immune function

Ranking male baboons recover quickly from injuries


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Surprisingly, high-ranking male baboons recover more quickly from injuries and are less likely to become ill than other males, says a new study. Notre Dame biologist ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists uncover ‘dark side’ of beta-carotene


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that imparts colour to carrots, sweet potatoes and certain greens, could be hazardous for health, says a study.Scientists at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Anaesthesia causes jet-lag state, post surgery


April 18th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 18 (IANS) People feel as though they have jet-lag after surgery, which could be due to the effect of general anaesthesia that alters genetic activity controlling the bio-clock, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Production of sperm may lower immunity


January 31st, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) Production of sperm not only seems to lower one's immunity but is also a more biologically taxing process than previously thought.Damian Dowling of Monash University's School ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists track mercury poisoning risk from diets


November 21st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Mercury in diets could whittle down the power of antioxidants and cause serious threats to health by accumulating in the body, aver scientists. Antioxidants, playing a ... Read more...

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Mindfulness is the best antidote to stress


November 1st, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The best antidote to stress is mindfulness, existing in the here and now, not in the past or future, suggest meditation gurus. Researchers have now drawn ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mineral-rich rice to ease world’s nutritional disorder


September 12th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) White rice is unable to meet daily nutritional requirements because it has lower levels of iron, zinc and pro-vitamin A. Scientists have now engineered iron-rich rice ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mother’s diet linked with child’s allergies


September 9th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) A woman's diet during pregnancy could be linked with allergies her child develops later on.Research found that if a mother's diet contains a certain group of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Weight loss increases Vitamin D in obese women


May 26th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Ladies, if you hit the gym, you may become less vulnerable to dangerous diseases like cancer. Poor Vitamin D levels, a cause for some diseases, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Decrease in protein levels could be sign child will develop diabetes


April 26th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that the decreasing blood levels of a protein that helps control inflammation could be a sign that a child will develop diabetes.Georgia Health Sciences ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meditation helps decrease stress, suppress info overload


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Mindfulness meditation helps regulate a vital brain wave called the alpha rhythm which suppresses information overload and improves memory, besides easing pain. It involves focusing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stress levels can lower immunity through bacteria


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Stress levels can make you more vulnerable to illness by altering the composition of bugs living in your gut."These bacteria affect immune function, and may help ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Happiness key to longevity, well being


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) There is a "clear and compelling evidence" that happy people live longer and experience greater well being than their unhappy peers, a study says.The findings, based ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why obesity can increase risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes


January 21st, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Scientists have found that fat is associated with some distinctive chemical changes in the DNA.This finding may help explain why obesity can increase the risk for chronic problems ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Probiotic drinks, yogurts ‘do not aid digestion’


October 20th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): A leading European food watchdog has claimed that probiotic drinks and yogurts, popular with millions of consumers trying to eat healthily, do not boost the immune system or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Starting HIV treatment early preserves immune function


September 29th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has found that HIV-infected individuals who begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after acquiring the virus may have stronger immune responses to other pathogens than HIV-infected ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Killer white blood cells could make organ rejection history


August 22nd, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a type of killer white blood cell in the body could make organ rejection history.The cells suppress the immune response in the livers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover how corals fight diseases and bleaching


August 19th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Australian researchers have achieved a breakthrough in understanding the immune system of coral reefs.Caroline Palmer, Bette Willis and John Bythell, scientists from the Australian Research Council Centre of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

White button mushrooms ‘keep immune system healthy’


July 30th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): White button mushrooms enhance the activity of critical cells in the body's immune system, Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded scientists have found.The animal-model and cell-culture study was conducted at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gut bacteria affect multiple sclerosis: Study


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Biologists have discovered a connection between multiple sclerosis (MS)-an autoimmune disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord-and gut bacteria.California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers Sarkis K. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Naturally occuring protein reverses brain damage caused by meningitis


June 11th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an important role for a small, naturally occurring protein called interleukin-10 (IL-10) in removing bacteria from the blood of infected mice and reversing damage to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Promising new strategy for cancer therapy


May 27th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): A new research by scientists from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has suggested a promising new strategy for cancer therapy.Every cell contains ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Probiotics can help premature infants gain weight


May 3rd, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) There is now a way for extremely low birth weight infants to gain weight. They should be given feeds supplemented with probiotics -- healthy, live organism supplements that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Vitamin D supplements can prevent premature births


May 1st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy is not only safe for mother and baby but it can also prevent preterm labour births and infections, says a new study. In ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Probiotics help preemies gain weight


May 1st, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Probiotics can help extremely low birthweight infants (ELBW) gain weight, a new study has found.The randomized, controlled, double-blind study has been presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eye masks and earplugs could improve intensive care outcomes


April 15th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Slumber aids could help hospital patients get a better night's sleep, researchers have said.Boffins writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care investigated their effect on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spaceflight to probe how cells become diseased


April 5th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) A spaceflight will probe how cells remain healthy or succumb to disease, particularly in the face of stress or damage, in the first ever experiment of its kind. On ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New research may expand drug arsenal used to fight HIV


March 9th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 9 (ANI): A new Canada-US research may shed more light on how to fortify the immunity of HIV patients.The study, by Université de Montréal and the Vaccine and Gene Therapy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fresh hope for HIV patients


March 9th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 9 (IANS) In a welcome news for HIV patients, Canadian and American researchers have found new ways to increase effectiveness of the current drugs to fight the deadly disease. Currently, HIV/AIDS ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Having greater purpose in life linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that individuals who have greater purpose in their lives are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease or its precursor, mild cognitive impairment."Purpose in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular brakes that affect brain plasticity identified


November 28th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Even brain needs a set of molecular brakes that stabilize its circuitry during development, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.In fact, the researchers also ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Practicing yoga or tai chi daily improves overall health


October 24th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Practicing yoga or tai chi 20 minutes each morning can help reduce stress, improve strength, limberness, provide better immune function and lower blood pressure.The major benefit of yoga ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Three meals a day protect us from fungi


October 16th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): It's our three meals everyday that keep us warm and this protects us from any kind of fungal attack, reports a study.The research from Albert Einstein College of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Zinc could help fight infections


July 31st, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Zinc activates a key protein on T cells needed to fight infections, concludes a new report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.The study suggests that zinc may be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise followed by good nights sleep cuts cancer risk


November 18th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Besides reducing the waistline, exercise can also cut your overall risk of cancer but only if you get a good night''s sleep, says a new study.According to ... Read more...

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