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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-25 05:56:33 -0700 | health-news

In contrast, with only eight percent DNA being functional, we have to work out the eight percent of the mutations detected that might be important. This is essential to interpreting the role of human genetic variation in disease," Pointing said....
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-25 15:54:59 -0700 | health-news

More than half the world's population is host to the newly described virus, named crAssphage, which infects one of the most common types of gut bacteria, Bacteroidetes, the findings showed. This phylum of bacteria is thought to be connected with...
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-25 05:33:52 -0700 | health-news

According to a new study, the incidence of multiple diseases increased in the third generation or great-grandchildren. "What your great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy, like the pesticide methoxychlor, may promote a dramatic increase in your susceptibility to develop disease....
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-25 04:32:05 -0700 | health-news

The study focuses on the role of a protein known as S100B that serves as a biomarker for brain damage. Normally, S100B is found only in the brain and spinal column. However, following a brain injury, it can leak through...
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-25 10:02:43 -0700 | health-news

These participants used smartphone apps to collect information every day for a year in the study by scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. They logged their daily activity, including diet, exercise, bowel movements and mood and...
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-25 01:00:05 -0700 | health-news

Some babies are at risk for autism because they have an older sibling that has the disorder. According to the study, the less joint attention without smiling at 8 months in a high-risk sibling, the more likely they were to...
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-24 07:03:02 -0700 | health-news

In addition to promoting a healthy diet and regular exercise, these strategies include slowing the metabolic and molecular causes of human ageing, such as the incremental accumulation of cellular damage that occurs over time...Fontana has found that people who eat...
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-20 12:16:33 -0700 | health-news

Igor Slukvin, the lead researcher from University of Wisconsin-Madison explained that this was the first demonstration of the production of different kinds of cells from human pluripotent stem cells, using transcription factors. Slukvin said that by over-expressing just two transcription...
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-24 03:56:34 -0700 | health-news

Researchers reviewed findings linking obesity with cognitive decline, including the "vicious cycle" model, which explains how weight-challenged individuals who suffer from particular kinds of cognitive impairment are more susceptible to overeating. It is widely accepted that over consumption...
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-24 03:56:30 -0700 | health-news

Obesity is associated with physiological changes at the muscular level, including a decrease in blood flow, thereby limiting the supply of oxygen and energy sources. When performing sustained contractions, these physiological changes may lead to a faster onset of muscle...
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-19 01:41:27 -0700 | health-news

Now, a new study claims that gene variations in some individuals may modify the cardiovascular benefits of aspirin, leading to slightly harmful effects...This is one of the few cases where you can identify a single genetic polymorphism which has a...
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-24 07:04:29 -0700 | health-news

Nearly 45 percent said they felt uncomfortable about their body after having a baby. "The main barriers which stop women from resuming sex are pain and exhaustion. But there are body image anxieties too," the survey comprising 1,350 British mothers...
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-22 00:48:49 -0700 | health-news

Simulated' human heart created for better drug testing In pioneering research, a scientist has developed a 'simulated' human heart to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials. The breakthrough by Helen Maddock, a...
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-22 00:48:48 -0700 | health-news

In the study, Gupta and her team analysed 230,684 hospitalisations for heart attack in patients age 30 to 54 in a national database from 2001 to 2010. The study found that heart attack hospitalisation rates for patients under age 55...
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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | updated 2014-07-23 12:35:19 -0700 | health-news

Vanderbilt University investigators have found bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice. Sean Davies, Ph.D., said that although it's hard to speculate from...
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