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Vitamin D deficiency may lead to prostate cancer: Study

Vitamin D deficiency may lead to prostate cancer: StudyNew York, May 1 : Get under the morning sun sooner rather than later as vitamin D deficiency has now been linked to aggressive prostate cancer, an alarming study indicated.

“Vitamin D deficiency could be a biomarker of advanced prostate tumour progression in large segments of the general population," said Adam B. Murphy, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.


Diabetes may shrink brain by two years in a decade

BrainNew York, April 30 : What has diabetes to do with your brain? Well, it may shrink your brain by two years every decade, an alarming research has indicated.

It is the first such study linking diabetes to a change in the size of the brain.

"Our research found that patients having more severe diabetes had less brain tissue, suggesting brain atrophy," said R. Nick Bryan, a professor of radiology at University of Pennsylvania's Perleman School of Medicine.


Smart phone can help you shed weight better!

Smart phone weightNew York, April 30 : If you have not been able to reduce that stubborn fat around your belly, shun your dietician.

Now, turn to your smart phone to help you reduce those extra kilos in a better, more professional way.

Smart phone applications can help dieters integrate healthy behaviour changes into their daily lives, researchers from University of Missouri (MU) Columbia have revealed.


Young girls likely to become obese if called 'fat'

Young girls likely to become obese if called 'fat'New York, April 29 - Do you often hear your parent, sibling, friend, classmate or teacher call you 'fat'? Be cautious as simply being called 'fat' makes young girls more likely to become obese.

According to a study, girls who are told that they are too fat at age 10 are more likely to be obese at age 19.


'Medical marijuana could get legalized in New York this spring'

'Medical marijuana could get legalized in New York this spring'New York, April 28 - Bolstered by increasing public acceptance and hints of support from Gov. Cuomo, advocates of medical marijuana believe that it could get legalized in New York this spring.


Now revealed, how body's defence keeps off 'junk' DNA attack

dnaNew York, April 27 : Had there been no defence mechanism in operation to minimise the collateral damage of what could be termed as a civil war among the 37 trillion cells in a human body, diseases could have been much more widespread than they are today.

Scientists have now discovered how our cells fight off the effects of the rogue DNAs, called LINE-1 retrotransposons, in our cells.


Yoga can help women with urinary incontinence

Yoga can help women with urinary incontinenceNew York, April 26 - Yoga and meditation can help women improve pelvic health, gain more control over their urination and avoid accidental urine leakage, a promising research indicates.

“Yoga is often directed at mindful awareness, increasing relaxation and relieving anxiety and stress,” said Alison Huang, an assistant professor from University of California Francisco.


Feeling sick? Sleep is your doctor

Feeling sick? Sleep is your doctorNew York, April 25 - When you get sick, what is the first thing you should do? Pop a pill? No. Better hit the sack.

Sleep as much as you can as research suggests that long naps can boost immune system and help fight infection better.

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania found that in fruit flies, sleep enhances immune system response and recovery to infection.


Most men last only 2 minutes in bed: Expert

Most men last only 2 minutes in bed: ExpertNew York, April 23 : Men won't like this. Women won't enjoy this. But the truth is out. An astonishing 45 percent of men finish sex too quickly - in flat two minutes!

"Two minutes is way too speedy for the average woman to be able to have an orgasm through vaginal penetration alone," famous author Harry Fisch was quoted as saying on nerve. com.


In a first, stem cells cloned from human skin

In a first, stem cells cloned from human skinNew York, April 21 : In a major breakthrough, scientists have for the first time grown stem cells from a man's skin using cloning techniques.

While the advancement could reopen the debate over ethics of human cloning, it could also lead to development of tissue in a lab that could be used for treating a wide range of adult diseases, including Alzheimer's.

Scientists cloned a mammal, Dolly the sheep for the first time in 1996.


Add sex to exercise for better calorie burning!

Add sex to exercise for better calorie burning!New York, April 21 - Can we compare the bedroom act with a real workout in terms of calorie consumption or one should adopt both to have a super life?

Sure, we can.

According to researchers, sexual activity burned around four calories per minute for men and three per minute for women - qualified as moderate intensity exercise as per the Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) or simply metabolic equivalent.


Genes decide why you can't tolerate pain

Genes decide why you can't tolerate painNew York, April 21 - To understand why different individuals have different pain tolerance levels, scientists have discovered four genes that play a vital role in deciding this.

“The study is quite significant because it provides an objective way to understand pain and why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others,” said Tobore Onojjighofia from Proove Biosciences and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.


Embrace daily massage to improve health

Embrace daily massage to improve healthNew York, April 18 : Love massage? You now have a scientific reason to go for it now.

