Memory, not Facebook, is biggest threat to your love life

MemoryWashington D.C, Oct 4 - As per a recent study, memory is a greater threat to the romantic relationships than Facebook.

The study was designed to test whether contacts in a person's Facebook friends list who are romantically desirable are more or less of a threat to an existing relationship than are potential partners a person can recall from memory.

How moms' exposure to lead can affect future generation

 kidsWashington D.C, Oct 4  - A team of researchers has discovered that high levels of lead in moms' blood not only affect the fetal cells of their unborn children, but also their grandchildren.

In the Wayne State University study led by Douglas Ruden, researchers revealed that lead exposure can cause specific changes in DNA methylation, which can be detected in dried blood spots beyond one generation.

Toddlers' asthma meds curb growth

AsthmaWashington D.C, Oct 3 - A new study has linked asthma medications taken during infancy to stunted growth.

Infants given asthma medications during their first 2 years of age are likely to be stunted in later life, according to the findings that highlight the importance of using these medicines in infants appropriately.

Here`s how e-cigarette vendors promote culture of 'vaping' online

 e cigsWashington D.C, Oct 3 - As per a recent study, online e-cigarette vendors engage customers by using popular internet tools.

First introduced in the United States in 2007, electronic cigarettes have risen dramatically in part because they are popularly considered safer and more socially acceptable than combustible cigarettes and because there are fewer restrictions on their purchase and use.

`Night owls` more prone to weight gain

 weight gainWashington D.C., Oct. 2 - A new study has revealed that sleeping late at night could lead to weight gain in teenagers and adults.

Scientists develop insulin secreting cells to treat diabetes

 insulinWashington D.C., Oct.1 - In a breakthrough discovery, scientists have developed a new technique to create insulin producing cells that may treat diabetes.

Currently one of the most promising therapies in the fight against diabetes is the replacement of beta cells. In the replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes, human pancreatic duct-derived cells (HDDCs) are an attractive source of cells.

Tripura's traditional practitioners take steps to conserve herbal biodiversity to revive Ayurveda

AyurvedaKanchanpur (North Tripura), Sept.30 - Ayurveda, which literally means the science of life, is an ancient Indian system of natural and holistic medicine.

The Atharvaveda, one of the four Vedas in Indian civilization, is the origin of Ayurvedic practices which includes the use of herbal medicines along with mineral or metal supplementation, surgical techniques, opium, and application of oil by massages.

By 2025, early deaths from heart disease, stroke expected to rise

heart disease strokeWashington D.C, Sept 30 - As per a recent study, deaths from heart disease and stroke could rise unless countries address risk factors.

Over the next decade, early deaths from cardiovascular disease are expected to climb from 5.9 million in 2013 to 7.8 million in 2025 - according to the first-ever forecasting analysis for heart disease from the Global Burden of Disease project.

Women likelier to be seen as less 'creative thinkers' than men

 creative thinkersWashington D.C., Sept 29 - A new study has revealed that men are more likely to be seen as creative thinkers than women.

In the study, researchers from the Duke University randomly assigned 80 participants to read a passage describing a type of creativity: the ability to think outside the box or the ability to connect the dots.

Majority of cancer patients lack access to safe, affordable surgery

surgeryWashington D.C., Sept 29 - A new study has revealed that over three-quarters of people with cancer worldwide have no access to safe surgery.

Lead Commissioner Richard Sullivan of the King's College London said that with many competing health priorities and substantial financial constraints in many low- and middle-income countries, surgical services for cancer were given low priority within national cancer plans and were allocated few resources.

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