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Poor Sleep? It’s Linked to Air pollution, Says Study

  Your exposure to air pollution or nitrogen dioxide and small particulates known as PM 2.5s are linked could impact the body note merely with breathing problems but also irritating your nose, your sinuses and the back of your throat, all leading to sleep disruption as well, said researchers. Martha Billings of the University of Washington said air pollutants entering ...

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Low-Dose Marijuana Helps Reverse Dementia: New Study

Soon doctors may find a low-dose treatment for dementia with a marijuana compound as it is found to be helpful in reversing memory loss that happens to dementia patients and also improve cognitive skills. A study by researchers of the University of Bonn in Germany found that the brain in mice ages much faster when it fails to possess any ...

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Paralysis Caused by Eating Half-Boiled Chicken, Eggs: Study

Next time you eat chicken in a restaurant, think twice as it may have been undercooked that causes paralysis. Not only Indian but also many Chinese and Western cuisines include chicken pieces which are often undercooked owing to the longevity to preserve it. More so in barbecued chicken that is eaten striaght from the grill, not to think of half-boiled ...

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Summer Breaks Increase Obesity in Kids: Study

Childhood obesity and overweight rates rise during summer break, not during school year, said a research study suggesting that major risk factors for child obesity lie outside of school. The new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin by Paul von Hippel, an associate professor, examined body mass index (BMI) and obesity ...

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Not getting Sleep? Blame it on Pain, Chronic Pain, Belief

There are many individuals who suffer from insomnia or sleeplessness and now researchers blame it on pain or fear among people that they may not get sleep due to pain conditions such as back pain, fibromyalgia and arthritis. "I won’t be able to cope with my pain if I don’t sleep well," is the common thinking among these patients with ...

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Sex by Older Men Once a Week Doubles Heart Attack Risk: Study

Having sex by older men once a week or more will put them at higher risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems but not for older women, who may live a healthy life with less hypertension due to the same sex life, said a startling new study reversing the age-old belief just opposite to that. The first large-scale study ...

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Sudden Death in Epilepsy Patients Linked to Calcium Leak

Epilepsy is an extremely common disorder affecting people of all ages, from infants through teenagers to older adults. One of the most mysterious things about this disorder is that about 6 percent of the people with epilepsy have an unusually high incidence of sudden unexpected death. In a paper published today on theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers ...

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Zika virus infection from sex confirmed in Dallas, WHO releases advisory

Following the US National IHR Focal Point’s notification of a probable case of sexual transmission of Zika virus from an individual who is a resident of Dallas, Texas, travelled to Venezuela for one week between late December and the beginning of January, the World Health Organization has released an advice on symptoms and precautions. The Dallas resident developed symptoms of ...

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Volcano Caused Ice Age in Jurassic Period, Says New Study

Pioneering new research has shed new light on the causes behind an ‘ice-age’ that took place on Earth around 170 million years ago. An international team of experts, including researchers from the Camborne School of Mines, have found evidence of a large and abrupt cooling of the Earth’s temperature during the Jurassic Period, which lasted millions of years. The scientists ...

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Researchers unravel mysteries of gene mutation in epilepsy

On the occasion of the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) 69th Annual Meeting, three studies focused on the effects of mutations in the SCN8A gene, believed to trigger early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE) and other neurological conditions and unraveled some mysteries of gene mutations. The SCN8A gene mediates electrical signaling in the brain by controlling the flow of sodium flow and ...

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Researchers Find Out Reason Behind Less Blood Flow with Aging

  On World Heart Day, research related to the main cause behind age-related arterial dysfunction has been revealed that may change the course of medication for cardiovascular diseases around the world. With the world’s elderly population expected to double by 2050, understanding cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, is a key to answer the problem. Since aging ...

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Why Stampede of Hajj 2015 Worst in 25 Years?

The Mina tragedy at Hajj has seen 719 pilgrims killed including 18 Indians, while the more than 1000 were injured but stampedes are unlikely to subside despite best efforts anywhere in the world. In 2006 stampede, 364 pilgrims were killed and more than 1000 people were injured on the final day of a symbolic stoning ritual at the hajj pilgrimage ...

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Gene Behind Mental Illness in Women Identified, Potential for Early Treatment Likely

Mental illness in women is characterized by a specific gene that interacts with the X chromosome, found researchers paving the way for future potential research to treat psychiatric patients, whose number is on the rise owing to new isolated lifestyle. The gene identified as XIST inactivates one of the two X chromosome copies cells meant for storing genetic material, leading ...

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Key gene causing head, neck cancers found by Australian researchers

Australia-based Monash varsity researchers have made the first real breakthrough in half-a-century identifying the gene behind cancers of the head and neck and understanding how these develop squamous cell cancers (SCC) grow, shedding new light on one of the most deadly forms of the disease. “Disruption of this key gene sets up a pathway of changes in cells in the mouth ...

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Sleeplessness is the Missing Link to Alzheimer’s Disease: UC Study

Scientists from the University of Columbia, Berkeley believe that sleeplessness leads to memory loss as a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories in turn leads to the beta-amyloid protein to trigger Alzheimer’s disease. “Our findings reveal a new pathway through which Alzheimer’s disease may cause memory decline later in life,” said UCB’s ...

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Bandh Tomorrow by Vehicles to Stifle City Life, Rural Transportation

All India Road Transport Workers’ (AIRTW) Federations have come together against the Centre’s Road Trasnport and Safety Bill 2014 that they claim will stifle their operations with more teeth to the enforment authorities and siphon off state transport authorities’ powers. The nation-wide bandh tomorrow (Thursday, April 30, 2015) was called by the workers of public transport corporations and private buses, ...

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Don’t blame salt alone for high blood pressure (BP) : Study

Researchers found that adolescent girls who had more potassium in their diet had lower blood pressure (BP) and their salt intake, even if it is bit more than what is recommended, has no major impact, proving several studies in the past which showed similar results among the adults. Linking lack of potassium in the diet and not salt intake, researchers ...

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