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#WorldLiverDay: Understand your liver and prevent it from diseases

#WorldLiverDay: Understand your liver and prevent it from diseases

According to WHO, liver disease is the 10th most common cause of death in India.

World Liver Day, commemorated on April 19 every year, is a chance to build awareness and understand how important the liver is for our body and how liver diseases can be effectively managed.

Liver is the second largest organ in the body and is a key player in our body's digestive system. Everything we consume, including medicine, passes through the liver.

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Anti-cancer properties discovered in pepper plant

Anti-cancer properties discovered in pepper plant

US scientists have discovered a chemical in pepper plant, called long pepper, having anti-cancer properties, whose medicinal properties date back thousands of years.

According to researchers, the secret lies in a chemical called Piperlongumine (PL), which has shown activity against many cancers including prostate, breast, lung, colon, lymphoma, leukemia, primary brain tumours and gastric cancer.

Using X-Ray crystallography, the researchers were able to create molecular structures that showed how the chemical is transformed after being ingested.

Retina cells may help in treating jet lag

Retina cells may help in treating jet lag

Briton researchers have found a new group of cells in retina of eyes that can directly affect the biological clock of the people who experience jet lag.

According to researchers, a new group of cells in the retina that directly affect the biological clock by sending signals to a region of the brain which regulates our daily (circadian) rhythms, thereby opening a new therapeutic possibilities to manipulate the retina's signals and alter the body's responses to light changes.

Porn addiction may hamper your relationship

Porn addiction may hamper your relationship

Do you love watching porn in alone time?

You may need to stop it, as a study finds, self-proclaimed porn addicts may struggle to maintain a romantic relationship as they feel unworthy about themselves to go on dates.

According to researchers, perceiving yourself as a porn addict can make you more anxious about starting and continuing a relationship.

Cleaning houses may be bad for your kids' health

Cleaning houses may be bad for your kids' health

Dear parents, beware! Providing ultra-clean environment to your kids may be bad as a study reveals that no early exposure to dirt and germs increases the instances of eczema, asthma, hay fever and childhood diabetes.

According to research, exposure to germs and microorganisms in early childhood is actually good for children because it helps to develop the immune system.

Without early exposure to dirt and germs, the immune system does not learn how to control foreign agents, thus increasing their instances of eczema, asthma, hay fever and childhood diabetes.

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Beware! Salty food reduces thirst, increases hunger

Beware! Salty food reduces thirst, increases hunger

Ever wondered, why you love those french fries with sprinkled salt and cannot keep your hands off?

In first of its kind, a study finds that salty food diminishes thirst and increases hunger, due to a higher need for energy.

The results, published in the journal of Clinical Investigation, showed something different: salt stayed in the urine, while water moved back into the kidney and body.

"It's not solely a waste product, as has been assumed," said one of the researcher Friedrich C. Luft from Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Germany.

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A combination therapy can now treat brain cancer

A combination therapy can now treat brain cancer

A team of researchers has discovered a vaccine, combined with high-dose chemotherapy, for treating the most aggressive form of brain cancer.

According to researchers, vaccine targeting cytomegalovirus (CMV) antigen pp65, combined with high-dose chemotherapy (temozolomide), improved both progression-free survival and overall survival of glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), patients.

This Summer, keep sunburn at bay

This Summer, keep sunburn at bay

Summers are here and with the season, comes the vacay mode as guest.

But most of us don't like to welcome that guest and the reason is the nightmare of getting 'sunburn.'

Hence, Dr Alia Rizvi, dermatologist at Me Clinic- Masters Of Esthetics is here with some tips to keep these concerns at bay-

Tips to prevent sunburn:

1.Watch the clock. The sun's rays are strongest between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you can't stay indoors during that block of time, at least stick to shady spots.

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Can you secure your mobile phone with a fingerprint?

Can you secure your mobile phone with a fingerprint?

People, please be careful while setting fingerprint-based security systems of your cell phone, as a study suggests that similarities in partial fingerprints may be sufficient to trick biometric security systems on smartphones.

According to researchers, the vulnerability lies in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication systems feature small sensors that do not capture a user's full fingerprint. Instead, they scan and store partial fingerprints and many phones allow users to enroll several different fingers in their authentication system.

Now, assessing heart disease risk is within arm's reach, says study

Now, assessing heart disease risk is within arm's reach, says study

US researchers have found an important diagnostic tool in which peripheral arteries, easily accessible by ultrasound, may be useful for assessing a patient's risk for damage or disease in the heart's major blood vessels.

The study appeared in the journal of The Anatomical Record.

Atherosclerosis, commonly known as hardening of the arteries, has long been seen as a strong indicator of coronary artery disease.

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