Health

Depression makes recovery from cancer tough

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 11:34

London, May 14 (IANS) People with depression are significantly less likely to recover well after treatment for colorectal cancer compared to those without depression, new research has found.

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Cheers! Red wine can offset effects of high fat diet

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 11:02

New York, May 14 (IANS) Giving red wine lovers a new reason to celebrate, researchers have found that an compound in this drink could help counteract the negative impact of high fat/high sugar diets.

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Omega-3 fatty acids can lower childhood aggression

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 10:44

New York, May 14 (IANS) Consuming foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids is likely to reduce extreme aggression in children within a short period especially its more impulsive and emotional form, says a new research.

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Italian woman now world's oldest person

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 21:20

Rome, May 13 (IANS/AKI) The oldest person alive is now believed to be a 116-year-old woman from northern Italy, Emma Morano, following the death of a black American woman in the US, media reports said on Friday.

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World's oldest person, born in 1899, is dead

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 18:28

New York, May 13 (IANS) Susannah Mushatt Jones, the granddaughter of slaves who held the title of "world's oldest living person" and "the last American born in the 19th century", has died at the age of 116, it was reported on Friday.

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Being transgender is no longer mental illness in Denmark

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 18:12

Copenhagen, May 13 (IANS) Denmark announced it will remove "transgender" from the country's official list of mental illnesses, saying it has run out of patience waiting for the World Health Organization to make the change. The move will make Denmark the first nation in the world to make the amendment.

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Iraqi woman with rare genetic disorder treated in Gurgaon

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 17:34

Gurgaon, May 13 (IANS) Thanks to Indian doctors, a 27-year-old Iraqi woman who suffered from a rare genetic condition in which several vital body organs exist in duplicate has got a new lease of life.

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Synthetic sugar molecule may help fight hospital germs

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:54

London, May 13 (IANS) Researchers have constructed a synthetic sugar molecule as a cost-effective alternative for immunisation that could protect patients against one of the most dangerous hospital germs.

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Ingestible robot can patch stomach wound

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:22

New York, May 13 (IANS) Imagine a robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound. In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers have demonstrated such a robot steered by external magnetic fields.

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Alcohol weakens pancreas' ability to absorb vitamins

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:02

New York, May 13 (IANS) Regular drinking can weaken the pancreas's ability to absorb vitamin C, potentially predisposing the body to pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases, says a new study.

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Eat fruits, veggies to lower breast cancer risk

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:46

New York, May 13 (IANS) Women who consume a higher quantity of apples, bananas as well as green vegetables during their teenage years can significantly reduce their risk of developing breast cancer in adulthood, suggests a new study.

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App to fix anxiety and depression for you

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:42

London, May 13 (IANS) British researchers have designed a smartphone app that can help people manage their problems -- anxiety and depression -- based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

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Calcium pills may put elderly women at heart attack risk

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 14:56

London, May 13 (IANS) Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements may prevent bone fractures in elderly women but the net benefits may be outweighed by an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, researchers have warned.

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