Washington, Jan 18 - Acting US Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak expanded in his latest report the list of diseases caused by smoking, a warning that comes 50 years after the first official government document that associated tobacco with lung cancer.
Washington, Jan 16 : It has been known for year that a fibre-rich diet protects the organism against obesity and diabetes, and not a French-Swedish team of researchers has succeeded in elucidating this mechanism, which involves the intestinal flora and the ability of the intestine to produce glucose between meals.
Washington, Jan. 15 : Researchers have said women who engaged in at least 150 min/week of aerobic activity and at least 60 min/week of muscle-strengthening activities had the most substantial risk reduction compared with inactive women.
Washington, Jan 14 : By using a strain of mice that mimics many of the features of the human immune system and can be infected with the most common human form of the malaria parasite, a team of scientists has identified a key host defense mechanism.
Washington, Jan. 13 - A new study has revealed that certain cells contribute to kidney function decline, making them attractive targets for treatments against kidney failure.
The blood-filtering cells in the kidneys- called podocytes- are critical to kidney function, and kidney failure can occur when as little as about 20 percent to 30 percent of them are lost.
Washington, Jan 13 - A new study has revealed that preschool-aged children achieve 90 percent of their recommended daily physical activity across their waking hours, typically within a period of 11.3 hours.
Children in the study, ages 3-5, achieved this activity through relatively short bursts of energy expenditure as opposed to the longer and more routine periods of exercise typically exhibited by adults.
Washington, Jan. 13 - Researchers have discovered a key difference in the biological mechanisms by which the immune system responds to viral and bacterial pathogens.
A new study led by Professor Uwe Vinkemeier from the University of Nottingham, centered on STAT1, a protein that can bind DNA and hence plays a vital role in regulating genes in the body.
Washington, January 13 : Researchers have found that coffee can be used as a memory enhancer.
Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University have found that caffeine has a positive effect on long-term memory in humans, and it can reduce forgetting things over 24 hours.
Washington, Jan 12 : A team of researchers has found that among cigarette smokers, combining the smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion, compared with varenicline alone, resulted in higher smoking abstinence rates.
Washington, Jan 11 - A new research has solved one mystery in the development of Familial Alzheimer's Disease (FAD) - a genetic variant of the disease that affects a small fraction of the Alzheimer's population.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researcher Chunyu Wang and his team follow the trail of two genetic mutations - V44M and V44A - known to cause FAD, and show how the mutations lead to biochemical changes long linked to the disease.