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Altering genes through calories

It's never too late to diet. Cutting calories for only a few weeks late in life causes anti-aging changes in mouse genes.Even those averse to weight watching might have their cake and eat it if researchers can find drugs that mimic dieting’s effects. Cutting calories is known to increase lifespan and reduce age-related disease in experimental mammals. ....Researchers at the University of Californ...

New drug may stop alopecia

Researchers have derived a new gel to reduce the hair loss due to chemotherapy, which is one of the distressing side effects of the treatment of cancer. The pharmaceutical company Glaxo Wellcome has formulated a gel which which contains a drug known as GW8510, helped to prevent hair loss// in rats subjected to chemotherapy. ....Lead researcher Stephen Davis said the gel completely prevented hair...

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories launches Hyalosy

The Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has launched Hyalosyn (sodium hyaluronate), an intra-articular injection that provides relief from knee-joint stiffness and immobility among patients suffering from severe osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a widely prevalent disease. More than 90 per cent of people above the age of 45 are estimated to show signs of this disease, and it is the leading ca...

Counting Calories Might Be The Ideal Way To Stay Healthy

Burning calories is the means to maintaining a healthy weight. According to a recent Harvard study of 17,000 people, burning an extra 700 to 2,000 calories // a week by walking, playing sports, or doing some other form of exercise increases life span. The health benefits seem to level off at about 2,000 calories a week, which is equivalent to walking three miles a day. ..Because the amount of cal...

Want to be young at heart: follow a low calorie diet

Besides keeping you off the extra pounds a very low calories diet can help the heart age more slowly. ..The study that has revealed this is said to be the first ever human trial study. // ..The findings confirmed earlier studies on mice and rats that demonstrate the cardiac benefits of a restricted calorie diet. ..The samples taken for the study were 25 members of the Caloric Restriction Soc...

Decrease in calories slows aging of the heart

Researchers from University of Wisconsin made a study on middle-aged mice which shows that a low-cal diet keeps the heart young. Calorie restriction is the only proven way of extending the lifespan// - and this has been found in primates, mice, spiders and other animals. They show that a low-cal diet prevents the genetic changes that signal the aging of the heart. ....Working with middle-aged mi...

ICMR along with other International Research organisation with drug development for Neglected Diseases

Malaria, Tuberculosisand leprosy, are the world’s most neglected diseases along with diseases such as kala azar(leishmaniasis),sleeping sickness( human African trypanosomiasis)and Chagas disease, that afflict the deeply impoverished in developing countries and account for 90% of the global disease burden however ironically, a mere 10% of global health research is devoted to these diseases.// .. ....

A Reduction In Calories Found To Yield More Benefits

A new study reveals that, cutting calories can drastically reduce the risk of clogged arteries, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure . // High triglyceride levels can lead to atherosclerosis, or clogged arteries, which can be a precursor to heart attack or stroke. ......Researchers studied two groups of individuals. The first group consumed a restricted-calorie diet. Participants in...

Upcoming Hemogenomics Centre in Bangalore

William J. Rutter, a well known scientist and accomplished businessman of the U.S. holding more than 20 patents and patent applications,has announced intention to set up a high end rapid //diagnostic centre in Bangalore under the name of "Hemogenomics", which will be a marketing, selling and research company. ....Addressing a press conference on the sidelines of the BioAsia 2004 conference Banga...

Help teenagers eat healthy by giving nutritional information along with food.

Providing nutritional information about the dish along with the food can make your teenagers// make better and healthier food decisions. Student cafeterias can use cards to display information about the food served in order to help teenagers decide better. ....For most of the foods, it is not very difficult to find the nutritional information as more and more packaged foods are providing the info...

Consumers Becoming More Health Conscious Than Calorie Conscious

The rising success of low-GI foods may be down to their promise of longer lasting satisfaction //compared with the deprivation associated with low-calorie or reduced fat foods. ....The glycaemic index, which ranks foods based on the speed at which the sugars are broken down and released into the body, is emerging as the basis for a healthy diet, and as a means of losing weight. .. ..This is bec...

Robo-Dog To Monitor Your Calorie Intake

Recent Research Study published in New Scientists reports the results of the study investigated by Scientists from United States. The study reports the results of a robot dog, which has been designed to monitor your daily food intake and pleads with you to curb over indulgence. // ....The canine coach, is a modified version of Sony’s Aibo, The new robo-dog is programmed to exhibit four different...

Aloe Vera Coating For Fruits And Vegetables Preservation

Gel form of Aloe vera extract is known for its therapeutic effect on burned or irritated skin. Looks like there is more to it than just cosmetology applications. The gel could be taken as a healthful additive to fruits and // vegetables in the future. .. ..A new form has been recently developed by researchers that can be used as an edible coating to prolong the quality and safety of fresh produce...

Use of a fast-acting insulin analog to control diabetic ketoacidosis in Children

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening condition that frequently requires hospitalization in children with type 1 diabetes.// The critical factors in the treatment of DKA include careful and frequent monitoring of the patient, skillful fluid and electrolyte adjustment, and the initiation of insulin therapy after the initial restoration of fluid volume has been achieved. Continuous low-...

