Health

8,000 new combinations to slow down antibiotic-resistant bacteria


New York, Sep 4: Biologists have identified over 8,000 new combinations of antibiotics that are surprisingly more effective at killing harmful bacteria than the prevailing ones.Scientists have traditionally believed that combining more than two drugs to fight harmful bacteria would yield diminishing returns. The prevailing theory is that the incremental benefits of combining...

Infants can pick out leaders from bullies: Study


New York, Sep 4: Infants, by the age of 2, have the potential to distinguish between the power asserted by a leader and a bully, finds a study, shedding light on how babies make sense of the world.The study found that 21-month-old infants can distinguish between respect-based power asserted by a leader...

Chinese medicine ingredient may help reduce obesity


London, Sep 2: A herbal ingredient used in traditional Chinese medicines may help you to reduce your body weight, a new study has found.The scientists were able to show that the herbal active substance, celastrol -- used in Chinese medicines -- leads to a significant weight loss and an improvement of diabetes...

High BMI in early life linked to asthma risk later: Study


London, Sep 2: The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study.According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung...

Chinese medicine ingredient may help reduce obesity


The scientists were able to show that the herbal active substance, celastrol -- used in Chinese medicines -- leads to a significant weight loss and an improvement of diabetes in obese mice, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. The findings showed the celastrol specifically activates satiety centres in the brain, which play a...

High BMI in early life linked to asthma risk later: Study


According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung function and a higher risk of childhood asthma. The new study, led by Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, showed that the infants with the highest weight gain velocity and body mass index had...

Being fit in middle-age may not prevent you from CVD risk


The study, from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, highlights how important it is for middle-aged adults to have their doctor check their CVD risk factors, especially if they have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of CVD. CVD refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood...

Restricting meal intake in 10-hour window may boost health


The study, conducted over mice, suggests that the health problems associated with disruptions to animals' 24-hour rhythms of activity and rest -- which in humans is linked to eating for most of the day or doing shift work -- can be corrected by eating all calories within a 10-hour window. For many of...

Being fit in middle-age may not prevent you from CVD risk


The study, from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, highlights how important it is for middle-aged adults to have their doctor check their CVD risk factors, especially if they have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of CVD. CVD refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood...