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Hearing loss may up cognitive decline with age: Study

Hearing loss may up cognitive decline with age: Study

Study found that almost half of the participants had mild hearing impairment, with 16.8 per cent suffering moderate-to-severe hearing loss.

Feb 13, 2019, 16:14 PM IST
Regularly consuming 'ultraprocessed' foods increases risk of early death: Study

Regularly consuming 'ultraprocessed' foods increases risk of early death: Study

Ultraprocessed food consumption was associated with younger age, lower income, lower educational level, living alone, higher BMI and lower physical activity level.

Feb 12, 2019, 17:21 PM IST
Researchers identify gene to treat alcoholism

Researchers identify gene to treat alcoholism

Furthermore, the team unraveled a link between alcohol and how it modulates the levels of activity of this particular gene.

Feb 09, 2019, 16:53 PM IST
Here’s how exercise may protect against Alzheimer

Here’s how exercise may protect against Alzheimer

An earlier study a few years back discovered a hormone called irisin that is released into the circulation during physical activity.

Feb 09, 2019, 15:33 PM IST
Exercise may help fight depression in seniors: Study

Exercise may help fight depression in seniors: Study

Researchers analysed blood samples and changes to muscle and determined that three months of the exercise was enough to enhance gene expression within the skeletal muscle.

Feb 08, 2019, 13:17 PM IST
Researchers develop new prostate cancer prediction tool: Study

Researchers develop new prostate cancer prediction tool: Study

However, current tools used to predict prostate cancer progression are generally subjective in nature, leading to differing interpretations among clinicians.

Feb 08, 2019, 11:55 AM IST
Nicotine addiction while pregnant alters genes: Study

Nicotine addiction while pregnant alters genes: Study

Active dopamine, known as the "feel good" hormone, might seem a good thing at first glance.

Feb 07, 2019, 15:47 PM IST
HIV drug could treat Alzheimer's finds new study

HIV drug could treat Alzheimer's finds new study

The team tested six different HIV reverse transcriptase inhibitors to see if they could block L1 activity and the interferon response.

Feb 07, 2019, 13:58 PM IST
Exercise may improve thinking skills in young individuals: Study

Exercise may improve thinking skills in young individuals: Study

The specific set of thinking skills that improved with exercise is called executive function.

Feb 06, 2019, 13:54 PM IST
Researchers find new treatment for Chlamydia

Researchers find new treatment for Chlamydia

The new gene therapy uses a unique nanoparticle that enables siRNA to enter the cells, reduce Chlamydia`s ability to bind and destroy invasive bacteria and prevent the disease from spreading.

Feb 06, 2019, 12:51 PM IST
Good quality diet can lower type 2 diabetes risk: Study

Good quality diet can lower type 2 diabetes risk: Study

The study, recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that all five high-quality dietary patterns were inversely associated with risk of diabetes.

Feb 06, 2019, 12:18 PM IST
Fruits and vegetables important for mental, physical well-being: Study

Fruits and vegetables important for mental, physical well-being: Study

People who do eat more fruit and vegetables report a higher level of mental well-being and life satisfaction than those who eat less, says research.

Feb 06, 2019, 12:12 PM IST
Eat flaxseed to improve health, reduce obesity

Eat flaxseed to improve health, reduce obesity

Bacteria levels in both the cellulose and flaxseed groups returned to healthier levels when compared to the high-fat group, study revealed.

Feb 05, 2019, 17:46 PM IST
Men's brains diminish faster than women's: Study

Men's brains diminish faster than women's: Study

Older women tend to score better than men of the same age on tests of reason, memory and problem solving.

Feb 05, 2019, 15:51 PM IST
Climate change can affect immune system: Study

Climate change can affect immune system: Study

As part of the study, researchers investigated how high temperatures affect mice infected with influenza virus.

Feb 05, 2019, 15:30 PM IST
Mindfulness, sleep may reduce exhaustion in entrepreneurs: Study

Mindfulness, sleep may reduce exhaustion in entrepreneurs: Study

The team found that the entrepreneurs who slept more, or who engaged in the highest levels of mindfulness exercises, reported lower levels of exhaustion.

Feb 05, 2019, 15:22 PM IST
'Seek-and-destroy' therapy may help treat prostate cancer: Study

'Seek-and-destroy' therapy may help treat prostate cancer: Study

This means that new therapeutic approaches are urgently needed for these patients.

Feb 05, 2019, 13:12 PM IST
Liver drug may slow Parkinson's progression

Liver drug may slow Parkinson's progression

The effectiveness of the drug will be assessed with two novel approaches.

Feb 05, 2019, 13:02 PM IST
Graphene biosensor could diagnose lung cancer early

Graphene biosensor could diagnose lung cancer early

The team believes this could be the first step towards creating new, improved and cheaper e-nose devices that could give the earliest possible lung-cancer diagnosis.

Feb 04, 2019, 15:35 PM IST
New clues to controlling HIV found

New clues to controlling HIV found

The team has developed new laboratory-based methods for identifying antiviral T cells and assessing their ability to recognise diverse HIV sequences.

Feb 04, 2019, 12:39 PM IST