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Testosterone no hope for early menopause

Testosterone no hope for early menopauseNew York, Jan 30 - Bringing testosterone levels up to normal for women who lose ovarian function owing to early natural menopause or hysterectomy is of no good, shows research.

Before age 40, ovaries stop functioning in about 1 percent of women without some obvious genetic abnormality to blame, bringing on an early menopause.


It takes two to tango to cope with stress

It takes two to tango to cope with stressNew York, Jan 30 - If you are stressed about the afternoon video chat with a key client, don't fret. Instead, find a colleague who has a similar emotional reaction to the same scenario and share your feelings with him/her.

One way to cope with work-induced stress is to open up with someone who is having a similar emotional approach to the same situation, shows research.


Ray of hope for HIV patients

Ray of hope for HIV patientsNew York, Jan 29 - In a significant discovery, researchers have identified a new protein that holds promise for the next-generation of anti-HIV drugs.

The team at University of California, Berkeley, and the National Institutes of Health have focused on Nef - a fourth protein that hijacks host proteins and is essential to HIV’s lethality.

They captured a high-resolution snapshot of Nef bound with a main host protein, and discovered a portion of the host protein.


Vitamin supplements for kids exceed recommended doses: Study

Vitamin supplements for kids exceed recommended doses: StudyNew York, Jan 28 : Take stock if your kid is on vitamin supplements as he/she may be consuming a greater amount than recommended.

Children's bodies may lack the ability to handle excess amounts of certain vitamins, says new study.

For the research, scientists reviewed the labels of nearly 200 dietary supplements marketed for children in two age groups - younger than 12 months, and 1 to 4 years old.


Religious beliefs shape up in brain

Religious beliefs shape up in brainNew York, Jan 28 - Are there brain networks uniquely devoted to religious belief? Yes, says research.

Religious beliefs are shaped up in specific regions in your brain where causal connections between brain networks can be linked to differences in religious thought.


Music helps young cancer patients heal better

Music helps young cancer patients heal betterNew York, Jan 27 : Can soothing music help cancer patients cope better? It can, says new research.

Adolescents and young adults undergoing cancer treatment gain coping skills and resilience-related outcomes when they participate in a therapeutic music process that includes writing song lyrics and producing videos.


Doctors glued to computers miss on patients' time

Doctors glued to computers miss on patients' timeNew York, Jan 26 : Doctors who spend too much time looking into electronic health records in hospitals divert their attention from communicating with patients, says a new study.

"When doctors spend much time looking at the computer, it can be difficult for patients to get their attention," said Enid Montague, an assistant professor in medicine, general internal medicine and geriatrics at Chicago-based Northwestern University.


Hand-held device to replace stethoscope: Indian-origin doctor

Hand-held device to replace stethoscope: Indian-origin doctorNew York, Jan 25 : Read this right. If a doctor visits you without a stethoscope, then don't get surprised.

Slick hand-held ultrasound devices that look like smartphones are set to replace the 200-year-old stethoscopes very soon, an Indian-origin doctor has said.

These pocket-sized ultrasound machines can diagnose heart, lung and other problems more accurately than traditional stethoscopes.


Revealed! The age our earliest memories fade

Revealed! The age our earliest memories fadeNew York, Jan 25 - When we turn seven, our earliest memories tend to fade into oblivion, a phenomenon known as 'childhood amnesia'.

Till date, scientists knew that few adults can remember events in their lives that happened prior to age three.

Psychologists at Emory University in Georgia, US, have now documented the onset of childhood amnesia.


Learn how 'free' calcium works in our body

Learn how 'free' calcium works in our bodyNew York, Jan 24 - The mystery behind free-flowing calcium in our body and its role has been unlocked for the first time.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have figured out a key step in how 'free' calcium - the kind not contained in bones - is managed in the body.


Sit less, exercise more to reduce heart failure risk

Sit less, exercise more to reduce heart failure riskNew York, Jan 22 - Sitting idle for long period increases heart failure risk in men, even for those who exercise regularly.

“Be more active and sit less. That's the message here,” warned the researchers.

“The study is the first to examine the link between heart failure risk and sedentary time,” said Deborah Rohm Young, lead researcher and a senior scientist at Kaiser Permanente in Pasadena, California.


Deaths higher for heart attack patients at night, weekends

Deaths higher for heart attack patients at night, weekendsNew York, Jan 22 - Heart attack patients who are rushed to hospital during weekends and nights may have higher mortality compared with regular hours.

