Health & Fitness
Coffee can reduce diabetes risk Coffee can reduce diabetes risk


Bengaluru, The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table.

'Cafestol', a bioactive substance found in coffee, could help delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes, improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice, according to a study carried out by a team of scientists in Denmark.

This tool can better identify breast cancer risk This tool can better identify breast cancer risk



New York, A machine learning tool can help identify which high-risk breast lesions are likely to become cancerous with 97 per cent accuracy, an advance that may help reduce unnecessary surgeries, a study has revealed.

High-risk breast lesions are biopsy-diagnosed lesions that carry an increased risk of developing into cancer. Surgery is often the preferred treatment option.

But a lot of the lesions do not pose an immediate danger to patients. However, doctors tend to over-screen for breast cancer.

Stress just as unhealthy as junk food Stress just as unhealthy as junk food



New York, If you are reeling under work pressure, find ways to relax. Researchers have found that stress may be just as harmful to your body as a really bad diet.

"We sometimes think of stress as a purely psychological phenomenon, but it causes distinct physical changes," said Laura Bridgewater, Professor at Brigham Young University in Utah, US.

Higher Vitamin D dose may boost bone density in preemies Higher Vitamin D dose may boost bone density in preemies



New York, Higher dosage of Vitamin D in premature and preterm infants may prevent them from rickets, researchers suggested.

Rickets is a disease that leads to softening and weakening of bones in children due to Vitamin D deficiency.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations, all babies must receive routine vitamin D supplementation of 400 international units (IUs) per day.

Magic mushrooms may 'reset' depressed brains Magic mushrooms may 'reset' depressed brains



London, A psychoactive compound occuring naturally in "magic mushrooms" may help reduce symptoms of depression as well as "reset" brain activity in affected patients, a study has shown.

Genes behind evolution of human skin colour identified Genes behind evolution of human skin colour identified



New York, Scientists have identified new genetic variants that sheds light on genetics of skin colour, human evolution as well as explains the risk factors for skin cancer.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found mutations associated with both light and dark pigmentation in diverse African populations that originated more than 300,000 years ago, and some emerged roughly one million years ago, well before the emergence of modern humans.

Broccoli may ward off leaky gut problems Broccoli may ward off leaky gut problems



New York, Suffering from digestive problems like leaky gut and colitis? Consuming three and a half cups of a fibrous vegetable with many nutrients, like broccoli, each day may help maintain a healthy gut, a new study has suggested

21-month-old undergoes successful spinal deformity correction 21-month-old undergoes successful spinal deformity correction


New Delhi A team of doctors has achieved success of a new kind by conducting a deformity correction on a 21-month-old male child who was suffering from a spinal cord deformity called kyphotic deformity -- an excessive 

Drinking black tea may help you lose weight Drinking black tea may help you lose weight


New York, Love to drink black tea? It may be as beneficial as green tea in preventing obesity and promoting well-being, researchers say.

The findings showed that chemicals found in black tea -- called polyphenols -- alters energy metabolism in the liver

Human brains have pipes to drain out waste Human brains have pipes to drain out waste


New York, By scanning the brains of healthy volunteers, researchers have found long-sought evidence that our brains may drain out some waste through lymphatic vessels, the bodys sewer system. 
The research team discovered lymphatic vessels in the dura, the leathery outer coating of the brain.

Skipping breakfast may damage arteries Skipping breakfast may damage arteries


New York, Are you in the habit of missing your breakfast everyday? Beware, you may be at an increased risk of atherosclerosis, a condition in which the arteries tend to harden and narrow due to a build-up of plaque, researchers have warned.

An hour of exercise a week can kill depression An hour of exercise a week can kill depression



Sydney, If you are finding it hard to get time to do exercise on weekdays, do not give up the habit on weekend thinking it may not yield any benefit. Researchers have found that just one hour of exercise every week can help prevent depression.

Electricity from tears could power biomedical devices Electricity from tears could power biomedical devices


London, In a finding that could lead to a non-toxic way to power biomedical devices, scientists have discovered a way to produce electricity from tears.

The researchers observed that crystals of lysozyme, which is a model protein that is abundant in tears as well as in

New pill may halt bone loss and damage New pill may halt bone loss and damage


London, Scientists have identified a new drug which has the potential to halt bone loss caused by osteoarthritis and tackle underlying bone structure changes in diseased joints.

The findings showed that the new drug, known as M1V-711, can reduce bone damage around knee joints as well as