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Prediabetic night owls may gain unhealthy weight

Prediabetic night owls may gain unhealthy weight

New York, Aug 16 (IANS) People with prediabetes who are more active and alert later in the day -- those who have an evening preference -- may have higher body mass index (BMI), a new study has found.



Artificial placenta created in lab using 3D printing

Artificial placenta created in lab using 3D printing

London, Aug 15 (IANS) Using a high-resolution 3D printing process, Austrian researchers have succeeded in creating an artificial placental barrier on a chip, a development that can be used to investigate important aspects of nutrient transport from the mother to the foetus.

'3-in-1' hypertension pill offers better success: Study

'3-in-1' hypertension pill offers better success: Study

Canberra, Aug 15 (IANS) With over a billion people struggling to control their high blood pressure globally, an Australian study suggests a "three-in-one" pill for better results.

Cycling can reduce your loneliness, boost mental health

Cycling can reduce your loneliness, boost mental health

London, Aug 14 (IANS) Feeling lonely? Riding your bicycles may not only improve your general and mental health, but also increase social interaction, says a study.

Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers

Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers

London, Aug 14 (IANS) With vaping becoming a style statement globally including in India, a small yet significant study has found that vaporisers may potentially disable key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation if used for long.

Autistic women lack access to reproductive planning: Study

Autistic women lack access to reproductive planning: Study

Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities like autism and Down syndrome have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year of delivering compared to women without such disabilities, indicating a lack of access to reproductive planning, a new study has found.

This new type of bed net can help prevent malaria: Lancet

This new type of bed net can help prevent malaria: Lancet

London, Aug 11 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new type of bed net with a specific combination of an insecticide and insect growth regulator that could prevent millions of cases of malaria.

Moderate salt intake not as bad as earlier thought: Study

Moderate salt intake not as bad as earlier thought: Study

Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) People with moderate or average salt intake need not reduce their sodium intake for prevention of heart disease and stroke, suggests a new study involving 94,000 people from different parts of the world, including India.

How blue light accelerates blindness

How blue light accelerates blindness

Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Are you addicted to your smartphones, laptops and tablets? The blue light emitting from these digital devices can affect your eye's retina and lead to age-related macular degeneration, according to a research led by a professor of Indian-origin.

Ketogenic diet may up Type-2 diabetes risk: Study

Ketogenic diet may up Type-2 diabetes risk: Study

London, Aug 9 (IANS) Consuming a ketogenic diet -- high in fat but low in protein and carbohydrates -- may increase the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes while helping in weight loss, a new study has claimed, raising questions whether the diet is healthy.

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