Half of women want to lose at least one stone!

London [UK], January 2 : As the festive season is almost on the verge of signing off, loads of changes have come to your body.

You might have even put on some extra pounds! But don't worry, you are not the only one undergoing this feeling.

Two thirds of women are unhappy with the size and shape of their figure, a new survey has revealed, reports the Daily Mail.

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Here's why sticking to that exercise schedule takes a toll on you

Just like every year, is losing weight the top criteria of your New Year's resolution?

A study finds as to why losing weight is not easy for obese people as it states physical inactivity results from the altered dopamine receptors - decreased motivation to move - rather than excess body weight.

The study, conducted on mice, has been published in the journal of Cell Metabolism.

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IVF mistake means eggs fertilisation by wrong sperm

A fertility clinic made a shocking revelation to several couples who trusted them with their fertility treatments.

A single mistake by In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) clinic means that women's eggs may have accidentally be fertilised with the wrong sperm.

Mix-ups have previously led to people accidentally having children with people they'd never met

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New drug may restore cardiac function after heart failure

Scientists have discovered a new experimental drug called Cimaglermin that may help restore cardiac functioning after heart failure.

The study is published in the journal of JACC: Basic to Translational Science.

Vanderbilt University researchers have examined the safety and efficacy of a single infusion of Cimaglermin, which acts as a growth factor for the heart, helping the structural, metabolic and contractile elements of the heart to repair itself following injury.

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Advancells wins award for excellence in regenerative medicine at Corporate LiveWire Awards

New Delhi [India], Dec. 24 : Further fostering its leadership stance in modern medicine, Noida-based stem cells therapy solution provider, Advancells, won recognition at the recently concluded Corporate LiveWire Healthcare & Life Sciences Awards 2016.

The pioneer stem cell company was felicitated for its superior performance in regenerative medicine and for its consistent excellence in medical research.

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Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Combating Antimicrobial Resistance

New Delhi [India], Dec. 24 : A call for action was raised at a Policy Roundtable on "Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Combating Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)" organized by Neeti Foundation, an independent think tank.

Policymakers, researchers and experts recently called for coordinated action, stronger policies, greater awareness on combating addressing Antimicrobial Resistance towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals 3 for the good health and well-being of all.

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Discrimination linked to poor sleep quality

Adults who perceive discrimination in daily life have higher rate of sleep problems, based on both subjective and objective measures, finds a study.

The findings, published in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, indicated that higher discrimination scores were associated with 12 percent higher odds of poor sleep efficiency and a nine percent increase in the odds of poor sleep quality.

"Discrimination is an important factor associated with sleep measures in middle-aged adults," said study author Sherry Owens from West Virginia University, Morgantown.

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Are women avoiding pregnancy due to Zika virus?

A new study reveals that more than 50 percent of women in Brazil are avoiding pregnancy due to the Zika epidemic.

The study was published online in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

According to researchers, there is an urgent need to reconsider abortion criminalisation and also to improve reproductive health policies to ensure women have access to safe and effective contraceptives.

Since the outbreak of Zika in Brazil, there have been 1,845 confirmed cases of congenital Zika syndrome in babies.

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Free sanitary pads, puberty lessons can improve girls' school attendance

Giving free sanitary pads and lessons on puberty to teenage girls can be an effective way in boosting their attendance at schools, which can have long-term economic implications for women in low and middle-income countries, reveals a new study.

The study has been published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Researchers from the University of Oxford in London indicated that in schools where sanitary pads and puberty education were not provided absenteeism among girls were 17 percent higher compared with schools where girls received pads, education or a combination of both.

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Another benefit! Sunlight can boost your immune system

The best-known benefit of sunlight is that it boosts our body's vitamin D supply, but a new study has revealed that sunlight also energises T cells that play a central role in human immunity.

This study, published in the journal of Scientific Reports, showed that sunlight directly activates key immune cells by increasing their movement.

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