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Red wine can fight cavities too

Red wine can fight cavities tooMadrid, May 22 - For red wine lovers, there is another bubbly news. According to new research, red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities - and your visit to the dentist's chair too!

This discovery could lead to the development of natural products that ward off dental diseases with fewer side-effects.

To prove their point, researchers grew cultures of bacteria responsible for dental diseases as a biofilm.


Cheers! Electronic tongue can identify beer brands

Cheers! Electronic tongue can identify beer brandsMadrid, Jan 31 - A die hard fan of beer but not able to distinguish between different varieties of the bubbly? Here comes an electronic tongue that can do it for you.

Spanish researchers have been successful in recognising different varieties of beer using an electronic tongue.

The discovery is accurate in nearly 82 percent of cases and can one day give robots a sense of taste!


Learn why the bubbly beer overflows

Learn why the bubbly beer overflowsMadrid, Jan 22 - For all those beer lovers, there is some physics involved behind the beer's rapid transformation from a liquid to a foamy state.

There is more to it. What started as a beer floating study can have applications in the area of naval engineering or in studies related to the prediction of gases in volcanic eruptions.


'Heart disease linked to job stress'

'Heart disease linked to job stress'Barcelona, May 20 : Scientists have shed light on how stress at work affects the heart, says a study.

The results, published in the 'Scandinavian Journal of Public Health', link this situation to dyslipidemia, a disorder that alters the levels of lipids and lipoproteins in the blood.


A new method to treat kidney failure

A new method to treat kidney failureBarcelona, Feb 19 - Patients undergoing dialysis can now benefit from a new procedure that removes additional toxins and may increase their longevity, says a study.

A technique that removes additional toxins during dialysis may prolong kidney failure patients' lives, said a clinical trial appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN).


Link found between pesticides and type-2 diabetes

Link found between pesticides and type-2 diabetesMadrid, Feb 6 : Pesticides in food, air and water may be directly linked with the development of type 2 diabetes, regardless of a person's age, gender or body mass index, a new Spanish research study has found.


700 bug species in breast milk!

700 bug species in breast milk!Madrid, Jan 5 : Scientists using DNA sequencing have identified more than 700 bug species in breast milk, the main source of nourishment for newborns.

Spanish researchers Maria Carmen Collado, from the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC) and Alex Mira, from the Higher Public Health Research Centre (CSISP-GVA), traced the bacterial content in breast milk.


Olive oil enriched diet protects bone

Olive oil enriched diet protects boneMadrid, Aug 16 - A Mediterranean style diet, one rich in fruits and vegetables, supplemented with olive oil for two years, may have a protective effect on your bones, suggests a Spanish study.

Age-related bone mass loss and decreased bone strength affects women and men alike, and are important determinants of the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.


'Ibuprofen promotes bone healing post fracture'

'Ibuprofen promotes bone healing post fracture'Madrid, July 4 : Ibuprofen, one of the most commonly prescribed pain killers worldwide, also promotes bone healing, after a fracture or bone surgery, a study has said and claimed the drug has no negative effects.


Job insecurity creates dissatisfaction

Job insecurity creates dissatisfactionMadrid, Feb 24 - Fears of losing a job erodes commitment to work, besides casting a shadow over many areas of life, including family, health, finances and leisure, a study reveals.


HIV vaccine being tested in Spain

HIV vaccine being tested in SpainMadrid, Sep 29 - A team of Spanish researchers has developed a prototype of a vaccine against the AIDS-causing HIV virus that is "much more powerful" than those made to date.


Spanish surgeon performs first transplant of two legs

Spanish surgeon performs first transplant of two legsValencia (Spain), July 12 : Spanish surgeon Pedro Cavadas carried out here Monday the world's first-ever double leg transplant.

The operation performed by Cavadas and his medical team at Valencia's La Fe Hospital began Sunday night.

This was a "highly complex" operation that had never been done before, according to hospital authorities, who did not provide information about the patient receiving the transplant.


World's first double leg transplant to be performed in Spain

Leire-PajinMadrid, Nov 16 : The world's first double leg transplant will be performed in Spain, Health Minister Leire Pajin said Tuesday.

Pajin made the announcement about the experimental procedure at the "Final Frontiers of Transplants" meeting in Madrid, Xinhua reported.

The minister said Spain would also perform its fourth full face transplant soon.

"These are two pioneering interventions and examples of the vitality in our transplant system," Pajin said.


Eat new healthy chocolates to slim down, strange but true

The latest technique to shed extra pounds is to eat chocolates. It may sound silly but it is true that a new chocolate, with high antioxidant properties that can help in losing weight by suppressing hunger has been developed.

The scientists from Spanish manufacturer Cocoa Bio have developed a new kind of chocolate, called Lola, which not only helps in controlling hunger but it also helps in digestion. Moreover it does not contain any cholesterol increasing substances.


Two Spaniards become first mother and son to die of BSE

Madrid - Two Spaniards have become the first mother and son to die of the variant of the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) linked to the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease, experts said Thursday.

Investigations had confirmed that the death of a 40-year-old man in April and of his 64-year-old mother in August had been caused by the CJD variant, the regional authorities of Castile and Leon said.


Male obesity contributes to fertility problems

Barcelona, Spain - Overweight can contribute to fertility problems in men, scientists said Wednesday in Barcelona, Spain.

Research shows that obese men have less seminal fluid and more sperm abnormalities than men of normal weight, Ghiyath Shayeb of Aberdeen University said at the
24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.

Overweight was known to be a risk factor in women wanting to conceive, but Shayeb recommended that men also try to lose extra weight before trying to have a baby.


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