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How green tea rids you of oral cancer

Washington, Jan 29 - Green tea consists of an ingredient , which may help kill oral cancer cells, without touching the healthy cells, says a new research.

Associate professor Joshua Lambert at Penn State said that earlier studies had shown that epigallocatechin-3-gallate-EGCG-a compound found in green tea, killed oral cancer cells without harming normal cells, but researchers did not understand the reasons for its ability to target the cancer cells. The current study shows that EGCG may trigger a process in the mitochondria that leads to cell death.

Now, fat-busting jab that can help you get rid of 'double-chin'

fat busting jabLondon, Jan 28 : Researchers have recently developed a new fat-busting injection that can help people get rid of their "double-chin."

The revolutionary treatment, currently in the testing phase, promises to get rid of unsightly fat around the jaw line without have to resort to surgery or dieting, the Daily Express reported.

The procedure involves injecting a specially-formulated chemical, known as ATX-101, into the skin to kill off fat cells, known as "submental fat", or double chins.

The drug was a version of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that occurs naturally in the body to help destroy fat.

Soon, new drug to treat lung cancer

new drug to treat lung cancerWashington, Jan 27 : Scientists have identified a potential new drug target for treating lung cancer.

In a new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers have suggested that targeting a key enzyme and its associated metabolic programming may lead to novel drug development to treat the disease.

How sleep, memory team up to help humans learn

sleepWashington, Jan 26 : A new study has provided a deeper insight into how sleep and memory team up to help humans with learning.

Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep deprived, and studies have shown that sleep is critical in converting short-term into long-term memory, a process known as memory consolidation. But just how that process works has remained a mystery.

Paula Haynes and Bethany Christmann in the Griffith Lab observed, for the first time, that when DPM neurons are activated, the flies slept more; when deactivated, the flies kept buzzing.

Chewing gum can remove millions of oral bacteria

London - Just 10 minutes of chewing gum can remove 100 million bacteria from your mouth, according to a new study which suggests chewing gum may be as good as flossing.

Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands found that chewing gum can trap and remove bacteria from the oral cavity.

In the study, five biomedical engineering students were recruited to chew two different standard types of spearmint gum for various lengths of time ranging from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.

Afterward, the gum was spit into a cup filled with sterile water to be analysed, 'Medical Daily' reported.

Childbearing women on painkillers face double risk of birth defects

Childbearing women on painkillersWashington, Jan 23 : Woman of childbearing age, who use doctor prescribed painkillers, face two times risk of serious birth defects in babies.

Many women are unaware that prescription opioid-based medications such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, or morphine, used to treat severe pain, may increase the risk for birth defects of the baby's brain, spine, and heart, as well as preterm birth when taken during pregnancy. Use of these medications also can cause babies to suffer withdrawal symptoms when born, a condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome or NAS.

How salt helps spike Blood Pressure revealed

saltWashington, Jan 23 : A new study has recently provided a deeper insight into how salt affects brain circuit leading to rise in BP.

An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake "reprograms" the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body's arterial blood pressure from rising.

Prof. Charles Bourque of McGill's Faculty of Medicine said that a period of high dietary salt intake in rats caused a biochemical change in the neurons that released vasopressin (VP) into the systemic circulation.

Blame your taste bud for your obesity

ObeseWashington, Jan 22 : A new study claims that health awareness campaigns fail to help obesity cases as people still make their eating choices based on just taste, and tend to avoid healthy food due to same.

Study's authors Robert Mai and Stefan Hoffmann of Kiel University, Germany, said that despite a recent trend toward healthy eating behaviors, many consumers still tend to over-consume unhealthy foods because of two facts that work in combination.

Unhealthy is widely associated with being tasty, and taste is the main driver of food decisions. There is little research on the conflict between healthiness and tastiness.

Swine Flu situation has taken turn for worse in Telangana; Centre assures all help

Hyderabad, Jan.22 - Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao has said that the swine flu situation in the state is taking a turn for the worse despite the Center giving all assurances of help to prevent its spread.

Addressing media here last evening, Rao said though all measures to arrest the spread of swine flue are being taken on a war footing and there was no need to panic over the possibility of an H1N1 virus epidemic, there are about 30 persons presently under treatment in various hospitals in the state.

Here's how 'social jet-lag' can affect your weight gain and disease risks

social jet lagLondon, Jan 21 : A new research has revealed that people with "social jet-lag" or sleeping patterns which differ significantly between work days and rest days likelier to suffer from obesity and diabetes compared to individuals who are up with the lark even at weekends.

