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Drug derived from chilli peppers aids weight loss

Drug derived from chilli peppers aids weight loss

Drug derived from chilli peppers aids weight loss Anti-obesity drug derived from chili peppers caused long term weight loss and improved metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet. The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy study found the novel drug, Metabocin, was based on capsaicin – the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn. It was designed to slowly release capsaicin throughout the day so it can exert its anti-obesity effect without producing inflammation or adverse side effects. “We observed marked improvements in blood sugar and cholesterol levels, insulin response, and symptoms of fatty liver disease,” reported ...

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Scientists claim being positive can help tackle cancer

Scientists claim being positive can help tackle cancer

Scientists claim being positive can help tackle cancer While having a positive attitude in life has it’s owns benefits, a latest research by Israeli scientists claimed that positive emotions can also be helpful in fighting cancer. A study titled “Modulation of anti-tumor immunity by the brain’s reward system” was published in the Friday’s issue of science journal `Nature’ in which scientist of Israel Institute of Technology claimed there was a deep connection between the patient’s mental state and cancer survival. The study was conducted on mice exploring the role of the brain’s reward system in fighting tumors. “Given the central ...

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Researchers discover goji berries could treat 2 deadly tropical diseases

Researchers discover goji berries could treat 2 deadly tropical diseases

Researchers discover goji berries could treat 2 deadly tropical diseases Goji berries could hold the cure for two deadly tropical diseases – schistosomiasis and fascioliasis. Facts about the two diseases: Schistosomiasis: * It is an infection caused by parasitic worms that live in fresh water. * Found in tropical regions like South America, Asia and the Caribbean. * The disease affects 600 million people worldwide. Fascioliasis: * It is an infection caused by flatworms affecting livestock and humans. * It is found in tropical areas and developing countries. * Close to 17 million people globally suffer from the disease. A ...

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Here’s why people born in last 6 months of the year are less likely to be obese

Here's why people born in last 6 months of the year are less likely to be obese

Here’s why people born in last 6 months of the year are less likely to be obese People across the world have become more aware of their health and obesity is a concern in many parts. But while health authorities and people try to tackle the issue, science suggests the time of a person’s birth can be linked to their chances of being obese. Individuals born in the last six months of a year are less likely to face obesity, and scientists have an explanation for this. They revealed that having sex in winter produces children who are thinner since ...

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Researchers discover cross-species genetic transfer driving evolution

Researchers discover cross-species genetic transfer driving evolution

Researchers discover cross-species genetic transfer driving evolution A new study has revealed that widespread transfer of genes between species has radically changed the genomes of today’s mammals, and has also been an important driver of evolution. In the world’s largest study of so-called ‘jumping genes’, the researchers at the University of Adelaide traced two particular jumping genes across 759 species of plants, animals, and fungi. These jumping genes are actually small pieces of DNA that can copy themselves throughout a genome and are known as transposable elements. It was later discovered that recross-species transfers, even between plants and animals, have ...

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How aspirin could treat Alzheimer’s disease

How aspirin could treat Alzheimer's disease

How aspirin could treat Alzheimer’s disease Low dose aspirin may help treat Alzheimer’s by enabling cells in the brain to clear away a toxic protein responsible for the disease, a study on mice has found. “The results of our study identify a possible new role for one of the most widely used, common, over-the-counter medications in the world,”. Although the exact cause of Alzheimer’s disease progression is unknown, impaired clearance of toxic amyloid beta, especially from the hippocampus, is a leading mechanism. Activating the cellular machinery responsible for removing waste from the brain has therefore emerged as a promising strategy ...

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Air pollution causes one in seven new cases of diabetes: Study

Air pollution causes one in seven new cases of diabetes: Study

Air pollution causes one in seven new cases of diabetes: Study Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease. Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis said pollution also plays a major role. The study estimated that pollution contributed to 3.2 million new diabetes cases globally in 2016 – or around 14 per cent of all new diabetes cases ...

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Awesome Health Benefits Of Jaggery You Didn’t Know

Awesome Health Benefits Of Jaggery You Didn't Know

Awesome Health Benefits Of Jaggery You Didn’t Know Everybody wants to lose weight, especially the young teenagers. They want to look good and feel good about their body, but they don’t realise that they end up doing the wrong things in order to lose weight quickly. For example, healthy combinations are not incorporated into their diets. So, today we will tell you the best combination drink for weight loss – jaggery and lemon juice benefits. 1. Jaggery For Weight Loss Jaggery has high levels of potassium that helps in improving metabolism, maintains electrolyte balance in the body, and also aids ...

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Vaseline may not help cuts and scrapes get better, says study

Vaseline may not help cuts and scrapes get better, says study

Vaseline may not help cuts and scrapes get better, says study While it is one of the first things many parents reach for when their child takes a tumble, researchers are now claiming that using Vaseline for cuts is a bad idea. Petroleum jelly is recommended to ‘protect’ minor scrapes and cuts, and experts say it prevents scabs forming so injuries are less itchy, heal faster and leave smaller scars. However, a study led by the University of Leeds found Vaseline stops the body forming its own ‘natural plaster’. This newly discovered natural plaster is a film of protein, a ...

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Diabetic mums are more likely to have children with autism, says study

Diabetic mums are more likely to have children with autism, says study

Diabetic mums are more likely to have children with autism, says study A new study now shows that women with any form of diabetes are at greater risk of having children with an autism spectrum disorder. The study found it included women who did not have diabetes before they got pregnant but developed it while carrying their babies, as well as those who had type 1 diabetes throughout their lives. Research, in recent years, has pointed toward a link between the condition, the immune system and the developing foetal brain. Research from the Kaiser Permanente health system in California suggests ...

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