Findings of a new study have shown that people who have higher amounts of fat stored in their body usually face difficulty in losing weight despite numerous efforts. Researchers gave these conclusions after carrying out experiments on lab mice.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and Toho University in Japan found said they found that certain fat cells produce a protein that slow down the process of weight loss.
These fats cell also signal the body to hold the fat and therefore show less response to efforts made for weight loss.
One more breakthrough of combining technology and tattoo is on way, as a team called Chaotic Moon has invented a tech-powered skin emblem that has gone beyond just body expression to a fitness tracker. The tracker known as Tech Tat can reportedly monitor vital biometrics, and it is still in its development stage.
The great minds behind Tech Tat revealed in an interview that the tattoo functions by linking different sensors, battery and transfer components with the help of an electro-conductive paint material. Seeing the success rate of this one-of-its-kind invention, it will be able to check the vital signs such as heart and pulse rates of a person soon.
According to a latest study, children with pet dog at their home have less chances of suffering from anxiety in comparison to their peers. Tech Times wrote that earlier research has shown that adults with canine companions have better mental and physical health, but not much is known about pet dogs’ effects on children.
During the present study, a group of researchers assessed 643 children from the age group 6-7 years, who were registered in a pediatric primary care clinic in upstate New York.
Weeks after facing criticism from doctors, patients and other drugmakers for increasing the price of a life-saving medicine over five times, Turing Pharmaceuticals has reneged on its promise of cutting the $750-per-pill price.
The small biotech company has instead decided to cut what it charges hospitals for its parasitic infection treatment, Daraprim, by up to 50%. Most of the co-payments by patients will be capped at $10 or less per month, however, insurers are going to be stuck with the bulk of the $750 tab. This will drive up insurance costs and future treatment.
During the unveiling of the new 2017 Fiat 124 Spiderat the Los Angeles Auto Show earlier this week, an ad for the two-seater vehicle, featuring Charlie Sheen driving wildly in the latest roadster, was notably absent.
On November 3,during a sneak preview of the latest Fiat 124 roadster at the Fiat Chrysler headquarters in Auburn Hill, Michigan, some reporters were shown the video, which was still incomplete.
Sheen went on the Today show on November 17, and told the world that he was HIV positive, which he kept a secret for 4 years. Soon the news over Sheen's former partners feeling annoyed as he allegedly didn't tell them prior having sexual relations with them, spread everywhere.
Giving progesterone to women does not help in preventing recurrent miscarriage, as per a study on Wednesday. Women who have had three of more miscarriages could not avail the benefits of progesterone, the study said.
Earlier, it was assumed that giving supplemental progesterone to pregnant women in first trimester could reduce the chances of miscarriage. Some past studies have even proposed that risk of recurrent miscarriages could be lowered in women with a history of miscarriages by giving progesterone.
Seeing Thanksgiving and other holidays approaching, the tight-pants syndrome may come sooner than one thinks. On an average, an average American will consume 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving, says the Calorie Control Council. Sara Wilson, Senior Director of Clinical Nutrition at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City has ways to suggest to shed those extra pounds.
Sleep is vital - Convincing evidences are available that state that sleep can affect hormone levels, which control hunger and fullness. Therefore, it is important to have a proper sleep of seven to eight hours. Insufficient sleep increases chances of overeating and urge to eat carbohydrate-rich food.
One thing is not been passed from mother to child in New York and that is for the good, HIV. It has happened for the first time since record-keeping has started that no mother has delivered a baby testing positive for the virus leading AIDS.
It is a proud moment for the state as statistics reveal that New York two decades back had one of the maximum cases of maternal transmission rates. In 1990, around 1,900 HIV-positive mothers delivered babies and out of them, 700 tested positive for HIV.
Five years back, the number had reduced to 500 and only three babies were infected and today, there is no case. Dan O’Connell, director of the state’s AIDS Institute, has termed the dramatic decline as ‘pretty terrific stuff’.
Generally, people turn to smartwatch or a fitness band when it comes to tracking their health like how many steps taken in a day, number of calories burnt and heart rate among other things. But soon, biometric tattoo is going to take the place of such gadgets.
Chaotic Moon Studios has been working on temporary tattoos that are a mix of sensors and conductive paint. These tattoos will be equipped to track everything about the wearer even their location. This aspect can prove useful to make remote checkups if possible with doctors.
Dogs are an important part of many families. They are the playful ones, jokers and the troublemakers. But, have you ever wondered that their presence can also do something more serious, such as prevent anxiety in kids? According to a newstudy, kids, who have dogs at their home are less anxious. The study has come up as the latest proof of the beneficial ‘pet effect’.
Researchers explored this question in a study named‘Pet Dogs and Children’s Health: Opportunities for Chronic Disease Prevention’ released on Wednesday.
During the study, scientists from New York’s Bassett Medical Center evaluated 643 children older than 18 months to list the anxiety levels of the ones with and without pooches.
Generally it is said that an individual becomes all set for bed soon after Thanksgiving dinner as the turkey he consumes is full of tryptophan, which brings along drowsiness. This is just a myth, a line often said but not true.
