Sunday, May 26, 2019

Why Huntington’s disease attacks brain cells in human

WASHINGTON: Recent study conducted on mice has given more insight into how and why Huntington's disease attacks and destroys certain brain cells in human beings. The study was published in the Journal...

Treatment to restore natural heartbeat may become a reality for heart failure

WASHINGTON: A new therapy called 'His bundle' pacing that engages and restores the heart's natural physiology could pave the way for more treatment options for heart failure patients who also suffer from electrical disturbances, according...

Machine learning could predict death or heart attack with over 90% accuracy

WASHINGTON: A study claimed that machine learning, modern bedrock of artificial intelligence, could predict death or heart attack with more than 90 per cent accuracy. The study was presented at The International...

Chest pain: Artificial intelligence may prevent unnecessary tests in patients with

WASHINGTON: A recent study showed artificial intelligence (AI) may prevent 'unnecessary examination' in patients with stable chest pain, a frequent cause of visits to emergency departments and general practitioners. The study was presented at The International...

Co-use of cannabis, tobacco linked to poorer functioning among young adults

WASHINGTON: As cannabis is being legalised in more and more jurisdictions, more than a third of young adults report using both cannabis and tobacco or nicotine products, providing a unique challenge to public health officials,...

Study reveals people who don’t plan on changing, stay happy

WASHINGTON: They say the only constant in life is change. However, according to a recent study, expecting ourselves to remain mostly the same over the next ten years is strongly related to being happier later...

Sleep and exercise affect new mothers and fathers differently

WASHINGTON: While sleep and exercise are vital to the well being of a new parent, a recent study suggests that the activities affect new moms differently than new dads. As part...

Good sleep quality, mood leads to good working memory, suggests study

WASHINGTON: A study has found strong association between working memory and factors like sleep, age and mood. The study was published in 'Journal of the  International Neuropsychological Society'. Working memory is the...

Right combination of diet and bacteria limits cancer progression

WASHINGTON: While fibre-rich diets are an effective means of cancer prevention, their possible roles in cancer progression and treatment remains poorly understood. According to recent findings, the right combination of diet and bacteria limits cancer...

Eating more rice could be protective against obesity

WASHINGTON: Obesity levels are substantially lower in countries that consume high amounts of rice, while counties with lower average rice intake have higher obesity levels, recent findings suggest. The link between...