Obesity can aggravate bone and muscle loss

Obesity can aggravate bone and muscle lossNew York, April 18 : Did you know that obesity may result in deterioration of bone density and muscle mass? If not, pay heed, a study warns.

Researchers have identified a new syndrome called "osteosarcopenic obesity" that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity.

New method to fight Malaria drug resistance discovered

MalariaWashington, Apr 18 - An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating that it simply needs to be administered differently.

When meteors delivered vitamin B3 at your doorstep!

When meteors delivered vitamin B3 at your doorstep!Washington, April 18 - Know where did our ancestors find free vitamin B3 supply? From meteorites that delivered the essential vitamin to earth from space!

Ancient earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to NASA researchers.

'Severely infectious' bacterial strain can survive in contact lens solution

contact lensWashington, April 17 - Scientists have found a bacterial strain that is associated with more severe infections and survives longer in contact lens disinfectant solution.

The study found that this different strain of the keratitis-causing bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa showed enhanced resistance to the disinfectant.

TV smoking triggers adult tobacco use

cigaretteWashington, Apr 17 - A new study suggests that even though smoking appears far less frequently in US television shows than it used to, its portrayal may still be triggering the urge in adult smokers.

Antibiotics improve growth in kids in developing countries

AntibioticsWashington, April 16 - Researchers have suggested that antibiotics are able to improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries.

Their results suggest that the youngest children from the most vulnerable populations benefit most and show significant improvements toward expected growth for their age and sex, particularly for weight.

Now, faster, cheaper blood test to accurately diagnose asthma

blood testWashington, April 16 - Researchers have developed a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma using just a single drop of blood.

The researchers used neutrophil cell function in a clinical study to show accurate asthma diagnosis.

Babies can be biased too!

Babies can be biased too!Washington, April 15 : The innocent infants choose their playmates carefully and they are not immune from 'in-group' bias, favouring people from same ethnicity over others, a study has found.

Infants can take into account both race and social history (how a person treats someone else) when deciding which person would make a better playmate, said the study.

Women who gain too much or too little weight during pregnancy risk having obese child

pregnancyWashington, April 15 - Researchers have said that women, who gain too much or too little weight during pregnancy, are at risk of having obese child.

Cognitive motor performance 'goes downhill' after 24

cognitive motorWashington, April 15 - Researchers have said if you're over 24 years of age you've already reached your peak in terms of your cognitive motor performance.

SFU's Joe Thompson, a psychology doctoral student, associate professor Mark Blair, Thompson's thesis supervisor, and Andrew Henrey, a statistics and actuarial science doctoral student, analyzed the digital performance records of 3,305 StarCraft 2 players, aged 16 to 44.

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