Health

Rotating shifts, heavy lifting may affect women's ability to conceive

Rotating shifts, heavy lifting may affect women's ability to conceiveNew York [USA], Feb. 8 : It is indeed an alert for all those women, who work recklessly in private sectors!

A CNN report says that a study has found that night or irregular shifts may reduce their fertility.


Fat shaming tied to increased risk of health concerns

Fat shaming tied to increased risk of health concernsWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 8 : A harsh truth of life is that fat shaming exists everywhere. Researchers now suggest it does more than just damage self-confidence-it may also have serious health consequences.

A new study found that overweight women who believe negative messages about their bodies are at greater risk for heart disease and diabetes than those who maintain a more positive body image.


Researchers use tiny 3D spheres to combat tuberculosis

Researchers use tiny 3D spheres to combat tuberculosisNew Delhi [India], Feb. 8 : Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new 3D system to study human infection in the laboratory.

Funded by the Medical Research Council, it is published in mBio and a similar study in eLife.


Weight loss surgery can alter your brain by reducing your obsessive urge to eat: Study

Weight loss surgery can alter your brain by reducing your obsessive urge to eat: StudyLondon [UK], Feb. 7 : A team of researchers has found that a weight loss surgery can not only make your stomach smaller but can also reduce your obsessive urge to eat.


Preventing weight gain in adults cuts risk of diabetes: Study

Preventing weight gain in adults cuts risk of diabetes: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 7 : If middle-aged adults want to decrease their chances of being diagnosed with diabetes, then they should maintain or lose some weight, as a new study finds that weight gain of less than three over ten years may increase chances of getting Type-2 diabetes by 52 percent.


Good news! Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders

Good news! Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disordersWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 7 : The green tea that you drink to lose those extra pounds has many other powerful effects as a compound found in this ' super-drink' may have a life saving potential for people with bone-marrow disorders, reveals a study.

The research appeared in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.


Obese women may take 59 percent longer to conceive, says study

Obese women may take 59 percent longer to conceive, says studyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 6 : According to a study, obese women may take 55 to 59 percent longer to conceive compared to their non-obese counterparts.

The findings are published in the Journal Human Reproduction.


Anti-inflammatory drugs provide little benefit to back pain: Study

Anti-inflammatory drugs provide little benefit to back pain: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 6 : Beware! Consuming non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Ibuprofen, to treat your back pain may provide little benefit, but can cause stomach ulcers and bleeding, reveals a new study.

The results found that patients taking anti-inflammatory drugs were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from gastro-intestinal problems such as stomach ulcers and bleeding.


Eat grapes twice a day to keep Alzheimer's at bay

Eat grapes twice a day to keep Alzheimer's at bayWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 5 : A study finds that consuming grapes twice a day for six months can help in protecting the brain against early decline associated with Alzheimer's disease.

The results showed that a grape-enriched diet protected against the decline of metabolic activity that correlated to improvements in cognition and working memory performance.


Not all old men prefer younger sexual partners, study finds

Not all old men prefer younger sexual partners, study findsWashington D.C. [United States], Feb 4. : Men and women are not 'that' different with respect to age preferences of sexual partners.

The difference between men and women with respect to their age preferences, when it comes to sexual partners, is smaller than earlier believed.


World Cancer Day, a day to renew vow to implement preventable strategies in India

World Cancer Day, a day to renew vow to implement preventable strategies in IndiaNew Delhi, Feb. 4 : World Cancer Day is being observed today (February 4) to raise cancer awareness and to encourage its prevention, detection and management.

Cancer accounts for more deaths worldwide than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF),"Cancer is among one of the three greatest risks to the global economy".


Want your unborn child to have strong muscles? Keep 'to-be mum' healthy

Want your unborn child to have strong muscles? Keep 'to-be mum' healthyTexas [United States], Feb 4. : Did you know that foetal malnutrition can lead damage the growth of muscles in your newborn child?


Empathy makes you understand your dog better

Empathy makes you understand your dog betterWashington D.C. [United States], Feb 4. : Are you an empathetic person? Perhaps you can understand your dog's feeling much better than a non-empathetic person.

In a latest study at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University, researchers have found out how empathy and other psychological factors affect people's assessments of the facial images of dogs and humans.


Shoutout to all 'trying-to-quit' smokers, E-cigarettes are NOT harmless!

