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Gene that causes rare disorder Opitz C syndrome identified

Gene that causes rare disorder Opitz C syndrome identified

A team of researchers has identified the gene that causes Opitz C syndrome in the only patient diagnosed with this ultra-rare disorder in Catalonia.

Opitz C syndrome is a genetic disease that causes severe disabilities in patients and has been diagnosed in three people in the Iberian Peninsula, and sixty people in the world.

Gastrointestinal cancer: Walk your way to healthy life during chemo

Gastrointestinal cancer: Walk your way to healthy life during chemo

Walking or jogging helps patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer to cope better with the side effects of chemotherapy, according to a recent study.

The Goethe University Frankfurt study shows that patients with an advanced gastrointestinal tumor can also profit from exercise therapy.

In accordance with the recommendations of the American College of Sports Medicine, the participants exercised either three times a week for 50 minutes or five times a week for 30 minutes at a pace which they considered to be "slightly strenuous."

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World Glaucoma Day 2017: How to preserve eye health

World Glaucoma Day 2017: How to preserve eye health

Solid eyesight - and the ability to take in the visual world around us - is often something we take for granted. There's no better time than World Glaucoma Day on March 12 and World Glaucoma Week in general, then, to take stock of your vision and learn how to spot the symptoms of glaucoma, which can lead to permanent eye damage.

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'Pink noise' can help oldies sleep their way to better memory

'Pink noise' can help oldies sleep their way to better memory

You may want to listen to pink noise, described as a waterfall-like sound, during bedtime as a recent study has suggested that doing so can improve memory.

The study is published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Gentle sound stimulation synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and improved their ability to recall words, reported a new Northwestern Medicine study.

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Marijuana helps epilepsy patients combat intolerable medication effects: Study

Marijuana helps epilepsy patients combat intolerable medication effects: Study

A study finds that people with uncontrolled epilepsy - neurological disorder - resort to cannabis products when antiepileptic drug side-effects are intolerable.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

University of Sydney researchers revealed that 14 percent of people with epilepsy have used cannabis products as a way to manage seizures.

Handful of nuts a day helps in weight loss, cuts risk of cancer

Handful of nuts a day helps in weight loss, cuts risk of cancer

Consuming 20 grams or a handful of hazelnuts and walnuts and peanuts a day can cut risk of heart disease, cancer and premature death.

Nuts are rich in heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats, which lower LDL or "bad" cholesterol; plus, they are a good source of phytosterols, compounds that help lower blood cholesterol, reports CNN.

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Help your grandparents sleep better with this..

Help your grandparents sleep better with this..

Help your grandparents sleep better and improve memory, with gentle sound stimulation - such as rush of a waterfall - synchronised to the rhythm of brain waves, as it may significantly deepen sleep and triple memory scores to recall words in older adults, suggests a study.

According to researchers from Northwestern University in Evanston, US, pink noise synced to brain waves deepens sleep and triples memory scores in older adults aged 60 and above.

The study appeared in journal of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

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Eating 'whey protein' before breakfast will curb those sneaky cravings

Eating 'whey protein' before breakfast will curb those sneaky cravings

Eating whey protein, a powder to be made into a smoothie, before breakfast can help in preventing Type-2 diabetes by keeping blood sugars under control, suggests a study

The study also found that the whey proteins also made them feel full, helping to curb their desire to have a snack before lunch.

Whey protein is a type of protein shown to have numerous benefits for muscle mass, strength, fat loss and overall health and is found naturally in milk and cheese, reports the Mail Online.

Going 'gluten-free' may not be all that good for you

Going 'gluten-free' may not be all that good for you

A word of advice for those who are on gluten free diet. Eating less of wheat, rye and barley may increase the risk of developing diabetes.

Gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, gives bread and other baked goods elasticity during the baking process and a chewy texture in finished products.

The findings indicated that 20 percent of individuals consumed gluten and had 13 percent lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes in comparison to those with the lowest daily gluten consumption.

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High-intensity aerobic training can reverse signs of aging

High-intensity aerobic training can reverse signs of aging

Who does not want to look slim, young and beautiful!

A study finds, high-intensity aerobic exercise can reverse some cellular aspects of aging in adults that contributes to synthese protein, thus reversing a major adverse effect of aging.

The findings appeared in Cell Metabolism, indicated all training types improved lean body mass and insulin sensitivity, but only high-intensity and combined training improved aerobic capacity and mitochondrial function for skeletal muscle.

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