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Food-allergic students feel vulnerable in college

Food-allergic students feel vulnerable in college Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 12 : In a recent study it was found that most colleges don't have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students.

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Rates of deaths from pneumonia, diarrhoea lowers down

Rates of deaths from pneumonia, diarrhoea lowers down Washington D.C. (USA), Nov. 11 : A recent study has found that there is reduction in the rates of deaths from pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, measles and deaths during birth.

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1 out 6 breast cancer patients have symptoms other than lump

1 out 6 breast cancer patients have symptoms other than lump Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 8 : A new research says that almost 17 percent women, which is one in six women, diagnosed with breast cancer go to their doctor with a symptom other than a lump.

On the same note, lump is the most commonly reported breast cancer symptom.

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Low Vit. D level and risk of bladder cancer are interlinked

Low Vit. D level and risk of bladder cancer are interlinked Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 8 : A systematic review of seven studies say that lack of Vitamin D in human body is associated with an increased risk of developing bladder cancer.

Though further clinical studies are needed to confirm the findings, the study adds to a growing body of evidence on the importance of maintaining adequate Vitamin D levels.

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3rd biggest killer in EU in 2017 will be Pancreatic cancer

3rd biggest killer in EU in 2017 will be Pancreatic cancer Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 7 : A study says that the deaths from pancreatic cancer will overtake breast cancer mortality rates in the European Union in 2017.

The findings, recently presented at UEG Week 2016, mean that pancreatic cancer will become the third leading cause of death from cancer in the EU behind lung and colorectal cancer.

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Link found between your brain and your consciousness

Link found between your brain and your consciousness Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 5 : Human consciousness is a topic philosophers have long struggled to define.

Now, a team of researchers led by neurologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has pinpointed the regions of the brain that may play a role maintaining it.

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Older adolescents better at learning non-verbal reasoning than younger people

Older adolescents better at learning non-verbal reasoning than younger people Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 5 : New study says that older adolescents and adults can learn certain thinking skills including non-verbal reasoning more effectively than younger people.

The study by University College London also highlights the fact that non-verbal reasoning skills can be readily trained and do not represent an innate, fixed ability.

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Preggers' urine can predict baby's birth weight

Preggers' urine can predict baby's birth weight Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 4 : When it comes to the baby's birth weight, it can now be predicted, courtesy the mommy to-be's urine, says a new study.

The study by Biomed Central says that urine of a mommy-to-be can help identifying lifestyle interventions that help maintain a healthy birth weight for their baby.

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Prostate cancer spread can be predicted through tumour cells in blood samples

Prostate cancer spread can be predicted through tumour cells in blood samples Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 4 : A new study says that researchers have found a group of circulating tumour cells in prostate cancer patient blood samples which are linked to the spread of the disease.

This is the first time these cell types have been shown to be a promising marker for prostate cancer spread.

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American kids consume excess salt, putting them at risk

American kids consume excess salt, putting them at risk Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 4 : A study has found out that American children are consuming sodium at levels that far exceed the daily recommended limit. Taste preferences for high sodium foods, formed as children, follow individuals into adulthood and put them at increased risk for developing cardiovascular problems later in life.

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Summer breaks lead to childhood obesity, not school year: Study

Summer breaks lead to childhood obesity, not school year: Study Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 3 :A new study says that increase in overweight and obesity rates among young children occur during summer vacations, not during the school year.

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Smoking may turns HIV affected people's lifespan even shorter

Smoking may turns HIV affected people's lifespan even shorter Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 3 : Cigarette smoking substantially reduces the lifespan of people living with HIV in the U.S., potentially even more than HIV itself, says a new study.

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Volume of your brain predicts your weight loss success

Volume of your brain predicts your weight loss success Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 3 : Did you know your brain may hold the key to your success in losing weight?

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center believe they may have found a way to predict who will be successful in their weight-loss efforts with a quick, non-invasive brain scan.

Through the study, the researchers were able to predict weight loss success with 78 percent accuracy based on the brain volume of the study participants.

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When does sexual function decline over menopause transition?

When does sexual function decline over menopause transition? Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 2 : Debate on the contribution of menopause to sexual activity and functioning has always been there.

In regard to the same, a new study using data from the Study of Women's Health (SWAN), provides a more detailed timetable of sexual decline over the menopause transition.

