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Home-made foods for infants not always a healthy choice: Study

London: Home-cooked meals specifically made for infants and young children, are not always healthier than commercially available baby foods, new research suggests. The findings indicated that home cooked meals, which are often perceived as the best option, usually exceed energy density and dietary fat recommendations. Home cooked meals also provided 26 per cent more energy

Nasal irrigation good for patients with chronic sinus: Study

London: Advising patient with chronic sinus congestion to use nasal irrigation — a popular nonpharmacologic treatment — improved their symptoms, but steam inhalation did not, results of a new trial show. “We have found that even a very brief intervention of a video showing patients how to use saline nasal irrigation can improve symptoms, help

We touch smartphones at least 2,617 times a day: Study

New York: As smartphones become centre nucleus of our lives, a new study says that we touch our smartphones 2,617 times a day on average — and the heaviest smartphone users are clicking, tapping or swiping on their devices 5,427 times a day. The research firm Dscout, which specialises in consumer reactions to products, recruited

Cancer risk may rise before and after diabetes diagnosis: Study

Toronto: Individuals with Type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk of developing cancer before and immediately after their diagnosis, says a study. The findings showed that the highest risk appears shortly after a diabetes diagnosis. Cancer incidence was also significantly higher in persons with diabetes within the first three months after diagnosis, but

Like humans, cockroaches use GPS to move around

New York: Rats, humans and cockroaches have a system similar to the Global Positioning System (GPS) in their heads that allows them to navigate new surroundings, researchers have discovered. A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University in the US recorded the activity in the brain of a restrained cockroach and found that insects

Smoking weed and tobacco in joints cuts motivation to quit

New York: People who smoke tobacco along with cannabis, such as in joints, not only do so to save money but also to increase the efficiency of inhalation. A study says that this mixing can reduce the motivation to quit the drug and increases the risk of dependency. While one billion people use tobacco, cannabis

Kids raised by single mothers are well-adjusted

London: Children brought up by single mothers are generally well-adjusted, with positive feelings about family life, a new study says. The findings showed that children raised in both heterosexual two-parent families and single mother families had no significant differences in adjustment. “Between the ages of 4 and 9, donor-conceived children in solo mother families generally

‘Canned food may expose you to hormone-disrupting chemical’

Los Angeles: Consuming canned food may expose people to a chemical which is linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other health effects, a new study has claimed. The study highlights the challenges consumers face in trying to limit their exposure to the hormone-disrupting chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), a compound used to make, among other things,

WBC to study alleged doping abuse case of Russian boxer Povetkin

Moscow: The World Boxing Council (WBC) will be reviewing the alleged doping abuse case of Russian heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin next week and the fighter will be in attendance. “We are submitting documents and will be providing explanations,” a spokesman of his team told Tass on Friday. “Next week the boxer and his team will

E-cigarettes act as ‘roadblock’ to tobacco: study

London: E-cigarettes are playing a key role in reducing the likelihood of young people smoking, in many cases acting as a ‘roadblock’ to combustible tobacco, a new study has claimed. In detailed qualitative interviews with young people aged 16 to 25 in UK, the majority of participants viewed e-cigarettes as having reduced – not increased

IITs, TIFR top in collaboration with industry and government: Study

Kolkata: The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) have emerged as leaders in university-industry-government (UIG) collaborations in the last decade, according to new analysis of India’s research and innovation landscape. UIG collaborations were mapped based on data corresponding to all research publications indexed in Web of Science database

Night shifts affect women more than men: Study

London: Sleep is an important part of our biological cycle and disruption to a good night’s sleep, especially after working in night shifts, may affect women’s brains more than men’s, say researchers. The findings revealed that the circadian effects — the 24-hour biological cycle — on brain performance was significantly stronger in women than in

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

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