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What lies beneath the surface? Here is the answer

What lies beneath the surface? Here is the answer

Walking down a grassy field, have you ever wondered that what lies beneath the surface?

We finally have an answer to that question.

A web of plant roots interacts symbiotically with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi that extend their hyphae from the root system further into the earth, accessing nutrients such as phosphates to give to the plant in return for carbohydrates.

The study was published in journal Current Biology.

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Researchers discover rescue protein that delays cell death

Researchers discover rescue protein that delays cell death

A team of researchers has discovered a rescue protein that delays the cell death and can offer a treatment for cancer, neurodegeneration and infection.

The study was published in journal Cell.

The team has discovered how a set of proteins delays the "executioner" machinery that kills damaged or infected cells in a process called necroptosis.

The scientists believe these finding may have wide clinical implications if researchers can develop drugs to control the cellular rescue machinery.

New medication can reduce involuntary movement

New medication can reduce involuntary movement

A team of researchers has found that a new medication significantly decreases involuntary movement.

Antipsychotic treatment can cause involuntary movements such as lip smacking, tongue protrusions and excessive eye blinking. These movements typically occur after more than 3 months of treatment and are called tardive dyskinesia.

The study concludes valbenazine administered once daily can significantly reduce tardive dyskinesia in patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and mood disorder.

High-intensity interval training, a weapon in war against diabetes

High-intensity interval training, a weapon in war against diabetes

A new research has revealed that high-intensity interval training (HIIT), where short bursts of activity are mixed with rest periods, increases glucose metabolism in muscles as well as insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes.

Already after a two-week training period, the glucose uptake in thigh muscles returned to a normal level.

The project from the University of Turku, Finland, studied the health impacts of high-intensity interval training on healthy people and diabetics, and the results are encouraging.

Asthma drug may be the solution to chronic hives

Asthma drug may be the solution to chronic hives

Chronic hives sufferers can breathe a sigh of relief as a recent study has found that a drug already used to treat moderate to severe allergic asthma can help them.

Patients who develop itchy wheals in response to cold or friction benefit from treatment with omalizumab, a drug normally used to treat asthma. Two separate clinical studies, conducted by researchers from Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin, have shown the drug's active substance to be highly effective against different types of urticaria (hives).

World Health Day: Tips to stay healthy

World Health Day: Tips to stay healthy

Leading a stress-free and healthy life is what everyone wants. But a stressful life is what everyone gets.

Stress is inevitable- from a homeless man on the street to Bill Gates, no one can escape stress and being unable to overcome stress can have some serious consequences such as strokes, headaches, panic attacks and in some extreme cases, death.

According to Dr GowriKulkarni, head of Medical Operations at DocsApp, little changes will make a big difference in staying healthy, both physically and mentally.

Here's where we can start:

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World Health Day: Eat to beat stress

World Health Day: Eat to beat stress

National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC), India's leading provider of integrated commodity and collateral management services of agri-commodities today announced the appointment of Maninder Singh Juneja as the Managing Director and CEO.

Juneja joined True North (Erstwhile India Value Fund Associates) in December 2016 as the Managing Director which owns 100 percent of NBHC.

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World Health Day: Homeopathy vs Ayurveda, Allopathy!

World Health Day: Homeopathy vs Ayurveda, Allopathy!

We have always been in dilemma, what to opt for- Ayurvedic, Allopathy or Homeopathy treatment!

Dr Pankaj Aggarwal, senior homeopathy physician, says, "Homeopathy is way considered best when it comes to safe and sound treatment as it is devoid of any kind side effects or after as in allopath and indulges in to the recovery of the disease or ailment as in Ayurveda where you need many sessions to cure the disease. Though they all do the same job to eliminating the root cause of the disease but Homeopathy heals with ease and eliminates other root causes to make to fit and healthy."

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World Health Day: India needs to prioritize prevention & wellness to check NCDs

World Health Day: India needs to prioritize prevention & wellness to check NCDs

Mental illnesses, along with diabetes and heart diseases are estimated to cost USD 6 trillion loss to our economy by 2030.

On the eve of the World Health Day, NATHEALTH, a healthcare industry body, has made a clarion call to prioritize prevention and wellness to check growing burden of non-communicable disease (NCD) in the country.

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