This chemical reaction in eye can boost your vision

This chemical reaction in eye can boost your vision

A team of researchers has discovered a chemical reaction in the eye that may improve vision.

A light-sensing pigment found in everything from bacteria to vertebrates can be biochemically manipulated to reset itself, an important therapeutic advantage, according to the research from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

People with normal weight can also have high cardiovascular risks, suggests Study

People with normal weight can also have high cardiovascular risks, suggests Study

Are you one of those who thought, having normal weight will save you from cardiovascular problems? Well, we might have some bad news for you.

A recent study has found that approximately one-third of all individuals with a normal body mass index (BMI) had cardio-metabolic risk factors for heart disease, especially those of South Asian and Hispanic descent.

The study was published in journal Annals of Internal Medicines.

Study finds new drug target for heart failure patients

Study finds new drug target for heart failure patients

According to a recent study, researchers have found a new target for drug developers who are seeking ways to improve cardiac output in heart failure patients.

The study was published in journal Science Advances.

The researchers bypassed complex cell signaling pathways that are dysregulated in failing hearts by directly targeting proteins that help heart muscles contract.

This summer, detox with infused water

This summer, detox with infused water

'Water is the only drink for a wise man' - Henry David Thoreau.

From our very childhood, we know that drinking large amount of water is necessary to keep fit and ourselves hydrated, avoiding illness.

Mostly, instead of normal water, we crave for juices and soft drinks, because of the flavour and fizz. But we forget, these flavoured, artificial drinks harm our body.

What if you could drink flavoured water, which does not harm your body, rather helps you stay healthy?

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Common cancer drugs may up chemo toxicity

Common cancer drugs may up chemo toxicity

A new study has found that the common drugs widely used in cancer therapy, known to increase blood sugar, appeared to also up chemo-related cell damage in mice, raising possible risks for cancer patients taking similar drug combinations.

A short-term fast appeared to counteract increases in blood sugar and protect healthy cells in mice from becoming too vulnerable to chemotherapy, according to the new research from the University of Southern California.

Long-term antibiotic use in early to mid life puts you at cancer risk

Long-term antibiotic use in early to mid life puts you at cancer risk

You may want to avoid popping those antibiotics as a recent study has linked their long-term use to the cancer-inducing polyps.

Long term antibiotic use in early to mid life may be linked to a heightened risk of abnormal growths in the colon and rectum, known as polyps or colorectal adenomas, which precede the development of most cases of bowel cancer, revealed the research.

The findings add to emerging evidence that the type and diversity of bacteria in the gut, referred to as the 'microbiome,' may have a key role in the development of cancer, say the researchers.

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A more sensitive blood test for speedy heart attack diagnosis

A more sensitive blood test for speedy heart attack diagnosis

The sooner a heart attack is diagnosed, the better it is. And so, a team of researchers has come up with a blood test that can quickly and accurately tell in minutes if a patient has had a heart attack.

Scientists from King's College London developed a new blood test that is more sensitive in detecting damaged heart muscle caused by a heart attack.

The team investigated how many heart muscle cells needed to die before they could be detected in the blood stream.

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So where do babies cry the most?

So where do babies cry the most?

According to an interesting and a first of its kind research, babies cry more in Britain, Canada and Italy, than the rest of the world.

The study, performed by the University of Warwick, states:

-Psychologists have created world's first universal charts for normal amount of crying in babies during first three months

-On average, babies around the world cry for around 2 hours per day in first two weeks, peak at 2 hours 15 mins at six weeks -- and crying reduces to 1 hour 10 minutes by week twelve.

Time strawberries to bloom just after apples for better harvest

Time strawberries to bloom just after apples for better harvest

You may want to set your strawberry alarm clock for the post-apple bloom as according to a recent study, doing so can reap a better harvest.

When apple trees blossom, the sheer abundance of flowers attracts most of the pollinators, which leaves fewer bees for other nearby crops such as strawberries and lowers their yields.

But if growers time their strawberries to flower directly after a neighbouring apple bloom, strawberries produce higher yields than they would if there were no apple trees nearby.

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