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Wireless device to detect heart dysfunction in cancer survivors

Wireless device to detect heart dysfunction in cancer survivors

New York, June 23 (IANS) Scientists have designed a novel wireless device which may accurately detect heart dysfunction in children who have survived cancer.



Can herpes virus cause Alzheimer's disease?

Can herpes virus cause Alzheimer's disease?

New York, June 23 (IANS) Scientists have found up to two times higher level of human herpes virus among people with Alzheimer's disease, suggesting the potential role of the viruses in the development of the progressive brain disorder.

Probiotics can halve risk of bone loss in elderly women

Probiotics can halve risk of bone loss in elderly women

London, June 22 (IANS) Apart from keeping your gut healthy, consuming a diet rich in probiotics -- also called as "good" or "helpful" bacteria -- may cut the risk of osteoporosis, an age-related bone loss condition that causes fractures among one in three women over age 50 worldwide, finds a study.

4 cups of coffee daily may boost heart functions in elderly

4 cups of coffee daily may boost heart functions in elderly

London, June 22 (IANS) Drinking four cups of coffee daily might be a healthy addiction, especially in older adults, as it can enhance the function of heart cells as well as help recover from heart attacks, say researchers.

Overweight in middle age linked to low breast cancer risk

Overweight in middle age linked to low breast cancer risk

New York, June 22 (IANS) While obesity has been shown to increase breast cancer risk in elderly, for younger women the opposite seems to be true. For pre-menopausal women, a higher body fat was linked to lower breast cancer risk, according to researchers.

New 'e-skin' brings sense of touch, pain to prosthetic hands

New 'e-skin' brings sense of touch, pain to prosthetic hands

New York, June 21 (IANS) A team of engineers, including one of an Indian-origin, has developed a novel e-dermis that will enable amputees perceive a real sense of touch through the fingertips of their prosthetics.

Weight loss may reverse effects of heart rhythm disorder

Weight loss may reverse effects of heart rhythm disorder

Sydney, June 21 (IANS) Losing weight may reverse or reduce the progression of irregular heart rhythm disorder among obese people, claim researchers, including one of Indian origin.

Probiotics not effective in reducing anxiety: Study

Probiotics not effective in reducing anxiety: Study

New York, June 21 (IANS) If you are expecting eating yogurt, which is rich in probiotics, to reduce your anxiety, you might be wrong. While consuming probiotics may be good for your digestive system, it may not be effective in decreasing your anxiety levels, say researchers.

iPad neck pain more common among women than men

iPad neck pain more common among women than men

New York, June 21 (IANS) Women are two times more likely than men to experience pain in their neck during iPad use due mainly to bad postures, warns a new study.

Plant-based diets can help diabetes patients: Study

Plant-based diets can help diabetes patients: Study

New York, June 19 (IANS) Plant-based diets can be beneficial for diabetes as a new study has found that it may improve glycemic control, cholesterol and lead to weight loss in people with Type 2 diabetes.

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