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Adequate sleep for both parents and kids important in curbing child obesity

Adequate sleep for both parents and kids important in curbing child obesityWashington, June 10 - A new study has revealed that parents should encourage proper sleeping routines for kids as well as for themselves, as it can help decrease child obesity.

'Tomato pill' could help improve blood vessel function in patients with cardiovascular disease

'Tomato pill' could help improve blood vessel function in patients with cardiovascular diseaseWashington, June 10 - A new research from the University of Cambridge has revealed that a daily supplement of an extract found in tomatoes may improve the function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease.

'Tomato pill' could help improve blood vessel function in patients with cardiovascular disease

Washington, June 10 - A new research from the University of Cambridge has revealed that a daily supplement of an extract found in tomatoes may improve the function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease.

The incidence of cardiovascular disease varies worldwide, but is notably reduced in southern Europe, where a 'Mediterranean diet' consisting of a larger consumption of fruit, vegetables and olive oil predominates.

New hope for people battling depression

New hope for people battling depressionWashington, June 9 - Researchers have discovered a small molecule that predicts treatment response for depressed patients.

According to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute, levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals.

Regularly consuming or skipping breakfast does not affect weight loss

Regularly consuming or skipping breakfast does not affect weight lossWashington, June 8 - A new research led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that, when comparing regularly consuming with regularly skipping breakfast, weight loss is not influenced.

Text- messaging programs can help smokers quit

SMOKERSWashington, June 7 - A new study suggests that mobile phone program doubles the chances of smokers quitting.

More than 11 percent of smokers who used a text- messaging program to help them quit did so and remained smoke free at the end of a six- month study as compared to just 5 percent of controls, according to a new report by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (Milken Institute SPH.)

Exposure to house dust early in life reduces infant's asthma risk later in life

asthma childhoodWashington, June 7 - A new study has revealed that infants exposed to a diverse range of bacterial species in house dust during the first year of life appear to be less likely to develop asthma in early childhood.

Children who were neither allergic nor prone to wheezing as three-year-olds were the most likely to have been exposed to high levels of bacteria, and paradoxically, to high levels of common allergens.

On-off switch to burn stored fat discovered

obesityWashington, June 6 - Researchers have reported that a molecular pathway called mTORC1 controls the conversion of unhealthy white fat into beige fat, an appealing target for increasing energy expenditure and reducing obesity.

Virtual reality therapy could help alleviate chronic pain

Chronic painWashington, June 6 - Researchers have described in several articles that virtual reality as a means of distraction, inducing positive emotions, or creating the perception of "swapping" a limb or bodily area affected by chronic pain in a virtual environment can be a powerful therapeutic tool.

New TB blood test could eliminate unnecessary treatment

blood testWashington, June 6 - A new screening process for tuberculosis (TB) infections in Canadian prisons could mean that more than 50 per cent of those screened won't undergo unnecessary treatment due to false positives.

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