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Insulin Sensitizer- Energy Conserving Signal to Brain

...cts as a satiety signal, and adiponectin acts as a starvation signal....

Consume Less, Experts Advise as Malthusian Nightmare Returns to Haunt West

...opulation would outgrow its food supply, prompting starvation on an epic scale. "The power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race," he wrote. "Gigantic inevitable famine stalks in the rear." ...

Alcoholics by All Means Should Avoid Stress During Early Abstinence

... is a hormonal system that defends against stress, starvation and illnesses//. New findings of alterations in adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cortisol secretion in alcoholic patients, which reflect changes in the HPA axis, prompt recommendations that alcoholics avoid excessive stress – both physical and ...

Efforts Underway to Fight Alcoholism Among Tribals

...ouraging. Since alcoholism is also associated with starvation and unemployment, the district administration tried an innovative method to make use of toddy to generate gainful employment. The project started in November 2004 in Bhavari village in Alirajpur. "We gave training to one Bhim Singh and his family, ...

Dieting Fads -Flab Revisited

...your metabolism," says Myles. "Your body goes into starvation mode and so stores any calories you do consume. At the same time, your muscle mass is reduced and so you lose the ability to burn as many calories. The problem is that once you start eating normally again - which, inevitably, you do - your metabolism...

Tea Workers Health Precarious, a Study

...ly last month there were reports of as many as 100 starvation deaths in a closed tea garden in West Bengal. Afte... remarked, “It is shocking to find people dying of starvation in a progressive country like India. I had come to know about the fact from newspapers. I saw it wit...

Fashion Industry Takes Its Toll on Young Models

...professional help and be told about the dangers of starvation in workshops. And backstage there should be sufficient healthy snacks for the models to enjoy. Models should also not be under the age of 16 and models younger than 18 should not work after midnight. There is thus no ban on skinny models at the...

Impact of Climate Change in Africa

...wasted to skeletons from whose eyes the madness of starvation glared ... warriors scarcely able to crawl on all fours, and apathetic, languishing elders. Swarms of vultures followed them from high, awaiting their certain victims.' (Baumann 1894, Masailand) Ecological shocks such as that experienced by the Maa...

Anorexia Nervosa – Uproot the Disease by Understanding Key Triggers and Motive

...chers consider this goal as extremely serious, for starvation was motivated by the urge to destroying oneself completely. Researchers’concluded,"Therapists who do not take these intentions into consideration are likely to elicit resistance and sooner or later fail in their treatment attempts. We therefore emph...

Commonplace Sugar Compound Silences Seizures

... Biblical times, when healers sometimes prescribed starvation as a potent way to fend off seizures. UW-Madison researchers first began to investigate the role of sugar in controlling seizures after early experiments showed that children on sugar-free diets can rapidly experience seizures when they consume eve...

Researcher Hits Bulls-Eye for Antibiotic Target

...ing the structure of a protein that controls the// starvation response of E. coli. This research is applicable...s enzyme provides the signal for bacteria to enter starvation mode and limit reproduction. "With the ability to control the use of this signal, we can fool bact...

Processed foods – "the" cause of obesity!

...y requirement. This ends up in the body going into starvation mode -- the brain thinks it isn't getting enough energy, so it needs more calories and it needs to save energy. "It's because of the toxic environment that the insulin rises and the problem behavior ensues," Lustig said. "That's why all of these di...

PHC Doctors Tricked Tribal Women To Undergo Sterilization

...ered to undergo the operation since she was facing starvation and was unable to feed her children. Family planning hasw been banned among primitive tribes with declining population in Jharkhand since the days when the state was part of Bihar. In Jharkhand there are nine primitive tribes with a total popula...

Florida State University declares a breathtaking study which might solve the Hepatitis C Virus maze and find a cure!

...er, targeted treatments. Currently, any nucleotide starvation therapies, used primarily to treat cancer, can inhibit replication by depriving viral agents of their molecular building blocks. However, those therapies may impact healthy cells, as well, causing undesired side effects. That's not all. Our new cell ...

Time magazine has recognized efforts of two Indian doctors towards reducing infant mortality rate

...uses of infant death out of which malnutrition and starvation among expectant mothers for ease of delivery were found to be significant. The next step was directed towards reducing the identified burden. The plan was so simple that it could be implemented by a health worker with basic skills and with some rud...

TWO India Doctors Listed in TIME for Contribution to Global Health

...h, including malnutrition and the strange habit of starvation among expectant tribal mothers who believe this makes the delivery easier, the couple started working to solve them. They found that simple improvement of skills and education to health workers will effectively reduce the reproductive and child healt...

Famine May Be A Cause For Schizophrenia

...chizophrenia case records. The findings show that starvation experienced during the critical stages of early gestation alters brain development, producing mental health consequences years later in adulthood. Schizophrenia occurs worldwide in about one percent of the population. But in individuals who received...

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