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New mosquito mating find key weapon in fight against Zika

New mosquito mating find key weapon in fight against ZikaWashington, Mar 12 : Until there's a vaccine or treatment for the Zika virus, the effective way to control its spread is to change the mating system of the mosquitoes that carry it, according to a recent study.

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A little ballet, meditation can make us wiser

A little ballet, meditation can make us wiser Washington D. C, Mar 10 : Wisdom is often linked with age, but not all elders are wise. So, what makes a person wise?

A new study confirms the age-old conception that meditation is associated with wisdom. Surprisingly, it also concludes that somatic (physical) practices such as classical ballet might lead to increased wisdom.

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Stay in school, take stairs to slow down brain's ageing clock

Stay in school, take stairs to slow down brain's ageing clockWashington D. C, Mar 10 : Taking the stairs not only helps you keep your body strong and healthy, but also helps you keep your brain young, according to a recent study.

The Concordia University study also showed that education also can significantly help slow down the ticking of the grey-matter ageing clock.

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Boosting heart health, the Tai Chi way

Boosting heart health, the Tai Chi wayWashington D. C, Mar 10 : For those with cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or stroke, a new research suggests that traditional Chinese exercises such as Tai Chi could be a healthy move for your heart.

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Spider toxin analogue can help in treating pain

Spider toxin analogue can help in treating painWashington D. C., Mar 8 : Researchers have recently found that a compound based on a spider toxin may be effective for treating pain.

Experiments conducted in rats revealed that the compound, called PnPP-19, provided pain relief most likely by acting on receptors in the nervous system that also bind opioids and cannabis (or marijuana).

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Want to lose weight? Eat protein-rich meals

Want to lose weight? Eat protein-rich mealsWashington: Protein-rich meals may help dieters shed extra kilos by making them feel fuller, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

The recent popularity of lowcarb, high-protein diets can partially be attributed to the fact that dieters often feel fuller when protein intake is high, even if they are consuming fewer calories overall.

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Poor sleep can give you `marijuana munchies`

Poor Sleep Can give you Washington D. C, Mar 7 : So what do marijuana and poor sleep have in common? A recent study has suggested that falling behind on sleep can lead to a similar side effect of smoking pot.

The University of Chicago study shows that sleep loss amplifies and extends blood levels of a chemical signal that enhances the joy of eating, particularly the guilty pleasures gained from sweet or salty, high-fat snack foods.

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Avoid the sun to look young

Avoid the sun to look youngWashington D. C, Mar 7 : You can't stop time, but you can surely slow down the ageing clock! All you have to do is avoid the sun, according to a new study.

The study of 231 women by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Olay has revealed that those, who kept out of sun and wore sunscreen when ditching the rays wasn't possible, looked up to 20 years younger than they actually were.

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Now, `safer` e-cigarette with tobacco flavour, less harmful smoke

Now, `safer` e-cigarette with tobacco flavour, less harmful smokeWashington D. C, Mar 5 : A team of researchers has come up with a new safer e-cigarette that has all the flavour of tobacco but less harmful smoke.

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Fatty food ups bowel cancer risk

Fatty food ups bowel cancer riskWashington D. C, Mar 5 : A team of researcher has found that a diet high in fat increases the risk of bowel cancer as it causes cells in the gut to mutate.

The study on laboratory mice fed on fatty food found that they were more likely than normally-fed mice to suffer changes to the cells of the gut lining that can lead to the formation of cancerous tumours.

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