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Powerful HIV Inhibitor makes virus mutation ‘nearly impossible’

 Powerful HIV Inhibitor makes virus mutation ‘nearly impossible’Washington, Nov 3 : US scientists have created an inhibitor using a combination of two drugs to help prevent HIV virus from being transmitted.

The inhibitor, a novel combination of two existing drugs, has a strength that ranges from several times better than existing inhibitors to several hundred times better, depending on the strain of HIV.

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Simple 20-sec laser treatment can turn brown eyes blue

 Simple 20-sec laser treatment can turn brown eyes blueLondon, Nov 3 : A US doctor has claimed that brown eyes could be turned into blue through a simple 20-second laser treatment procedure.

Dr Gregg Homer of Stroma Medical, a clinical equipment company based in California, declared his new "Lumineyes" treatment could be a permanent alternative to coloured contact lenses, the Telegraph reported.

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Smoking-cessation drug Chantix ups suicide risk

Smoking-cessation drug Chantix ups suicide riskWashington, Nov 3 : A new study has found that the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) substantially increases risk of depression or suicidal behaviour compared to other treatments.

It suggested that the drug, which already carries a "black box warning" from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is unsuitable for first-line use, given its poor safety profile.

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Middle-income group eat more fast food than poor counterparts

Middle-income group eat more fast food than poor counterpartsWashington, Nov 3 : Tucking in fast food becomes a common practice as earnings increase from low to middle incomes as opposed to the belief that fast food should be blamed for higher rates of obesity among the poor, a new study has found.

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Mediterranean diet plus exercise cuts sleep apnea symptoms

Mediterranean diet plus exercise cuts sleep apnea symptomsWashington, Nov 3 : A new study has revealed that a Mediterranean diet coupled with physical activity can help reduce symptoms of sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) causes frequent pauses of breathing to occur during sleep, which disrupts a person's normal sleeping pattern.

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Just 1 ounce of mixed nuts a day can help keep heart disease at bay

 Just 1 ounce of mixed nuts a day can help keep heart disease at bayWashington, Nov 3 : Eating one ounce of mixed nuts (raw unpeeled walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts) a day may benefit those who are at high risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study has suggested.

Scientists have for the first time found a link between eating nuts and higher levels of serotonin in the bodies of patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS), who are at high risk for heart disease.

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Malaria much older than human race!

Malaria much older than human race!Washington, Nov 3 : Malaria is not only native to the New World, but was present long before humans existed and the disease has evolved through birds and monkeys, a new study has found.

The researchers from Oregon State University conducted the study of insect specimens preserved in amber.

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Soon, new material for air cleaner filters to capture influenza viruses

 Soon, new material for air cleaner filters to capture influenza virusesWashington, Nov 3 : Scientists have now come up with a new material that teams up with the fiber in face masks, air conditioning and air cleaning filters to capture flu viruses before they can get into people's eyes, noses and mouths and cause infection.

Xuebing Li, Peixing Wu and colleagues explain that in an average year, influenza kills almost 300,000 people and sickens millions more worldwide.

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Encounter with bugs gears infants against allergies

Encounter with bugs gears infants against allergiesLondon, Nov 3 - Infants who encounter a wide range of bacteria are less at risk of developing allergies later in life.

"In our study of over 400 children, we observed a direct link between the number of different bacteria in their rectums and the risk of development of allergic disease later in life," says Hans Bisgaard, professor of children's diseases, University of Copenhagen, who led the study.

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‘Rich club’ of 12 rule the human brain

 ‘Rich club’ of 12 rule the human brainLondon, Nov 3 : A "rich club" of 12 well-connected hubs coordinate everything that goes on between the ears, a new study has said.

These areas of the brain have significantly more connections than all the others, both to other regions and among themselves.

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Separation from mother ‘stressful for newborns’

 Separation from mother ‘stressful for newborns’Washington, Nov 3 : Separating an infant from its mother after birth, which is a standard practice in hospitals, is stressful for the baby, a new study has found.

Researchers at the American Academy of Paediatrics measured the heart rate variability in 2-day-old sleeping babies for one hour each during skin-to-skin contact with mother and alone in a cot next to mother's bed.

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Eliminating ‘deadbeat’ cells may slow ageing in humans

Eliminating ‘deadbeat’ cells may slow ageing in humansLondon, Nov 3 : Eliminating cells that accumulate with age may help to prevent or delay the onset of age-related diseases and disabilities, a new study has found.

Researchers at Mayo Clinic genetically engineered mice so that their senescent cells harboured a molecule called caspase 8 that was only turned on in the presence of a drug that has no effect on normal cells.

