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Breast Milk Bought Online ‘bad for babies’

Breast Milk Bought Online ‘bad for babies’

Oct 22, – Health professionals have long deemed breast milk to be the healthiest food to feed an infant, providing a baby with protection from infections and diseases. But a new study suggests that human breast milk purchased from the internet may actually cause illness rather than prevent it. Researchers from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, […]

October 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

Oct 21, –  The flu actually targets cells of the immune system that are best able to disarm the virus, according to the study. These first responders, known as memory B cells, produce antibodies that can bind to the virus and neutralize it. These cells also reside in the lung where they can protect against […]

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Air pollution leading cause of cancer, WHO concludes

Air pollution leading cause of cancer, WHO concludes

Oct 20, – Pollutants in the air we breathe have been classed as a leading environmental cause of cancer by the World Health Organization. It said the evidence was clear they cause lung cancer. Sources of pollution include car exhausts, power stations, emissions from agriculture and industry – as well as heating in people’s homes. […]

October 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Depression Risk Doubled in younger Migraine Sufferers

Depression Risk Doubled in younger Migraine Sufferers

Oct 19, – According to new research, more than eight per cent of men with migraines suffer from depression. People who suffer from migraines are roughly twice as likely to suffer from depression, according to new research. Researchers at the University of Toronto found that younger migraine sufferers were particularly at greater risk of depression. […]

October 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Oct 18, – Smokers who turn to social networking sites focused on quitting smoking form strong supportive bonds with their like-minded peers, a new study reveals. And these cyber-connections boost the odds they’ll kick their habit. The finding is based on survey responses from 252 registrants of health-centric websites. “I found that people who join […]

October 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Babies can tell when adults fake emotions

Babies can tell when adults fake emotions

Oct 18, – In a study recently published in Infancy: The Official Journal of the International Society on Infant Studies, psychology researchers Sabrina Chiarella and Diane Poulin-Dubois, from Concordia University. Demonstrated that infants can detect whether a person’s emotions are justifiable given a particular context. A new study shows that children can tell if adults […]

October 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Night’s Sleep Cleans Brain of Harmful Toxins

A Night’s Sleep Cleans Brain of Harmful Toxins

Oct 18, – The US team believe the “waste removal system” is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep. Their study, in the journal Science, showed brain cells shrink during sleep to open up the gaps between neurons and allow fluid to wash the brain clean. They also suggest that failing to clear away some […]

October 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Parents Who Used Donor Eggs Often Struggle Over Decision to Tell Kids

Parents Who Used Donor Eggs Often Struggle Over Decision to Tell Kids

Oct 17, – Many people who used donor eggs to become parents are grappling with the issue of whether they should tell their children how they were conceived, according to a new study. Up to 60 percent of donor-egg recipients weren’t sure if they would inform their child how they came to be for fear […]

October 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Self-medication for allergy can be dangerous

Self-medication for allergy can be dangerous

Oct 16, – “Allergy, if categorized, can be of more than hundred types and every one of them need separate medication to be cured,” Vandana Boobna, consultant internal medicine at Max Super Specialty Hospital in Shalimar Bagh here, said. Each individual on earth is allergic to something and it should not be ignored, but one […]

October 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease

Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease

Oct 16, – Recent research has found lower death rates and fewer heart attacks in people with diabetes who’ve undergone the open-heart procedure known as a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), compared to those who had the less-invasive coronary angioplasty with stents. Angioplasty is also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Generally, the less invasive a […]

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