Controlling sugar intake reduces body weight and even if the amount of reduction is small during the weight loss regime, every single loss counts, say researchers.
In a recent research, scientists have designed a machine, which, when fully developed, will be able to perform the full functionality of that of a ribosome. This research was done by scientists from Manchester University. The aim is to produce different types of proteins which will help in the production of novel drugs for disease treatment and cure. This might also help in the production of a completely biodegradable plastic; the scope and opportunities are endless. The paper was published in the magazine Science.
People suffering from insomnia might need to curb the dosage of the sleep medication they are using, especially if they are using Zolpidem or its products, more popularly known in the market as Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar and Zolpimist. In an official notification issued by the FDA, the public has been warned against the morning after side effects of Zolpidem, the popular drug used to cure insomnia. According to the blood test results obtained from some patients regularly using the medicine, it has been found that high doses of it reduce the alertness of the individual.
In what has come as a real breakthrough, scientists were able to induce partial hearing in previously deaf mice. This was achieved by regenerating what they called the "hearing hairs" in the ear of the mice. The study was conducted by researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School and was published in the Journal Neuron.
While a CDC report suggests that 77 percent of men wash their hands when leaving the restroom, new research has found that this figure increased to 86 percent among men who were primed with messages in bathrooms. Maria Lapinski, Michigan State University; Erin Maloney, University of Pennsylvania; Mary Braz, Westchester University; and Hillary Shulman, North Central College published their findings in Human Communication Research from a field study of college-aged men, according to Medical Xpress.
A new research suggests that about 70 percent of children with autism suffer emotional trauma as a result of bullying. Another revelation of the study is that many autistic children are scared for their safety at school and that those with autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or depression are at the highest risk of being bullied.
A new study suggests that people who get depressed after a stroke increase their likelihood of an early death. According to the study, such people triple their risk of dying early and increase their risk of dying by stroke by four times, compared to people who have not experienced a stroke or depression. "Up to one in three people who have a stroke develop depression," said study author Amytis Towfighi, MD, with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.
A new study suggests that women who go under the knife for weight loss should wait a minimum of 12 months before trying for a baby. The study also suggests that they also need further advice and information on reproductive issues. The study looks in to details of safety, advantages and limitations of bariatric surgery and multidisciplinary management of patients before, during and after pregnancy, Medical Xpress reports.
For many of us, there is a stage in life when we really look forward to getting married and perhaps having a family, while at other times we are running away from the responsibilities of getting married and having a family. While many people are not married by choice, for many others, it's destiny. No matter what the situation, we all like to have a partner, even if it is for the time-being or temporary. A new study suggests that not having a permanent partner or spouse during midlife is linked to a higher risk of premature death during those midlife years.
Has coming to office everyday started bothering you? Are you not interested in your work and often get bored? Well, it may all turn out to be for the best, as a new research claims that being bored at work can have can have positive results, including an increase in creativity because it gives us time to daydream. The study, conducted by Dr. Sandi Mann and Rebekah Cadman from the University of Central Lancashire, was presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology.
There are many ads on TV claiming better health for children with the consumption of energy drinks. Apart from increased energy and stamina, the ads also claim a faster physical growth and better academic performance. The influential ads get mothers around the world to feed their children with such drinks in good faith of bringing up their children in the best of health. However, rubbishing all such claims made by energy drink manufacturers, researchers in a new study are claiming that drinking one energy drink has no effect whatsoever on the cognitive performance of secondary school pupils.
The findings of a new study have revealed a not-so-surprising link about reality beauty show watchers and their tanning habits. Most celebrities on television showcase a perfectly toned and tanned body and pretty obviously, a large number of viewers get influenced and motivated to display such looks, at the cost of risking their health. The research has established that people who tune in to reality beauty shows on television are much more likely to use tanning lamps and to tan outdoors than people who do not watch such shows, Medical Xpress reports.
A new study suggests that a diet high in fiber may have the clinical potential to control the progression of prostate cancer in patients who are diagnosed at the initial stages of the disease. The background of the study has that the number of prostate cancer cases in Asian cultures is similar to that in Western cultures, however, while in the West, prostate cancer tends to progress, in Asian cultures it does not. Why?
Those beautiful blue eyes of yours may win many hearts, but won't win anybody's trust, because people usually do not perceive blue colored eyes as trustworthy when compared to brown eyes. At least that's what a new research says. According to the new study, people view brown-eyed faces as more trustworthy, except if the blue eyes belong to a broad-faced man, Medical Xpress reports.
Taking decisions that suit our best interests and maximize our profits is a challenge we face several times, almost every day. Researchers say we start taking these decisions when we are as young as 5 years old. According to a new research by Valerie Dufour and colleagues from the National Center for Scientific Research in France, 5-year-old children start to maximize their profits - in cookies, much similar to the show 'Deal or No Deal'.
For all intents and purposes, the "War on Drugs" ended when nearly every state passed a law for recreational or medical marijuana use. The truth is, however, that law enforcement officers everywhere still actively pursue drug arrests. If you've been arrested for illicit drug use, you need to take the charges seriously. While there may be a valid defense or a program that can get you out of trouble for a first offense, the stigma can haunt you for a lifetime.