have discovered a new mechanism that governs how body clocks react to changes in the environment, which could provide a solution for alleviating the detrimental effects of chronic shift work and jet-lag.
The team's findings reveal that the enzyme casein kinase 1epsilon (CK1epsilon) controls how easily the body's clockwork can be adjusted or reset by environmental cues such as light and temperature.
Washington, March 21 - A new study has revealed that kids can inherit drug and alcohol abuse habits from their parents.
According to a study by Sam Houston State University, when compared to parents who did not use substances, parents who used alcohol, marijuana, and other illicit drugs were significantly more likely to have children who used those same drugs.
Washington, March 21 : Researchers have presented the most conclusive proof yet that genes play a significant role in parenting.
A study by two Michigan State University psychologists refutes the popular theory that how adults parent their children is strictly a function of the way they were themselves parented when they were children.
Washington, March 21 : Researchers have claimed that nutrition is not the only factor driving obesity, asserting that the mechanics of "cellular expansion" plays a primary role in fat production.