Health Update

Study identifies 'little engine' in cell that scans for DNA damage

DNA Test
Washington, Sept 6 : A new study has revealed that there exists inside each cell a little engine called RNA polymerase which scans the cell for DNA damage.

When certain types of damage in DNA stop the action of RNA polymerase II, a stress signal is created that cautions a key tumour-suppressor protein called p53.

Brain's timescale depends on the nature of the visual stimulus

Brain Study

Increased sugary drinks intake may be behind insulin resistance

Cold Drinks
Washington, Sept 6 : The increase in the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages over the last several decades may be responsible for insulin resistance, a precursor to Type 2 diabetes, a new study has suggested.

The study was conducted by researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University.

Interaction between skin oil and ozone may worsen air quality in flights

Airline PassengersWashington, September 6 : Airline passengers and crews who hold poor cabin air quality responsible for nasal irritation and headaches they suffer should, in fact, blame the oils on their skin, hair and clothing for these symptoms.

Survey Unveils HPV Vaccine Confusion

HPV Vaccine
A new survey has revealed that 35 percent of women aware of human papillomavirus wrongly believe that HPV vaccine helps preventing ovarian cancer.

Fat in stomach may cause Vitamin C to promote carcinogens

Stomach Fat
London, Sept 4 : A new study has given people another good reason to lose all that extra weight by finding that fat in the stomach may cause vitamin C to promote the formation of certain cancer causing chemicals rather than preventing it.

As a part of their study the researchers set out to find the impact of fat and lipid) and vitamin C (ascorbic acid) on nitrite chemistry in the upper (proximal) stomach.