Light drinking sharpens memory for people above 60

Adults who are able to continue consuming alcohol into old age are healthier

New York: Research shows that if you are above 60, having a drink or two could sharpen your memory. Adults who are able to continue consuming alcohol into old age are healthier A team of researchers found that for people, aged 60 and above, who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption during late life is associated with higher episodic memory More...

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Infants fed on unprocessed milk were found to have lower levels of the C-reactive protein
By IANS On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Fresh cow’s milk shields babies from infections

London: One reason why children today seem to catch infections more easily may well be the increasing scarcity of fresh cow’s milk, researchers have found. Infants fed on unprocessed milk were found to have More...

They identified 24 suitable trials involving 1622 patients from mixed populations
By IANS On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Viagra may protect your heart

London: An ingredient in Viagra not only can enhance the pleasure between the sheets but can also protect your heart, a study has found. They identified 24 suitable trials involving 1622 patients from mixed populations A More...

The reheated pasta was found to be healthier
By IANS On Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Reheat your pasta to avoid fat

London: Love pasta but hate to add those extra kilos around your waist? Cool it down and reheat it again. The reheated pasta was found to be healthier By doing so, it will change the structure of the pasta into More...

If this happens quickly, then the enzyme is able to go on chewing up antibiotics and the bacterium is resistant
By IANS On Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Drug-resistant bacteria to be soon taken care of

London: In a major breakthrough, researchers have discovered how bacteria destroy antibiotics – a finding that will help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future. If this happens More...

Newborns of such mothers show lower levels of stress hormones and lowered stress response
By IANS On Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Smoking during pregnancy alters newborn’s DNA

New York: Babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy may find it difficult to cope with stressors of daily life later due to an alteration in DNA of a gene that regulates passage of stress hormones from mother More...

The length of telomeres within white blood cells has previously been associated with human lifespan
By IANS On Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Soft drinks may age you as fast as smoking

New York: Daily consumption of half-a-litre of sugared soda is linked with 4.6 years of additional biological aging, effects comparable to that of smoking, finds a new study. The length of telomeres within white More...

It is well known that increasing the number of blood vessels in the injured heart following a heart attack improves its ability to heal
By IANS On Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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A new drug soon for better treatment of heart attack

New York: Some scar-forming cells in the heart have the ability to become cells that form blood vessels required to boosts the heart’s ability to heal after an injury, found an Indian-origin researcher, suggesting More...

She believes this exercise is good for her muscles and bones
By IANS On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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81-year-old woman does 100 push-ups daily

Beijing: An 81-year-old Chinese woman does 100 push-ups daily in just five minutes. She believes this exercise is good for her muscles and bones Li Guochuan from Fujian province has gained a reputation for her passion More...

The politician, who weighs in at more than 20 stone, was not considered to be setting a good example in a country
By IANS On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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Belgium’s new health minister faces ire for being fat

London: Belgium’s new Minister of Public Health, Maggie De Block, is the first political figure to come under fire for being too fat for the job, media reported on Tuesday. The politician, who weighs in at More...