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Educating about bed bugs promote awareness, prevention in schools

Educating about bed bugs promote awareness, prevention in schools Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 13 : Educating teachers and students about bed bugs, parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood, can be a powerful tool to deal with spread of pests.

Schools are often a primary avenue through which the pest can spread, as it hitches a ride from one place to another in clothes and book bags.

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Here's how! Underage binge drinking linked to sexual assault

Here's how! Underage binge drinking linked to sexual assault Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 13 : Underage college-goers, who frequently go to bars and parties, booze five or more drinks in a row, are more likely to have sexually assaulted a woman in the first five semesters of college, warns a new study.

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Non-smoker women have high prevalence of breathing trouble, cough

Non-smoker women have high prevalence of breathing trouble, cough Washington D.C [US], Dec.12 : In a new study published in International Journal of Chronic Diseases, researchers suggest that women who have never smoked are susceptible to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and that African American women are particularly vulnerable.

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Ladies beware! Wearing high heels regularly may cause premature Osteoarthritis

Ladies beware! Wearing high heels regularly may cause premature Osteoarthritis New Delhi [India], Dec. 10 : Save your high heels for special occasions and start wearing flats for daily commuting!

Stanford University scientists have found that every time a woman puts on a pair of stilettos, she is putting dangerous levels of strain on her joints and for women, who are overweight the damage is even worse.

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Drop meat! Eat beans, peas to lose weight

Drop meat! Eat beans, peas to lose weight Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 10 : Ever wondered if eating beans and peas can help you lose weight?

A team of researchers has found that meals rich in protein sources like beans, peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals thereby implying that sustainable eating may be helpful in losing weight.

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Magnesium-rich nuts, green leafy vegetables may reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes

Magnesium-rich nuts, green leafy vegetables may reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 8 : Including magnesium rich food like spices, nuts, beans, cocoa, whole grains and green leafy vegetables in your diet daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes, reveals a study.

The study was published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.

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Heart disease protein linked to brain damage: Study

Heart disease protein linked to brain damage: StudyWashington D. C. [USA], Dec. 8 : Levels of protein in the blood is linked to heart disease and early stage brain damage, a study has revealed.

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Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants: Study

Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants: Study Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 7 : A team of researchers has found that Zika virus during gestation can cause glaucoma-- permanent damage to the optic nerve and blindness-- in infants.

The study has been published in the journal Ophthalmology.

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Don't prove how macho you are at risk of overeating

Don't prove how macho you are at risk of overeating Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 6 : Does food at social gatherings tempt you? A team of researchers has found that men in particular demonstrate their virility and strength on parties or at holiday meals at risk of overeating.

The study has been published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition.

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Attention men! Frequent exercise can improve sperm quality

Attention men! Frequent exercise can improve sperm quality Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 6 : Moderate Intensity Continuous Training (MICT) for three and five times a week is linked to improved sperm count and other measures of sperm quality in just a six months, reveals a study.

The study was published in the journal Reproduction.

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Women with dementia receive less medical attention compared to male counterparts

Women with dementia receive less medical attention compared to male counterparts Washington D.C [US], Dec. 5 : A recent study conducted at the University College London found that women with dementia have fewer visits to the doctors, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia.

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Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain

Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain Washington D.C [US], Dec. 5 : A recent research published in Evolution, Medicine and Public Health suggests that repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages.

This may explain why people who try low-calorie diets often overeat when not dieting and so don't keep the weight off.

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Scientists discover essential blood-clotting factors in hemophilia B patients

Scientists discover essential blood-clotting factors in hemophilia B patients Washington D.C [US], Dec. 4 : In a recent research presented at the 58th ASH Annual Meeting, scientists have reported the highest and most sustained levels of the essential blood-clotting factor in patients with the inherited bleeding disorder, hemophilia B.

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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.

Eating food at desk during office hampers worker's productivity

Eating food at desk during office hampers worker's productivityLondon [England], Nov, 28 : According to a recent study, consuming smelly food at desk 'Al Desko' during office hampers the worker's productivity.

The practice has now become so prevalent that two thirds of people eat lunch at their desks most days of the week, reports Daily Mail.

And food with pungent smell like oily fish, cheese and egg sandwiches are having an adverse effect on working conditions and office culture.

In path breaking discovery, scientists develop vaccine against opioid overdose

In path breaking discovery, scientists develop vaccine against opioid overdose Washington D.C [US], Nov.26 : According to a recent study, scientists have developed a vaccine that blocks the pain-numbing effects of the opioid drugs oxycodone (oxy) and hydrocodone (hydro) in animal models.

Published in the journal ACS Chemical Biology, the vaccine also appears to decrease the risk of fatal opioid overdose, a growing cause of death in the United States.

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Anxiety disorders could lead to skin diseases in teenagers

Anxiety disorders could lead to skin diseases in teenagers Washington D.C [US], Nov.26 : According to a recent research, scientists have identified temporal patterns in young people. Arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression in teenagers while anxiety disorders tend to be followed by skin diseases.

Published in Plos One, the research examines how physical diseases and mental disorders affect a person's quality of life.

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Scientists find association between memory mechanisms, resistance to epilepsy

Scientists find association between memory mechanisms, resistance to epilepsy Washington D.C [US], Nov.26 : In a recent study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, the scientists expose a new biological mechanism that on one hand damages a very specific type of memory but at the same time provides resistance to epilepsy.

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High blood alcohol levels suppress appetite and weight gain: Study

High blood alcohol levels suppress appetite and weight gain: Study Washington D.C [US], Nov. 25 : A recent series of studies published in the journal 'Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior', explored the relationship between feeding and alcohol consumption.

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Age is no bar to keep your heart healthy!

Age is no bar to keep your heart healthy! New Delhi [India], Nov. 25 : Winning a medal for a run in a half marathon event is no mean feat especially when it is achieved at the age of 64 years.

Dr Tarlochan Singh Kler, Executive Director, Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has proved his mettle for that.

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Dogs remember events from past, just like humans

Dogs remember events from past, just like humans Washington D.C [US], Nov. 25 : According to a recent study, dogs have kind of "episodic memory", which gives them remarkable ability to remember and recall events from the past.

The study, published in the Current Biology journal, found that dogs can recall a person's complex actions even when they don't expect to have their memory tested.

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Boozing may lead to some particular types of stroke

Boozing may lead to some particular types of stroke Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.24 : A study says that though moderate boozing up to two drinks per day is associated with a lower risk of ischemic stroke, it seems to have no effect on a person's risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

High-to-heavy drinking was found to be associated with increased risk of all stroke types.

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Opioid treatment associated with chronic wound healing: Study

Opioid treatment associated with chronic wound healing: Study Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 23 : A study published in Wound Repair and Regeneration, has found that the chronic wounds heal faster if a patient has never received opioids drugs.

Chronic wounds are those that fails to heal after three months of appropriate wound care. They cause considerable pain, affecting patient well-being and quality of life, and significantly impact their mortality.

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Smoking fatal for diabetic patient: Study

Smoking fatal for diabetic patient: Study Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 23 : It is well known that smoking is injurious to health and causes lung cancer, but a recent study has found that smoking is fatal for diabetic patients.

A study, presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) suggested that heavy smokers with diabetes are at increased risk of death.

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Probiotics help reduce stress, anxiety

Probiotics help reduce stress, anxiety Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 22 : A study has found that probiotics, used to keep digestive tract in sync, could reduce stress levels and thus improve health and well being.

Researchers at the University of Missouri, using a zebrafish model, determined that a common probiotic sold in supplements and yogurt can decrease stress-related behavior and anxiety.

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