Whole-body hypothermia reduces risk of death in Encephalopathy in infants

Among infants, hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy due to acute perinatal asphyxia remains an important cause of neurodevelopmental deficits in childhood//. ..Infants with moderate encephalopathy have a 10% risk of death, and those who survive have a 30% risk of disabilities. 60% of infants with severe encephalopathy die, and many, if not all, survivors are handicapped. ..Treatment is currently limi...

Prostate Cancer Preventable By Vitamin D Analogs

The most common cancer of men is prostate cancer. New research studies point towards its being preventable . ....Calcitriol, an active metabolite of vitamin D and other vitamin D analogs, may help prevent prostate cancer, according to a study presented Nov. 1,// at the American Association for Cancer Research's 4th annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting in Baltimore. ....The stu...

Liver Transplant Surgery Conducted In Bangalore

A rare liver transplant surgery has been conducted by Indian doctors in the city of Bangalore on Rohit Pillai, a one-year-old boy. The surgery took place at the Asha Dinesh Institute for Organ Transplant. //The mother was the donor for the child who was afflicted by a congenital disease. ....The transplant surgeon Sanjay Govil said that the boy who was born with itching and jaundice was now nea...

HIV/AIDS Awareness Info through Barber Shops, Salons

A Wilmington-based HIV/AIDS community outreach program in Delaware has thought of an offbeat salon approach to enhance awareness on HIV/AIDS.// ..Its “Do the Right Thing 4Life” program—supported by AIDS Delaware provides information on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, as well as condoms, to people via the participating barbershops and beauty salons. ..Do the Right Thing 4Life—founded by Frank H...

Ward Off Aging With A Low-Calorie Nutritional Diet

Time and over again, the benefits of a low-calorie diet have been argued. It has now been found that indulging in a low-calorie diet can retard the ageing process. Although studies conducted on animal models show promising results, //conducting human studies have proven to a challenging task. ..However, a study by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Itali...

Running Alone Might Not Be The Answer

New research by scientists from Princeton University says that running or exercising alone may not provide the benefits of exercising. The reserachers led by Elizabeth Gould at Princeton University // say in Nature Neuroscience that running alone does not seem to generate new brain cells, which are found in abundance after running or exercising in pairs or in groups. The reserachers conducted a s...

Developing Countries Undertake Cataloguing of Human Mutations

Developing countries have undertaken the lead in a global ..program to catalogue human mutations in their countries and make it available to anyone with internet access//. ..For a sample of the expected rewards, look at the work of Professor Raj Ramesar, a professor at the division of human genetics at the University of Cape Town. ..Ramesar studied the genes of a family who suffered from a her...

Provigil Patent Extension Accorded To Cephalon

Cephalon has been accorded a further six months of patent extension by the FDA for its pediatric sleep disorder treatment medication//, Provigil. ....Cephlaon had complied with the terms of an explicit written request that entailed the provision of clinical studies data after studying the effects of provigil on pediatric patients. ....Cephalon has settled the ‘provogil’patent infringement liti...

Ostracised Woman Cremated Her AIDS-Affected Husband Alone

A woman belonging to a village in Bihar was left for herself to cremate the body of her husband, who had died of AIDS, as nobody turned up// give a helping hand. The widow dragged his body to the backyard of her hut and performed his last rites herself. ..Grief-stricken Dhanua Devi (named changed), a 36-year-old resident of Khaira village in Darbhanga district, says not a single person visited he...

Dead End: Aged, Ailing and Alone In Death

Old age and death is a foregone conclusion with no open choices. But does this also mean no end-of life choices that help, an elderly dying a dignified// and peaceful death? The department of health recently spoke of 60% compliance of hospitals with superior practices in end of life care to the elderly. ....To research into this lofty claim, a survey was initiated, that revealed, many people in...

Raloxifene Better Than Tamoxifen For Breast Cancer

The osteoporosis drug Evista is better than Tamoxifen in preventing breast cancer in high risk post-menopausal women, new research// has suggested. Researchers said that both drugs reduce the risk of cancer by 50 percent. But the results of a 19,000-woman trial show that Eli Lilly and Co's Evista, known generically as raloxifene has fewer side effects. This fact could prompt clinicians to replace...

Progression Of ALS May Be Prevented By A High Caloric Diet

Researchers have found a link between diet and ALS saying that a ketogenic- high caloric diet may prevent the progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). // The Mount Sinai School of Medicine is the first to draw a correlation between diet and neuronal cell death, the cause of ALS. ....According to foodconsumer.org, ALS is an adult-onset neurodegenerative disorder in which spinal and cort...

Jealousy In Men Peaks When Partners Are Most Fertile

A study by the Liverpool University suggests that men are more aware of potential rivals for love when their partners are at their most fertile. The researchers felt that men// become more jealous and wary of dominant males when their wives or girlfriends are at their most fertile. ....The Evolution and Human Behaviour study by the Liverpool University on 64 men suggested those with ovulating pa...

