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Monkey lesson: Eat less to live longer

Monkey lesson: Eat less to live longerNew York, April 7 : Monkeys on a reduced-calorie diet live longer than those that can eat as much as they want, a fascinating research suggests.

The findings add to a thread of studies on how a restricted diet prolongs life in a range of species.


Kids negatively influenced by tobacco ads online

Kids negatively influenced by tobacco ads onlineNew York, April 7 : An increasing number of youngsters exposed to tobacco marketing are being influenced by it, a study reveals.

According to researchers from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, exposure to direct marketing is associated with increased use of tobacco.


A junk food diet makes you indisciplined for sure

A junk food diet makes you indisciplined for sureNew York, April 7 : Does diet has a connection with discipline in your life? Yes. A junk food diet makes you fat and lethargic, and later indisciplined.

A study provides evidence that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary - not the other way around.


New anti-diet book claims 'being fat makes you healthier'

dietNew York, April 6 : A recent study has shown that being fat may actually make you healthier and better able to fight off diseases than normal-weight counterparts.

A new science-based 'The Obesity Paradox' book has offered compelling evidence that those with higher weight might be healthier and has claimed that the "thin and unfit" waifs have the worst body types for long-term health, the New York Post reported.


Not all antioxidants are good to prevent cancer: Study

Not all antioxidants are good to prevent cancer: StudyNew York, April 5 : We all know that antioxidants are supposed to prevent DNA damage. But employing antioxidants could backfire - at least in the case of omega 6 fatty acid that have been found to promotes cancer in animal studies.

In their study, researchers found that vitamin E actually increased specific damage linked to omega 6 fatty acids.


Grandparents may worsen mothers' baby blues

Grandparents may worsen mothers' baby bluesNew York, April 5 - Does living with grandparents ease or worsen a mothers' baby blues? The answer may depend on the mother's marital status, a study suggests.

Married and single mothers suffer higher rates of depression when they live with parents in their baby's first year of life.


Low doses of aspirin can boost fertility: Study

Low doses of aspirin can boost fertility: StudyNew York, April 4 : Forget expensive treatments and drugs, even the ubiquitous aspirin could increase a woman's fertility, research finds.

Low doses of the drug could improve the chances of conception and of having a live birth.

The reason for this could be that aspirin increases blood flow to the womb, the researchers said.

However, contrary to popular belief, taking the drug does not prevent miscarriage.


Human saliva to run tiny power generators!

Human saliva to run tiny power generators!New York, April 4 : Soon, you can check your sugar levels or ovulation changes with bacteria-generated fuel technology powered by your spit!

According to an international team of engineers, saliva-powered, micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications. Microbial fuel cells create energy when bacteria break down organic material producing a charge that is transferred to the anode.


Decoded: How do you become an alcoholic!

Decoded: How do you become an alcoholic!New York, April 3 - Men who are less sensitive to the negative effects of alcohol drink more heavily and are more likely to become problem drinkers later in life and part of a brain plays a crucial role in deciding this.


Hearing loss affects personality among elderly

Hearing loss affects personality among elderlyNew York, April 2 : Hearing loss among old people leaves a deep impact in their personality as well, research finds.

The researchers studied 400 people in the age group of 80-98 over a period of six years.

They were assessed in terms of physical and mental measures as well as personality aspects such as extraversion, which reflects the inclination to be outgoing and emotional stability in every two years.


Rare stem cells could repair complex tissues

Rare stem cells could repair complex tissuesNew York, April 2 - Repairing complex tissues damaged by disease or trauma could become a lot easier as scientists have now discovered the potential of rare very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs).

VSELs isolated from human adult tissues could provide a new source for developing regenerative therapies to repair complex tissues, showed two related studies.


Sleep quality does affect decision-making ability

Sleep quality does affect decision-making abilityNew York, April 1 : Fragmented or lower sleep efficiency may affect executive function as it is linked to decline in cognitive abilities of older people over a period of three to four years, a study has found.

Poor sleep quality is associated with a 40 to 50 percent increase in the odds of clinically significant decline in executive function, which was similar in magnitude to the effect of a five-year increase in age.


Smart phone tools can drive smokers quit

Smart phone tools can drive smokers quitNew York, March 31 : Smart phones and tablets may hold the key to get more clinicians screen patients for tobacco use and advise smokers on how to quit, research shows.

In the study, using mobile phones loaded with tobacco screening guidelines prompted nurses to ask patients about their smoking habits.