Tryptophan is an amino acid. It is a precursor for the brain chemical serotonin, which is linked to healthy sleep. However, turkey doesn’t have tryptophan more than other common meats such as beef and chicken.Foods like nuts and cheeses have more tryptophan.
Tryptophan has the ability to make you feel sleepy on its own, but the presence of other amino acids can limit its effects, and many of such amino acids are present in turkey.
A latest government report has shown that women in America are catching up to men when it comes to alcohol use and abuse. For the report, the data from 2002 to 2012 was analyzed and discovered that reported alcohol intake in the last one month rose among women from about 45% to over 48%, while it has gone down from slightly over 57% to just over 56% among men.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) failure in taking appropriate actions to combat Ebola played a key role in the outbreak of the deadly disease, claimed a new report. The disease took lives of more than 11,000 people.
According to the panel the biggest mistake by the WHO was its failure to take quick actions when early signs of the outbreak surfaced in 2014.
Professor AshishJha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and co-chair of the panel, said, “The most egregious failure was the delay in sounding the alarm. People at WHO were aware that there was an Ebola outbreak that was getting out of control, and yet, it took until August to declare public health emergency”.
Feeling lonely is not at all good and especially for elderly, says a new study. Researchers at the University of Chicago have said that social isolation increases the risk of premature death by 14%. Loneliness feeling may also bring changes in the production of white blood cells.
While studying gene expression in leukocytes, the researchers have studied loneliness in both humans and rhesus monkeys. Human participants were from the Chicago Health, Aging, and Social Relations Study, which started in 2002 and the participants were aged between 50 and 68.
They have also carefully assessed the cellular processes that connect social experience to CTRA gene expression in rhesus macaques at the California National Primate Research Center.
Turing Pharmaceuticals, a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company that focuses majorly on patients with unmet medical needs refuses to cut down the price of its lifesaving drug Daraprim.
It has come into notice that the company is reducing the price for hospitals by up to 50 percent for Daraprim, a drug that treats toxoplasmosis, a rare parasitic infection that mainly strikes pregnant women and HIV patients.
CEO Martin Shkreli on Tuesday announced that the company officials decided that kit was more important to cut the cost of the medicine to hospitals, according to The New York Times.
Daraprim is actually a 62-year-old pill and its patent has expired decades ago. Carlos del Rio, chairman of the HIV Medicine Association said changes made by Turing are just ‘window dressing’.
Usually when you sit for eating, after sometime you start feeling full and you tend to drop your spoon and avoid eating further. Now a team of researchers has found the reason behind this feeling of being full.
The team for their study studied the growth dynamics of E. coli K12, a model organism of commensally strains of gut E. coli bacteria. They noted that the chemical clues hinted that when a specific kind of bacteria in the gut feels that it has had enough nutrients for the time then it tells brain that its host should stop eating.
Researchers said they found that within 20 minutes of eating, E. coli bacteria starts producing a protein which has been found to be associated with appetite suppression response in the brain. E. coli bacteria are found in abundance in the human gut.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can be prevented just by taking a daily pill, but a few numbers of individuals actually take it. A report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that more than one million people in the United States are at risk for HIV, but a daily pill of Truvada could prevent against the infection.
Some studies showed that men, who have sex with men, took pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and reduce their chances of contracting HIV by more than 90%. PrEP has been found reducing risk of HIV by over 70%, as per the studies.
Jonathan Mermin of the CDC said PrEP has been proven beneficial, but still, just 21,000 individuals are currently taking PrEP. No more than 1% people are availing the benefits, and it’s surprising, said Mermin.
After eating for a while you tend to start feel full and you do not want to eat more. But researchers, through a new study, have found it is not your inner feeling of being full rather it is your gut bacteria that signals brain that it has had enough nutrients to reach their goal.
According to study researchers, almost after 20 minutes of continuous eating, E. coli bacteria, which are commonly found in human gut, starts producing proteins that scientists say are connected to a hormone responsible to suppress hunger.
Researchers, through a recent study, have found that babies born in hospitals in England at weekends have higher death risk as compared to babies that were born on weekdays.
The researchers found that mothers of babies born on weekends are also more likely to develop infections. Study lead author Dr. Paul Aylin, of Imperial College London's School of Public Health, said, “More work needs to be done to better understand the causes of these differences, so that steps can be taken to improve outcomes for mothers and babies”.
The study published in the journal BMJ, Aylin's team analyzed data from 675,000 births at English National Health Services hospitals from April 2010 through March 2012. They found that 4,500 babies died within seven days of birth.
Parents of a 1-year-old baby girl in Philadelphia said that their baby’s brain tumor has shrunken after the infant was kissed by Pope Francis during his visit to the United States this September.
Gianna Masciantonio, 1, is battling with a rare brain cancer called systemic juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG), her parents said. Her incurable tumor was spotted by doctors on her brain stem.
Gianna's father, Joe Masicantonio, told ABC News that her life was a miracle. Gianna had been in hospice care since her birth. Later, when she developed cysts, doctors during an 11-hours long operation came across the rare cancer JXG.
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