Apr 25

Diabetes can impair hearing: Study

New York: Diabetes can damage the auditory system, new research has found, suggesting that clinicians should include the testing of hearing in managing Type-2 diabetes. The findings, published in the journal Current Diabetes Reports, are based on a review of studies of possible linkages between Type-2 diabetes and hearing impairment. “An association between diabetes and

Living around green spaces checks diabetes, BP

New York: A five-10 minute walk in your neighbourhood park can elevate your oxygen levels but if you aim for overall health, try living amid greenery as it can reduce chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and lipid disorders among the elderly. The findings revealed that higher levels of greenness around homes is associated with a

Half of brain keeps awake during sleep in new places: Study

New York: Ever experienced tossing and turning in bed while staying in a new place and getting up the next morning feeling the after effects of inadequate overnight sleep? Well, a new study has found the cause: New surroundings can interrupt our normal sleeping patterns as half of our brain stays awake to keep watch!

Genes linked to happiness, depression discovered

New York: In one of the largest studies on the genes involved in human behaviour, a team of over 190 researchers from 140 institutions in 17 countries has found genetic variants associated with our feelings of well-being, depression and neuroticism. The researchers, however, advise caution when interpreting the results as genetic variants do not determine

Indian-American scientist engineers T-cells to treat pancreatic cancer

New York: In ground-breaking research, an Indian-American scientist has engineered T-cells — a type of immune cells — to break the pancreatic cancer’s physical and immunological walls using immunotherapy. Dr Sunil Hingorani, member of the clinical research and public health sciences divisions at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and colleagues created T-cells with a high

Heart attack patients receive less treatment for depression: Study

London: People who have suffered a heart attack tend to be more depressed but are less often prescribed anti-depressants than individuals who have not had a heart attack, finds new research. Stress and depression have long been identified as big risk factors for heart attack patients but the study found that such individuals often receive

How we fall asleep and wake up?

New York: Scientists have identified a new mechanism in the human brain that plays a major role in regulating the “switch” between sleep and wakefulness.The researchers focused on a particular brain area, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in the hypothalamus, which acts as the brain’s internal clock and plays a crucial role in determining when we

Low fat diet can cut breast cancer risk

New York: A diet containing low-fat food items is likely to aid women in their post-menopausal phase to keep away from breast cancer as well as lower the mortality risk rates associated with the deadly disease, finds a study.The findings showed that women who stayed on a low fat diet for approximately eight years reduced

News for Ladies: Women who live close to natural vegetation live longer
Study : Women who live close to natural vegetation live longer

Study : Women who live close to natural vegetation live longer. New York: Women who live close to natural vegetation live longer, compared to women with the lowest levels of greenery near their houses, a study has found.According to researchers, women with the highest levels of vegetation around their houses had a 12 percent lower

Cholesterol-lowering drug can kill prostate cancer cells

New York: A compound initially developed to reduce cholesterol molecule levels can not only halt the progression of prostate cancer but can also kill the deadly cancerous cells in the human body, a new study shows.The findings suggest that the potential cholesterol drug, when used in combination with commonly used chemotherapeutic drugs, could represent a

How cancer cells turn healthy cells to the ‘dark side’  

London: Cancer cells force neighbouring healthy tissue into helping with the disease’s growth and spread, a new study has found, shedding light on how cancer cells and normal cells communicate with each other.The findings showed that cancer cells use an altered gene to persuade healthy cells to release unique growth signals, which cancer cells can