Mortality is higher, and emergency treatment takes longer, for heart attack patients who arrive at hospital during the night or at weekends compared with regular hours, says a study published on the website of British Medical Journal.


Probability of glaucoma blindness halved in 30 years

Probability of glaucoma blindness halved in 30 yearsNew York, Jan 22 - Better diagnosis and new therapies have helped decrease the probability of blindness due to glaucoma by nearly half since 1980, says a study.


Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis

Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosisNew York, Jan 21 - Vitamin D has been found to reduce the severity of multiple sclerosis (MS) - a disease affecting nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing problems with muscle movement, balance and vision - if patients take it in early stages.


Fat loss superfoods that deserve hype

Fat loss superfoodsNew York, Jan 19 : Everyday we come across people discussing the health benefits of colourful vegetables and fruits, but not all are backed by strong research. Green tea, raspberries and coconut milk are some of time-tested and research proven food items that can be trusted.

Here's a lit of nutrient-rich food items that are beneficial to the body, reports huffingtonpost. com:


Donor immune cells linked to rejection in facial transplant

Donor immune cellsNew York, Jan 19 : From the world's first facial 'replant' in 1994 on Sandeep Kaur, a nine-year-old Indian girl, to the now common full facial transplantation, the world has moved quite a lot.

But doctors are yet to understand many nuances of facial transplantation, especially the technical challenges -- how the recipient accepts or rejects the donated face.


Googling about symptoms can predict disease outbreak

Googling about symptoms can predict disease outbreakNew York, Jan 18 - Irritated at recurring symptoms? Searching for an online diagnosis on google is not a bad idea before visiting the doctor.

The habit of searching on internet for an online diagnosis before visiting a doctor can provide early warning of an infectious disease epidemic, says a study.


Alcoholic liver disease linked to body clock

Alcoholic liver disease linked to body clockNew York, Jan 18 - Scientists have found a link between alcoholic liver disease and the circadian clock - a body clock that regulates 24-hour rhythms across cells which is critical to maintain a normal healthy state.

The study, using molecular biological approaches and long-term alcohol feeding of experimental mice, revealed that the development of fatty liver disease by alcohol abuse is intertwined with disturbances of the normal operation of the


Be self aware, via transcendental meditation

Transcendental meditationNew York, Jan 14 : We have known it for ages. Now Americans have woken up to the benefits meditation brings in life.

Meditations have different effects and that meditation can lead to non-dual or transcendental experiences - a sense of self-awareness without content, says a fascinating study.


Humans burn only half the calories daily

HumansNew York, Jan 14 : In a discovery that can lead to new understanding about human health and longevity, researchers have found that humans and other primates burn 50 percent fewer calories each day than other mammals. Humans, chimpanzees, baboons and other primates expend only half the calories we would expect for a mammal.


Food commercialism harming school children

School canteensNew York, Jan 14 : Are you alarmed at the increasing presence of junk food and carbonated drinks in school canteens? Blame it on food commercialism.

Schools are desirable marketing areas for food and beverage companies, although many of the products marketed to students are nutritionally poor, says a study.


Scan kids' brain image bank for right diagnosis

Scan kids' brain image bank for right diagnosisNew York, Jan 13 - Soon, doctors would be able to scan through a children brain data bank to find an MRI scan that resemble their patient's images to diagnose and treat them better.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are building a detailed digital library of MRI scans collected from children with normal and abnormal brains.


Key gene causing rare brain tumour discovered

Key gene causing rare brain tumour discoveredNew York, Jan 13 - A mutated gene is behind a rare benign brain tumour that can have devastating life-long effects.

The discovery, said researchers, can help them attack this rare tumour with targeted drugs already in use for other kinds of brain tumours.


Keep your face wrinkle-free forever

Keep your face wrinkle-free foreverNew York, Jan 12 - Here comes a refreshing news for those who want to keep their skin stay younger for longer.

Researchers at Newcastle University have identified an antioxidant Tiron that offers total protection against some types of sun damage and may ultimately help our skin stay looking younger for longer.


No worries, Y chromosome is here to stay!

No worries, Y chromosome is here to stay!New York, Jan 10 : Is the male Y chromosome at risk of being lost? Not yet.

According to researchers at University of California, Berkeley, the genes on the Y chromosome are important and they have probably been maintained by selection among mammals.


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