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Soon, a Parkinson's disease cure

Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : A team of researchers has brought a cure for Parkinson's disease closer to reality.

Palmitoylethanolamide, an endogenous fatty acid amide signalling molecule well-known for its ability to promote the resolution of neuroinflammation and exert neuroprotection, has shown potential therapeutic action in such animal models.

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Stay fit! Too skinny or overweight both ups risk of migraine

Stay fit! Too skinny or overweight both ups risk of migraineWashington D.C. [USA], April 13 : One has to stay fit for a healthy living as a study finds, both obesity and being underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraine.

Migraine is a headache of varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

The findings indicate that obese people were 27 percent more likely to have migraine than people of normal weight.

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An apple a day keeps diabetes away

An apple a day keeps diabetes awayWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : You may want to add fresh fruits to your diet as according to a recent study, the greater the consumption, the lower is the incidence of diabetes, as well as occurrence of complications in diabetics.

Although the health benefits of diets including fresh fruit and vegetables are well established, the sugar content of fruit has led to uncertainty about associated risks of diabetes and of vascular complications of the disease.

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26 novel genes linked to intellectual disability

26 novel genes linked to intellectual disabilityWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : A team of researchers have identified 26 new genes linked to intellectual disability.

The study at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Queen's University has implications for the diagnosis and clinical care of those affected, and also adds to our growing knowledge of brain development and functioning.

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First 'photo-drug' for pain can be activated anytime with light

First 'photo-drug' for pain can be activated anytime with lightWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : A team of researchers has come up with the design of the first light-activated drug, JF-NP-26, for the treatment of pain.

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Role-playing disability promotes distress, discomfort: Study

Role-playing disability promotes distress, discomfort: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 12 : While it may be done for a good cause, a recent study reveals that disability simulations often result in feelings of fear, apprehension and pity toward those with disabilities.

Professionals in the fields of education and rehabilitation psychology have long used disability simulations to try to promote understanding and improve attitudes about persons with disabilities.

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Researchers discover a protein to provide protection from cancer, HIV

Researchers discover a protein to provide protection from cancer, HIVWashington D.C. [USA], April 10 : A team of US researchers has discovered a protein that can help the vaccinations be more effective and provide protection from cancer, HIV and influenza.

Researchers from Boston University's school of medicine purified a protein - called PorB - found on the exterior of bacteria (neisseria meningidis) and used it as an accessory to provide a better vaccination response.

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Study discloses risks of diabetics fasting during Ramadan

Study discloses risks of diabetics fasting during RamadanWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 10 : A new study examining the risk of fasting during Ramadan for people with type 1 diabetes compared blood glucose control and the rates of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia between users of insulin pump therapy versus multiple daily insulin injections.

The researchers report their findings in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

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Researchers discover rescue protein that delays cell death

Researchers discover rescue protein that delays cell deathWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 8 : A team of researchers has discovered a rescue protein that delays the cell death and can offer a treatment for cancer, neurodegeneration and infection.

The study was published in journal Cell.

The team has discovered how a set of proteins delays the "executioner" machinery that kills damaged or infected cells in a process called necroptosis.

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More effective vaccines come closer to reality

More effective vaccines come closer to realityWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 8 : A team of researchers have discovered a protein they believe would help make vaccinations more effective and provide protection from other diseases such as cancer.

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Asthma drug may be the solution to chronic hives

Asthma drug may be the solution to chronic hivesWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 8 : Chronic hives sufferers can breathe a sigh of relief as a recent study has found that a drug already used to treat moderate to severe allergic asthma can help them.

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Married couples with shared ancestry tend to have same genes

Married couples with shared ancestry tend to have same genesWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 7 : Turns out, genes may be at play when two married people start appearing similar.

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Pets can help ward off obesity, allergy

Pets can help ward off obesity, allergyWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 7 : You may want to gift a dog to your baby as a recent study has suggested that a pet early in life may alter gut bacteria in immune-boosting ways.