The researchers analysed the sleeping patterns and weight of more than 800 people who have been followed for many years as part of the Dunedin Longitudinal Study in New Zealand, the Independent reported.

Swine Flu: 173 cases registered in AP, Telangana

Hyderabad, Jan. 21 - Swine flu coordinator for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, K. Subhakar on Wednesday said that in 2015, 173 cases of Swine Flu have been registered in both the states.

"In 2015, 173 cases have been registered of the both states, 169 cases in Telengana and four 4 in Andhra Pradesh. This year seven deaths have been registered in Telengana while few cases are registered in just the symptoms," said Dr. Subhakar, the state coordinator of Swine Flu.

New target identified that can lead to potential therapies for Asthma

AsthmaWashington, Jan 20 : Scientists recently identified molecular target that could lead to potential therapies for Asthma.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with collaborators in Korea and Scotland, have identified a novel signaling pathway critical to the immune response of cells associated with the initiation of allergic asthma.

The discovery, they say, could point the way to new therapies that suppress the inflammatory allergic response, offering potential relief to millions of Americans with the chronic lung condition and potentially other allergic diseases.

27 swineflu cases detected in Telangana

Hyderabad - As many as 27 people have tested positive for the H1N1 virus in Telangana and are presently undergoing treatment at the Gandhi Hospital here while 35 cases are under observation for suspected influenza.

Dr K Narasimhulu, coordinator for swineflu at Gandhi Hospital, said they have received four fresh cases of swineflu today from various private hospitals.

"Till yesterday, we had 23 patients undergoing treatment in our hospital. We have received four more cases today. At the same time, 35 suspected cases including 10 children are under observation," Narasimhulu said.

Consuming tree nuts can make your diet quality better

Consuming tree nuts can make your diet quality betterWashington, Jan 20 - Including tree nuts like almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts, in the diet can improve the nutrient adequacy for most nutrients, and with better diet quality.

A new study compares the nutrient adequacy and diet quality of those who consume tree nuts and non-tree nut consumers in a nationally representative population.

Drinking alcohol before sleep linked to sleep disruption

Drinking alcohol before bedWashington, Jan 19 : Scientists have found that people who drink before sleep go on to have disturbed sleep later.

Cure for jet lag comes closer to reality

jet lagWashington, Jan 17 : A new research has revealed about the new therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body's different biological clocks, making jet lags a history.

Physiological changes over the course of a day are regulated by a circadian system comprised of a central clock located deep within the centre of the brain and multiple clocks located in different parts of the body.

Statins may not really be memory-impairing drugs

StatinsWashington, Jan 13 : a new research, which suggests that drugs for high cholesterol or statins don't really impair memory and cognitive function, has cast doubts on the cautionary stance taken by the US Food and Drug Agency (FDA).

Researchers question whether there is substance to FDA's recent warning that statins could affect the memory, attention span and other cognitive abilities of people who take this drug to control high cholesterol.

How quickly smokers metabolize nicotine can predict most effective way to quit

smokersWashington, Jan 12 : A new study has recently revealed that how quickly smokers metabolize nicotine could help in predicting the most effective way to quit smoking.

The findings, from the largest pharmacogenetic study of tobacco dependence treatment to date, reveal that normal metabolizers of nicotine have better quit rates with the non-nicotine replacement therapy drug varenicline (trade name Chantix or Champix) compared with the nicotine patch, whereas slow metabolizers achieve similar quitting success using the nicotine patch but without the side-effects reported with varenicline.

Cancer more often caused by lifestyle than innate biology

World Cancer CongressMelbourne, Jan 12 : A recent research has identified cancer as an environmental disease that is caused mainly by avoidable lifestyle factors.

The new evidence from the recent World Cancer Congress suggests that cancer is more often caused by the environment a person lives in than innate biology, News. com. au reported.

Cancer Council Queensland spokeswoman Katie Clift said that the key to reducing cancer incidence lies in prevention, for example, about 47,000 breast cancer deaths worldwide could be avoided every year if physical inactivity was eliminated as a risk factor.

Meet the woman who gave birth to baby just hour after learning about pregnancy

Washington, Jan. 10 - A woman recently gave birth to a baby girl just an hour after learning about her pregnancy, it has been reported.

Katherine Kropas had no idea she was pregnant with a 10-pound baby until an hour before she gave birth, ABC News reported.

he 23-year-old had few intense back pains, but at first, doctors couldn't find anything wrong with her, so they did an ultrasound and after looking at the report they rushed her off into the labor.

Kropas told WCVB she felt that she'd put on some weight, but figured maybe it was just typical holiday weight gain.

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