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Insomnia may increase heart attack, stroke risk: study

Beijing: People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, new research has warned. “Sleep is important for biological recovery and takes around a third of our lifetime, but in modern society more and more people complain of insomnia,” said Qiao He from China Medical University. “Researchers have found associations … Continue reading “Insomnia may increase heart attack, stroke risk: study”

Larger doses of vitamin C may cut common cold duration: study

London: Large doses of Vitamin C – up to eight grammes per day – can significantly reduce the duration of a spell of common cold, scientists have found. Previous studies on different animal species have found that vitamin C significantly prevents and alleviates infections caused by diverse bacteria, viruses and protozoa. Given the universal nature … Continue reading “Larger doses of vitamin C may cut common cold duration: study”

Women who smoke weed more likely to fail addiction treatment

Washington: A new study has suggested that the use of cannabis may impact treatment in women undergoing methadone treatment therapy. Researchers from McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton have found that women in methadone treatment who use cannabis are 82 per cent more likely to continue using opioids. This means that women who use … Continue reading “Women who smoke weed more likely to fail addiction treatment”

Cooking at home, skipping TV during meals may cut obesity risk

xWashington: People who cook meals at home and do not watch TV or videos while eating are less likely to be obese, a new study has found. Researchers from Ohio State University in the US studied about 12,842 survey participants who said that they ate at least one family meal in the week prior to … Continue reading “Cooking at home, skipping TV during meals may cut obesity risk”

Kids who turn off lights more likely to protect nature as adults: study

Washington D.C.: Dear parents, inculcating habits like turning off the lights when not needed and using recycled products and alternative transportation methods during childhood may help your kids develop a feeling of responsibility towards protecting the environment as adults, suggests a study. According to researchers from the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus in Canada, … Continue reading “Kids who turn off lights more likely to protect nature as adults: study”

Man becomes first person to be cured of blood cancer

Washington: In a first, doctors in the US claim to have successfully cured an adult patient with a rare blood disorder in which the body does not produce enough red blood cells, causing progressive organ damage and early death. Physicians employed a technique that avoids the use of high-dose chemotherapy and radiation in preparation for … Continue reading “Man becomes first person to be cured of blood cancer”

7.32 crore people are users of alcohol, drugs: government

New Delhi: An estimated 7.32 crore people in India were users of alcohol and drugs, the Government informed the Lok Sabha today quoting a 2000-01 survey. In a written reply to a question, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said the Social Justice and Empowerment ministry had conducted a national survey on the extent, … Continue reading “7.32 crore people are users of alcohol, drugs: government”

Travel more often to avoid job burnout

New Delhi: “What is this life if, full of care.We have no time to stand and stare.” So, Wego.com, one of the leading travel sites in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, reveals how it’s possible to travel more often throughout your working year, by saving your money, sans job burnout. “Beginning a new year … Continue reading “Travel more often to avoid job burnout”

Personalised microbe-containing lotion may keep skin infections at bay

New Delhi: Researchers have found a new way that may help fight skin infections such as eczema – by putting the body’s own good bacteria into a lotion and then spread that lotion onto the skin to keep harmful microbes at bay. For the study, researchers from University of California, San Diego in the US … Continue reading “Personalised microbe-containing lotion may keep skin infections at bay”

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”