The University of Alberta study showed that babies from families with pets--70 per cent of which were dogs--showed higher levels of two types of microbes associated with lower risks of allergic disease and obesity.

But don't rush out to adopt a furry friend just yet.

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Here`s how HeartMate 3 is better than HeartMate II

Here`s how HeartMate 3 is better than HeartMate IIWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 7 : Patients on HeartMate 3 have fewer blood-related events than those on HeartMate II, according to a recent study.

A six-month analysis of the pivotal MOMENTUM 3 trial found that patients implanted with the new HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist system (LVAS) had fewer adverse clotting and bleeding events than patients implanted with the control, HeartMate II LVAS.

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Soon, personalised therapies for prostate cancer

Soon, personalised therapies for prostate cancerWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 6 : Biomarker could lead to personalized therapies for prostate cancer, according to a recent study.

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New protein find paves way for new heart therapies

New protein find paves way for new heart therapiesWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 6 : A team of scientists has revealed the surprising features on an enigmatic protein. The findings uncover potential new paths to drugs for numerous chronic illnesses.

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Here`s how pollution can be bad for your breasts

Here`s how pollution can be bad for your breastsWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 6 : Turns out, higher the pollution level, higher is your breast cancer risk.

A study of nearly 280,000 women in the United States has found that living in areas with a high level of fine particles from air pollution may increase a woman's chance of having dense breasts - a well-established risk factor for breast cancer.

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Study finds new drug target for heart failure patients

Study finds new drug target for heart failure patientsWashington D.C. [USA], April 05 : According to a recent study, researchers have found a new target for drug developers who are seeking ways to improve cardiac output in heart failure patients.

The study was published in journal Science Advances.

The researchers bypassed complex cell signaling pathways that are dysregulated in failing hearts by directly targeting proteins that help heart muscles contract.

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Common cancer drugs may up chemo toxicity

Common cancer drugs may up chemo toxicityWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 5 : A new study has found that the common drugs widely used in cancer therapy, known to increase blood sugar, appeared to also up chemo-related cell damage in mice, raising possible risks for cancer patients taking similar drug combinations.

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So where do babies cry the most?

So where do babies cry the most?Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 4 : According to an interesting and a first of its kind research, babies cry more in Britain, Canada and Italy, than the rest of the world.

The study, performed by the University of Warwick, states:

-Psychologists have created world's first universal charts for normal amount of crying in babies during first three months

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Adulthood obesity can cut years off your life

Adulthood obesity can cut years off your lifeWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 4 : You may want to shed those extra kilos as a recent study has suggested that being overweight at any point in your adulthood can up the risk for death.

Researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health and the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health sought to investigate the relationship between maximum BMI (body mass index) over time and subsequent mortality.

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Trying everything to protect yourself from tanning? Start re-applying sunscreen

Trying everything to protect yourself from tanning? Start re-applying sunscreenWashington D.C. [USA], April 3 : Did you know re-applying sunscreen during summers is very important?

Briton researchers have found that if the molecules in sunscreen absorb the light, then we can reapply and manipulate the molecules to absorb more energy and can protect the molecules from degradation.

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Hepatitis B, C may heighten risk of Parkinson's disease later in life: Study

Hepatitis B, C may heighten risk of Parkinson's disease later in life: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], April 2 : A team of Briton researchers has found viruses of hepatitis B and C may increase the risk of developing a progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity and slow, imprecise movement later in life.

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How treating traveler's diarrhea with antibiotic risks your health

How treating traveler's diarrhea with antibiotic risks your healthWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 1 : Turns out, antibiotic use for travelers' diarrhea favours particularly resistant super bacteria, increasing the patients' risk of getting an infection.

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New find offers hope for some Hemophiliacs

New find offers hope for some HemophiliacsWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 1 : A team of researchers has improved the vectors for delivering human factor VIII (hFVIII) gene therapy to treat Hemophilia A.

The University of Pennsylvania study examined 42 combinations of promoters and enhancers for hFVIII gene expression to identify the optimal adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapy delivery vector constructs to take forward into development.

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