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Rama Krishna August 8, 2016

A fifth of female sex workers live with violence, attacked four times a month, on average, according to an analysis of data on 109,366 such workers, gathered over six months to September 2015 by Swasti Health Resource Centre, a Bengaluru-based nonprofit, as part of its work under the Avahan initiative (Phase 3). Those with more […]

Rama Krishna August 6, 2016

Washington, Aug 6: Curiosity could be an effective tool to entice people into making smarter and healthier decisions, a recent study has revealed. “Our research shows that arousing people’s curiosity can influence their choices by steering them away from tempting desires, like unhealthy foods or taking the elevator and toward less tempting, but healthier options, […]

Rama Krishna August 6, 2016

New Delhi, Aug 6: Make sure your Home is well-ventilated with a lot of sunlight making its way indoors and also decorate your abode with plants to improve air quality where you live, says an expert. Sitesh Roy, Immunologist and Official Consultant with Sharp Business Systems (India) Pvt Ltd — exporters of air purifiers — […]

Rama Krishna August 5, 2016

London: In a study of genetically identical twins, researchers have found that higher body mass index (BMI) may not put the heavier sibling at an increased risk of heart attack and death risk. Higher BMI, however, was associated with increased risk for the onset of diabetes for that twin, the findings showed. “The results revealed […]

Rama Krishna August 5, 2016

New York, Aug 5: Air pollution may shorten survival chances in patients with lung cancer detected at an early stage of the disease, particularly adenocarcinoma, according to a study. Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of non-small cell lung cancer, which accounts for 80 percent of lung cancer cases. Air pollution has been linked to […]

Rama Krishna August 5, 2016

London, Aug 5: People with sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea are more likely to have a stroke or recovery problems after having one than those who get sound sleep, says a study. The findings suggest that people who have had a stroke or a mini-stroke called a transient ischemic attack, be screened for […]

Rama Krishna August 4, 2016

London: At the age of 50, an Obesity person is likely to have comparable white matter volume to a lean person aged 60 years, new research at the University of Cambridge suggests. White matter is the tissue that connects areas of the brain and allows for information to be communicated between regions. Strikingly, however, the […]

Rama Krishna August 4, 2016

New York: An injectable drug commonly used to treat Type 2 diabetes cannot improve the condition of patients with a high-risk of heart failure, a study has found. Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart does not pump enough blood through the body. The findings showed that despite improvements in blood sugar […]

Rama Krishna August 4, 2016

New York: Exercise causes the formation of new neurons in a critical brain region which does not erase old memories, according to a study conducted by an Indian-origin researchers. Exercise causes neurogenesis in the hippocampus – key brain region for learning, memory and mood regulation. It was surprising when a previous study conducted on mice, […]

Rama Krishna August 3, 2016

London: People infected with a parasitic worm called Wuchereria Bancrofti may be more likely to acquire HIV than people who are not infected with the worm, a new Lancet study says. W Bancrofti is a mosquito-borne parasitic worm. Worldwide, it causes 90 percent of lymphatic filariasis cases, a disease is commonly known as elephantiasis, which […]