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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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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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High strength cannabis linked to increased risk of becoming dependent: Study

High strength cannabis linked to increased risk of becoming dependent: StudyWashington D. C. [USA], Oct. 22 : A new study adds to accumulating evidence that high-potency cannabis in associated with an increased risk of users becoming dependent on cannabis.

Hearing disabilities is linked to your brain, not ears

Hearing disabilities is linked to your brain, not ears Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 19 : Do you ask people to repeat their words during conversation?

Researchers at the University of Maryland have determined that something is going on in the brains of typical older adults that cause them to struggle to follow speech amidst background noise, even when their hearing would be considered normal on a clinical assessment.

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High BMI likely to have negative impact on brain functioning

High BMI likely to have negative impact on brain functioning Washington D.C. [US], Oct. 18 : In a recent research conducted at the University of Arizona, scientists have found that having a higher body mass index (BMI), can negatively impact cognitive functioning in older adults.

"The higher your BMI, the more your inflammation goes up," said Kyle Bourassa, the lead author of the study.

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Anti-inflammatory drugs could treat depression symptoms

Anti-inflammatory drugs Washington D.C.[US], Oct. 18 : Anti-inflammatory drugs similar to those used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis could in future be used to treat some cases of depression, finds a recent research led by the University of Cambridge.

Researchers analyzed data from 20 clinical trials involving the use of anti-cytokine drugs to treat a range of autoimmune inflammatory diseases.

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High-stress jobs may lead to early death: Study

High-stress jobs may lead to early death: Study Washington D.C. [US], Oct. 17 : A recent research found that those in high-stress jobs with little control over their workflow die younger or are less healthy than those who have more flexibility and discretion in their jobs and are able to set their own goals.

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Stressed marriage could result in your waist expanding: Study

Stressed marriage could result in your waist expanding: StudyWashington D. C. [US], Oct. 14 : A recent research carried out at the University of Michigan examined how the negative quality of marriage can be a contributing factor to weight gain, possibly leading to obesity, when couples are stressed.

The results though varied by gender.

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Study reveals how clock regulates physiological function of brain

Study reveals how clock regulates physiological function of brainWashington D. C [USA], Oct. 7 : According to a recent study, the human brain's biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep.

The finding, along with providing an insight into how the clock regulates a physiological function, also led to the discovery of molecular process behind it.

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Caffeine consumptions may keep women away from dementia

Caffeine consumptions may keep women away from dementia Washington D.C. (US), Oct. 5 : The older women, who consume more than 261 mg of caffeine per day, have lower risk of dementia.

According to a recent research, among a group of older women, self-reported caffeine consumption was associated with a 36 percent reduction in the risk of incident dementia over 10 years of follow-up.

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Botox may help women suffering from bladder incontinence

Botox may help women suffering from bladder incontinence Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 5 : A recent research has found that Botox (a bladder injection of botulinum toxin) could help in controlling bladder incontinence, after the first and second-line therapies proved inadequate.

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This is how life expectancy is predicted?

This is how life expectancy is predicted? Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 3 : We encounter many such cases where people have died very young, even after leading a healthy lifestyle.

A new international study suggests that the answer lies in our DNA.

UCLA geneticist Steve Horvath led a team of 65 scientists in seven countries to record age-related changes to human DNA, calculate biological age and estimate a person's lifespan.

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Too much sit-down time could up your death risk, says study

Too much sit-down time could up your death risk, says study Washington: If you spend most of your time sitting, whether due to work (desk jobs) or due to laziness, either way, it is harmful to your health.

Lack of any kind of physical activity hampers health and this is something that needs to be etched in people's minds.

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Smoking leaves footprint on human genome

Smoking leaves footprint on human genome Washington D.C. [USA], Sept.22 : A new research says that smoking leaves its impression on the human genome in the form of DNA methylation, a process by which cells control gene activity.

The new findings suggest that DNA methylation could be an important sign that reveals an individual's smoking history and could provide researchers with potential targets for new therapies.

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E-cigarettes help almost 20,000 people stop smoking: Study

E-cigarettes London [England], Sept. 14 : According to a recent study thousands of people have successfully been able to quit smoking by using e-cigarettes.

The researchers from University College London (UCL) and Cancer Research UK, estimated that 18,000 people in England became "long-term ex-smokers" last year as a result of switching to vaping, reports the Indipendent.

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Graduate adults more likely use e-cigs to quit smoking: Study

Graduate adults more likely use e-cigs to quit smoking: Study Washington D.C [USA], Sept. 12 : A recent study showed that the intent on quitting tobacco, be it electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) or cigarettes, seems to drop off among less educated smokers.

Through a survey of more than 1,200 smokers, researchers found those who did not have college degrees were less likely to use ENDS in addition to smoking regular cigarettes.

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Preggers with bipolar disorders suffer huge risk of postpartum psychosis

Preggers with bipolar disorders suffer huge risk of postpartum psychosisWashington D. C. [USA], Sept. 11 : As per new study, pregnant women, with bipolar disorder should be aware of a significantly higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis.

Postpartum psychosis almost always stems from bipolar disorder but is often missed because of its rarity and lack of research on the subject.

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Eating three rashers of bacon a day raises heart risk: Study

Eating three rashers of bacon a day raises heart risk: Study London [England], Sept. 10 : Now on, think before consuming more than three rashers of bacon a day.

A study says that eating more than three rashers of bacon a day could raise the risk of dying from heart disease by almost a quarter, reports the Independent.

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Air pollution can increase diabetes risk

Air pollution can increase diabetes risk London, Sep 9 : While the link between lifestyle and genetic factors with diabetes is well established, researchers have now found that long-term exposure to higher levels of traffic-related air pollution may also put you at increased risk of developing the chronic condition.

Exposure to air pollution increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of Type-2 diabetes, the study said.

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Reduced fetal size linked to increased asthma risk in children

Reduced fetal size linked to increased asthma risk in children Washington D.C. [USA], Sept. 5 : A new research says that reduced fetal size is linked to increased asthma risk and reduced lung function in children aged five to 15 years.

The study, by Stephen Turner of University of Aberdeen, UK and colleagues, suggested that antenatal factors in the pregnant mother contribute to the life-long respiratory wellbeing of the child.

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