Health

Research: Cancer immunotherapy may fight HIV too

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A type of immunotherapy that has shown promising results against cancer could also be used against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, suggests new research. Recently discovered potent antibodies can be used to generate a specific type of cell called chimeric antigen receptors, or CARs, that can be used to kill cells infected with HIV-1, the findings showed. CARs are ...

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New supplement can kill craving for that chocolate

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Want to stop craving for mouth-watering desserts? No worries as eating a powdered food supplement — based on a molecule produced by bacteria in the gut — can reduce craving for high-calorie foods such as chocolates, cakes and pizzas. Sscientists have developed an ingredient called inulin-propionate ester to investigate the role of propionate molecule produced by the gut microbiota in ...

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Study: A little butter a day may not harm your heart

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The findings showed that patients suffering from heart problems or any related chronic diseases have no cause to worry as the increase in risk due to butter consumption was extremely small. Consuming butter in limited quantities may not increase the risk of heart disease or stroke — and it might actually be slightly protective against diabetes, finds a new study. ...

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Study says Diet deeply affects your sleep quality

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Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania analysed sleep patterns among 36 healthy adults who experienced two consecutive nights of 10 hours in bed per night at the university hospital. Using polysomnography, the researchers recorded physiological changes that occur during sleep on the second night. Body composition and resting energy expenditure were assessed on the morning following the first night of ...

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6 cups of coffee a day may cut multiple sclerosis risk

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Excessive intake of coffee is likely to reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune condition affecting the nerve cells, finds a study. The findings, which add to the growing evidence of health benefits of coffee, showed that the higher the quantity of coffee consumed in a day, the lower is the risk of multiple sclerosis. More than 900 ...

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Study: Overly critical parents lead to persistence of ADHD in kids

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Usually, children with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), a common behavioural disorder in kids, like poor concentration, hyperactivity and learning difficulties, tend to improve with age. However, the disorder does not improve in some kids and one reason may be the persistent parental criticism, reveals a new research. “Children with ADHD whose families continued to express high levels ...

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Research: Eating lima beans may boost longevity

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If new research in male fruit flies holds up, eating lima beans might help men live longer. The researchers found that administering an oral dose of prunetin, found in lima beans, to male fruit flies extends lifespan, increases fitness levels, and improves their glucose balance. “Our study provides novel insights into plant bioactive research and suggests a potential to combat ...

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Scientists use Hepatitis virus shell for cancer treatment

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Scientists at a US university have found a way to use an empty shell of a Hepatitis E virus to carry anti-cancer vaccines or drugs into the body. Hepatitis E virus is feco-orally transmitted, so it can survive the passage through the digestive system, said Marie Stark, a graduate student working with professor Holland Cheng of the department of molecular ...

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Study: Hookah smoke may increase lung cancer and heart disease risk

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Challenging the belief that second hand exposure to hookah smoke is safe, a team of US researchers in a new study, has revealed that it may increase the risk of lung cancer and heart disease. Second hand smoke exposure is the third leading preventable cause of death in the US, responsible for 3,000 lung cancer deaths and 35,000 heart disease ...

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New Study: Why it’s difficult to control sweet cravings

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A habit leaves a lasting mark on specific circuits in the brain, pushing us to feed our cravings, reveals a new study. The study elucidates how habits like sugar and other vices manifest in the brain and refuse to take leave. “One day, we may be able to target these circuits in people to help promote habits that we want ...

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