Shoutout to all 'trying-to-quit' smokers, E-cigarettes are NOT harmless!Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 3. : All you 'trying-to-quit' smokers out there need to pay attention to this!

In a study published in JAMA Cardiology, there are growing evidences that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are not harmless.

"Studies like this give further confirmation that e-cigarettes are not harmless," said European Society of Cardiology cardiovascular prevention spokesperson Joep Perk.


Wanna lose weight & keep it off? Stop listening to people!

Wanna lose weight & keep it off? Stop listening to people!Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 3. : The common assumption is that losing weight is the hardest part when one sets on the path of getting in shape, but on the contrary, what follows is the most herculean task- keeping the weight off.


Teens, young adults explore differently: Study

Teens, young adults explore differently: StudyWashington D.C., Feb 2. : There is a difference between how a teenager and a young adult explore a situation and scientists have now found out how and why.


Stop popping pills if you wanna stay strong at 90!

Stop popping pills if you wanna stay strong at 90!Washington D.C.[United States], Feb 2. : You can avoid being frail and weak at the ripe age of 90, but only if you stop flooding your system with a string of medications.


Bihar: 'Killer' litchi causing mysterious disease plaguing Muzaffarpur

Bihar: 'Killer' litchi causing mysterious disease plaguing MuzaffarpurNew Delhi [India], Feb. 2 : Since 1995, every year a mysterious disease has been haunting Muzaffarpur in Bihar, in which large numbers of children would get feverish, then proceed to having seizures and convulsions and finally slipping in and out of consciousness. Scores of researchers and experts have launched exhaustive searches to find the root cause of this deadly disease, but to no avail. Until now.


Children exposed to complications at birth are at risk of autism, study finds

Children exposed to complications at birth are at risk of autism, study findsWashington D.C.,[United States] Feb.01 : There is a bad news for children who were exposed to t complications shortly before or during birth.

A study by Kaiser Permanente found that children who were exposed to complications shortly before or during birth, including birth asphyxia and preeclampsia, were more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder.


Changes in genes contribute to breast, ovarian cancer: Study

Changes in genes contribute to breast, ovarian cancer: StudyWashington D.C. [United States], Feb.01 : In a latest discovery, a study has found out that why some women with healthy BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes develop cancer.

The new study, published in Oncotarget states that defects in a key gene - long thought to drive cancer by turning off the protection afforded by the well-known BRCA genes - spur cancer growth on their own, according to a study led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center.


Attention parents! Try to comfort your kid while dealing with gender identity issues

Attention parents! Try to comfort your kid while dealing with gender identity issuesLondon [UK], Jan. 31 : What if your child comes and says, "I don't want to be a boy any more. I'm a girl!" While it may be difficult for you to even comprehend the situation and choose the appropriate response, you surely do not need to do one thing - change the subject.

Try instead to comfort and support them for their physical and mental wellbeing in long run.


Brain teasers may protect against mild cognitive impairment

Brain teasers may protect against mild cognitive impairmentWashington D.C., Jan.31 : Keeping your brain busy and sharp with a steady flow of activities is likely you help you fight against mild brain disabilities.

Rochester-based Mayo Clinic researchers have found that engaging in mentally stimulating activities, even late in life, may protect against new-onset mild cognitive impairment, which is the intermediate stage between normal cognitiveaging and dementia.


Suffering from depression, chronic pain? Try acupuncture

Suffering from depression, chronic pain? Try acupunctureEngland [UK], Jan.31 : Have you ever tripped over and hurt your knee and the pain, even after the wound heals, makes a comeback despite taking pain-killers?

Then you are on the right page as a study has found that acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression.


Wrongly diagnosed foot injury may cause arthritis, chronic pain

Wrongly diagnosed foot injury may cause arthritis, chronic painNew York, Jan.31 : Ever twisted an ankle or injured your foot and never thought of taking a second opinion after your doc prescribed you painkillers? Well give a second thought, now.

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Review has highlighted the importance of additional imaging, second opinions for accurate diagnosis and treatment.


Protein can cut progression of both inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer: Study

Protein can cut progression of both inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 29 : A new study finds that altering the shape of a protein can significantly reduce the progression of inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer.

According to researchers, modifying the shape of IRAK-M, a protein that controls inflammation, can significantly reduce the clinical progression of both diseases in pre-clinical animal models.


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