Research

Tanning jab can give you skin moles

Tanning jab can give you skin moles Recent reports revealed that more and more women are taking help of tan jabs to get tanned looks. Melanotan I and Melanotan II are two types of tan jabs that increase the levels of melanin in our body, resulting in tan.

Doctors said that these injected jabs that produce a tan may be responsible for worrying changes in skin moles.

Two recent cases of women who had injected "Melanotan" shortly before noticing the problem of skin moles highlighted the risk from these tanning jabs.

Face mask can save you from common cold

Face mask can save you from common cold Recent research revealed that wearing a face mask can offer protection against respiratory infections like influenza and the common cold. Research team led by Raina MacIntyre, professor and head of UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine studied data collected from more than 280 adults in 143 families in Sydney during the winter seasons of 2006 and 2007. The study subjects were randomly asked to wear mask during exposure to a sick child in family.

Trust in newspaper and TV can keep you healthy

Trust in newspaper and TV can keep you healthyRecently, Japanese researchers found that people who have faith in mass media like TV and newspaper are healthier than people who criticize them.

Research team led by Yasuharu Tokuda from St. Luke's International Hospital and Takashi Inoguchi from Chuo University analyzed data collected from 39,000 people in 29 Asian countries.

Data analysis revealed that people in the Maldives had the most trust and good health as compared to people in Hong Kong who more cynical and sickly.

Pedigree dogs have looks but no brain

Pedigree dogs have looks but no brain Keeping a high pedigree and good looking dog has become a style statement these days. This is quite evident when we see world celebrities like socialite Paris Hilton and pop diva Britney Spears, who are often photographed carrying "handbag dogs."

However, a new study has suggested that pedigree dogs might look extremely cute and attractive, but when it comes to brains, they are extremely stupid as now they are being bred for looks and not for brains.

New stem cell treatment can repair brain damage in stroke patients: Study

New stem cell treatment can repair brain damage in stroke patients: Study Scientists at Southern General Hospital, Glasgow are developing a new stem cell treatment to repair brain damage in stroke patients. More than 130,000 people suffer a stroke in Britain every year, half of whom die. Physiotherapy (physical therapy) is the only therapy available for the treatment of permanently disabled.

Presence of some genes lead smokers and drunkards to cancer

Presence of some genes lead smokers and drunkards to cancerEarlier researches have shown that lifestyle and environment determines a person's risk of developing many types of cancer. Recent study showed that presence of a particular kind of genes increase the risk of developing five different types of cancer - skin, lung, bladder, prostate and cervical cancer.

Previous studies have shown that smoking and drinking increase risk of various cancer like lung cancer and liver cancer.

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