New mouse model brings hope for Alzheimer’s patients

New York, July 4 : An experiment with genetically engineered mice has revealed how Alzheimer’s can cause dementia in humans, say promising research. Using a genetically engineered mouse model mimicking the development of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, researchers from Johns Hopkins University determined that a one-two punch of major biological “insults” must occur in the […]

Fathers can help prevent obesity in young adults

Toronto, July 4 : Parents, especially fathers, play a vital role in developing healthy behaviours as well as help prevent obesity in young adults, say researchers. The findings showed that among males, the quality of relationship with the father had a greater impact on their odds of being overweight or obese. When it came to […]

Scratching womb lining may help couples trying to conceive

Wellington, July 4 : Scratching the lining of the womb may double the chances of a successful pregnancy, new research suggests. Endometrial scratch is a procedure used to help embryos implant more successfully after in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in patients who had failed cycles despite transfer of good quality embryos. The findings […]

Haryana warns job aspirants against drug abuse

Chandigarh, July 3 : With three candidates mysteriously dying after undergoing physical tests for police recruitment in Haryana’s Kurukshetra district in recent days, the Haryana Staff Selection Commission on Sunday warned candidates that they would be disqualified if it was found that they had taken performance enhancing drugs for the recruitment. Commission chairman Bharat Bhushan […]

Auricular acupuncture effective for headache-related QoL

New York, July 3 : Auricular acupuncture has a greater overall impact on headache-related quality of life (QoL) than did traditional Chinese acupuncture, says a new US study. The study, published in Medical Acupuncture journal, compared the effectiveness of usual care alone to usual care plus either auricular or traditional Chinese acupuncture in treating patients […]