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Novel device that lowers high BP
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Researchers have developed a revolutionary device that significantly lowers blood pressure in patients suffering from uncontrolled high blood pressure.The device named "Coupler" is a paper clip-sized implant which is inserted between the artery and vein in the upper thigh in a procedure lasting around 40 minutes under local anesthesia, informed the team from Queen Mary University of...
Exercise boosts brain health in adults   21 January, 2015
Wellington: Daily exercise can help youngsters boost their brain performance, finds a study.In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young adulthood.The new study of 52 young women found that oxygen availability, which is known to positively relate to brain health and function, is higher in adults who exercise regularly.Women who exercised on a regular basis had higher oxygen...
Decoded: Where brain stores fear   20 January, 2015
New York: A team of researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) here has discovered a new pathway that controls fear memories and behaviour, offering insight into how anxiety disorders may arise in humans.In experiments over mice, researchers found fear is stored within a distinct region of the brain.To untangle the mystery, associate professor Bo Li-led team looked at a cluster of...
Environment decides immunity as we age   19 January, 2015
Washington: After studying twins, researchers from Stanford University show that our environment, more than our heredity, plays the key role in determining the state of our immune system.This is especially true as we age, the study indicates."The idea in some circles has been that if you sequence someone's genome, you can tell what diseases they are going to have 50 years later,"...
Pills to adjust shift workers' body clock   17 January, 2015
Montreal: What if a pill could help adjust your internal body clock to night shifts or jet lag the way it works during the day to eliminate various health risks, including cancer?This may be possible, says a team of Australian researchers, with the administration of glucocorticoid tablets, a class of hormones used as powerful anti-inflammatory compounds to treat various diseases."This new...
Ban sale of loose cigarettes, PM urged   16 January, 2015
How brain stimulates body to burn 'bad' fat   16 January, 2015
Life satisfaction good for bone health   14 January, 2015
Sex good for health of species   13 January, 2015
App to insult you into losing weight   12 January, 2015
Be optimistic to have a healthy heart   10 January, 2015
Exposure to diesel fumes harms genes   09 January, 2015
Good night's sleep tied to better math performance   09 January, 2015
Eating almonds decreases belly fat   08 January, 2015
Separation from iPhone can lead to anxiety   09 January, 2015
Exercise could buy you extra years   06 January, 2015
'Providing quality healthcare a challenge'   03 January, 2015
Fat cells protect skin against infections   02 January, 2015
Two-thirds of cancer cases due to bad luck   02 January, 2015
Cancer deaths in US drop 22 per cent   01 January, 2015
Sex hormones put women at allergy risk   31 December, 2014
Economic insecurity impacts diabetes control   30 December, 2014
Personalised cancer treatment soon   29 December, 2014
Weight training can control belly fat   27 December, 2014
Gutka ban is good for youth: WHO   22 December, 2014
Google Glass app to help autistic kids   26 December, 2014
Tooth loss may lead to memory decline   19 December, 2014
Radiaion: No telling proof of adverse health impact   19 December, 2014
A hug a day keeps the doctor away   18 December, 2014
India slashes health budget   24 December, 2014
Indians living longer, healthier lives: Lancet   18 December, 2014
Domestic violence can affect baby in womb   17 December, 2014
Govt urged to pass good samaritan law   16 December, 2014
Improve quality of diagnostics, medicines: WHO   13 December, 2014
Obese children's brains crave for sugar   12 December, 2014
Alcohol affects body's ability to adjust sleep   11 December, 2014
6.5 pc of Indians suffers from mental disorders   12 December, 2014
Simple potato extract can control obesity   10 December, 2014
Sleep deprivation causes cell damage   09 December, 2014
Heart patient? Avoid rush hour traffic   09 December, 2014
Brain scan can predict future risk   08 December, 2014
How our grip strength changes as we age   06 December, 2014
Male smokers face greater cancer risk   05 December, 2014
New app designed to overcome jet lag   14 April, 2014
Lower testosterone good for relationships   12 April, 2014
Red wine can prevent head, neck cancer   04 December, 2014
Coconut dust used for germinating stronger seeds   12 April, 2014
Delhi HC orders segregation of healthy, junk items   23 April, 2014
How brain pays attention decoded   12 April, 2014
Movies put viewers' brains on same wavelength   11 April, 2014
Drinking milk may prevent arthritis in women   11 April, 2014
Apple iWatch to sport UV light sensor   09 April, 2014
Could mobile phones cause impotence?   08 April, 2014
Tobacco plant kills cancer cells?   07 April, 2014
Soon, blood test to identify the type of cancer   07 April, 2014
Small steps against vector-borne diseases   05 April, 2014
Vaccination alters your body odour   03 April, 2014
Drinking coffee cuts mortality risk from liver cirrhosis   03 April, 2014
Marriage is healthy for the heart: Study   29 March, 2014
Exercise prevents heart diseases: Study   29 March, 2014
New online tool calculates heart's age   27 March, 2014
Do intelligent people trust others more?   21 March, 2014
WHO to certify SE Asia as polio free   22 March, 2014
Dark chocolate's healthy effects from gut bacteria   21 March, 2014
Sleep loss means loss of brain cells   19 March, 2014
Build muscles for a long, healthy life   18 March, 2014
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