Health

Saturated fat tied to breast cancer in post-menopausal women

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:08

New York, June 7 (IANS) While unhealthy weight gain after menopause may put you at increased risk of breast cancer, a lot may depend on the the type of fat that makes up fatty breast tissue, says a study.

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Hong Kong bans live poultry sale due to H7N9

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:50

Hong Kong, June 6 (IANS) Hong Kong health authorities on Monday suspended sale of live poultry after traces of the H7N9 virus were detected in faeces samples collected from one of the markets.

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Zika virus infects brain's progenitor cells: Study

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:46

New York, June 6 (IANS) The mosquito-borne Zika virus that causes many neurological problems in newborn babies, directly infects the brain progenitor cells that are destined to become neurons, a new study has found.

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Bitter plant extract can suppress food intake

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:44

London, June 6 (IANS) There could soon be a pill to reduce your calorie consumption as researchers have identified a bitter plant extract that can suppress food intake by stimulating the secretion of gut peptide hormones involved in appetite regulation.

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Gastric balloon pill found safe for weight loss

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 17:14

New York, June 5 (IANS) Losing your weight can now be as easy as swallowing a pill as, according to a new study, gastric balloon that is swallowed like a pill -- rather than surgically implanted -- is safe to use and helps in significant weight loss.

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New test shows link between T-cells and ageing

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 16:54

New York, June 5 (IANS) Immune cells of older people are less likely to be effective at fending off the hepatitis C virus (HCV), finds a new study suggesting a correlation between ageing and the effectiveness of T-cells.

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Enzyme may help protect against Alzheimer's

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 16:42

New York, June 5 (IANS) Researchers have identified an enzyme that may help protect us against the debilitating effects of certain degenerative brain diseases, including Alzheimer's.

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Probiotic 'Mishti Doi' may relieve inflammation of digestive tract

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 16:10

Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Researchers at the University of Calcutta are discussing a possible collaboration with a confectioner here to make available a probiotic 'Mishti Doi' that will be particularly beneficial to those suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

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Exercise can reduce chemotherapy-induced numbness

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 15:06

New York, June 5 (IANS) Exercise could offer a simple and inexpensive way to reduce weakness, numbness and pain in hands and feet due to chemotherapy, new research has found.

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