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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.