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High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma

The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study. According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung function and a higher risk of childhood asthma. The new ... Read More »

Genetic mutations could be responsible for driving tumour formation

A new study has found that genetic mutations in the form of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may drive tumour formation by blurring cells’ perception of key growth signals. The study, conducted at the University of California, has important implications for understanding and ultimately targeting the defective mechanisms underlying many human cancers. Healthy cells rely on the central Ras/Erk growth ... Read More »

Two fisted, antibody approach could effectively kill ovarian cancer

Researchers have developed a two fisted, antibody approach that can effectively destroy ovarian cancer – the deadliest gynecological disease – and could also be utilised to kill breast, prostate and other solid tumours. According to Jogender Tushir-Singh from the University of Virginia’s (UVA), a major problem with immune therapies for ovarian cancer is that the immune cells intended to kill ... Read More »

Alcohol: Consistent moderate drinking could reduce heart disease risk

A new study published in the BMC Medicine journal linked occasional drinking to a lower risk of heart disease. The data was collected from 6 studies, including 5 from the UK. The researchers examined the drinking patterns of the people and their risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). The research was led by University College London and the University of Cambridge. ... Read More »

This new HIV therapy could boost immunity levels in patients

Turns out, a new HIV drug can reduce the viral replication and increase immune cells in individuals with advanced, drug-resistant HIV infection. Used in combination with existing HIV medications, the drug is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective treatment options, the researchers at Yale University said. For some individuals with HIV, existing drug therapies fail ... Read More »

Energy drinks mixed in alcohol could make you feel more drunk

If you like consuming alcohol with energy drinks, beware. A key ingredient found in energy drinks can worsen the negative effects of binge drinking, reveals a new study. Many people mix energy drinks with alcohol to neutralise the sedative nature of alcohol, tricking people into feeling more awake and less drunk than they really are. Researchers from the University of Portsmouth and the ... Read More »

Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out of activities that are supposed to be fun or relaxing, according to an upcoming paper co-written by a professor who studies time management. The paper argues that when a leisure activity is planned rather than spontaneous, we enjoy it less. That’s because we tend to mentally lump all our scheduled activities ... Read More »

Side effects of aloe vera could be harmful for you. Watch out for these signs

The aloe vera plant is known for its healing properties and has long been used as a herbal medicine. Scientific studies have also shown how that the plant has antidiabetic effects as it reduces blood sugar levels. The plants, which are native to Africa and Indian Ocean islands, are being incorporated into skincare treatments for conditions such as eczema, dandruff and psoriasis. And its ... Read More »

Insulin for diabetes, this pill could end daily painful injections for diabetics

Diabetes patients, rejoice. In what could potentially revolutionise diabetes management for millions of patients, scientists, including those of Indian origin, are developing an insulin pill that could transform how diabetics manage their blood sugar levels. If successful, it could mean an end to the painful injections diabetes patients have to take every day. Given the choice of taking a pill or injecting oneself with a ... Read More »

How to control diabetes, study says this magic pill could help reverse the condition

Scientists have developed a less invasive and effective treatment for reversing type 2 diabetes, one that can offer the same benefits as surgery. In a study published in the journal Nature Materials, researchers administered an oral agent in rats to deliver a substance that could temporarily coat the intestine to prevent nutrient contact with the lining in the proximal bowel and ... Read More »