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Consuming handful of nuts everyday can keep major ailments away

A recent analysis of all current studies on nut consumption and disease risk has revealed that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart ailment, cancer and other diseases.

The study, published in BMC Medicine journal, found that 20g a day - equivalent to a handful - can cut people's risk of coronary heart disease by nearly 30 percent, their risk of cancer by 15 percent and their risk of premature death by 22 percent.

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Got kidney stones? Alpha-blockers may be effective

To help people get rid of large kidney stones, US Researchers have promoted a non-surgical way by suggesting off-label use of drugs called alpha blockers that can facilitate stone passage.

The study was published online in the British Medical Journal.

Physicians are eager to find non-surgical ways to help the two-thirds of kidney stone patients who need more than just extra hydration to pass their stones.

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Cataract ups risk of depression in older adults

Washington D. C. [USA], Dec. 3 : Older adults, especially women, with cataract are more likely to have symptoms of depression, says a new study.

The study was published in the Optometry and Vision Science journal.

According to researchers from Soochow University in China, the link between cataract and depression is independent of other factors and appears strongest among older adults with lower education.

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Is saturated fat good for health?

Washington D. C [US], Dec. 3 : A recent diet intervention study (FATFUNC) raises questions regarding the validity of a diet hypothesis that has dominated for more than half a century: that dietary fat and particularly saturated fat is unhealthy for most people.

The study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found strikingly similar health effects of diets based on either lowly processed carbohydrates or fats.

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New study throws light on how brain stimulation affects memory reactivation

Washington D. C [US], Dec. 2 : A recent study conducted at the University of Notre Dame examined the fundamental problem an individual's brain has to solve, that is, keeping information in mind or active, so the brain can act accordingly.

The common theory is that the information is kept in mind by neurons related to the information actively firing throughout a delay period.

However, in the new paper published in Science, the researchers give weight to the synaptic theory, a less well-known and tested model.

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New guidelines suggest overweight children should be screened for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Washington D. C [US], Dec. 2 : According to a recent set of guidelines published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, a screening test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is recommended for all obese children aged nine to eleven years.

The new guidelines, endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, also outline recommendations for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of children and adolescents with NAFLD, a serious condition that may have lifelong health consequences.

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GVK BIO announces launch of GMP compliant analytical services laboratory

Washington D. C [USA], Dec. 2 : In a recent study, scientists from The University of Texas invented a new device that could revolutionize the delivery of medicine to treat cancer as well as a host of other diseases and ailments.

Led by Lyle Hood, the study was published in the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology.

"The problem with most drug-delivery systems is that you have a specific minimum dosage of medicine that you need to take for it to be effective," Hood said.

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Majority of depressed people get inadequate or no care at all

Washington D.C. [US], Dec. 1 : According to a recent study, the vast majority of people with depression across the world receive inadequate treatment or no care at all.

Published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, the study was conducted on around 50,000 people in 21 countries by King's College London, Harvard Medical School and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The research reports that of 4,331 people with depression across all 21 countries, treatment rates vary widely.

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Young cancer survivors possess increased risk of suicide

WashingtonD.C. [US], Dec. 1 : According to a recent research, survivors of cancer diagnosed before the age of 25 had more than two-fold increased risk of suicide as compared to their non-cancer peers.

Published in the International Journal of Cancer, the research was conducted at the University of Burgen.

"From our study, it is not possible to say whether there is a connection between the cancer diagnosis and suicide on an individual level, but what we see is an association at population level," said the lead researcher, Winther Gunnes.

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Research shows low calorie drinks actually boost weight

London [England], Nov, 28 : In a recent study, scientists have found that low calorie fizzy drinks could actually make you fatter than regular options.

Individuals following diet could gain better results by deterring from the supposedly 'healthy' variants, reports Express.

The report published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism journal narrows down the reason to the sugar substitutes used in the drinks.

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