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Heart disease preventing gene identified in Greeks

Heart disease preventing gene identified in Greeks

London, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular diseases and is unique to an isolated Greek population.



Protein linked to chronic heart failure identified

Protein linked to chronic heart failure identified

Tokyo, May 27 (IANS) Researchers in Japan have found a receptor protein on the surface of heart cells that promotes chronic heart failure.

Vitamin D in pregnancy may shield babies from asthma

Vitamin D in pregnancy may shield babies from asthma

London, May 27 (IANS) Taking vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively change the immune response of the newborn baby, which could help to protect against respiratory infections and asthma, says a study.

Statins may improve heart structure, function

Statins may improve heart structure, function

London, May 27 (IANS) Statins, primarily known as cholesterol lowering drugs, can also be effective in improving heart structure and function and thus help prevent heart attack, heart failure or stroke, researchers say.

Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study

Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study

New York, May 26 (IANS) While grey matter volume generally decrease with age, its density actually increases during adolescence, new research has found.

Zika virus infections could cause eye diseases: Study

Zika virus infections could cause eye diseases: Study

New York, May 26 (IANS) Zika virus infection may cause lasting eye diseases and may be thus posing a wider threat in human pregnancies than previously thought, scientists have found.

Probiotic use may improve symptoms of depression

Probiotic use may improve symptoms of depression

Toronto, May 25 (IANS) Regular intake of probiotics -- live bacteria and yeasts -- which are well known to be good for the digestive system may also relieve symptoms of depression, suggests a new study.

Your smartphone obsession may up bad behaviour in kids

Your smartphone obsession may up bad behaviour in kids

New York, May 25 (IANS) Do you spend too much time on your smartphone during mealtime, playtime and routine activities or conversations with your kids? If so, it may lead to behavioural issues in your children, warned researchers.

'Sperm radar' test to improve fertility diagnosis

'Sperm radar' test to improve fertility diagnosis

London, May 24 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new technique to examine human sperm without damaging them -- helping to improve the diagnosis of fertility problems.

Lung cancer ups suicide risk in men: Study

Lung cancer ups suicide risk in men: Study

New York, May 24 (IANS) Men diagnosed with lung cancer had a nine-fold increased risk of suicides, the highest compared to breast, prostate, colorectal cancer, researchers say.

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