Massage does improve vascular function in people who had not exercised, says research, suggesting that massage has benefits for people regardless of their level of physical activity.

Massage therapy improves general blood flow and alleviates muscle soreness after exercise, according to researchers.


Scientists identify target for treating dengue

Scientists identify target for treating dengueNew York, April 18 - In a significant discovery, researchers have identified a target for dengue fever that can help develop vaccines for the deadly disease that has infected over 100 million people worldwide so far.

In two recent papers, they explained how flaviviruses produce a unique RNA molecule that leads to disease.

Flaviviruses are considered dangerous emerging pathogens.


Newborn cry at night to keep parents away from sex!

Newborn cry at night to keep parents away from sex!New York, April 17 : Know why your newborn cries incessantly at 2 a. m., when you may have some plan for love making?

Well, according to a surprising hypothesis, the baby is delaying the conception of a sibling by keeping mom exhausted and not ovulating!


Rice eaters have better diets

Rice eaters have better dietsNew York, April 16 - Do you consider rice a culprit in adding extra kilos around your belly, think again. New research shows that people can improve their diets simply by enjoying white or brown rice as part of their daily meals.

“Adults who eat rice had more consistent diets. It showed higher amounts of potassium, magnesium, iron, folate and fibre while eating less saturated fat and added sugars,” said lead author Theresa Nicklas from Texas-based Baylor College of Medicine.


Simple blood test can diagnose asthma: Study

Simple blood test can diagnose asthma: StudyNew York, April 16 - A single drop of blood can be a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool to diagnose mild cases of asthma.

If we believe researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison, this hand-held technology can lead to diagnose asthma even if patients are not experiencing any symptoms.


Infant hair reveals life inside the womb!

Infant hair reveals life inside the womb!New York, April 16 - Hairs can reveal a lot, from your personality to even drug abuse or hormonal changes. Now, add foetus growth in the womb to the hair list.

In a thrilling discovery, a team of researchers including an Indian-origin scientist have found that hair can also reveal the womb environment in which an infant was formed.


Women more vulnerable to Alzheimer's gene: Study

Women more vulnerable to Alzheimer's gene: StudyNew York, April 15 : Women born with a special gene are at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men with the same disease, a study reveals.

While women with ApoE4 gene were 81 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease when compared to women who did not have the gene, in men, the gene increases the risk only by 27 percent compared with men without the gene, the study said.


Oral zinc supplements can cut length of common cold if taken within 24 hours

Oral zinc supplements can cut length of common cold if taken within 24 hoursNew York, April 14 : Indian researchers have found that oral zinc supplement s can reduce the length of common cold, if taken within 24 hours of the first symptoms.


Low testosterone boon for longer relationships

Low testosterone boon for longer relationshipsNew York, April 11 : High testosterone may be good for super sex but it is low testosterone that can help you keep your partner for long, a study reveals.

"The findings suggest that once people are in a relationship, lower levels of testosterone may be beneficial - or may reflect better ongoing relationship dynamics," said Robin Edelstein, an associate professor of psychology at University of Michigan.


Indian sweet jalebi among world's most fattening foods

Indian sweet jalebi among world's most fattening foodsNew York, April 9 : Jalebi is one of the favourite sweets of Indians, but it has featured on an American news website's list of fattening food items across the globe.

Huffingtonpost. com has come out with the following list of unhealthy dishes in the world:

* Jalebi, India: Jalebi is a deep-fried dough that is soaked in a sugary syrup. This plain fried dough is unhealthy on its own.


Grandma! Limit time with kids to stay sharp

Grandma! Limit time with kids to stay sharpNew York, April 9 : At times, even too much of a good thing just might be bad. Spending time with your grand kids would help you stay sharp, only if you could limit the activity to once a week, a study reveals.

Taking care of grandchildren five days a week or more had some negative effects on tests of mental sharpness, the study found.


'I will do it tomorrow' attitude hidden in genes

'I will do it tomorrow' attitude hidden in genesNew York, April 9 - Is “I will do it tomorrow” is all you hear every time you ask your kid to do homework? The secret of such a trait may well be trapped in his/her genes, a study reveals.

Those who procrastinate are also likely to be more impulsive and both the traits are linked to genes that one inherits, the study has found.


Beware! Soap can fill your nose with harmful bacteria

Beware! Soap can fill your nose with harmful bacteriaNew York, April 8 : Your daily soap can be a harbinger of bacteria buildup in your nose!

You read it right.

An anti-microbial agent found in common household soaps, shampoos and toothpastes may be finding its way inside human noses, where it promotes the colonisation of staphylococcus aureus bacteria and could predispose some people to infection.


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