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HIV
A pill which may help curb 2.7 lakh HIV cases in India

New Delhi: Paired with a biannual testing programme, a combination drug used to prevent HIV infection has the potential to improve average per-person survival by nearly one year and block more than 270,000 HIV transmissions in India over a period of 15 years, says a study. The once-a-day pill, called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), can reduce […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
BOOKS
Taking short breaks may help learn new skills better, say researchers

New York: If you are in a process of learning new skills, then taking short breaks in between may help you grasp it better, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Current Biology, suggests our brains probably take short rest periods to strengthen memories. “Everyone thinks you need to ‘practice, practice and practice’ when […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Smoking-pregnant
Smoking during pregnancy raises infant's obesity risk

New York: Children whose mothers smoked during their pregnancy are at increased risk of being obese later in life, say researchers. The findings, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, showed that chemerin, a protein that is produced by fat cells and appears to play a role in energy storage, was more prevalent in the skin […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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Smoking not linked to higher dementia risk, says study

New York: It is no secret that smoking increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even blindness. But puffing on a cigarette is not associated with a higher risk of dementia, says a new study. The present study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, stands in contrast to the previous research that […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
cancer-stem-cells
Novel approach brings hope in targeting cancer cells

Sydney: Researchers could provide a novel approach to targeting and destroying difficult-to-treat cancer cells, providing new therapeutic options for a broad range of cancers, finds a new study. Early detection of cancer is crucial for successful therapy. However, some cancer types do not have specific cancer surface markers that can be used to detect them […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Healthy-diet
High-fibre diet lowers risk of death, non-communicable diseases

Wellington: Eating up to 30 grams of naturally-occurring dietary fibre — such as whole grains, pulses, vegetables and fruits — daily may prevent the risks of developing non-communicable diseases, finds a review of studies published in the journal The Lancet. The results suggest a 15-30 per cent decrease in all-cause and cardiovascular related mortality; and […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Food-habits
How one good meal makes us happy twice

London: If you thought a good meal satisfies only your taste buds, you could not be further from the truth. New research suggests that our brain rewards twice per meal — once when you eat and then again when the food reaches your stomach. The findings published in the journal Cell Metabolism suggest that a […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Chinese researchers identify fungal compound as potential new antibiotic

London: A fungal compound has been identified by a team of Chinese researchers as a promising antibiotic candidate, as they presented an approach that can efficiently obtain it the lab, said a study recently published in the journal Nature Communication. Health organisations across the world are trying to reduce the use of antibiotics. Because the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
MEnurine2
Men can tolerate stress urinary incontinence for years, says study

New York: Men often tolerate stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for more than two years before seeking medical help and one-third put up with it for more than five years, a new study suggests. SUI occurs when physical activity or exertion — a cough, heavy lifting, exercise — causes the bladder to leak urine. The study, […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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