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Vitamin D intake could lower diabetes risk: Study

The study, conducted only on women, showed that vitamin D supplementation was found to be negatively associated with high glucose levels. New York: While Vitamin D helps in promoting bone health, a new study suggests that it may also promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk …

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Injecting drugs may up bacterial heart infections: Study

There were 60,529 admissions to hospital of people who inject drugs and, of these, 733 had infective endocarditis linked to injecting drugs. Toronto: People who inject drugs may have a significant increase in the risk of infective endocarditis, a serious infection of the lining of the heart, possibly linked to …

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Body paint may protect against insect bites: Study

The fairer-skinned one attracted double the number of horseflies when compared with the striped one. Washington: A new study suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades.The new study says that the traditional body-paintings of tribal people in …

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Study finds stroke drug could prevent Alzheimer’s disease

3K3A-APC has beneficial effects in various mouse models of disease, including traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis. Washington: Researchers have found that a drug which could treat stroke may also prevent Alzheimer`s disease. The University of Southern California findings have been published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. The study …

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Happiness can be conveyed with 17 facial expressions

Study suggests that humans use three expressions to convey fear, four to convey surprise and five to convey sadness and anger. Washington: Happiness can be conveyed using 17 different facial configurations, according to scientists who found that out of over 16,000 expressions only 35 can be recognised across cultures around …

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Breastfeeding for more than 6 months leads to smaller waist circumference

During a recent study, the researchers assessed the relationship between waist circumference measured at follow-up and self-reported history of breastfeeding duration. Turns out, breastfeeding for more than six months is independently associated with smaller waist circumference in the decade after delivery among women. Pregnancy contributes to an accumulation of abdominal …

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Your eyes may signal your mental stress level

Pupil dilation – widening of the pupils of the eyes – could be used to indicate levels of stress of a person in a multitasking environment. With demands of work productivity shooting up stress levels, researchers have discovered that a person’s eyes may offer a solution. The study showed that …

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Start talking about andropause, prostate cancer: Experts

The doctors mentioned that enlargement of prostate is a normal physiological process and usually starts after 40 years. But at times it creates problems and becomes cancerous. Kolkata: With the rapidly increasing incidence of prostate cancer in India, which is set to double by 2020, everyone needs to start talking …

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