Israeli scientists invent antibacterial filling material to prevent tooth decay

However, the problem with treating dental decay is that it comes back again. Tel Aviv scientists have now discovered that certain novel materials have powerful antibacterial properties which can be harnessed in restorative dental fillings, to prevent recurrent tooth decay Getting a filling isn’t always the end of a tooth’s cavity problems. Sometimes, bacteria is […]

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Yoga may help ease high blood pressure, study finds

#YogaDay2019: One hour of yoga a day, can help reduce hypertension

People who follow the ancient practice of yoga may be getting an added health boost, with a new study suggesting it can fight high blood pressure – also known as hypertension. “This study confirms many people’s feelings that exercise may be useful in the control of hypertension,” said Dr Howard Weintraub, a cardiologist and associate […]

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Circadian rhythm disruption could lead to tumour growth

The study was done by Yool Lee, Amita Sehgal, and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. The results provide mechanistic support for ‘chronotherapy,’ the delivery of cancer drugs timed to the endogenous circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms regulate many aspects of physiology from the organismic to the subcellular levels. Disruption of circadian rhythms, whether through jet […]

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Movie violence doesn’t make kids violent in their day-to-day, finds study

Research carried out in the United States on PG-13 rated films – similar to India’s U/A rating, analysed the trends portrayed in such material against real cases of violence, including murder and youth violence. While many parents try to monitor the content their children are watching to avoid inappropriate language or other mature themes, a […]

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The answer behind hair loss might just be in your hands

The answer behind hair loss might just be in your hands

  A recent study investigates why some parts of the human body remain hairless while others become hairy. The findings may offer clues to male- and female-pattern baldness. Hair loss affects a considerable proportion of society, particularly men, and it can cause significant distress for some people. Male- and female-pattern baldness, which are common hereditary […]

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Study findings reveal: People with psoriasis often face stigma, discrimination

People with the scaly skin condition psoriasis are often faced with people who don’t want to shake hands with them and who see them – incorrectly – as contagious, according to a new study. “Patients with psoriasis often express frustration to me that they experience discrimination in public places and the work environment,” said study […]

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Could baking soda improve cancer treatment?

Could baking soda be used to improve cancer treatment?

Within tumours, large portions are deprived of oxygen. Scientists know that these hypoxic regions tend to be the most resistant to treatment. If a cell is unable to access adequate oxygen, it slows down and enters what is known as a quiescent state. The molecular switch mTORC1 is responsible for assessing the situation before telling […]

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