London, Dec 10 : Like your skin, even your tresses need some extra tender care and love in the winter season. It's wise to concentrate on keeping your roots clean and choosing the right products, suggests an expert.
Raghu Reddy, a hair loss specialist at the Private Clinic of Harley Street, gives out some hair tips for healthy hair during winter, reports femalefirst. co. uk.
Here are some suggestions:
Washington, Dec 10 : Nicotine replacement gums or popular drugs prescribed to help people quit smoking may not pose serious heart risks in users, according to a study.
In recent years, there have been concerns that some smoking cessation products may have serious cardiovascular risks.
Malaria research & development will need more than $8 billion over the next decade (2013-2022) to fight back the deadly disease, according to a report by an independent nonprofit research group called Policy Cures.
The report titled, "From Pipeline to Product: Malaria R&D Funding Needs into the Next Decade" said that governments will require to spend $8.5 billion on research & development to find preventions and cures for the disease that threatens nearly 50 per cent of the world's population.
Sagami Rubber industries Co Ltd, a Japanese condom manufacturer, has claimed to have produced the world's thinnest condoms, which measure merely 1/6th of a human hair in thickness.
The new condom called "Sagami Original 0.01," as the name suggest is just 0.01 millimeters thick. It may be noted here that an average human hair measures 0.06 millimeters in thickness.
It took more than ten years for Sagami Rubber to design and develop the new condom. The company put as many as 20,000 condoms through rigorous stress tests to make sure they do not fail when used.
Washington, Dec 9 : In a major breakthrough researchers have reported how meditation impacts genes and their actions, which results in swift recovery from a stressful situation.
A new study by researchers in the US, Spain and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of mindfulness meditation.
The study investigated the effects of one day intensive mindfulness practice (intensive focus) in a group of experienced meditators compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities.
Washington, Dec 7 : Researchers have discovered a way of traversing the blood-brain barrier, as well as a similar physiological obstacle in the eye, the retinal-blood barrier.
Led by Henry Daniell, a professor in Penn's School of Dental Medicine's departments of biochemistry and pathology and director of translational research, the researchers began their work by considering how they might breach the blood-brain barrier.
Daniell hypothesized that a molecule might be permitted to cross if it was attached to a carrier that is able to pass over, as a sort of molecular crossing guard.
London, Dec 7 : A new research suggests that an anti-tuberculosis vaccine could prevent multiple sclerosis.
A small-scale study by researchers at the Sapienza University of Rome has raised hopes that the disease can be warded off when early symptoms appear, the BBC reported.
More research is needed before the BCG vaccine can be trialled on MS patients.
The MS Society said the chance to take a safe and effective preventative treatment after a first MS-like attack would be a huge step forward.
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Keep your nails healthy by focussing on cleanliness. Try olive oil, milk cream and acetone-free nail polish removers for clean and healthy nails.
Preethi. S, training head, Naturals Salon Training Academy, doles out tips for perfect nails:
- Take a bowl of olive oil and soak your nails in it. Leave them in it for 10 minutes then wipe off excess oil with cotton wool.
- After washing hands, apply a hand cream to prevent them from drying up. Dry nails have more chances of breaking.
- To further avoid dryness, use nail polish removers that are acetone-free.
New York, Dec 5 : Vegetarians often get to hear how boring their life is sans meat. But eating fake meat all the time simply kills the appetite. There are vegetarian dishes that no longer excite people who stay miles away from meat.
Huffingtonpost. com shares a list of worst vegetarian foods:
* Any kind of fake meat: Most of the time these products don't taste anything close to the real ones.
London, Dec 5 : Scientists have linked inadequate sleep to mood disturbances and lower quality of life in extremely obese people, said a study.
"There was a clear association between the sleep problems such as short sleep duration, and the psychological disorders, and with quality of life," said G. Neil Thomas, lead supervisor, study methodology lead, and reader in epidemiology at the Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Birmingham in Britain.
The study results appear in the December issue of the journal Sleep, reports the Science Daily.