New gene-editing technique to correct genetic disorder

New gene-editing technique to correct genetic disorderNew York, March 31 : Diseases caused by genetic mutation may become easier to cure as scientists have discovered that a gene-editing technique, known as CRISPR, has the potential to correct genetic disorder.

CRISPR holds potential for treating many genetic disorders as it offers an easy way to snip out mutated DNA and replace it with the correct sequence, said the study.


Strong muscles in kids lower heart disease, diabetes risk

Strong muscles in kids lower heart disease, diabetes riskNew York, March 31 - Teenagers with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes later in life, a study shows.

Stronger kids also have lower body mass index (BMI), lower percent body fat, smaller waist circumferences and higher fitness levels.


Setting clocks ahead may advance heart attack: Study

Setting clocks ahead may advance heart attack: StudyNew York, March 31 : Do you advance your clock to deal with the Monday morning blues? How you set your clock affects not only your work schedule, but also that of heart attack, in case you were to get one, says a study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Moving the clock forward or backward may alter the timing of when heart attacks occur in the week following these time changes, the study said.


Obesity prevention sessions can lower kids' blood pressure

Obesity prevention sessions can lower kids' blood pressureNew York, March 29 - Have you got your obese kid enrolled in a gym, yoga centre or a fat prevention programme? Even if this may not give best results on reducing body fat, be sure that this would lower your kid's blood pressure.

One of the serious health consequences of obesity is elevated blood pressure (BP) in children.


Heart matters! Married people at less risk of cardiovascular problems

Heart matters! Married people at less risk of cardiovascular problemsNew York, March 29 - This no pundit would ever be able to tell you while scanning your horoscope for a suitable life partner. However, scientists have figured this out well.

Married people, regardless of age, sex, or even cardiovascular risk factors, have significantly less chances of having any kind of cardiovascular disease than those who were single, divorced or widowed, a thrilling research reveals.


Peer pressure works best on kids reducing soft drinks

Peer pressure works best on kids reducing soft drinksNew York, March 27 : Are you finding it difficult to persuade your kids from gulping too many cans of soft drink in a day? Do not worry, as a team of researchers now seems to have found a way to cutting back on sugary drinks by teenagers.

The solution lies in training a few teenagers on adverse affects of sugary drinks and helping them create peer pressure on other kids to avoid such drinks, the researchers found.


App that connects mothers with babies in womb!

App that connects mothers with babies in womb!New York, March 26 : Call it the mother of apps! A new smart phone app is here that helps expectant mothers listen to the heartbeat of their unborn child - and record their feelings too.

Not only this, they can also keep track of their baby's progress in the womb.

Named Bellabeat, the app has a foetal heart-rate monitor that let mothers tune in to their baby's heartbeat, record the sounds and play it back too.


Know your sugar levels 30 minutes in advance

Know your sugar levels 30 minutes in advanceNew York, March 26 : There is good news for people suffering from type 1 diabetes. The researchers have now developed a model that can predict blood glucose levels up to 30 minutes in advance, leaving patients with adequate time for preventive action.

“It predicts the blood glucose levels of individuals based on insulin dose and meal intake,” said Peter Molenaar from Pennsylvania State University.


Accelerating muscle cells generation from stem cells possible

Accelerating muscle cells generation from stem cells possibleNew York, March 22 - In a path-breaking discovery, researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a novel way to make large concentrations of skeletal muscle cells from human stem cells.

The new method could be used to generate large numbers of muscle cells and muscle progenitors directly from human pluripotent stem cells.


Beware! Lies by adults affect child's honesty

Beware! Lies by adults affect child's honestyNew York, March 21 : It is time you stopped lying to your kids, even if it is just to get their cooperation as children who are lied to are more likely to cheat, a new research suggests.

"This is the first experiment confirming what we might have suspected that lying by an adult affects a child's honesty,” said Leslie Carver, an associate professor of psychology and human development at University of California, San Diego.


Believe it! Humans can smell 1 trillion odours

Believe it! Humans can smell 1 trillion odoursNew York, March 21 - From freshly baked pizza or popped popcorns in a cinema theatre to fresh sea breeze or wet paint at home, our nose can actually distinguish at least one trillion different odours.

It has been said for decades that humans are capable of discriminating between 10,000 different odours.


How do people stay slim despite eating 'fat' food?

How do people stay slim despite eating 'fat' food?New York, March 21 - Your closest pal or colleague may eat the same high-calorie food that you gulp down but know how he/she stays slim and trim while you keep on adding extra kilos around your waist?

The answer lies in our muscles. The way the muscles of the inherently thin work may give them the edge, research reveals.


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