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Childhood stress makes your brain mature faster

Childhood stress makes your brain mature faster

LONDON: Stress in early childhood due to negative experiences such as illness or divorce of parents may lead to faster maturation of certain brain regions, during adolescence, a new study suggests. The study found that these experiences cause faster maturation of the prefrontal cortex and amygdala that also play a role in the control of

High Vitamin D levels associated with low colon cancer risk

High Vitamin D levels associated with low colon cancer risk

NEW YORK: Consuming a Vitamin D rich diet is not only beneficial for your bones but can also keep colorectal or colon cancer at bay, a new study shows. Compared to participants with circulating vitamin D concentrations considered sufficient for bone health, people with deficient concentrations of the vitamin had a 31 per cent higher

Sitting too long without movement may kill you fast

Sitting too long without movement may kill you fast

NEW YORK: Does your job force you to sit for one to two hours at a stretch without moving? Beware, it may raise the risk of dying early than people who sit cumulatively for the same time, but in shorter bouts, a study has warned. The findings showed that people with the greatest amount of sedentary

Here's how insufficient sleep could cost billions

Here’s how insufficient sleep could cost billions

SYDNEY: With the problem of inadequate sleep affecting more and more people around the world, researchers have found that the financial and non-financial costs associated with it could cost a country billions of dollars. For the study, David Hillman of the University of Western Australia and his colleagues attempted to measure the economic consequences of limited

Light exposure during sleep may harm metabolism

Light exposure during sleep may harm metabolism

WASHINGTON: Light exposure at night may not only disrupt sleep but also adversely impact metabolic function, according to a study. “Our preliminary findings show that a single night of light exposure during sleep acutely impacts measures of insulin resistance,” said Ivy Cheung Mason, a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the

Common toothpaste ingredient linked to colon cancer

Common toothpaste ingredient linked to colon cancer

New York: Using triclosan, an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in hand soaps and toothpastes among other consumer products, can potentially cause colon inflammation and cancer, finds a study on mice. The study, reported in Science Translational Medicine, suggests that short-time treatment with low-dose triclosan caused low-grade colonic inflammation, and exaggerated disease development of colitis and colitis-associated

Exercise your legs for healthy brain

Exercise your legs for healthy brain

LONDON: Exercising your legs is necessary for a healthy brain and nervous system, said a new study that showed that neurological health depends on signals sent by leg muscles to the brain and vice versa. The results gave doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological

Drinking too much water may cause brain swelling

Drinking too much water may cause brain swelling

TORONTO: Drinking too much water can cause excess fluid accumulation, leading to dangerously low sodium levels in the blood or hyponatremia – a lifethreatening condition that can result in brain swelling, scientists warn. A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RIMUHC) in Canada uncovered a key piece to the puzzle of

Reading books to kids gives their brain a boost

Reading books to kids gives their brain a boost

NEW YORK: Parents, please take some time out from your busy schedule to read books to your kids and also engage them in the process. Researchers have found that engaging with children while reading books to them gives their brain a cognitive boost. An important point to note is that while reading to children has many benefits,

Smartphone CMR

Smartphone speed, performance critical for leaders of tomorrow: CMR

CyberMedia Research (CMR) today released their latest research report, Mobility@Work, capturing the perspectives of tomorrow’s leaders, especially millennials and other technology professionals around mobility at the workplace. As per the study findings, the key considerations from a Smartphone include agility, capacity, security, and privacy.For the leaders of tomorrow, work is life, and they take pride in ensuring

social awareness autistic adults

Here’s how social awareness can help autistic adults

 A recent study has revealed that a clinician-driven virtual learning platform, tailored to young adults on the autism spectrum, shows improved social competency.The University of Texas research showed that the increase in the socio-emotional and socio-cognitive abilities correlated with brain change. The results included increased activation in the brain’s socio-cognition hub with gains linked to

Indian rural women breast cancer care

Indian rural women often late in seeking breast cancer care

Turns out, Indian rural women are often late in seeking breast cancer care, a research has revealed.According to a research conducted by the Umea University, women in rural India are waiting long before seeking medical care for breast cancer, the reason being lack of self-examination. Most of the Indian women do not know the possibility of

Air pollution cuts growth of working memory in kids

London, Oct 8, Exposure to air pollution on the way to school can have damaging effects on growth of children’s working memory, suggests new research. The study, published in the journal Environmental Pollution, found an association between a reduction in working memory and exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) — fine inhalable particles that have

New Method Found Control HIV Infection

New Method Found to Control HIV Infection

Chandigarh: New Method Found Control HIV Infection. Protein-based new methods have been detected to control HIV infection. It will prevent the HIV virus to spread in the infected person. It means, it will be possible to protect healthy cells from being moderate.The researchers from the University of Southern California have claimed to recognize this protein.


Tomato extracts can fight stomach cancer: study

Tomato extracts can inhibit the growth and malignant cloning of stomach cancer cells, according to a new study that paves the way for novel therapies to treat the deadly disease.Researchers analysed whole tomato extracts for their ability to tackle gastric cancer cell lines.Their antitumoral effect seem not related to specific components, such as lycopene, but

Kids inherit obesity from parents: Research

Mumbai: About 35 to 40 per cent children from all over the world inherit obesity from parents, says a recent research undertaken by University of Sussex even as medical experts here also feel that a similar situation prevails in India. This research is very much relevant to Indian population as around 30 million people in

Research: Indians willing, travel searching soulmate

Indians willing to travel more in search of soulmate: Research

Research: Indians willing, travel searching soulmate New Delhi: The changing lifestyle, increasing urbanisation and greater exposure to liberal culture caused a huge change in the wedding market of India. According to one survey, 2016 has brought phenomenal change in preference of young singles and most of them are willing to travel to find the perfect

Research workshop begins at PAU

Cooperative marketing and mechanisation need of the hour, says Dr Dhillon Ludhiana: The two-day Research and Extension Specialists’ Workshop for Fruits, Mushroom, Agro-forestry along with Post-harvest Management, Farm Power and Machinery, Food Technology and Agri-Economics began at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The Joint Directors of Horticulture and Horticulture Development Officers from the Department of Horticulture, Punjab,

AI startup unites with IIIT to enrich research

New Delhi: Artificial Intelligence research startup Staqu has entered into a partnership with Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi to enrich research in the field. “It is an open and unconstrained partnership that aims to boost research in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning,” Staqu Technologies Co-founder and CEO Atul Rai said.

Three awarded research project of `9 lakh

Fatehgarh Sahib:Pursuing the policy of quality research in academia, three academicians Dr Hardeep Singh Ryait, Prof RS Uppal and Prof Neeraj Sharma from SGPC run- Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib have been awarded research project for harnessing the solar energy . As per college member secretary Amrinder Singh Libra, the funding agency