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Yoga and meditation can ‘reverse’ DNA reactions that cause stress

Coventry: Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don’t simply relax us; they can ‘reverse’ the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study by the Universities of Coventry and Radboud. The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, reviews over a decade of studies […]

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Media misleading people about ‘Mother and Child Care’: Govt

New Delhi — The Union government has today rubbished reports that have appeared in a section of the print and electronic media since 13 June concerning the publication Mother and Child Care of the Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH. Many of these reports, the […]

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Much-needed medical facility inaugurated in Bengal

Kolkata: President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Indian Institute of Liver and Digestive Sciences (IILDS) today in Sonarpur, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, the president said that although big cities have super-speciality hospitals, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities are yet to reach people residing in lakhs of remote villages in the country. Why IILDS […]

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3D printed ovaries produce healthy offspring

Feinberg: The brave new world of 3D printed organs now includes implanted ovary structures that, true to their design, actually ovulate, according to a study by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering. By removing a female mouse’s ovary and replacing it with a bioprosthetic ovary, the mouse was able to […]

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Illegal level of arsenic in European baby food

Belfast: In January 2016, the EU imposed a maximum limit of inorganic arsenic on manufacturers in a bid to mitigate associated health risks. Researchers at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s have found that little has changed since this law was passed and that 50% of baby food products containing rice still contain […]

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3D printed heart patch for scarred tissues

Washington DC: A team of biomedical engineering researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has created a revolutionary 3D-bioprinted patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue after a heart attack. The discovery is a major step forward in treating patients with tissue damage after a heart attack. The research study is published in Circulation […]

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Mediterranean diet may have lasting effects on brain health

According to a new study, older people who follow a Mediterranean diet retain more brain volume than those who do not follow the diet as closely. Medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology published this study today’s online issue of Neurology®. Also, contrary to earlier studies, eating more fish and less meat is not […]

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Robotic arm can be controlled by mind

Minnesota: Researchers at the University of Minnesota have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds. The research has the potential to help millions of people who are paralysed or have neurodegenerative diseases. The study was published online today in Scientific Reports, a Nature research journal. “This […]

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Hippocampus influences future thinking

Boston: Over the past decade, researchers have learned that the hippocampus — historically known for its role in forming memories — is involved in much more than just remembering the past; it plays an important role in imagining events in the future. Yet, scientists still do not know precisely how the hippocampus contributes to episodic imagining […]

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Chemotherapy may make adult women grow eggs

Maryland: Chemotherapy is usually associated with a collection of side effects ranging from digestive problems to hair loss, but a study published this week in Human Reproduction demonstrated that female cancer patients may find they have something in common with much younger women in one specific area — their ovaries. Scientists from the University of Edinburgh examined […]