Bill for Formal Regulation of Tanning Salons

Ken Macintosh, the Labour MSP for Eastwood plans to publish a private member's bill for regulating tanning salons in order to ban children from their premises.// This is part of a clampdown against Scotland's rising incidents of skin cancer. ..Coin-operated and unsupervised sun beds are to be banned as a part of this proposal. More information was also required to be published on the health ris...

Boys Join the Race Along With Girl to Get a Stick like Figure

Boys also have become victims to disorders like anorexia and bulimia which has initially haunted the girls. But a UK study showed that 500 teenagers are affected //due to sheer peer pressure, families and friends. The research is published in the British Journal of Health Psychology. The authors wanted to analyze the gap in the literature and look at what influences eating habits among male and f...

Reservation boycott by Medical student fraternity continues in Bangalore

The demon of reservation has once again spread its venomous heads and is engulfing the student community. It is to the medical students’ displeasure. // ..As there strong opposition undergraduate students of the Bangalore Medical College staged a dharna in the Victoria Hospital campus. They were protesting against the Centre's proposal for reservation of seats for OBCs in elite educational instit...

Burn Away Calories In Your Garden

Gardening was always considered as a beneficial and healthy activity. With the emphasis slowly, but surely turning to healthy living, health experts opine// that there’s nothing like a bit of gardening to rev up your metabolism. ..Dr. Julie Roth of the Wellness Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago says that the best benefit of gardening is that exercise that you get when you be...

Cut Calories to Age Gracefully

A recent study has shown that cutting back a few calories from our diet and exercising some more over a lifespan can prevent certain age related changes in cells. // ....Scientists from the University of Florida's Institute on Aging have found that eating a little less food and exercising a little more over a lifespan can reduce or even reverse aging-related cell and organ damage in rats. ......

Physical Attraction Alone May Not Boost Up Sales

A beautiful young model may not necessarily help sales, rather she could actually negatively influence the customer if she is irrelevant to the quality of the product, says a study//. ....Pretty faces are used to sell everything from computer processors to motor oil. But it is not really effective to use them to market something that has nothing to do with physical attractiveness, reported the sc...

Stay Young By Cutting Down Calories

Cutting calories from your diet not only makes you slim, it may help lessen the effect of aging, says a study. Christiaan Leeuwenburgh and other scientists from the University of Florida's Institute on Aging// fed rats just eight percent fewer calories a day and moderately increased the animals' activity. ....The lifespan of the rats extended from their average and significantly overturned the n...

Grapefruit juice could be taken along with medication: the nutrient-drug reaction uncovered!

As previously thought and followed that patients on medications for blood pressure and cholesterol were not allowed grapefruit juice could change soon...Those affected can now safely consume grapefruit juice- which has lot of benefits as a breakfast regular.//..The ban on this juice for some was due to some studies that have shown it can lead to possible overdoses and dangerous side effects. .......

Yoga Along with Treatment for Breast Cancer Improves Quality of Life

Researchers have found a remarkable improvement in patients who undergo yoga program along with the treatment for breast cancer thereby proving the age-old belief about the interrelation between the mind and the body//. There was a considerable improvement in the quality of life of the patients who participated in the yoga program than those who do not. ....The study, presented today at the 42nd...

Breast Feeding Alone can Reduce Infant Mortality Rates

New Delhi, Jun 5. Observing that breast feeding alone can reduce infant mortality rates; the Centre has asked the state governments to launch awareness campaigns //on breast feeding on the lines of the initiative for polio immunization. ....Breast feeding alone can reduce infant mortality rates by 13 per cent. It is not only the best food for the child but also ensures a strong foundation for goo...

Breast Feeding Alone Can Reduce Infant Mortality Rates: Govt

Observing that breast feeding alone can reduce infant mortality rates, the Centre has asked the state governments to launch awareness campaigns on breast feeding on the lines of the initiative for polio immunisation. // ....Breast feeding alone can reduce infant mortality rates by 13 per cent. It is not only the best food for the child but also ensures a strong foundation for good health through...

Victoria Hospital In Bangalore is Lacking Beds In Emergency wards

It sadly been noticed that patients who come for emergency treatment at Victoria Hospital in Bangalore were not always assured of immediate attention //. The emergency ward at the hospital is said to be struggling to accommodate cases during mass tragedies owing to lack of beds. This has been further worsened with one of the wings of the casualty ward being under repair from the last four months....

Funds Galore For Prescription–only Medicines in 'Down Under

At the Medicines Policy Summit a new report looked at new prescription- only medicines that were publicly funded between 2000 and 2006 //. ..In the last six years, 78 new prescription-only medicines have been listed on the Australian PBS, which was the equivalent of Pharmac. Of these medicines, 72 are registered in New Zealand, of which only 20 are funded by Pharmac. ..The report showed t...
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