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Older fathers may have 'geekier' sons

Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 | IANS | London

Sons of older fathers are more intelligent, more focused on their interests and less concerned about fitting in, all characteristics typically seen in 'geeks', suggests new research. While previous research linked older paternal age to risk of autism and schizophrenia, this study published in Translational Psychiatry suggests that children of...

Breastfeeding may cut mother's heart attack risk

Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 | IANS | London

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother's heart attack and stroke risk later in life, according to new research. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, showed that women who breastfed their babies had about a 10 percent lower risk of developing heart disease or stroke later...

Parkinson's may partly be an autoimmune disease: Study

Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 | IANS | New York

In what could confirm a century-old suspicion, researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity -- in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues -- plays a role in Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder. The finding, published in the journal Nature, raises the possibility that the...

Men gain weight after marriage

Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 | IANS | London

Putting paid to the idea that married couples have better physical health because of increased social support, a new study has found that marriage actually makes men fatter, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem. The findings, published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, confirms the theory...

Grape compounds can kill colon cancer cells

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | IANS | New York

Compounds found in grape skins and seeds can kill colon cancer cells and may eventually lead to treatments to help prevent the condition, say researchers including one of Indian origin. "The combination of resveratrol (found largely in grape skins) and grape seed extract is very effective at killing colon cancer...

African plant extract could treat Alzheimer's disease

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | IANS | London

Raising hope for a novel treatment for Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found that a plant extract used for centuries in traditional medicine in Nigeria could form the basis of a new drug to treat the progressive brain disorder that impairs memory. The study, published in the journal Pharmaceutical Biology, has shown...

Health start-up Cardiotrack to set up operations in Mexico

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | IANS | Bengaluru

Bangaluru-based healthcare start-up Cardiotrack, which provides predictive diagnosis for cardiovascular diseases, on Wednesday said it has entered into an agreement with a Mexican state to set up operations and also invest in a unit to train people. A Letter of Intent (LOI) to this effect was signed with the Governor of...

Australia mulls chest scans to detect lung cancer

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | IANS | Melbourne

Thousands of Australian smokers will be subjected to regular chest scans in an attempt to uncover cancer at the earliest possible stage, it was announced on Tuesday. Results of the trial, being run by the Royal Melbourne Hospital, will inform policy-makers on whether a national screening programme for lung cancer,...

US group favours ban on sale of smartphones to kids under 13

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | IANS | NEW YORK

With the balance between children's screen time and other activities going for a toss in more and more homes, a group in the US state of Colorado has for the first time sought ban on sale of the device to those below the age of 13. Tim Farnum, founder of...

Obesity linked to higher infection risk after bypass surgery

Monday, 19 Jun 2017 | IANS | Toronto

Patients with obesity have a higher risk of infection within 30 days after receiving heart bypass surgery, suggests new research. "Compared to patients with normal BMI, we found that patients with BMI greater than 30 were 1.9 times more likely to report infections after bypass surgery," said Tasuku Terada from...


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12-hr search finds body of woman killed by husband

18 Jun 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A police team, along with sniffer dogs, scanned the whole area of Bonta Park in Civil Lines on Saturday morning to get some clue about a woman murdered by her husband on Friday. After 12 hours search operation, police were able to find the body identified as Komal...

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WB, Jharkhand shine in OORJA football talent hunt

23 Jun 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

The teams of West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand were awarded prizes for securing ranks in two categories of the OORJA CRPF Youth Under-19 Football Talent Contest -2017 that concluded on June 22 at Mega Sports Complex, Ranchi. Both in the Boys and girls category the WB team won the first prize getting Rs 1 lakh reward and trophy to each team...

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