Summercoolers

Summercoolers

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 | Pioneer

Dragon Fruit: The dragon fruit is a pink-skinned fruit with white flesh. It is sweet and sour in taste. Dragon fruit is low in calories but is packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in anti-oxidants which helps fight the chronic diseases. It also contains prebiotics, that can...

Air pollution linked to premature death risk

Air pollution linked to premature death risk

Friday, 23 August 2019 | IANS | Sydney

Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to increased deaths due to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, warn researchers. Conducted over a 30-year period, the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, analysed data on air pollution and mortality in 652 cities across 24 countries and regions.  The researchers found that...

Sitting for over nine hours a day may up risk of early death: Study

Sitting for over nine hours a day may up risk of early death: Study

Thursday, 22 August 2019 | PTI | London

Higher levels of physical activity -- regardless of intensity -- are associated with a lower risk of early death in middle aged and older people, a study claims. The findings, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), also show that being sedentary, for example sitting for 9.5 hours or more a...

Quit smoking to cut heart disease risk

Quit smoking to cut heart disease risk

Thursday, 22 August 2019 | IANS | New York

Heavy cigarette smokers can reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by 39 per cent within five years if they quit, researchers said. It takes at least five to 10 years and perhaps up to 25 years after quitting, for CVD risk to become as low as that of a person...

Air pollution linked with risk of mental disorders: Study

Air pollution linked with risk of mental disorders: Study

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 | PTI | Washington

Exposure to air pollution may be associated with an increased risk of developing bipolar disorder and depression, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Chicago in the US suggest a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders. "Our studies in the...

Microgravity used to create cells with stem cell properties

Microgravity used to create cells with stem cell properties

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 | IANS | Chennai

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) have found that subjecting cancer cells to microgravity results in the formation of giant cancer cells with stem cell properties. In a statement issued here on Tuesday, IIT-M said these cells can conceivably be used for cancer research and drug development. Stem cells are...

Cellphone breaks not good for your brain: Study

Cellphone breaks not good for your brain: Study

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 | IANS | New York

Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, a new research has found. "Cellphones may have this effect because even just seeing your phone activates thoughts of checking messages, connecting with people, access to...

Studycentre

Studycentre

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 | IANS

Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers. The study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, is based on analyses of registry data, collected in the European database ESADA, on a total of some 20,000...

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