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Why ‘light’ processed foods are as tasty as full-fat versions

 Why ‘light’ processed foods are as tasty as full-fat versionsLondon, Nov 3 : Ever wondered why `light and healthy' processed foods that have cut back on fat, sugar and gluten taste just like the original version?

A new study that appears in the current edition of Chemical and Engineering News, ACS' weekly newsmagazine, credits it to a host of ingredients derived from Mother Nature.

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Early encounter to bacteria prevents kids from allergy risk in later life

 Early encounter to bacteria prevents kids from allergy risk in later lifeWashington, Nov 3 : Infants who encounter a wide range of bacteria are at less risk of developing allergic disease later in life, according to a new study from the University of Copenhagen.

The figure over sensitivity diseases, or allergies, has been on the increase in recent decades.

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Video gaming linked with creative skills in kids

 Video gaming linked with creative skills in kidsWashington, Nov 3 : Children who play video games tend to be more creative than their counterparts who don't, a new study has revealed.

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Evolutionary clues to leading cause of death during childbirth identified

Evolutionary clues to leading cause of death during childbirth identifiedWashington, Nov 3 : Atypical features of human placenta may cause loss of blood at delivery, leading to maternal deaths, a new evolutionary research has suggested.

The study conducted at University of Illinois, Chicago states that postpartum hemorrhage accounts for nearly 35 percent, or 125,000, of the 358,000 worldwide annual maternal deaths during childbirth.

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Age, BMI can predict gestational diabetes in South Asians

Age, BMI can predict gestational diabetes in South AsiansWashington, Nov 2 : Age and body mass index (BMI) may predict the probability of developing gestational diabetes, especially amongst South Asian and Black African women, a new study has revealed.

The study looked at the link between maternal age, BMI and racial origin with the development of GDM and how they interact with each other.

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Potential drug therapy for premature aging in kids identified

Potential drug therapy for premature aging in kids identifiedWashington, Nov 2 : Researchers led by Durham University have identified a potential drug therapy for a premature ageing disease that affects children causing them to age up to eight times faster than the usual rate.

Researchers looked at a group of inherited degenerative disorders called Laminopathies that are caused by mutations in the gene LMNA.

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Soon, glow treatment for brain tumours to help surgeons operate easily

 Soon, glow treatment for brain tumours to help surgeons operate easilyLondon, Nov 2 : Making brain cancers glow may help surgeons operate the tumour easily. This is what the scientists are set to test in the UK.

Patients will be given a drug, 5-amino-levulinic acid (5-ALA), which causes a build-up of fluorescent chemicals in the tumour.

The theory is that the pink glow will clearly mark the edges of the tumour, making it easier to ensure all of it is removed.

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Restless sleeper? You could be feeling lonely

 Restless sleeper? You could be feeling lonelyWashington, Nov 2 : A new study has suggested that feelings of loneliness could compromise a good night’s sleep, potentially affecting our health.

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Promising new compound to prevent Type 1 diabetes identified

Promising new compound to prevent Type 1 diabetes identifiedWashington, Nov 2 : A specific molecule that can prevent the development of type 1 diabetes in mice has a similar effect on human cells from diabetic patients, according to researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

The findings has implications in the fight against type I diabetes along with other autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and celiac disease.

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Poor sleep in early pregnancy ups risk of preterm births

 Poor sleep in early pregnancy ups risk of preterm birthsWashington, Nov 2 : Women who have poor sleep quality in both early and late pregnancy have an increased risk of preterm delivery, a new study has revealed.

The connection remained even after medical risk factors and income levels were taken into account.

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Active lifestyle cuts effect of ‘obesity gene’

Active lifestyle cuts effect of ‘obesity gene’Washington, Nov 2 : Scientists have found that living a physically active lifestyle can substantially reduce the genetic predisposition to obesity due to “fat mass and obesity associated” (FTO) gene.

The findings emphasize that physical activity is an effective way of controlling body weight, particularly in individuals with a genetic predisposition towards obesity, the researchers said.

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Obesity hormone ups risk of osteoporosis, fractures

Obesity hormone ups risk of osteoporosis, fracturesWashington, Nov 2 : The body’s obesity hormones are linked to osteoporosis and an increased risk of fractures, a new study has said.

According to the researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, adiponectin is linked to osteoporosis along with being an important cause of cardiovascular disease.

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Babies understand others’ thought process at 10 months

 Babies understand others’ thought process at 10 monthsWashington, Nov 2 : Babies start understanding another person’s thought process when they are 10-months-old, a new research has said.

The study conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri provides new insights on how humans acquire knowledge and how communication develops.

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