Health

Drink peppermint tea to boost your memory

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:30

London, April 29 (IANS) Are you finding it difficult to remember things? If yes, drink peppermint tea, as according to a new study, it can improve long-term and working memory in healthy adults.

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Beware! Retweeting can hamper your memory

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:30

New York, April 29 (IANS) Retweeting or sharing information on the micro-blogging site can actually make things worse for you as it creates a "cognitive overload" that interferes with learning and retaining what you've just seen, researchers report.

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How low testosterone ups diabetes risk

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:58

New York, April 29 (IANS) Opening the door for new treatment for Type-2 diabetes in men, researchers have discovered the mechanism that put males with low testosterone at greater risk of developing the debilitating disease.

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NASA-inspired 'miracle suit' saving new mothers from death

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:06

Washington, April 29 (IANS) Inspired by NASA research on inflated anti-gravity suit or G-suit, "miracle suits" are helping new mothers survive blood loss after birth in developing countries, including India.

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Knee replacement saves 65-year-old from rare disease

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:12

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A 65-year-old businessman, who was suffering from a rare genetic disorder in which his knees turned black and hard, was successfully cured after undergoing a total knee replacement surgery at a Delhi hospital.

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Longer sitting hours ups heart attack risk

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:38

New York, April 28 (IANS) Spending too much time sitting is bad for your heart as researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that sedentary behaviour is associated with increased amounts of calcium deposits in the heart's arteries, which in turn is linked to a higher risk of heart attack.

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How do breast cancer cells spread?

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:04

New York, April 28 (IANS) A team of researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, has found that breast cancer cells spread to other parts of the body by sliding around other cells blocking their escape route out of the original tumour.

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Stem cell therapy launched in northeast

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:04

Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) Following the success of stem cell therapy in curing several types of spinal problems and paralysis, the therapy was launched in India's northeastern region.

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Novel genetic method could lead to vaccine for cancer, asthma

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:30

London, April 27 (IANS) Danish researchers have developed a novel genetic method that could lead to the development of safe and effective vaccines for controlling diseases such as cancer, asthma, and allergies.

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Yoga may reduce impact of asthma in your life

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:50

Hong Kong, April 27 (IANS) If you are suffering from asthma, practising yoga may offer some relief from the chronic disease and improve your quality of life, suggests new research.

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Fatty liver may increase heart disease, mortality

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:03

London, April 27 (IANS) A patient suffering from fatty liver disease is prone to an increased risk of heart disease as well as the mortality rates associated with it, a new study has found.

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Certain genes can make you more prone to addiction

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:56

New York, April 27 (IANS) Why do some people who kick a drug habit manage to stay clean, while others relapse? Why do some families seem more prone to addiction than others? The answers may have a lot to do with specific genetic factors that vary from individual to individual, a new study suggests.

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