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Our brain is ready for action even at rest: study

Washington: Our brain networks at rest are in readiness for action to execute even the simplest of behaviours, researchers including one of Indian origin have found. Researchers from Wayne State University and Florida Atlantic University in the US used a simple experimental task, having each participant perform a simple motor control behaviour (tapping their forefinger … Continue reading “Our brain is ready for action even at rest: study”

Diabetes in pregnancy may alter fat cells of offspring in adulthood

Washington: When pregnant mothers have diabetes, their children may have altered fat cells that make metabolic diseases in adulthood more likely, a small Danish study suggests. Babies of mothers with diabetes may be exposed to high blood sugar levels in the womb, a condition known as fetal hyperglycemia. “Fetal hyperglycemia affects fat stem cells and … Continue reading “Diabetes in pregnancy may alter fat cells of offspring in adulthood”

Women and minorities face barriers in medical profession: study

Washington: Women and minorities face more barriers to getting ahead in their medical careers, both early in training and later on, researchers say. In one study, Dr. Julie Boiko of the University of California, San Francisco and colleagues found that women are underrepresented among speakers at grand rounds, which are presentations delivered by esteemed doctors … Continue reading “Women and minorities face barriers in medical profession: study”

Yoga classes may help reduce depression: study

Boston: Participating in yoga and deep breathing classes twice a week along with home practice may effectively reduce the symptoms of depression, a new study claims. The findings provide support for the use of yoga-based interventions as an alternative or supplement to pharmacologic treatments for depression, researchers said. “This study supports the use of a … Continue reading “Yoga classes may help reduce depression: study”

Obese people may get less ‘comfort care’ at the end of life

Obese people in the U.S. may not receive the same kind of care at the end of their lives as people who are thin or normal weight, suggests a new study. Before they died, obese patients were less likely to enroll in hospice care, spent less time in hospice and were less likely to die … Continue reading “Obese people may get less ‘comfort care’ at the end of life”