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  • Power of suggestion affects heart

    Power of suggestion affects heart

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    Simply suggesting that a treatment will ease chest pain may not only dampen the pain, but directly alter heart arteries, a small study concludes.Among 30 patients having a procedure to evaluate their chest pain, researchers found that those who were told they were being…

  • Malaria vaccine shows promise: study

    Malaria vaccine shows promise: study

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    An experimental malaria vaccine tested on children in Burkina Faso has shown "a high level of efficacy" in protecting against the disease, a study published in the United States said Wednesday.The study was initially planned to study the safety and immune response of the…

  • Scientists create 'suicide bomber' that destroys superbug

    Scientists create 'suicide bomber' that destroys superbug

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    Scientists have developed what they call a "suicide bomber" bacteria, which can detect and destroy a hospital superbug resistant to antibiotics.Researchers in the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore engineered a strain of E.coli that can detect signs of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a leading cause of…

  • Brain cells protect themselves against stroke

    Brain cells protect themselves against stroke

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    Some brain cells are naturally protected against a stroke – and now we know why.Jack Mellor at the University of Bristol, UK, exposed slices of rats' hippocampi to the low-oxygen conditions typical of a stroke. Neurons in the hippocampi known to resist stroke damage…

  • Herbal remedy beats brain cancer

    Herbal remedy beats brain cancer

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    Indirubin, a herbal compound used in traditional Chinese remedies might beat deadly brain tumours.Indirubin is derived from the Indigo plant, an active ingredient in the Dang Gui Long Hui Wan formula that is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia.Researchers from the Ohio State…

  • High-protein diet reduces hunger in obese

    High-protein diet reduces hunger in obese

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    Dietary protein reduces hunger and increases fullness in overweight men during weight loss programmes, a study says.Diets “containing 18 to 35 percent of daily calorie intake from dietary protein, are associated with reductions in hunger and increased fullness throughout the day and into the…

  • Meditation changes brain activity

    Meditation changes brain activity

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    Landscape artist Jane Anderson struggled with seasonal affective disorder in the winter months. She tried meditation and noticed a change within a month.“My experience was a sense of calmness, of better ability to regulate my emotions,” she says.Her experience inspired a new study…

  • New hope for cancer cure

    New hope for cancer cure

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    British scientists have found a new way of killing cancer cells, a media report said Friday.The study not only sheds light on why some people fail to respond to chemotherapy but also reveals a new way of targeting cancer cells, the Daily Express reported.…

  • Pollution can cause brain damage, depression

    Pollution can cause brain damage, depression

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    Long-term exposure to air pollution could damage the brain and cause depression, besides triggering learning and memory problems.Mice tests showed that, in the long term, dirty air could cause actual physical changes to the brain which resulted in negative effects.While other studies have…

  • Sitting for long periods can cause heart problem

    Sitting for long periods can cause heart problem

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    Something as simple as sitting for long periods in one posture daily is fraught with grave risks, especially for women.Such women are two to three times more likely to develop a life-threatening blood clot in their lungs than more active women, according to a…

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