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Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric’s power to fight cancer

Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric’s power to fight cancer

Bengaluru: A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City, has used an ingenious process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells. Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric (haldi), the ubiquitous kitchen spice that gives curry its yellow color. Turmeric has

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Scientists develop preliminary universal influenza vaccine

New York: Scientists have developed a new nanoparticle vaccine that could effectively protect mice against influenza A virus, providing a promising approach for developing universal vaccines for the infectious disease. The double-layered vaccine made with peptides, which are compounds consisting of two or more amino acids linked in a chain, showed strong potential for combating influenza

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Lifestyle changes one needs to make to avoid diabetes

New Delhi: Diabetes is a chronic disease which has become very common nowadays. While lack of insulin and genetic history are among the factors, certain lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress also contribute to an increase in blood sugar levels. Taking a few steps towards a healthy life can make

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How Omega-3 fatty acid helps inhibit cancer’s spread

New York: While eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fatty fish, certain nuts and seeds, have been known to prevent heart diseases and arthritis, a new research, led by one of Indian-origin, showed that omega-3 fatty byproducts may also have anti-cancer effects. The new study, led by Aditi Das from University of Illinois

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Wonder benefits of coconut oil

New Delhi: Ever wondered about the different ways in which coconut oil can be used? This marvel oil has been used in India for generations for a variety of reasons because of its different health benefits. Doctor Priyanka Sampat, Ayurveda expert at Birla Ayurveda lists down some benefits. * Natural moisturiser: Coconut oil is used to

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Younger pregnant women at high risk of prenatal depression?

London: Owing to the increased pressures of social media and the pace of modern life, younger expecting mothers may be at more than 50 per cent higher risk of developing prenatal depression, than their mothers, according to a study. “The research shows that depression in today’s young women may be driven by rises in feeling overwhelmed

Ditch medicine, adopt self-healing, advises new book

New Delhi: People from all over the world are ditching their pills and embracing the path of natural healing with little or no medical intervention, claims a new book. “Doctor You: Introducing the Hard Science of Self-Healing” by Jeremy Howick, Director of the Oxford University Empathy Programme, stresses that alternative or natural treatments are cheaper and

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Scientists identify gene that helps treat cancer

Canberra: The gene that strengthens the human immunity system has been identified by Australian scientists, it was revealed on Monday. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)identified the gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune response to infection including cancer and diabetes. The gene has existed for 500 million years. Its

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Long work hours may hike women’s diabetes risk by 70%

Toronto: Women who work for 45 hours or more a week may be associated with nearly 70 per cent increased risk of diabetes as compared to men or women who worked for 30 to 40 hours a week, a study has found. Longer-working men however did not face this risk. While it is an observational study,

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Eat walnuts to ward off diabetes risk

New York: Consuming walnuts — rich in antioxidants — may nearly halve the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes compared to those who do not eat nuts, finds a study representing more than 34,000 adults. The findings showed doubling walnut consumption (or eating 3 tablespoons) was associated with a 47 per cent lower prevalence of Type-2 diabetes.

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