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Scared of dentists? You are more likely to have tooth decay

Scared of dentists? You are more likely to have tooth decayWashington D.C. [USA], April 20 : Are you afraid of visiting a dentist and this dental phobia is not letting you treat your decayed tooth?

If yes, then you may have to keep that anxiety at bay as a study finds that people who have a severe fear of the dentist are more likely to have missing teeth and poor quality of life.


First 'photo-drug' for pain can be activated anytime with light

First 'photo-drug' for pain can be activated anytime with lightWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : A team of researchers has come up with the design of the first light-activated drug, JF-NP-26, for the treatment of pain.


People with ADHD may have smaller brain volume

People with ADHD may have smaller brain volumeNew Delhi [India], Feb 19. : In a latest study it has been found out that people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller brain volume than those without the disorder.

According to a study published in the medical journal The Lancet Psychiatry the differences in brain volume were identified by researchers who reviewed brain scans comparing those without ADHD to those with the disorder.


One in 10 women finds sex painful, says study

One in 10 women finds sex painful, says studyLondon [England], Jan. 26 : Is sex all about pleasure? A new study finds that almost one in ten women experience pain during sex.

The findings, published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology indicate that women between the ages of 55 and 64, followed by younger women between the ages of 16 and 24 were the most affected ones.


Healthy food may benefit people with HIV, diabetes: Study

Healthy food may benefit people with HIV, diabetes: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 26 : Mediterranean diet loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats for six months may benefit people with HIV and Type 2 diabetes.

According to researchers, through healthy food and snacks HIV-positive people were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, and people with type 2 diabetes, were less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare.


Smoking marijuana in your early teenage may affect your verbal IQ

Smoking marijuana in your early teenage may affect your verbal IQWashington D. C. [USA], Jan. 26 : Teenagers beware! Smoking marijuana as early as 14 may worse your verbal IQ and cognitive abilities by the time you turn 20, warns a study.

Researchers from Universite de Montreal in Canada suggest that there may be little ill-effect if teenagers delay smoking marijuana till the age of 17.


Meditation helps to handle stress in better way

Meditation helps to handle stress in better wayWashington D. C. [USA], Jan. 26 : Meditation always helps! A study reveals that mindfulness meditation significantly reduced stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to a stressful situation.

Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center found that anxiety disorder patients had sharply reduced stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to a stressful situation after taking a mindfulness meditation course.


Attention parents! Cooking in those aluminium pans may reduce your kid's IQ

Attention parents! Cooking in those aluminium pans may reduce your kid's IQWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 25 : Parents please take note. Cooking food in aluminium pots, pans or dishes may reduce your kid's Intelligent Quotient (IQ) and performance at school.

The findings published in journal Science of the Total Environment, indicate that cadmium is neurotoxic in children and causes kidney damage which is linked to cardiovascular deaths and is carcinogenic.


Abortion law in UK is not widely fit for purpose: Study

Abortion law in UK is not widely fit for purpose: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Dec. 24 : Abortion care in the UK is 'heading towards a crisis' and reformation of the law is needed to remove stigma, encourage doctors to provide terminations and improve equitable access to excellent, modern abortion services, says a new study.

The study was published in the journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.


Stressful jobs can actually make you find ways to solve problems

Stressful jobs can actually make you find ways to solve problemsLondon [UK], Dec. 24 : Is stress at your workplace affecting your life? A new study finds that stressful jobs can make you find ways to solve problems and work through ways to get the work done, instead of making something debilitating, it can actually be something that is energising.


Malaria remains acute public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa: WHO report

Malaria remains acute public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa: WHO reportGeneva [Switzerland], Dec. 14 : Despite major progress in the fight against malaria, the mosquito-borne disease remains an acute public health problem, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, home to 90 per cent of the world's malaria cases, according to an annual flagship report by the World Health Organization (WHO).


Heart damage by chemotherapy is worse in patients with diabetes

Heart damage by chemotherapy is worse in patients with diabetesWashington D. C. [US], Dec. 11 : Heart damage caused by chemotherapy is worse in cancer patients who also have diabetes, found a recent study presented at the EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.

"Cardiotoxicity induced by chemotherapy with anthracyclines is being increasingly reported, mainly because a smaller proportion of patients now die from cancer," said the study's lead author, Ana Catarina Gomes.


