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Sense of purpose could add years to your life

Sense of purposeWashington, May 13 - Researchers have said that feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer, no matter what your age.

The research has clear implications for promoting positive aging and adult development, says lead researcher Patrick Hill of Carleton University in Canada.

US reports second imported case of MERS

US reports second imported case of MERSWashington, May 13 - The second case of deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) which initially surfaced in Saudi Arabia in 2012 has been found in the US, health authorities said Monday.

Living heart tissue grown

Living heart tissue grownWashington, May 12 - In a first, scientists have merged stem cell and 'organ-on-a-chip' technologies to grow functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited cardiovascular disease.

The research is a big step forward for personalised medicine as now, a chunk of tissue containing a patient's specific genetic disorder can be replicated in the laboratory, a promising research says.

Stem cell and 'organ-on-a-chip' merger step forward for personalized meds

Stem cellWashington, May 12  : Researchers have merged stem cell and 'organ-on-a-chip' technologies to grow, for the first time, functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited cardiovascular disease.

The research appears to be a big step forward for personalized medicine, as it is working proof that a chunk of tissue containing a patient's specific genetic disorder can be replicated in the laboratory.

Short bursts of intense exercise before meals could help control BP

exercise before mealsWashington, May 9 - Researchers have suggested that brief bursts of intense exercise before meals helps control blood sugar in people with insulin resistance more effectively than one daily 30-minute session of moderate exercise.

The study used a cross-over design, meaning that each participant acts as their own control, and questions can be answered with a much smaller number of participants.

Antipsychotic medication linked to reduced rate of violent crime: Lancet

Antipsychotic medicationWashington, May 8 - Researchers have suggested that people, who use antipsychotic medication (such as clozapine or risperidone) to treat psychiatric illness, are nearly half as likely to commit a violent crime compared to when they are not using such medication.

Environmental factors as important as genes in understanding autism

autismWashington, May 5 - Researchers have said that environmental factors are more important than previously believed in understanding the causes of autism, and equally as important as genes.

Stressful situations make gay, lesbian teens binge drink

binge drinkingWashington, May 5 - A new study has revealed that chronic stress caused by difficult social situations may be the reason behind higher rates of binge drinking by lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers.

Young blood proves to be fountain of youth for elderly

miceWashington, May 5 - Researchers have shown that a protein they earlier showed can make the failing hearts in aging mice appear more like those of young health mice, similarly improves brain and skeletal muscle function in aging mice.

India sees decline in maternal and child deaths: Lancet

India sees decline in maternal and child deaths: LancetWashington, May 3 - Two-thirds of the global decline in child deaths since 2000 occurred in just nine countries - India, China, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, a new study in Lancet has revealed.

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