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Sleep-deprived schoolchildren run obesity risk
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Children of mothers who work full time may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, finds research."We looked at night-time sleep in particular, because studies show that the amount of nighttime sleep matters for regulating weight," said co-author Janet Liechty, a professor of medicine and of social...
Scientists find new way to make drugs   18 November, 2014
Chemists have developed a revolutionary new way to manufacture natural chemicals and used it to assemble a scarce anti-inflammatory drug with potential to treat cancer and malaria, a news release by the Australian National University (ANU) said Tuesday.The breakthrough could lead to new and cheaper ways to produce rare drugs in large quantities."We took small molecules and clipped them...
How to make kids eat healthy food in school   17 November, 2014
Along with the menu, improving the environment of the school cafeteria is important to ensure intake of healthy food by children, says a new research.The researchers found that more children ate their vegetables and whole grains when it was quieter in the cafeteria, though noise had little effect on consumption of food belonging to other food groups."As much as we are focused on menus in the...
G20 leaders support fight against Ebola virus   15 November, 2014
G20 leaders issued a statement Saturday pledging to fight the Ebola pandemic, which has evolved from a health issue to an economic one."G20 members are committed to do what is necessary to ensure the international effort can extinguish the outbreak and address its medium-term economic and humanitarian costs," the statement said.The statement comes as the latest Ebola epidemic has killed...
How liver can improve diabetes management   14 November, 2014
Finding a way to stimulate glucose accumulation in the liver could help manage diabetes and obesity, shows a new research, paving the way for new therapies to fight these increasingly common disorders.The liver stores excess glucose, sugar, in the form of glycogen - chains of glucose - which is later released to cover body energy requirements.Diabetic patients do not accumulate glucose well in...
Stay active if you love sugary drinks   13 November, 2014
Learn lessons to quit smoking during sleep   12 November, 2014
Spirituality can speed up patients' recovery   11 November, 2014
How mucus in mouth naturally fight cavities   12 November, 2014
How obesity triggers auto-immune diseases   11 November, 2014
Asthma could affect entire body   05 November, 2014
How genes decide recovery from alcoholism   05 November, 2014
Kick the butt to avoid chronic back pain   04 November, 2014
Long term shift work hampers memory   04 November, 2014
Meditation may benefit breast cancer survivors   04 November, 2014
Recreational drug use linked to birth defects   03 November, 2014
Daylight saving risk to diabetics?   01 November, 2014
Healthy diet for infants prevents obesity later   31 October, 2014
Toddlers copy peers to fit in, apes don't   31 October, 2014
Cleaning products poison indoor air   30 October, 2014
Binge drinking hampers memory in long run   29 October, 2014
'India has more specialists than general practitioners'   29 October, 2014
Infants know what your eyes tell   28 October, 2014
Heart drug may treat paralysing disease   27 October, 2014
Music therapy reduces depression   25 October, 2014
Hair disorder could signal dental decay   28 October, 2014
How body regulates weight loss   25 October, 2014
Positive gossip fosters self-reflection and growth   25 October, 2014
Dengue spreads wings in Lucknow   24 October, 2014
Marital woes can make you fat   22 October, 2014
'Heart attacks not connected to family history'   21 October, 2014
Viagra may protect your heart   20 October, 2014
India lagging behind in field of medical research: PM   20 October, 2014
Smoking during pregnancy alters newborn's DNA   18 October, 2014
Mental compass relies on geometric relationship   17 October, 2014
Must-haves for a good night's sleep   15 October, 2014
Ebola threat unprecedented: UN   11 October, 2014
Eat wild tomatoes for better health   10 October, 2014
Ebola fears spread as Spanish nurse worsens   10 October, 2014
How binge drinking harms the liver   09 October, 2014
Cigarette packets to devote 85 percent space to warnings   15 October, 2014
US health worker tests positive for Ebola   13 October, 2014
Ebola cases could reach 10,000 per week: WHO   15 October, 2014
Govt to 'liberalise' criteria for approving medical colleges   15 October, 2014
New app designed to overcome jet lag   14 April, 2014
Health insurance reduces mortality among poor   09 October, 2014
Lower testosterone good for relationships   12 April, 2014
Coconut dust used for germinating stronger seeds   12 April, 2014
Ebola burial teams go on strike   09 October, 2014
New device can control heart failure   07 October, 2014
Delhi HC orders segregation of healthy, junk items   23 April, 2014
Dengue cases may be 300 times higher than reported   08 October, 2014
How brain pays attention decoded   12 April, 2014
Movies put viewers' brains on same wavelength   11 April, 2014
India has 6 mn unreported dengue cases: study   08 October, 2014
Drinking milk may prevent arthritis in women   11 April, 2014
Eating poultry, fish may lower liver cancer risk   07 October, 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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