West Bengal initiates fight against HIV/AIDS

West Bengal initiates fight against HIV/AIDSDarjeeling (West Bengal) [India], Dec. 10 : The West Bengal State Aids Prevention Camp Control Society (WBSAPCS) under the guidance of the Department of Health and Family Welfare is planning to involve hoteliers of Darjeeling to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS.


BrainGain announces competition for students to pitch in ideas for combating air pollution

BrainGain announces competition for students to pitch in ideas for combating air pollutionNew Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : BrainGain Magazine, a leading study abroad online magazine for students, parents and mid-career professionals in South Asia, in partnership with Care For Air, a self-funded independent organisation committed to clean air in India, has announced a competition for high school students from class IX- XII to develop an action plan with pragmatic ideas to reduce and curb air pollution.


Sleep loss may up appetite for sugary, fatty foods

Sleep loss may up appetite for sugary, fatty foodsTokyo, Dec 7 : Is it hard for you to avoid gorging on sugar-laden sweets and oily samosas? Your lack of proper sleep is to be blamed.
[NK Health] A new study has suggested that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep loss leads to increased consumption of unhealthy foods, specifically sucrose and fat.


Research sets new target for brain cancer therapy

Research sets new target for brain cancer therapyWashington D. C [US], Dec. 3 : A recent study suggests that two recently discovered genetic differences between brain cancer cells and normal tissue cells could offer clues to tumor behavior and potential new targets for therapy.


Research highlights association between psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults

Research highlights association between psychological well-being and physical activity in older adultsWashington D. C [US], Dec. 3 : A recent research published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, showed associations between psychological well-being and physical activity in adults aged 50 and older.

"Researchers have long studied how physical activity can lead to improved mood and feelings of well-being," said Julia Boehm.


Free of cost Artificial Limb distribution camp on 'World Disability Day'

Free of cost Artificial Limb distribution camp on 'World Disability Day' New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 : On the World Disability Day, Narayan Seva Sansthan- a charitable organization that runs one of the largest charitable hospitals in the country for Specially-abled people, in particular polio and by birth disabled, is organising an Free of cost Artificial Limb Donation Camp.


Skin infections spike as intense cold weather grips Kashmir

Skin infections spike as intense cold weather grips KashmirSrinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Dec. 3 : Hospitals across Kashmir are flooded with huge rush of patients with complains of rough, dry and itchy skin due to continuous exposure to dry and cold weather as the Valley is reeling under intense cold and dry weather conditions with the night temperature dipping several notches below the freezing point while the day temperature is above normal due to sunny days.


Women discontented with lengthy procedure to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome

Women discontented with lengthy procedure to diagnose polycystic ovary syndromeWashington D. C [US], Dec. 2 : A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), found nearly two in three were dissatisfied with the length of time they waited and the number of healthcare professionals they had to see before they received a diagnosis.


Scientists identify connection between brain and bone in Alzheimer's disease

Scientists identify connection between brain and bone in Alzheimer's diseaseWashington D. C [US], Dec. 2 : In a recent study, researchers have identified a major connection between areas of the brainstem, the part that controls mood, sleep and metabolism and detrimental changes to bone in a preclinical model of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Published in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the study was conducted at the Northeast Ohio Medical University.


Scientists discover association of rare childhood disease with cancer gene

Scientists discover association of rare childhood disease with cancer geneWashington D.C [US], Dec. 2 : In a recent research, scientists have discovered an important molecular link between a rare childhood genetic disease, Fanconi anemia and a major cancer gene called PTEN.

Published in the Scientific Reports journal, the discovery improves the understanding of the molecular basis of Fanconi anemia and could lead to improved treatment outcomes for some cancer patients.


Delhi to host conference on controversies in Dialysis Access Asia-Pacific

Delhi to host conference on controversies in Dialysis Access Asia-PacificNew Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : The two-day first annual interventional conference on controversies in Dialysis Access Asia-Pacific will begin here on December 10.


Smoking: Sooner you quit the longer you'll live!

Smoking: Sooner you quit the longer you'll live!Washington D. C. [USA], Nov. 30 : Planning to quit smoking? Then do it before you turn 70.

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that people aged 70 or older currently smoking were more than three times more likely to die than never-smokers, while former smokers were less likely to die the sooner they quit.


Flu in pregnancy doesn't increase autism risk in child

Flu in pregnancy doesn't increase autism risk in childWashington D. C. [USA], Nov. 30 : There is no link between mothers having influenza during pregnancy and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in children.

The study has been published online by JAMA Pediatrics.


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