Green tea extract improves gut health, lowers blood sugar level, reveals study

Columbus [Ohio], July 31 (ANI): Ingesting green tea extract for four weeks can lower blood sugar levels and improve gut health by lowering inflammation and "leaky gut," according to a recent study on people with a cluster of heart disease risk factors.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 23:56 IST

Cocoa helps to reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness, researchers reveal

Guildford [England], July 31 (ANI): A study revealed that cocoa only helps to reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness when these factors are elevated as per the findings of the University of Surrey.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 23:53 IST

Daycare associated with increased complications in preterm children with chronic lung disease: Study

Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) [US], July 31 (ANI): Attending day-care in the first three years of life is linked with an increase in lung complications in children who were born prematurely and diagnosed with a form of chronic lung disease, according to the findings of a recent new study.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 15:46 IST

World Breastfeeding Week 2022: Shedding light on importance, benefits, and history

New Delhi [India], July 31 (ANI): World Breastfeeding Week is annually celebrated from August 1 to 7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. Initially, around 70 countries used to commemorate the week, however now, it is celebrated by 170 countries.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 14:04 IST

Getting less than nine hours of sleep can cause serious mental problems in children: Study

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): According to a new study, getting less than nine hours of sleep in a day leads to cognitive impairment, mental problems and less grey matter in brain regions.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 04:50 IST

Study finds direct connection between brain and vagus nerve

Washington [US], July 30 (ANI): A direct connection between vagus nerve stimulation and its linkage to the brain's learning centres has been demonstrated by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The finding could pave the way for therapies that strengthen memory retention in both healthy and damaged neural systems.

Updated: Jul 30, 2022 23:58 IST

Study reveals language areas in the human brain have unique connections

Washington [US], July 30 (ANI): The process through which our brain developed into a language-ready brain has been better understood by neuroscientists. The network of connections between language centres in our brains has grown more than previously imagined, compared to the connections between language areas in chimpanzee brains.

Updated: Jul 30, 2022 23:28 IST

Weak handgrip strength might indicate major health issues: Study

Austria [Vienna], July 30 (ANI): According to a recent study, by checking handgrip strength, one can rapidly and easily determine muscle strength, a significant predictor of death.

Updated: Jul 30, 2022 22:56 IST

Children prefer natural food more than processed, suggests study

Edinburgh [Scotland], July 30 (ANI): Children rate foods they perceive to be natural as having greater levels of taste, safety, and desire than the ones they perceive to be manufactured, suggests the findings of a recent study.

Updated: Jul 30, 2022 15:00 IST

Study finds plant-based meat 'healthier and more sustainable than animal products'

Bath [England], July 29 (ANI): According to a new study, plant-based nutritional substitutes for animal products are healthier for both the environment and people than the animal products they are meant to replace.

Updated: Jul 29, 2022 22:39 IST

Preventive vitamin A gets missed by two in five eligible children in India

New Delhi [India], July 29 (ANI): A recent analysis of representative survey data has found that two in five eligible children in India are missing out on preventive vitamin A supplementation designed to ward off the health problems associated with deficiency of the vitamin.

Updated: Jul 29, 2022 20:04 IST

Researchers investigate relation between service dogs and soldiers with PTSD symptoms

Washington [US], July 29 (ANI): In a recent investigation, characteristics and mechanisms that may underlie the mental health consequences of these interactions were examined in relation to service dogs used by American soldiers suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Updated: Jul 29, 2022 04:23 IST

Older adults' motor skill development is improved by brain stimulation

Washington [US], July 28 (ANI): Non-invasive brain stimulation can restore optimal motor skill acquisition in people with diminished learning capabilities, e.g. due to age, according to a new study.

Updated: Jul 28, 2022 23:54 IST

Chandigarh administration takes stock of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], July 28 (ANI): Considering recent cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, Dharam Pal, adviser of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, reviewed the situation on Thursday.

Updated: Jul 28, 2022 19:54 IST

Researchers find new effective therapeutic approaches to treat tuberculosis

Washington [US], July 28 (ANI): The leading infectious disease around the world, tuberculosis, which affects around 25% of the world's population, is still caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Drug-resistant strains have made it difficult to treat infections, but professor Helen Zgurskaya of the University of Oklahoma is spearheading research on new, potentially effective therapeutic approaches to the condition.

Updated: Jul 28, 2022 06:09 IST

Do you know frequent naps and high blood pressure are interlinked? Study reveals

Washington [US], July 28 (ANI): According to new research, napping frequently is linked to increased risks for high blood pressure and stroke.

Updated: Jul 28, 2022 06:00 IST

Concerns about effects of fertility treatment on children's development unwarranted: Study

Washington [US], July 28 (ANI): Differences in the growth, weight, and body fat levels of children conceived through fertility treatment are small, and no longer apparent by late adolescence, finds new research. The study sought to address concerns around whether fertility treatment is associated with growth, weight, and body fat from infancy to early adulthood.

Updated: Jul 28, 2022 00:04 IST

Particular brain reactions to traumatic stress are associated with PTSD risk

Washington [US], July 27 (ANI): Results from the largest prospective study of its kind indicate that in the initial days and weeks after experiencing trauma, individuals facing potentially threatening situations who had less activity in their hippocampus developed more severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms.

Updated: Jul 27, 2022 23:42 IST

How to protect yourself against Monkeypox as cases grow

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): As monkeypox cases are rising in the country, concerns about how to keep ourselves protected from this viral zoonotic infection is increasing. Notably, the national capital reported its first case of monkeypox in a 31-year-old man with no travel history, on Sunday, making it the fourth case in India.

Updated: Jul 27, 2022 12:35 IST

Lower sex drive, hair loss symptoms of Long Covid: Study

Birmingham [U.K], July 27 (ANI): Long Covid (persistent symptoms after Covid infection) sufferers endure a wider set of symptoms than previously thought and these have a significant effect on their daily activities, quality of life, and capacity to work, according to a new study.

Updated: Jul 27, 2022 11:40 IST

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