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Peanut Allergy? Oral Immunotherapy Safe, Effective, says Study

For peanut allergy, oral immunotherapy (OIT) is safe and equally effective as it suppresses allergic immune responses to peanut in children, said a study. The OIT treatment of peanut allergy consists of eating small amount of peanut protein daily and increasing it gradually. As some studies have already shown that peanut OIT in older children can provide protection against potentially ...

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Survey Reveals 68% Yet to Use Mobile-Based Financial Services

Amdocs has released the results from a new global survey around mobile financial services (MFS) which revealed that more than 68 percent of the respondents have yet to use mobile financial services, and that new innovative solutions for savings, loans, and insurance will drive the next phase of mobile financial services growth across emerging and mature markets. Conducted by analyst ...

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Coffee or Tea? Coffee too is Good for Your Heart!

A new study has found that there is no relation between drinking coffee and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The research includes a meta-analysis of four other studies, making it the largest study its kind, involving nearly 250,000 individuals over the course of 12 years to investigate a ...

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Coffee or tea? Which One is Better Healthwise?

A recent study has shown that people consuming three to five cups of coffee a day have the lowest risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks. The latest finding was by the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul in South Korea, which examined the link between coffee consumption and the presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) which is an early indicator of coronary ...

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Turmeric can help treat oral cancers quelling HPV in mouth

Advocated in ancient Hindu civilization as Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric was known to have boosting powers of immunity earlier, depending upon the digestible form and absorption levels. The familiar yellow spice common in Indian cooking, is now found to helpful in treating oral cancers caused by a virus, says a study co-authored by an Indian-origin researcher. One of the herb’s key ...

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Workplace Bullying; Unreported but turns victims suicidal, warn study

Bullying at work deteriorates mental health of victims so much that they become anxious, leaving them less able to stand up for themselves and more vulnerable to further harassment, warns a study. The research suggests that as workplace bullying is a vicious cycle, employers should not only crack down on workplace bullies, but also help victims gain the skills to ...

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Parents Prefer Late School Timings: Survey

About half of the parents in the US support later school timings for their teenagers, shows a survey, which could be true in many parts of the world. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health was conducted in November/December 2014, following last year’s recommendation from the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) that middle and ...

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Selfie Mania? Indian-American pilot’s selfies caused plane crash

An Indian-American pilot and/or his passenger in Colorado were likely taking selfies when the pilot lost control of the plane, causing it to crash, and killing them both last spring, according to federal investigators Pilot Amritpal Singh, 29, and his passenger were killed instantly when Singh’s Cessna 150K crashed into a wheat field shortly after midnight May 31, USA Today ...

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2 Billion Years But this Organism Hasn’t Evolved! Was Darwin Right?

Scientists have discovered the greatest absence of evolution — a deep-sea microorganism that appears not to have evolved in 2 billion years, supporting evolution theory of Charles Darwin. The scientists examined sulfur bacteria, microorganisms that are too small to see with the unaided eye, that are 1.8 billion years old and preserved in rocks of Western Australia’s coastal waters. Using ...

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Massachusetts Time Capsule Disappoints, to be Reburied with New Gadgets

It was a centuries-old Time Capsule buried in Massachusetts 20 years after the start of the Revolutionary War on July 4, 1795 by then governor Samuel Adams that was opened amid fanfare 220 years later to find merely some artifacts and coins. Though disappointing, the items in the corroded metal box include documents, newspapers, coins and artifacts symbolize the “Great ...

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How Brain Controls Muscle strength with Imagery Exercise?

New evidence shows a direct link between brain function and muscle strength in human body, according to researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The researchers have found that mental imagery exercises can prevent muscles from getting weaker after not being used for extended periods of time, which can help to treat patients undergoing neurorehabilitation, especially after ...

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Health Byte: Wild blueberries Reduce Negative Effects of Fat Foods, says Study

Bilberries, also known as wild blueberries can reduce the adverse effects of a high-fat diet such as high blood pressure, nutrition derived inflammation and cardiovascular diseases, a study shows for the first time with scientific research to the effect. “Bilberries reduce the development of systemic inflammation and prevent the progression of chronic hypertension, thus supporting their potential role in alleviating ...

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Two Apples a Day Help Fight Depression: Study

Anti-inflammatory properties in fruits like apple can help prevent depression among the middle-aged women, showed findings in a study on 6,000 people. The study by Australian scientists showed that fruit has anti-inflammatory properties that help increase the chemicals linked to sending the signals “All is well” sensation to the brain. “Women who ate two or more pieces of fruit per ...

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Burnt Out Leads to Depression; Some Tips to Avoid it

  Overwork, or feeling burnt out is an indication closely linked to depression later in life, said researchers. In a study conducted by Psychology professor Irvin Schonfeld from City College of New York, it has been noticed that there is a strong association between burnout and depression. About 5,500 school teachers were studied in a survey to estimate the prevalence ...

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Protein Histone H3-3 Found To Have Altered, Stopped Cancer Cells’ Growth, Reveals Study

A protein called histone H3-3 plays significant role in capping the growth of cancerous cells, found researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. They found during their experients that some changes to the protein structure altered the cancerous genes effectively stemming the cancer cell growth. Led by Emily Bernstein of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, ...

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Second-hand Smoking Leads to Obesity, Especially Among Kids: Study

Whether Cigarette smoking makes one slim or not, those who inhale it or second-hand smokers are sure to put on weight, going by the findings of scientists at Brigham Young University. Challenging the decades-old belief that smoking cigarettes helps keep you slim, the BYU study published in the "American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism" finds that exposure to cigarette ...

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On Cell Phone While Driving? Dangerous but Your Talking Partner Influences Road Safety, Says Study

A new study based on a driving simulator and videophone to assess how a driver’s conversation partner influences safety on the road and the outcome was rather amazing as the partner influences your driving style immensely. The study on driver distraction showed that co-passengers are often helpful in keeping attention on the road and often warn or help the driver ...

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