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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.

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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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.

Adulthood obesity can cut years off your life

Adulthood obesity can cut years off your life

You may want to shed those extra kilos as a recent study has suggested that being overweight at any point in your adulthood can up the risk for death.

Researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health and the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health sought to investigate the relationship between maximum BMI (body mass index) over time and subsequent mortality.

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Have 400 IU of Vit D daily for healthy bones

Have 400 IU of Vit D daily for healthy bones

Eat dairy products, orange juice, soya milk, and cereals everyday, as a study finds that Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D should be 400 International Units (IU) for healthy bones.

The results of the study were presented at ENDO 2017, the annual scientific meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando, Florida.

"The RDA is easily achievable with a supplement of 400 IU in winter, when vitamin D levels are lowest in North America," said principal investigator J. Christopher Gallagher from the University School of Medicine in Omaha, US.

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Trying everything to protect yourself from tanning? Start re-applying sunscreen

Trying everything to protect yourself from tanning? Start re-applying sunscreen

Did you know re-applying sunscreen during summers is very important?

Briton researchers have found that if the molecules in sunscreen absorb the light, then we can reapply and manipulate the molecules to absorb more energy and can protect the molecules from degradation.

Researchers from the University of Warwick in U.K. explained that when these molecules absorb energy from the sun, Stavros explains, they enter into an excited electronic state.

Other molecules are likely to break under the sun's glare, sometimes releasing dangerous free radicals.

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Binge drinking prior pregnancy ups diabetes risk in kids later

Binge drinking prior pregnancy ups diabetes risk in kids later

All the would-be moms, look before you booze!

A study finds, binge drinking before conceiving, may lead to high blood sugar in kids, increasing the risk of developing diabetes in their adulthood.

The results were presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

"The effects of alcohol use during pregnancy on an unborn child are well known, including possible birth defects - learning and behaviour problems," said principal investigator Dipak Sarkar from Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

Diabetic women who sleep late have higher risk of depression: Study

Diabetic women who sleep late have higher risk of depression: Study

Diabetic patients, especially women, who work at night, may have more symptoms of depression than those who sleep and wake-up early, regardless of the quality of their sleep, finds a study.

According to researchers, people with Type-2 diabetes, who are "night owls" and prefer the evening for activity report, have more symptoms of depression than those who are early to bed and early to rise.

The results are scheduled to be presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

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