Health

Video game addiction an escape route from depression

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:08

London, April 26 (IANS) Young adults are getting hooked to video gaming to escape from medical conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression, new research has revealed.

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Consuming rice may put infants at higher urinary arsenic risk

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 14:42

New York, April 26 (IANS) Beware, if you are feeding your infant with rice or rice products! According to a new study, infants who eat rice and rice products are likely to have higher urinary arsenic concentrations than those who do not consume any type of rice.

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Blocking a key protein may stop deadly brain tumour formation

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 14:22

Toronto, April 26 (IANS) A team of international researchers has found that blocking a key protein may prevent the formation of brain tumour, as well as lead to the development of new therapies for a deadly and incurable cancer.

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Female pelvis alters for childbearing years

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 14:20

London, April 26 (IANS) A team of researchers has found that after the onset of puberty, women develop wider hips than men so that their pelvis can allow the birth of large-brained babies.

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Combined dietary supplement may cut heart disease

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:36

London, April 26 (IANS) A team of researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, has found that combining marine fish oil, cocoa extract and phytosterols into a dietary supplement is likely to help fight heart disease, a new study suggests.

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Zika virus cases drop in Brazil: WHO

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:30

Brasilia, April 26 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the number of Zika epidemic cases has begun dropping.

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Aspirin may up cancer survival by 20 percent

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:28

London, April 24 (IANS) Taking a low-dose of aspirin is likely to increase the survival of patients receiving cancer treatment by up to 20 percent as well as stop their cancer from spreading, says a new research.

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How salt can up energy storage capacity

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 13:36

New York, April 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that adding salt to metal oxides increases their energy storage capacity by increasing their surface area.

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How does HIV virus evades immune system

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 13:34

New York, April 17 (IANS) Scientists have identified a human (host) protein that weakens the immune response to HIV and other viruses.

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