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Potential drug target for Zika, similar viruses identified

The findings showed that disabling SPCS1 -- in both human and insect cells -- reduces viral infection and does not negatively affect the cells themselves.  

Cure for Zika may be on its way

Doctors could soon have a cure for Zika infection after a team of researchers found a way to disrupt Zika and similar viruses from spreading in the body.

Increase vitamin D levels to cut kidney problems

 A deficiency in the amount of vitamin D in the body may lead to high risk of chronic kidney diseases, especially in children, says a new study.

Smoking can hamper breast cancer treatment

 Women who smoke are less likely to respond to breast cancer treatments in comparison to those who abstain from it, and on the contrary they may be negatively affected by it, says a study.

Zika spreading quickly in Puerto Rico: US

The number of Zika infections appears to be increasing quickly in Puerto Rico, US health officials have said, sparking fears that thousands of pregnant women - and their unborn children - could be at risk.

AYUSH ministry releases song for International Yoga Day

The AYUSH Ministry on Friday released a Yog Geet (song) in connection with the celebration of the second International Day of Yoga.

Four hours of physical exercise after learning boosts memory

Doing physical exercises for four hours after learning as it can significantly improve long-term memory and memory traces, a new study suggests.

Exercise can reduce hyperactivity symptoms

ADHD symptoms can lead to depression, low energy and motivation, poor performance at work or school and also increased traffic accidents.

Nutritional supplement could improve Parkinson's treatment

Lack of the neurotransmitter dopamine is thought to cause Parkinson's, a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement.

Overweight teenagers at higher risk of liver diseases later

The study showed that adolescent males with a body mass index (BMI) above 25 are at a 64 per cent increased risk of developing severe liver diseases and liver cell cancer in their late lives. 

Is your workplace dull, unhygienic? You may be at risk of cognitive disorders!

As per a new research, spending long time at such workplace can hamper your brain function, leading to a decline in reasoning, memory, attention and language capabilities.

Upset tummy? Try these mild foods to feel better!

In order to avoid such uncomfortable situations, health experts advise us to keep our diet healthy and simple in summer.

Three babies affected with Zika virus born in US!

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the three babies, whose mothers were infected with Zika, had brain problems like microcephaly, excess fluid in the brain, abnormal eye development and more.

Karnataka becomes third state to ban e-cigarettes in the country

Health Minister UT Khader said that the decision has been taken on the recommendation of the committee on cancer prevention.

15 minutes of exercise may lower death risk in elderly: Study

It was observed that, during the study, as people exercised more, their potential death risk dropped considerably.

Antibiotics may boost harmful gut bacteria

Gastroenteritis is a common side effect of taking antibiotics.

Eat nuts to cut mortality risk from prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed and second most lethal cancer for men.

Key protein in preventing heart attacks identified

Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), a protein that is naturally found in high levels among adolescents, can help prevent arteries from clogging. 

Gujarati girl born without vagina gets a new lease of life!

The gir was born with a condition called MayerRockitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome or MRKH, a rare syndrome which affects the reproductive system, without a vagina, cervix and womb.

 

How overeating can actually make you eat more!

Overeating reduces levels of a hormone that signals the feeling of fullness in the brain, potentially promoting more eating.

Reasons why you should let your kids eat dirt!

Microbial exposure during early life has been linked to greater protection from illnesses such as allergies, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), asthma, obesity, diabetes, etc, later in life.

Here's how much sleep your child should get each night!

A good sleep pattern can lead to better health outcome like improved attention, behaviour, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, mental and physical health.

Is listening to sad music a good option when you're in grief?

But can sad music make you overcome your grief? A new study belives the answer to this is yes, but with a catch.

Bizarre! Ultrasound shows woman having a baby 'sports car'

A man recently shared a picture of his wife's ultrasound which is going viral as it shows that she is pregnant with what looks uncannily like a sports car.

Coffee not linked to cancer, says WHO

Experts at the the International agency for Research on Cancer have said that there is inadequate evidence to suggest that coffee causes cancer and it can't be ascertained on possible assumptions.

Can't give up smoking? This homemade recipe can clean your lungs in just 3 days!

Smoking causes damage to the airways and lungs which leads to the development of this long-term condition. 

Migraine can make women more prone to heart diseases

The findings showed that women with migraine have a higher risk of stroke or heart attacks than those without the condition. 

Rio Olympics won't accelerate spread of Zika, claims WHO

The UN health agency said that only pregnant women should try to skip the August games in Brazil.