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Obsession with political correctness could lead to holiday weight gain

unhealthy foodWashington, Nov. 23  : Researchers have suggested that you may be choosing unhealthy options to serve your guests as you don't want to offend someone else.

How flu virus spreads infection

flu virusWashington, Nov. 23 : Researchers have shown how influenza A viruses snip through a protective mucus net to infect respiratory cells and later cut their way out to infect other cells.

Alcoholics paid in beer and tobacco to clean streets in Amsterdam

Alcoholics paid in beer and tobacco to clean streets in AmsterdamWashington, November 22 - Dutch officials are paying alcoholics 10 euros along with half-packet of rolling tobacco and five cans of beer to clean the streets.

Casual sex may be double edged sword for health

Casual sex may be double edged sword for health Washington, Nov. 22 - A new study has suggested that poor mental health and casual sex feed off each other among teens and young adults, with each one contributing to the other over time.

Researchers found that teens, who showed depressive symptoms were likelier than others to engage in casual sex as young adults.

Gene that regulates body weight in humans and mice identified

Gene that regulates body weight in humans and mice identifiedWashington, Nov 22 - A new study has revealed that loss of a particular gene's function in humans and mice causes morbid obesity.

Research has pointed to the importance of genetic factors in human obesity and has shown that heritability plays a role in 40 percent to
90 percent of cases.

Brown fat cells may harbour diabetes, obesity cure

brown fat cellsWashington, Nov 22 - A team led by Indian origin researchers has identified brown fat stem cells in adult humans which they believe may lead to new treatments for heart and endocrine disorders.

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