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Vaping causes lesser lungs damage than traditional cigs, feel most under-35 Americans

Vaping causes lesser lungs damage than traditional cigs, feel most under-35 Americans New Delhi [India], Nov2 : Surveys have already stated that electronic cigarettes may not be that safe after all as emissions from e-cigarette can actually damage lung cells.

But still most Americans under age 35 think that using e-cigarettes does not cause as much damage to lungs as compared to traditional cigarettes, says a study.

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Odisha: Japanese Encephalitis death toll reaches 80

Odisha: Japanese Encephalitis death toll reaches 80 Bhubaneswar [India], Nov. 2 : The death toll due to the deadly Japanese Encephalitis virus in Odisha's Malkangiri district reached over 80, with three more children deaths yesterday.

The death toll has reached 80 in just nearly two months. It has also raised an alarm in the neighbouring districts too.

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Vit D supplements for preggers should be customised for ensuring the effects

Vit D supplements for preggers should be customised for ensuring the effects New Delhi [India], Oct. 28 : Vitamin D supplements are less effective at raising vitamin D levels in pregnant women if they deliver their babies in the winter, have low levels of vitamin D early in pregnancy or gain more weight during pregnancy, a new Southampton study has shown.

The findings showed pregnant women respond differently to vitamin D supplementation depending on their individual attributes.

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Better treatments may now be possible in children's brain cancer

Better treatments may now be possible in children's brain cancer Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 27 : Each year, more than 4,000 children and teens are diagnosed with brain cancer and the disease kills more children than any other cancer.

Researchers of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah report that they have identified an existing group of drugs that appear to reduce or eliminate a certain subgroup of childhood brain cancers while sparing normal brain tissue.

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Alcohol mixed with energy drink causes similar risk as cocaine

Alcohol mixed with energy drink causes similar risk as cocaine WahingtonD.C. [US], Oct. 26 : Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages trigger changes in the adolescent brain, similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences last into adulthood, according to a recent research conducted at Purdue University.

Lead researcher Richard van Rijn looked at the effects of highly caffeinated energy drinks and highly caffeinated alcohol in adolescent mice.

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Sexual arousal lays an unconscious impact on what an individual sees

Sexual arousal lays an unconscious impact on what an individual sees WashingtonD.C [US], Oct. 26 : A new study from UCL researchers found that subtle, unconscious increase in arousal - indicated by a faster heartbeat and dilated pupils - shape our confidence for visual experiences.

The study investigated the effect of unconscious arousal on how confident participants felt about what they were seeing when completing a simple task.

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New treatment approach for inherited enzyme disease: Study

New treatment approach for inherited enzyme disease: Study Washington D.C. [USA], Oct.25 : A new report says that experiments designed to reveal how a protein protects the lungs from asthma-related damage suggest a new way to treat a rare disease marked by the inability of cells to break down fats.

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Ray of hope to improve HIV drug therapies

Ray of hope to improve HIV drug therapies Washington D.C [USA], Oct.24 : A new research, through the use of nanotechnology, now aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients.

The research, led by the University of Liverpool, examined the use of nanotechnology to improve the delivery of drugs to HIV patients.

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Brain changes witnessed in children after single season of playing youth football

Brain changes witnessed in children after single season of playing youth football Washington D.C [USA], Oct.24 : Measurable brain changes have been witnessed in children after a single season of playing youth football, even without a concussion diagnosis, says a new study.

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Scientific study develops new strategies to prevent Alzheimer's

Scientific study develops new strategies to prevent Alzheimer'sWashington D.C [US], Oct.23 : According to a recent study, scientists suggest that taking a certain kind of pill may prevent the accumulation of toxic molecules in brain which would help prevent or delay Alzheimer's disease.

The study took a three-pronged approach to help subdue early events that occur in the brain long before symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are evident.

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No link between appetite, calorie intake: Scientists

No link between appetite, calorie intake: ScientistsWashington D. C. [USA], Oct. 22 : A new study finds that there is no link between how hungry we feel and the amount of calories we consume.

The research, conducted by scientists from the University of Sheffield, shows that food marketed as having appetite-modifying properties does not alter our calorie intake.

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