New drug can create ‘good’ fat to combat obesity

New York: Scientists have identified a new drug that can create beneficial “brown” or “good” fat to boost metabolism, combat obesity and Type II diabetes. Brown fat, unlike white fat, helps the body burn energy through heat Researchers from Gladstone Institutes San Francisco in the US treated mice with a drug called bexarotene More...

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By Agencies On Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

New York: Maintaining high levels of fitness through physical activity such as walking, jogging, swimming, or dancing may increase brain function and boost memory — the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer’s More...

By Agencies On Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Weight lifting exercises may cut risks of heart disease, diabetes

Toronto: Your new year resolution of hitting the gym to indulge in some weight lifting exercises may not only help you tone those muscles, but also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as Type 2 diabetes, More...

By Agencies On Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Vitamin D deficiency may up chronic headache risk in elderly men

London: Deficiency in the levels of Vitamin D may increase the risk of chronic headache in middle-aged and older men, according to a new study. Vitamin D deficiency has also been associated with chronic tension-type More...

By Agencies On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

New drug shows promise in repairing failing hearts

New York: A new experimental drug has shown promise in restoring cardiac function after heart failure, according to results of an early human trial. Heart failure, characterised by a loss of cardiac function, is More...

By Agencies On Monday, December 26th, 2016

Why music has a profound effect on our moods, emotions

London: Listening to sounds such as music and noise has a significant effect on an individuals’ moods and emotions, possibly as a result of brain dopamine regulation — a neurotransmitter strongly involved More...

By Agencies On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Vitamin D may help prevent diabetes, heart disease

New York: Sunbathing or vitamin D supplements may help restore good bacteria in the gut and help prevent metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that are risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, new research More...

By Agencies On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Gene-editing technology identifies new HIV treatment targets

New York: Using a gene-editing technology, scientists have identified three human genes essential for HIV infection, a finding that may promise new targets for treatment of the deadly infection. HIV virus has only More...

By Agencies On Saturday, December 17th, 2016

BP lowering drugs may block cancer invasion

London: Drugs used to lower blood pressure can potentially block breast and pancreatic cancer invasion by inhibiting their cellular structures, say researchers. The targets of these drugs were not known to be present More...

By Agencies On Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Suffering from mental illness? Adopt a pet

London: For individuals suffering from various mental illness, pets can provide them with unconditional support as well as help manage stigma, a research suggests. Pets played a central role in the social networks More...