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

... follow. After decades of decline in the number of starving people worldwide the numbers are starting to rise. The UN lists 34 countries as needing food aid. Since feeding programmes tend to have fixed budgets, a doubling in the price of grain halves food aid. Anger boiled over this week as Jean Ziegler, th...

Molecular Basis of Obesity-Revealing the Unknown Facts

...he mice go looking for food even if they have been starving for an extended period. The scientists suggest Bsx is also needed to enable brain cells to sense and respond to specific hunger signals from the body without it the mice do not feel hunger. "Bsx is is conserved across species and very likely plays...

Emotional Stress Could Be a Factor in Causing Alzheimers: Study

...al stress, such as plunging mice into ice water or starving them for three days, can induce tau phosphorylation. But what we wanted to know was whether exposure to milder stress, of the kind we experience in our daily lives, can induce tau phosphorylation, explains senior research associate and first autho...

Diet-based Method to Treat Brain Cancer

...toCal diet gets around this dilemma by essentially starving the brain tumour cells of the sugary molecules on which they rely for growth and survival. Because of its special composition, the diet deprives the tumour cells of the glucose they need; at the same time, the diet provides normal brain cells with...

Indian Models are a Healthy Lot

...ired another round of discussion of how models are starving themselves in a bid to look glamorous. But back home, the Indian fashion circle is quite relieved that the scenario is much better here. "Our models are quite healthy. This is mainly because an Indian attire like the sari or the lehenga demands a f...

Cake Walk – Plum Treats Sell Like 'Hot Cakes' During Christma

...is whetted as we submit wholly to the whims of our starving taste buds//, feeding them with the flavors of the season. A mouthwatering spread is incomplete without the 'piece de resistance', the rich and exotic Christmas cake. As you wait to tuck into this baked delight, let's give you a snapshot of its metam...

Cellular Cues Identified for Stroke Recovery

... to the part of the brain affected is interrupted, starving it of oxygen. Brain cells can be seriously damaged or die, impairing local brain function. // But the brain is a battler. Within weeks of a stroke, new blood vessels begin to form, and, like marching ants, newly born neurons migrate long distances...

Urban Women , Beware Of Bulimia !!

...esearchers found that whereas cases of anorexia, a starving disorder, appeared to occur at random, bulimia is more likely to be seen in urban environments. A number of other mental disorders, including schizophrenia, psychosis and depression, are also linked with urban life. Bulimia, is thought to affect...

Potential Diagnostic Marker Indicates Effectiveness of Anti-Angiogenic Drugs

If an anti-angiogenic drug is successfully starving a cancer patient’s tumor to death, the number of endothelial cells circulating in the individual’s bloodstream will decrease // , thus providing a potential biomarker for gauging the medication’s effectiveness, according to National Cancer Institute ...

Researcher Hits Bulls-Eye for Antibiotic Target

...ignal, we can fool bacteria into thinking they are starving all the time, even when they are not; or we could ...otein, causing the bacteria to react as if it were starving even when in the presence of a plentiful nutrient supply, Sanders said. Such a signal exists in al...

Processed foods – "the" cause of obesity!

...our leptin even more, which makes you think you're starving even more. It's a vicious cycle." "This is a very different way of looking at obesity," Lustig emphasizes. "While most people blame obesity on a lack of self-discipline, research shows today's foods and drinks actually trigger the behaviors that pr...

Obesity on the high

...weight people currently is more than the number of starving people worldwide. All of the world's nations -- regardless of economic status -- have failed to address the obesity epidemic, according to his report. 1 billion people in the world are obese and the increase is drastic. On the other hand, the rate ...

Crusade Against Malnutrition

...t two years, and continues to nourish thousands of starving children in the southeastern African country. Researchers found that the RUTF, also known by its brand name, Plumpy'Nut, significantly reduced childhood mortality rates from malnutrition and related diseases. In Cap Haitien, local employees produce...

Treatment Resistant Tumors Can Be Targeted Better Using Botox

... much of cancer treatment has been focused towards starving the tumor of its blood supply. This new approach, targeted at enhanced blood supply for effective delivery of chemotherapeutic agents and radiation represents a new dimension of cancer research. 'Tumor vasculature is targeted by several advanced an...

Half The Girls In UK Starve To Stay Slim

... 50% of the teenaged girls in the UK are virtually starving themselves to stay slim, according to a research conducted by the Food Standards Agency and Sugar magazine. // Some of these girls are reported to be as young as 13 years. The findings showed that 50 per cent always skip breakfast and do not know wha...

Weizmann Institute of Science says Immune Cells Could Help Maintain Brain Function

... trauma. The team demonstrated this in lab mice by starving one set of mice of T-cells and other important immune cells. In these mice, a less number of new cells were formed. T cells could hold the key to the formation of new cells in the brain. To substantiate this, the scientists injected T cells in mice t...

The weight loss reality check – Do Fad diets and short-cut methods actually work

...ries.Golden truths:1.Crash diets or indiscriminate starving does more harm than good. To lose weight and maintain, there has to be a good balance of diet and exercise. Diet should constitute foods that add nutritive value rather than calorific value. Infact, authentic slimming centers advocate a healthy blend...

Start the New year with news on intelligent weight loss!!

... loss is diet and exercise. Dieting doesn’t mean starving yourself. Rather, it is choosing the type of food you eat that counts. In fact, diet alone or crash diets are the worst possible things to do if you want to lose weight, and keep it off. The simple funda is more the input more should be the outpu...

Government To Discourage Smoking

...e is capable of creating blood clots in the veins, starving the heart of oxygen, and lowering the resistance of the body to diseases. Nicotine gum or nicotine patches will be offered to patients who want to give up the habit. The doses will depend upon the level of the withdrawal symptoms. Patients will al...

Sox 18 Slows Cancers

...t and could be manipulated to stunt the cancer by starving the tumour cells.// This discoverywas made by Peter Koopman and George Muscat at the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience. "Tumours cannot grow above a certain size unless they attract growth of blood vessels, so by being a...

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