Do you know verbal insults trigger a 'mini slap to the face'? Study reveals

Washington [US], July 18 (ANI): Regardless of the specific circumstances in which an insult is spoken, hearing insult is like getting a "little slap in the face." A group of researchers found out the short-term effects of repeated verbal insults were compared to those of repeated positive or neutral evaluations using electroencephalography (EEG) and skin conductance recordings. The findings give us a rare chance to investigate the relationship between emotion and language.

Updated: Jul 18, 2022 16:20 IST

Researchers find fabrication of artificial heart for transplant

Washington [US], July 18 (ANI): Unlike other organs, the heart cannot heal itself after injury. Heart disease is the top cause of mortality in the U.S and is particularly deadly. For this reason, tissue engineering will be crucial for the development of cardiac medicine, ultimately leading to the mass production of a wholesale fabrication of an entire human heart for transplant.

Updated: Jul 18, 2022 11:49 IST

Study: Depression in fathers and children linked

Washington [US], July 18 (ANI): According to recent research from Penn State and Michigan State, regardless of whether the dads and children are genetically related, adolescent depression and behaviour issues are on the rise, and parental depression may be contributing to this increase.

Updated: Jul 18, 2022 05:12 IST

Study finds cats injured in wildfires at deadly blood clots risk

Washington [US], July 17 (ANI): According to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, cats who suffered burns and smoke inhalation in urban California wildfires are at risk of forming deadly blood clots.

Updated: Jul 17, 2022 23:49 IST

New method of inciting immunological responses is revealed

Washington [US], July 17 (ANI): Small proteins, called chemokines, that direct immune cells toward sites of infection can also form DNA-bound nanoparticles that can induce chronic, dysfunctional immune responses, according to a new study.

Updated: Jul 17, 2022 16:26 IST

Lower sodium version of traditional Chinese cuisine dropped blood pressure: Study

Washington [US], July 17 (ANI): Researchers have created a heart-healthy, lower sodium version of traditional Chinese cuisine that was appetizing, affordable and significantly lowered blood pressure among adults diagnosed with hypertension.

Updated: Jul 17, 2022 16:24 IST

Migraine drugs might be beneficial for weight loss: Study

Washington [US], July 16 (ANI): According to a study conducted on obese mice, a prescribed category of migraine drugs named Tripants is considered to be helpful in treating obesity.

Updated: Jul 16, 2022 23:11 IST

Study reveals theatre participation promotes healthier body image among children

Washington [US], July 16 (ANI): As per a recent study published in Body Image, young children who participate in theatre productions are known to promote a more healthy body image.

Updated: Jul 16, 2022 22:43 IST

Study findings indicate how people curb unwanted thoughts

Washington [US], July 16 (ANI): According to the findings found in a study conducted by the PLOS Computational Biology, people tend to avoid unwanted thoughts by rejecting and replacing them frequently. However, if an association is avoided proactively, it becomes more efficient in preventing the constant loop of unwanted thoughts.

Updated: Jul 16, 2022 22:27 IST

'Step therapy' effective strategy for diabetic eye disease: Study

Washington [US], July 16 (ANI): Clinical trial results suggest that a step strategy, in which patients with diabetic macular oedema start with a less expensive medicine and switch to a more expensive medicine if the vision does not improve sufficiently, gives results similar to starting off with the higher-priced drug.

Updated: Jul 16, 2022 16:43 IST

Study shows individualized eating program helps dieters lose weight

Washington [US], July 16 (ANI): iDip, an individualized diet program, uses a unique visual tool that helps dieters choose foods that limit their daily calories while consuming adequate amounts of protein and fibre. Now in its third clinical trial, the program shows promise in helping people lose weight and keep it off.

Updated: Jul 16, 2022 16:36 IST

5 essential tips to keep infections at bay during menstruation

New Delhi [India], July 16 (ANI): Menstruation is one of the most important and essential processes of a woman's body that deserves utmost self-care. Hence, it becomes extremely vital to ensure personal hygiene to avoid infections while one is on their period.

Updated: Jul 16, 2022 00:11 IST

Women can lower their rate of illness with improved diet, suggests study

Washington [US], July 15 (ANI): New research from the University of Georgia suggests the higher rates of illness among women can be improved by a better diet, one that is high in pigmented carotenoids such as yams, kale, spinach, watermelon, bell peppers, tomatoes, oranges and carrots.

Updated: Jul 15, 2022 23:33 IST

Study finds cancer trigger that could spur targeted drug therapies

Washington [US], July 15 (ANI): The function of a particular domain of proteins crucial to the biology of plants and microbes has now been conclusively connected to a human cancer trigger, the knowledge that had escaped scientists for decades, according to researchers from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Updated: Jul 15, 2022 20:45 IST

Do you know lifestyle may be more important than age in determining dementia risk?

Washington [US], July 15 (ANI): A recent Baycrest research found that adults without dementia risk factors like smoking, diabetes, or hearing loss had brain health compared to those who are 10 to 20 years younger than them. The research discovered that only one dementia risk factor can age a person's cognitive health by up to three years.

Updated: Jul 15, 2022 18:47 IST

Study: Stress transmitter noradrenaline wakes your brain up many times a night and it is normal

Copenhagen (Denmark), July 15 (ANI): You might believe that uninterrupted sleep is necessary for optimal sleep. The neurotransmitter noradrenaline, however, is actually what wakes you up more than 100 times a night, according to a recent study from the University of Copenhagen. It is quite normal and can even be a sign that you slept well.

Updated: Jul 15, 2022 15:59 IST

Study: Whole blood transfusion may be used as disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Houston (Texas) [US], July 15 (ANI): According to a recent study from UTHealth Houston, the complete exchange of blood may be a novel, disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer's disease. This treatment successfully reduced the development of amyloid plaque in mice's brains.

Updated: Jul 15, 2022 14:46 IST

Brain inflammation may link Alzheimer's risk, sleep disturbance

Washington [US], July 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that brain inflammation may link Alzheimer's disease risk with sleep disturbance, which may aid early detection and prevention efforts by identifying novel treatment targets at preclinical stages.

Updated: Jul 14, 2022 16:01 IST

Curbing Candida: The cells that keep fungal infections at bay

Washington [US], July 14 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown defence mechanism employed by the immune system in fighting Candida infections.

Updated: Jul 14, 2022 13:49 IST

Do you know your brain's neurons function even in sleep?

Washington [US], July 13 (ANI): A new study has found that your brain is tasked with hearing sound functions even when you are sound asleep.

Updated: Jul 13, 2022 23:49 IST