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Wine may be good for oral health

London: Sipping wine may be good for your oral health, say scientists who found that certain compounds in the drink can fend of harmful bacteria in the teeth and gums. Traditionally, some health benefits of polyphenols have been attributed to the fact that these compounds are antioxidants, meaning they likely protect the body from harm … Continue reading “Wine may be good for oral health”

Scientists find link between chronic pain and diet change

WASHINGTON: Scientists have found that dietary change could be an effective low-cost treatment for people with chronic pain. Preliminary research from a small pilot study carried out in Meru, in eastern Kenya, shows a link between chronic pain and consumption of glutamate, a common flavour enhancer found in western and non-western diets worldwide. The results, … Continue reading “Scientists find link between chronic pain and diet change”

Eating yogurt may reduce risk of heart diseases

NEW YORK: Higher intake of yogurt may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among hypertensive men and women, a new study suggests. According to the researchers, clinical trials have previously demonstrated beneficial effects of dairy consumption on cardiovascular health. Yogurt may independently be related to cardiovascular disease risk. “Our results provide important new evidence that … Continue reading “Eating yogurt may reduce risk of heart diseases”

Eating slowly may help you lose weight

Tokyo, February 14 Trying to shed those extra kilos? Chewing slowly and refraining from eating for two hours before bedtime may help, scientists say. Changes in eating habits were strongly associated with lower obesity and weight (BMI), and smaller waist circumference, according to researchers from Kyushu University in Japan. The findings are based on health … Continue reading “Eating slowly may help you lose weight”

Autism, schizophrenia share molecular traits

LOS ANGELES: Scientists have found that autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share some physical characteristics at the molecular level, specifically, patterns of gene expression in the brain. Gene expression is the process by which instructions in DNA are converted into a product, such as a protein, according to a study published in the journal Science. … Continue reading “Autism, schizophrenia share molecular traits”

Over-the-counter painkillers may influence emotions: study

Washington: Over-the-counter pain medicines such as Ibuprofen may influence how people process information, experience hurt feelings, and react to emotionally evocative images, research has found. In a study published in the journal Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, scientists reviewed previous research suggesting that over-the-counter pain medicine may influence individual’s emotions. Led by … Continue reading “Over-the-counter painkillers may influence emotions: study”

Can McDonald’s french fries cure hair loss?

New York Masks, massages and what not! There are innumerable procedures that we are ready to do for that thick tuft of hair on our head. What if the cure for hair loss had something in common with something totally delicious, like French fries? According to an article in the Inc. Magazine by Peter Economy, … Continue reading “Can McDonald’s french fries cure hair loss?”

Prostate cancer: Symptoms and treatment

New Delhi, February 7 Prostate cancer is extremely prevalent among asymptomatic men throughout the world. As per a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the incidence and mortality estimates per 100,000 age-normalised populations in India are nine and three, respectively. Talking about the risk factors for prostate cancer, Dr Madhu YC, Senior Consultant, Surgical … Continue reading “Prostate cancer: Symptoms and treatment”

Crash diets may harm heart’s ability to pump blood: study

LONDON: Crash diets – that involve drastically cutting calorie consumption for a few weeks – may harm heart function and reduce the organ’s ability to pump blood, an Oxford study has found. Patients with heart disease should seek medical advice before adopting a very low calorie diet, researchers suggest. “Crash diets, also called meal replacement … Continue reading “Crash diets may harm heart’s ability to pump blood: study”

Why drinking red wine is good for your heart

Los Angeles Scientists are developing a new stent that releases red wine antioxidants slowly over time that promotes healing and prevents blood clotting and inflammation. Heart disease occurs when plaque builds up within artery walls blocking the blood flow through tissues in the body, increasing the risk of a heart attack or stroke. While there … Continue reading “Why drinking red wine is good for your heart”