Dysfunction in brain linked to sweet cravings in obese people

New York, June 16 : Obese people may find it difficult to stay away from sweet foods than individuals who are lean, because of a dysfunction in their brains, finds a new study. Extra body fat can exert effects on how our brains perceive rewards when we eat sweets, the study said. The findings showed […]

Arunachal will undergo revolution in health sector: Chief Minister

By Rupesh Dutta New Delhi, June 16 : Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul sounded upbeat when he promised drastic changes to improve the health sector in his border state. And to ensure that, he has plans to establish well-equipped zonal hospitals, besides recruiting 2,000 health care professionals at these facilities in 2016. “Arunachal Pradesh […]

Searching for a job? Use skills taught to fight depression

New York, June 16 : The same behavioural skills that are commonly taught to fight depression can also help unemployed people land a job, new research has found. These skills included identifying negative thoughts and countering them with more positive responses and planning enjoyable activities to improve the mood. This study is the first to […]

Key protein in preventing heart attacks identified

New York, June 16 : Researchers have found that increasing the levels of a protein in older adults could reduce the amount of plaque buildup in their arteries, lowering the risk of heart disease. As men and women grow older, their chances for coronary heart disease also increase. Atherosclerosis is a condition in which plaque […]

Overeating cripples calorie sensing ability, leads to more eating

New York, June 16 : Shedding new light on why extra weight is so difficult to shed permanently, researchers have found that overeating reduces levels of a hormone that signals the feeling of fullness in the brain, potentially promoting more eating. Through earlier studies on colon cancer, Thomas Jefferson University researchers led by Scott Waldman […]

Antibiotics can trigger pathogens’ growth in gut

New York, June 16 : Taking antibiotics for a longer time not only can change the microbiota of our gut but also push growth of harmful pathogens, leading to diseases, researchers have found. The findings showed that pathogens like Salmonella flourish in the gut after antibiotic treatment because of the increased availability of oxidised sugars. […]