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Fasting may help keep age-related diseases at bay: Study

Fasting can boost the body’s metabolism.  Fasting can boost the body’s metabolism and help protect against age-related diseases, a study has found. The circadian clock operates within the body and its organs as intrinsic time-keeping machinery to preserve homeostasis in response to the changing environment. While food is known to ...

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Wasp venom offers hope against lung diseases

The study found that their strongest peptide could completely eliminate Pseudomonas aeruginosa — a strain of bacteria that causes respiratory and urinary tract infections and is resistant to most antibiotics. (Source: File Photo) MIT engineers have developed new antimicrobial peptides, which can combat bacteria causing respiratory and other infections, based on ...

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Modern lifestyle diseases turning into killers: Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that earlier physical activities used to be part of daily routine. (Source: File Photo) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday urged the medical fraternity to campaign against modern day lifestyle as non-communicable diseases (NCD) were turning into killers. Inaugurating the GEM Hospital ...

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Vitamins may boost longevity, prevent diseases: Study

By: PTI | New York | Published: October 16, 2018 6:13:14 pm Most vitamins and minerals are required by dozens to hundreds of different enzymes within our cells. (Source: Pixabay) Vitamins and minerals help promote longevity and stave off chronic disorders such as heart disease, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, scientists ...

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Inadequate sleep may lead to cardiovascular diseases in men | health

Men who sleep five hours or less per night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event during the following two decades than those who sleep seven to eight hours, according to a new study. “For people with busy lives, sleeping may feel like a waste of time ...

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World Mosquito Day: 5 of the deadliest diseases spread by mosquitoes | fitness

World Mosquito Day is observed on August 20 to commemorate British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’ 1897 discovery that female mosquitoes transmit malaria to humans. A tiny bite is all it takes to make you fall ill from life-threatening diseases. Here are 5 of the deadliest diseases that are spread by ...

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Math has answers to how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases | health

Math has answers to how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases | health

Turns out, mathematics can help public health workers understand and influence human behaviours that lead to the spread of infectious diseases. According to a study from the University of Waterloo, current models used to predict the emergence and evolution of pathogens within populations do not include social behaviour. Co-author Chris ...

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Are e-cigarettes safe? Health experts say vaping can lead to lung diseases

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 14, 2018 1:35:43 pm According to a study, vaping can damage immune disable cells in the lungs and cause inflammation. (Source: Pixabay) Vaping or smoking e-cigarettes has been found to be a harmful practice. According to a study, it can damage ...

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40% women with asthma may get chronic lung diseases: Study

40% women with asthma may get chronic lung diseases: Study

More than 4 in 10 individuals with asthma run the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it harder to breathe, says a new study involving around 4,000 women. The researchers examined risk factors for developing asthma and COPD ...

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Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s have been linked to this virus | health

Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s have been linked to this virus | health

Turns out, there is a key connection between viruses and inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. A study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus focused on viruses inhabiting bacteria in the intestine known as bacteriophages or simply phages. “Phage numbers are ...

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