Toronto, Dec 5 : The father's absence during a the critical growth periods of children may lead to their turning to drugs and crime when they become adults, new findings show.
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Quebec said that the absence of a father during the growing years leads to impaired social and behavioural abilities in adults.
The scientists, who conducted the study on mice raised only by their mother, found that they were more aggressive and had abnormal social interactions.
London, Dec 3 : If exposure to sun, dry winds, pollution take a toll on the skin, there are other skin spoilers too. An expert recommends combating the problem by adding antioxidants to the diet, using fruit mask and much more.
Geeta Sidhu-Robb, CEO and founder of health and wellness company Nosh Detox Delivery, shares a list of factors that harm the body's largest organ, reports femalefirst. co. uk:
- Pollution: It leads to the production of "free radicals" that can wreak havoc on the skin.
Sydney, Dec 3 : Facebook posts can be used to predict whether a user has a range of 'dark' personality traits, Swedish researchers have revealed.
Researchers at Sweden's Sahlgrenska Academy and Lund University analysed Facebook status updates by 300 Americans, to measure the significance of words and tested the users for a number of personality traits from extrovert to psychopathic or neurotic.
Washington, Dec 2 : Scientists have discovered how memories are stored in specific brain cells. The new study also pinpoints how these incidents are recalled.
Using a video game in which people navigate through a virtual town delivering objects to specific locations, a team of neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania and Freiburg University has discovered how brain cells that encode spatial information form "geotags" for specific memories, and are activated immediately before those memories are recalled.
Chandigarh, Dec 2 : Having devised and successfully carried out a new technique to remove a rare tumour of the kidney through a minimal invasive method, a surgeon from Chandigarh's Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has had the technique being named after him.
The "Santosh PGI Technique', named after PGIMER's assistant professor of urology Santosh Kumar, has been acknowledged by the Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery, the official journal of the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery and the Asia Endosurgery Task Force.
London, November 30 : Research has shown that aspirin could be a cheap and simple way to prevent dementia and cancer.
Scientists said that preliminary tests have proven that the common pill which is already routinely taken to protect against coronary disease, heart attacks and stroke, may prevent the two chronic illnesses as well, the Daily Express reported.
Research team leader Professor Mark Nelson added that the study will start next summer and results are expected by 2018. (ANI)
New Delhi, Nov 29 : Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Friday advised Indians to get regular eye check ups done.
"A society that gives importance to their health continues to thrive," he said at the launch of the country’s first institute dedicated to glaucoma and retina problems here.
Set up by Eye Q, a chain of eye care hospitals, the super-specialty centres offer the latest technology and medical skills to benefit people suffering from complicated cases of glaucoma and conditions arising in the retina.
It offers services like comprehensive screening examinations, eye pressure tests and intricate surgeries.
Washington, Nov 28 : American scientists have synthesised a novel nanoparticle that can be taken orally by patients as a pill instead of receiving injections.
Drugs delivered by nanoparticles hold promise for targeted treatment of many diseases, including cancer. However, the particles have to be injected into patients which has limited their usefulness so far.
Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have now developed a new type of nanoparticle that can be delivered orally and absorbed through the digestive tract.
London, Nov 27 : British researchers have claimed Wednesday that taking Modafinil, a drug typically used to treat sleep disorders along with anti-depressants, reduces the severity of depression more effectively than taking anti-depressants alone.
The new study by the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the University of East London and the King's College London, was published in the online Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
Researchers claimed that the new findings would help many individuals for whom anti-depressants give little or no relief.
New York, Nov 27 : Relaxing on sun-kissed beaches or at lush green destinations may sound exciting, but taking a flight to get there may not be so thrilling. Don’t fret as there are ways to get over flight anxiety.
Here’s a guide to help you conquer your flight fears, reports huffingtonpost. com:
- Figure out your fear: The first step is to find out what triggers your fear. Different aspects of flying can trigger different fears, depending on the person. For instance, one person may be afraid of turbulence and feel nervous during a normal takeoff. There can be others who are scared of spread of germs in a confined space.