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Reusing plastic bottles could do you more harm than good

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Reusing plastic bottles could do you more harm than good

That's because the plastic bottle you're constantly replenishing isn't made to be re-filled - meaning it could have the potential to leach chemicals and harbour harmful bacteria.

Scientists discover genetic interactions that may regenerate heart cells in future

Heart

Scientists discover genetic interactions that may regenerate heart cells in future

The researchers found genes known to form hearts cells in humans and other animals in the gut of a muscle-less and heart-less sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis).

Human enzyme may help find cure for Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease

Human enzyme may help find cure for Alzheimer's disease

A human enzyme that can unravel protein aggregates the hallmark of a number of neurodegenerative diseases has been identified by scientists.

Moderate physical exercise can help older obese adults perform daily activities

Obesity

Moderate physical exercise can help older obese adults perform daily activities

Obesity affects nearly 13 million adults age 65 and older in the United States.

Limit your 'good fat' intake - It can still lead to fatty liver disease

fatty liver disease

Limit your 'good fat' intake - It can still lead to fatty liver disease

In the study, Duwaerts and her colleagues analysed the role of different nutrients in the development of fatty liver disease.

Medicaid: What Obamacare rollback would mean for breast cancer patients

Breast cancer

Medicaid: What Obamacare rollback would mean for breast cancer patients

Women living in lower-income areas in the US with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of the disease as a result of the rollback of the Medicaid coverage, says a study.

Yoga for pain relief? It can actually worsen existing injuries

Yoga

Yoga for pain relief? It can actually worsen existing injuries

Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia explained have warned that yoga, which is mostly used to reduce aches and pains, can also lead to injuries and even worsen the existing injury.

Ahead of GST rollout, NPPA releases ceiling price of 761 medicines - Drugs for diabetes, cancer to get cheaper

Medicines

Ahead of GST rollout, NPPA releases ceiling price of 761 medicines - Drugs for diabetes, cancer to get cheaper

In order to facilitate smooth implementation of GST for companies, we have worked out the provisional ceiling prices of 761 formulations, NPPA Chairman Bhupendra Singh said.

Early antiretroviral therapy may lead to bone loss in patients with HIV

HIV

Early antiretroviral therapy may lead to bone loss in patients with HIV

A recent study has found that early antiretroviral treatment (ART) at the time of diagnosis may lead greater bone loss compared with deferring ART.

Premature babies at great risk of dying from sudden infant death syndrome: Study

Infants

Premature babies at great risk of dying from sudden infant death syndrome: Study

The researchers found that infants born between 24 to 27 weeks had a more than three times higher chance than babies born full term of dying before their first birthday of a sudden unexpected infant death, which is comprised of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths.

IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally conceived kids, says study

Babies

IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally conceived kids, says study

The study was conducted by city-based Indira IVF and states that in many cases babies born through IVF are more brainy and smart.

Humans could regenerate heart cells in future: Study

Heart health

Humans could regenerate heart cells in future: Study

These heart genes generate what engineers calls lockdown loops in vertebrates and flies, which means that once the genes are turned on, they tell each other to stay on in an animal's cells for its entire lifetime.

Night shifts may be obstructing your body's ability to repair DNA damage!

DNA damage

Night shifts may be obstructing your body's ability to repair DNA damage!

Research has shown that melatonin production boosts the activity of the genes involved in the NER pathway.

Control your blood pressure to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease

Control your blood pressure to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Previous research indicated that consumption of dairy products as well as statins could lead to a greater risk of Parkinson’s, while wine could delay the onset.

Children with asthma at greater risk of developing heart failure

Asthma

Children with asthma at greater risk of developing heart failure

New research shows that individuals with a history of asthma from childhood are at a greater risk of developing shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting and eventually heart failure in adulthood.

Dengue and chikungunya: Delhi HC asks AAP govt 'why should people suffer?'

