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Scientists Identify "master Switch" for Brown Fat in Mice

...t PRDM16 triggered formation of brown fat cells in part by turning on a metabolic pathway controlled by PGC-1alpha and the gene UCP1, which allows cells to release large amounts of energy as heat. The researchers believe that engineering cells with PRDM16 may work as obesity preventive in humans, if the...

Bashful Men 50% More Likely to Die of Heart Attack or Stroke

... 2,000 men who were aged between 40 and 55. As a part of the study the researchers from Chicago's Northwestern University asked the men to fill questionnaires designed to determine how social they were. By the time the study ended three decades later, 60 per cent had died and the experts then compared...

Daily Antibiotics may Not Prevent Future Urinary Tract Infections Risk in Kids

...om The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. As a part of their study the researchers reviewed the electronic health records of 74,974 children with at least two clinic visits in The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's pediatric healthcare network between July 2001 and May 2006. They found that 611 ...

Late Nights may Make Preteens Antisocial and Aggressive

...nical depression and antisocial behaviour. As a part of the study the researchers analysed the preference for morning or evening activities among a group of 111 boys and girls aged 8 to 13. They then collected cortisol readings from saliva, and assessed the kids for a host of undesirable behavioural...

Mild Stress During Pregnancy may Worsen Offspring's Risk of Cerebral Palsy

... believed that it can apply to humans also. As a part of the study, the boffins adjusted the normal cycle of light and dark that the pregnant mice were accustomed to for half of the mice, subjecting them to a mild level of stress. They then exposed the brains of the developing foetuses to injury. Whe...

40 Percent of Community Pharmacists Dispensed Off-label Drug

...g experience and post-registration education, took part in the research, carried out by the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Aberdeen, UK. The community pharmacists who responded to the questionnaire appeared to be aware of and concerned by - the issues surrounding off-label...

Targeted Food Tax to Improve Health

... 2375 men aged between 45 and 59, all of whom were part of a long term study on health, known as the Caerp...t on health, say the authors. But dairy produce is part of a healthy diet and its consumption should be promoted, they conclude....

Lasik Device To Correct Bifocal Vision Approved

...ion in a patient's dominant eye, while fixing only part of the nearsightedness in the less dominant eye, which helps close-up vision.The FDA has asked the company to conduct a study tracking 500 patients for six months after surgery, to check for potential visual disturbances that could limit activities o...

Millions Spent, but the Indian Capital's River Still Stinks

... develop a waste treatment culture where only some part of waste is treated," said Centre for Science and Environment director Sunita Narain. "One hidden cost of a dirty river is bad health" for people living downstream. Every year almost 400,000 Indian children die because of diarrhea alone, according ...

China to "salvage" Reputation on Food, Drug Safety

...na's drug watchdog announced revised methods... as part of the national crusade on restoring public confidence in the entire sector," the paper said in a separate editorial. Despite such hopes, other Chinese officials were not so upbeat in the prospects of solving the problems. "China is in a time of ...

Wear Headgear While Playing Soccer

...oft protective soccer headgear can be an effective part of a comprehensive plan to reduce the number of head injuries and concussions in soccer, confirmed Dr. Delaney. Contact:Isabelle KlingCommunications Coordinator (research)MUHC Public Relations and Communications514-843-1560...

Walking Really is the Best Way to Keep Healthy

...creased muscle strength among older people. As a part of that study, the Japanese researchers studied 24...ner, walking "is there for everyone," and the best part is that you don't need to shelve out a pretty penny to get into shape with this form of exercise. ...

Female Heart Attack Victims Show Signs of Lasting Depression

...mmends that patients be screened for depression as part of a general health assessment when they are admitted to hospital for heart-related events....

Southeast Missouri State Provides High-tech Protection Against Staph Infections

... of potentially harmful bacteria." SportsAide is part of the Sports Antimicrobial System(R) (SAS), provided by SportCoatings of Rochester Hills, Michigan. SAS is a powerful family of treatments that protect and maintain all sports facilities, surfaces and textiles against the risk of microbial contamina...

Paris Set for Pedal Power Revolution

...ed up by a new user. The scheme, named Velib, is part of a growing global trend for eco-friendly, easy-a...y of Lyon where 4,000 self-service bikes have been part of the landscape since 2005. Fifty-five percent of the scheme's users in Lyon say they now drive l...

Uninsured Adults Increase Medicare Costs

... has been proposed in Congress in recent years, in part because if adults have chronic conditions in their late 50s and early 60s, its very difficult for them to obtain private insurance on their own, says John Z. Ayanian, HMS associate professor of medicine and of health care policy and a practicing gene...

Shed Off Your Shyness With a Nasal Spray!

...inrichs said that the hormone had an effect on the part of the brain that controls fear response. He also said spraying into the nasal passages was the most effective method of its administration, as it was absorbed into the body more rapidly, reports the Sun. The researchers are now planning to con...

Lobster Shells Have Great Healing and Antiseptic Properties

...itin is a very common polymer present in nature as part of animals and plants physical structures. Only cellulose is more abundant than chitin, which makes this compound a highly important renewable resource that can easily be found in arthropods, insects, arachnids, molluscs, fungus and algae. The fish...

India to Monitor Pregnancies to Check Girl Foeticide: Report

...n, a suburb of the Indian capital. The suburb is part of a state with one of the country's worst gender ratios -- just 820 females for every 1,000 males -- showing the preference for sons persists despite high incomes and education. Sons are typically seen as breadwinners. They are also needed to ligh...

Genes Play Major Role in Determining Individual's Sour Taste Perception

...oods, and that these differences are determined in part by their taste genes. So someone who inherited a high sensitivity to sour taste may find foods containing lemons or vinegar off-putting, whereas the same foods may be better accepted by a person whose genes make them less sensitive. "These taste pe...

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