A new study has found that most people aren’t aware about the difference between natural and added sugars, but consumers who are more concerned about what types of sugars are in their drinks are more likely to choose a less-sweetened beverage. Gail Rampersaud, a University of Florida registered dietitian, and Lisa House, a UF food and resource economics professor teamed with other UF …
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In what could turn out to be a major breakthrough in the surgical world, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Alabama-Birmingham prepared for a shoulder replacement surgery using, surprisingly, the Google Glass. Google’s contribution to technology can let an expert lend a helping hand in the operating room, even when he or she is in another part of the world, CBS News reported. Dr Brent …
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A new study has revealed that prescribing both a stimulant and an antipsychotic drug to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), along with teaching parents to use behaviour management techniques, reduces aggressive and serious behavioural problems in the children. The study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was …
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In a new study, researchers including an Indian origin scientist have described the beneficial effects of the algal culture in supporting healthy cholesterol balance. Wayne State University's Department of Nutrition and Food Science found that the fractions and isolates derived from Health Enhancement Products proprietary algae culture 'PAZ' (formerly referred to as 'ProAlgaZyme') were a viable …
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Scientists have developed a new hand-held optical device that can detect eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration, with just a simple scan of the retina. The tool, which is about the size of a hand-held video camera, scans a patient’s entire retina in seconds and could aid primary care physicians in the early detection of a host of retinal diseases. The new …
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A team of researchers have uncovered a new genetic clue that contributes to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The team, known as the SIGMA (Slim Initiative in Genomic Medicine for the Americas) Type 2 Diabetes Consortium, performed the largest genetic study to date in Mexican and Mexican American populations, discovering a risk gene for type 2 diabetes that had gone undetected in …
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A team of researchers has discovered new genes, pathways and cell types that are involved in inherited susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The study was conducted by Dr. Robert M. Plenge from the Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute in the USA and Dr. Yukinori Okada from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in Japan in collaboration with colleagues from 70 …
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A new study has revealed that women drinkers are more susceptible to the damaging effects of alcohol than men because they are generally smaller in stature and have less body water when compared to men. 'As a result, women who are already predisposed by genetics to have liver disease should limit their alcohol consumption or stay away from alcohol altogether,' Dr. Howard Monsour, chief of …
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A team of researchers has completed a comprehensive genomic analysis of cervical cancer in two patient populations and has identified recurrent genetic mutations not previously found in the disease, including at least one for which targeted treatments have been approved for other forms of cancer. The study by researchers from the Boston area, Mexico, and Norway also shed light on the role human …
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First the facts. The number of diabetes patients in India is expected to reach 100 million by 2030, according to the latest Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study. And the number of type 2 diabetics is rapidly increasing in our country. To add to their woes, researchers in Mexico and the US have uncovered a new genetic clue that contributes to an increased risk of developing type 2 …
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Singer Sharon Osbourne has donated 10,000 pounds to the family of a terminally-ill young man who has only months to live after suffering from bowel cancer. The 'X Factor' judge, who had beaten colon cancer 10 years ago, sent a supportive message to 23-year-old bowel cancer-sufferer Ryan Glenny, known by his middle name Felix. She also urged him to continue to fight the illness and offered his …
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Rheumatoid arthritis, which afflicts nearly one crore people in India and affects the young and the old alike, is not merely a physical disability but also affects the human life span. Here is a good news for such patients. Large-scale genetic studies can assist in identifying new drugs for complex disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, says an international study. Rheumatoid arthritis is an …
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The over-use of antibiotics by the agriculture and aquaculture industries is posing a threat to public health, and the way out is to impose a fee on their 'non-human use', says a new paper. A good 80 percent of the antibiotics in the US, for instance, is used in agriculture and aquaculture to increase food production, says the paper, published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of …
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