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Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to gut bacteria

New York: Contrary to common perception, chronic fatigue syndrome may not be psychological in origin as researchers have now identified biological markers of the disease in gut bacteria and inflammatory microbial agents in the blood. The…

Smoking may damage sperm DNA, affect fertility

New York: The sperm of men who smoke has a greater extent of DNA damage than that of non-smokers, says a new study that points to harmful effects of smoking on male fertility. Male infertility accounts for about 30 to 50 percent of all…

Hunger early in life fuels anger later

New York: Children who often go hungry are more than twice as likely to develop impulse control problems and engage in violence later in life, new research has found. Thirty-seven percent of the study's participants who had frequent hunger…

Eat blueberries to fight age, memory loss

New York: Consuming blueberries can help in reverting age and improving vision and memory, says a new study. "Eating blueberries can also curb risks of developing cancer as well as reduce the chances of heart diseases," Shuyang Qu, Doctoral…

Procrastinators more likely to have insomnia

New York: People who tend to put things off are more likely to develop insomnia -- a sleep disorder characterised by difficulty in falling or staying asleep, says a study. The researchers said the link between procrastination and trouble…

Increase vitamin D levels to cut kidney problems

London: A deficiency in the amount of vitamin D in the body may lead to high risk of chronic kidney diseases, especially in children, says a new study. Vitamin D deficiency has been found common in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD)…