Too much stress may cause infertility among women, says a new research. An expert suggests that yoga and meditation could help in battling with the problem. Former science teacher and yoga therapist, Aliona Salaru says that stress affects the normal hormone balance in women's body and can result in major inconception, reports femalefirst.co.uk. 'Trying to become pregnant can add even more …
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We are aware that fertilisation occurs when an egg and a sperm recognise each other and fuse together to form an embryo. What we do not know is that what triggers this 'life-initiating' handshake. The Izumo protein on the sperm that recognises the egg was identified in 2005 by Japanese researchers who named it Izumo after a Japanese marriage shrine. But its mate on the egg has remained a …
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The eyewear device Google Glass can be a useful tool in surgical settings, a promising research reveals. In a research at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital of Westchester Medical Center in New York, an attending surgeon wore Google Glass daily for four consecutive weeks. A daily log was kept and activities with a potential applicability were identified. 'We were overwhelmed to find that the …
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Gone through a weight-loss surgery recently? Expect changes in appetite and taste of food as a research says after gastric bypass surgery, patients frequently report sensory changes. 'These sensory changes are not all negative and could lead to more weight loss among patients,' said Lisa Graham from Leicester Royal Infirmary in Britain. (Read: Opting for a weight loss surgery? Check these …
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Natural foods provide the best nutrition to the human body and there is no evidence to prove that vitamin supplements can better a person's health, medical experts have said. 'All kinds of natural food if taken in moderation are good for health. Nature is the best. It is better to have natural foods than tablets supplementing vitamins,' Seema Puri, associate professor at the Institute of Home …
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A novel oral drug may protect unvaccinated people who are exposed to measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers said Wednesday, Xinhua reported. Like the flu, measles spreads through the air by breathing, coughing or sneezing. There is typically a two-week window between becoming infected with the virus and the onset of …
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Adhi and Adhri, twin brothers aged one, successfully underwent a first-of-its kind neurosurgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here. The children underwent the surgery March 27, a week after being admitted in the hospital. They were discharged April 5. The media came to know about the medical feat at a press conference here Wednesday. The kids suffered from Craniosynostosis, a …
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The Saudi Arabian government has assured citizens that measures were in place to tackle the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus that has so far claimed 69 lives in the country. After a cabinet meeting Monday, Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja said: 'The Cabinet was reassured about the health situation in general and in Jeddah after the minister's (health …
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A strain of flesh-eating group may affect you in various ways - some of them fatally - and scientists have now discovered how this bacteria exploded into a worldwide epidemic. Only four tiny modifications to group A Streptococcus bacteria caused it to explode into a worldwide epidemic, the study said. 'The first two events were the acquisition of two bacterial viruses,' said infectious disease …
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Gut bacteria have co-evolved with humans over millions of years and helped them adapt to new environments and foods. For the first time, an international team of researchers has deciphered the intestinal bacteria of present-day hunter-gatherers. The Hadza community of Tanzania harbours a unique microbial profile with features yet unseen in any other human group. The findings show that the Hadza …
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Mothers who gorge on junk food during pregnancy may program their kids to crave the same foods and become obese, said a research conducted at Adelaide University. According to this study fathers have not been let off the hook with new research showing men who lose weight and exercise more before they conceive a child can improve the development of the embryo. Research in rats at Adelaide …
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Damage to the central nervous system, the brain and spinal cord, is currently irreparable. But this may change soon as researchers have now discovered that genetic and chemical treatment could help regenerate damaged nerves. Future therapies could help repair nerve damage after people suffer spinal cord injury or brain trauma, said the study. 'Due to the complexity of the structure of the central …
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Researchers have said that many mothers talk to their children in ways that helps them understand moral missteps. The study — co-written by Cecilia Wainryb, Stacia Bourne and Monisha Pasupathi from the University of Utah — observed 100 pairs of mothers and children were aged seven, 11 or 16. Each child was asked to describe one incident where they had helped a friend, and one incident where …
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Researchers have said that the size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week.The findings suggest that recreational marijuana use may lead to previously unidentified brain changes, and highlight the importance of research aimed at understanding the long-term effects of low to moderate marijuana use on the …
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