Vitamin in milk could prevent pain caused by chemotherapy

New York, Feb 26 : A vitamin found in milk may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain caused by chemotherapy drugs, says a study. For the study, the researchers tested the effect of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, in female rats that were treated with paclitaxel, a chemotherapy commonly used […]

Neanderthal DNA influences our height, schizophrenia risk: Study

New York, Feb 26 : Although the last Neanderthal died tens of thousands years ago, their DNA sequences still influence how genes are turned on or off in modern humans, and their effects can contribute to traits such as height and susceptibility to schizophrenia or lupus, says a study. Experts know that after leaving Africa, […]

Brain scans to predict if kid is at drug abuse risk

San Francisco, Feb 26 : Scientists have found a better way to predict what personality traits might indicate that a kid is at risk for drug or alcohol abuse. The finding of Brian Knutson, Professor of psychology at Stanford University, and Christian Buchel, Professor of medicine at Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, was based on a brain […]

Watching birds can improve your mental health

London, Feb 26 : If you are living in a neighbourhood surrounded by trees and shrubs, with birds chirping all the time, there are less chances for you to suffer from anxiety or stress, a new study has revealed. According to researchers at the University of Exeter, the British Trust for Ornithology and the University […]

Lowering systolic BP below 120 may prevent early death

New York, Feb 26 : Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg can prevent 107,500 early deaths every year, according to a new study. Systolic blood pressure refers to the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats. The bottom number, diastolic, refers to the pressure between beats. […]

‘AIIMS nurse’s death due to infrastructure gap’

New Delhi, Feb 25 : The AIIMS resident doctors on Saturday said “infrastructure lacunae” in the maternity operation theatre (OT) was the main reason behind a staff nurse’s death during an operation. The doctors’ reaction comes days after AIIMS terminated one of its resident doctors following the nurse’s death during caesarean operation. The resident doctors […]