Two-year-old becomes youngest to be 'cryogenically frozen'

Matheryn-NaovaratpongWashington, Apr 18 : A two-year-old girl from Thailand by the name of Matheryn Naovaratpong has become the world's youngest person to be cryogenically frozen.

Two scientists have had their child, who lost her battle with cancer, cryogenically frozen in the hope that she can be saved by future medical advances, reported.

The child, whose frozen body will be preserved in a cooling unit in Arizona by the company Alcor, had had 12 brain operations and dozens of chemotherapy treatments before she died of ependymoblastoma.

New 'game-changing' clot-removal tack better than drugs alone for stroke patients

patientWashington, Apr 18 - A new study has found that removal of the clot causing a severe stroke plus standard medication yields better long term outcomes in stroke patients than drug alone.

Co-author Demetrius Lopes from Rush University Medical Center said that these findings are a game-changer for how they should treat certain types of stroke adding that these outcomes are the difference between patients being able to care for themselves after stroke and being dependent.

Japanese 'collagen' beer promises to make you 'prettier'

beerWashington, April 17 - If you wished that drinking booze would add up to you beauty, your wish is granted, as the Japanese have come up with a new beer, that contains collagen, and promises to make you prettier.

People in the Asian country strongly believe that consuming collagen, a protein in connective tissues, could make skin more beautiful, and Japanese women even buy supplements, powders and foods rich in the protein to maintain their young look.

Now a brewery named Suntory are offering a drink called Precious, and it contains two grams of collagen per can, and 5 percent alcohol. It be available will only be sold in Hokkaido

Sugar-based drinks can bust your stress

Sugar drinksWashington, Apr 17 : A new study has revealed that high sugar, but not aspartame consumption may relieve stress in humans.

As per the study, drinking sugar-sweetened beverages can suppress the hormone cortisol and stress responses in the brain, but diet beverages sweetened with aspartame do not have the same effect.

University of California's Kevin D. Laugero said that this is the first evidence to show this, adding that the concern is psychological or emotional stress could trigger the habitual overconsumption of sugar and amplify sugar's detrimental health effects, including obesity.

House chores keep older adults more physically and emotionally fit

houseworkWashington, Apr 17 - A new study has indicated that housework keeps older adults more physically and emotionally fit.

The study conducted at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) demonstrated that older adults who keep a clean and orderly home-because of the exercise it takes to get the job done-tend to feel emotionally and physically better after tackling house chores.

Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, CNS, a postdoctoral KL2 Scholar at the university's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, said that house cleaning kept them older adults moving and a clean environment is therapeutic.

E-cigarettes make quitting harder for smokers

E cigarettesWashington, Apr 17 - A new study has examined that people who smoke e-cigarettes are less likely to quit.

The study conducted at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that smokers who used e-cigarettes were 49 percent less likely to decrease cigarette use and 59 percent less likely to quit smoking compared to smokers who never used e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes less likely to encourage teens to smoke

e CIGARETTEWashington, Apr 16 - A new study has demonstrated that lot of teenagers give it a try to smoke try e-cigarettes, however, only few become regular users.

The study conducted at Cardif University studied 1601 children aged 10-11 and 9055 children aged 11-16 about their use of e-cigarettes.

Use of e-cigarettes at least once was more common than having smoked a conventional cigarette among all age groups, except the oldest (15-16 year olds).

Stem cell injection may soon reverse age-related vision loss

injectWashington, Apr 15 - A new study has revealed about an injection of stem cells into the eye that may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration.

Lead author Shaomei Wang of Cedars-Sinai said that this is the first study to show preservation of vision after a single injection of adult-derived human cells into a rat model with age-related macular degeneration.

The stem cell injection resulted in 130 days of preserved vision in laboratory rats, which roughly equates to 16 years in humans.

Divorced women face higher risk of heart attacks, even if they remarry

womanWashington, April 15 (ANI): So it turns out women who are divorced are at more risk of having heart attacks, even if they remarry, than those who are continuously married.

According to the new study by Duke Medicine, a woman who has been through two or more divorces is nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack when compared to their stably-married female peers.

Study's lead author and associate professor Matthew Dupre, Ph. D., said that the study was one of the first to look at the cumulative effect of divorce over a long period, and they found that it could have a lasting imprint on people's health.

'Kick and kill' HIV vaccine comes closer to reality

HIV vaccine comes closer to realityWashington, Apr 14 : A new study has revealed that the human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting that cure is possible with a "kick and kill" strategy.

UCL, the University of Oxford and the University of North Carolina's "kick and kill" strategy aims to cure HIV by stimulating the immune system with a vaccine, then re-awakening dormant HIV hiding in white blood cells with a chemical 'kick' so that the boosted immune system can identify and kill them.

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