Now, you can cure insomnia with placebo: Study

Now, you can cure insomnia with placebo: Study

Briton researchers have found a simple placebo may really work well to cure insomnia.

The findings, appeared in journal Brain, indicated that both neurofeedback and placebo-feedback to be equally effective as reflected in subjective measures of sleep complaints, which suggests that the observed improvements were due to unspecific factors such as - experiencing trust and receiving care and empathy from experimenters.

Beware! Those pills to reduce gastric acid may silently damage your kidney: Study

Beware! Those pills to reduce gastric acid may silently damage your kidney: Study

Beware! US researchers warned that taking drugs to reduce gastric acid for prolonged periods may lead to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure.

Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems.

Heartburn is the form of indigestion as burning sensation in the chest, caused by acid regurgitation into the oesophagus.

Legalising same-sex marriage may reduce suicide in teens

Legalising same-sex marriage may reduce suicide in teens

The implementation of state laws for legalising same-sex marriage can significantly reduce the rate of suicide attempts among teenagers, reveals a study.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health found that state-level, same-sex marriage policies were associated with more than 1,34,000 fewer adolescent suicide attempts per year.

The study, appeared in JAMA Pediatrics, compared states that passed laws allowing same-sex marriage to states that did not enact state-level legalisation.

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Beware! Food-borne bacterium may cause miscarriage threat early in pregnancy

Beware! Food-borne bacterium may cause miscarriage threat early in pregnancy

Beware to-be mothers! Listeria, a common food-borne bacterium, may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy than appreciated, warns a study.

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in US showed that pathogens affect fetal development and change the outcome of pregnancy.

"For many years, listeria has been associated with adverse outcomes in pregnancy, but particularly at the end of pregnancy," said Ted Golos.

Beware! Zika can be a reason for miscarriage

Beware! Zika can be a reason for miscarriage

Beware to-be mothers! According to a recent study, Zika virus could lead to a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stage of pregnancy.

By administering Zika virus directly into the reproductive tract of pregnant mice, that have an intact immune system, the researchers at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health found, the Zika virus appears to create disorganization in the cellular layers of the placenta that keep toxins, bacteria and viruses from crossing.

This disorganization could be how the virus penetrates the placenta to infect the fetus.

Verizon scrapes $350M off Yahoo acquisition deal

Verizon scrapes $350M off Yahoo acquisition deal

Internet pioneer Yahoo Inc. has agreed to sell its core business to Verizon for $350 millions less than the originally negotiated price tag of $4.83 billion, the struggling web company confirmed on Tuesday.

Reports about a potential price cut had been swirling around the web for the past many weeks as Yahoo’s reputation suffered a major setback due to hacking scandals.

If your kid is too fat, then you may be a reason

If your kid is too fat, then you may be a reason

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 22 : Now don't blame those chips and chocolates for you childs extra pounds, as a study says around 35-40 percent of a child's is inherited from their parents.

For the most obese children, the proportion rises to 55-60 percent, suggesting that more than half of their tendency towards obesity is determined by genetics and family environment.

The study, led by the University of Sussex, used data on the heights and weights of 100,000 children and their parents spanning six countries worldwide: the UK, USA, China, Indonesia, Spain and Mexico.

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Drinking too much may age arteries over time!

Drinking too much may age arteries over time!

Excessive boozing over the years might age arteries prematurely, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease.

According to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, drinking too much, can affect the elasticity of the arterial walls (arterial stiffness) and prematurely age the arteries, interfering with blood flow.

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Cincinnati Zoo’s baby hippo gets lifesaving IV

Cincinnati Zoo’s baby hippo gets lifesaving IV

A premature baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo is recovering from dehydration after staff from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center provided her with the IV fluids she needed, zoo officials announced.

The four-week-old female hippo, who has been named Fiona, received fluids through an IV catheter. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center staff was called after the zoo’s veterinary staff could not arrange a sustained IV.

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Chronic knee pain may be treated online

Chronic knee pain may be treated online

A study has found out that an online intervention, combining home exercise and pain-coping skills training, provided substantial clinical benefits for patients suffering from chronic knee pain.

This model of care delivery could greatly improve patient access to effective treatments. Results of a randomized, controlled trial are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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