Dengue

Dengue and chikungunya: Delhi HC asks AAP govt 'why should people suffer?'

The development came as the HC was hearing several petitions seeking action taken by the Delhi government and civic authorities to stop the spread of dengue and chikungunya.

Vegetable proteins like whole grain, soy, tofu may protect women from early menopause

Menopause

Vegetable proteins like whole grain, soy, tofu may protect women from early menopause

Early menopause – the cessation of ovarian function before age 45 – affects about 10 percent of women globally.

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

Heart disease

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

According to researchers, people with persistent mental distress, including depression and anxiety, were nearly four times as likely to have died of cardiovascular disease and nearly three times as likely to have died from any cause.

Osteoarthritis: Experts figure out the reason why it affects women more than men!

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis: Experts figure out the reason why it affects women more than men!

Females just seemed more impacted: In total, they had more than 70 biological processes altered compared to males who had closer to 50, the researchers report.

Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk

Autism

Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk

Genetic factors like copy-number variation -- deletions and duplications of repeated DNA -- also lead to the development of autism. 

Urinary tract infection: Why it's so common in women? Symptoms, prevention

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection: Why it's so common in women? Symptoms, prevention

And if you're a woman, your chance of getting a urinary tract infection is high. This is because the urethra is shorter in women than in men, and it is closer to the anus, making it more likely that bacteria are transferred to the bladder.

Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive: Study

Cancer

Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive: Study

NMD is known among the medical community for the role it plays in the development of genetic diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis and some hereditary forms of cancers.

Cancer can be detected through natural sound waves emitted by the human body, say scientists!

Cancer

Cancer can be detected through natural sound waves emitted by the human body, say scientists!

Elastography, sometimes referred as 'seismology of the human body', is an emerging technology used to enhance medical ultrasound imaging.

Let your kids play video games, it will help boost their attention!

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Let your kids play video games, it will help boost their attention!

Playing video games also increased the size and efficiency of brain regions related to visuospatial skills. 

WARNING: Chemicals from bug-repellant sprays can linger in homes for a year!

Bug repellants

WARNING: Chemicals from bug-repellant sprays can linger in homes for a year!

Warmer temperatures can lead to a flurry of unwelcome guests to our house – flies, mosquitoes, fleas, wasps, bedbugs and lice.

Avola almonds: The secret to a fitter, healthier you! - Here's why they are good for daily consumption

Healthy eating

Avola almonds: The secret to a fitter, healthier you! - Here's why they are good for daily consumption

From its superfood properties to its sustainability, Avola almond can help in filling the lost protein and fiber in your body to the fitter you.

Polyarthritis – How it is linked to chikungunya? Symptoms, causes, treatment

Arthritis

Polyarthritis – How it is linked to chikungunya? Symptoms, causes, treatment

People, who are affected with polyarthritis, normally have tender joints with acute pain.

Beware! City's busy noises disrupt heart rhythms; may trigger cardiovascular problems

Heart health

Beware! City's busy noises disrupt heart rhythms; may trigger cardiovascular problems

The study is the first to use sensors to model the short-term impact that city environments can have upon the human body.

Want to stay young forever? Don't drink alcohol

Ageing

Want to stay young forever? Don't drink alcohol

Now, adding weight to the negative effects of alcohol on ageing, a new research suggests the more alcohol you drink, the more your cells appear to age.

Sick building syndrome: Fungal toxins in your house can make you ill

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Sick building syndrome: Fungal toxins in your house can make you ill

Accoding to a group of researchers, there are three types of fungus that can grow on ordinary household wallpaper and spread into the air, leading to serious health consequences.

IMA's new advisory to its members: Refrain from drinking with 'non-doctors'

Drinking

IMA's new advisory to its members: Refrain from drinking with 'non-doctors'

The representative voluntary organisation of doctors has also asked its members to observe dry days on July 1 (Doctors’ Day) and September 5 (Teachers’ day).