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  • Do cow fertilizers spread antibiotic resistance?

    Do cow fertilizers spread antibiotic resistance?

    Health Day News, April 23, 2014 14:19 IST

    Manure from dairy cows contains a surprisingly high number of antibiotic resistance genes from the animals' gut bacteria, a new study shows.This is important because manure from cows is widely used as ...
  • High-fat diets linked to certain types of breast cancer

    High-fat diets linked to certain types of breast cancer

    Reuters, April 23, 2014 13:33 IST

    Women who eat a lot of fat, particularly saturated fat, may be at higher risk of certain types of breast cancer, new research suggests. Past studies have come to differing conclusions on a possible as ...
  • Avoid fish for healthier babies, says study

    Avoid fish for healthier babies, says study

    IANS, New York, April 23, 2014 12:59 IST

    Potential mothers should avoid fish to prevent passing on certain harmful chemicals to their offsprings, an alarming study indicates.Fish and shellfish contain high-quality protein and omega-3 fatty a ...
  • Mother's low vitamin D linked to toddler's risk of cavities

    Mother's low vitamin D linked to toddler's risk of cavities

    Reuters, April 22, 2014 17:18 IST

    Women's low vitamin D levels during pregnancy are linked to a higher risk of cavities in the teeth of their toddlers, according to a new study done in Canada.Previous studies have shown that vitamin D ...
  • Improving feelings of control may curb desire to drink

    Improving feelings of control may curb desire to drink

    Reuters, April 22, 2014 17:12 IST

    The authors of a new study say that manipulating alcohol drinkers' sense of control can counteract the negative feelings that motivate them to drink. People who have a strong sense of control believe ...
  • Get a younger skin through exercise

    Get a younger skin through exercise

    Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, April 22, 2014 16:52 IST

    Exercise not only appears to keep skin younger, it may also even reverse skin aging in people who start exercising late in life, according to surprising new research.As many of us know from woeful exp ...
  • Too little sleep may add to teen health problems

    Too little sleep may add to teen health problems

    Steven Reinberg, April 22, 2014 16:48 IST

    Many teens from lower- and middle-income homes get too little sleep, potentially adding to the problems of kids already at risk for health issues, new research finds.The study of 250 high school stude ...
  • Why alcoholics lose muscle strength

    Why alcoholics lose muscle strength

    IANS, New York, April 22, 2014 16:28 IST

    Science has found an answer to why frequent drinkers tend to lose muscle strength. Mitochondria - organelles that produce the energy needed for muscle, brain, and every other cell in the body - stop s ...
  • Edible flowers can help build immunity: new study

    Edible flowers can help build immunity: new study

    IANS, London, April 22, 2014 15:56 IST

    Besides their ornamental value, flowers have now been proven to increase immunity in humans. If we go by a new research, common edible flowers in China are rich in phenolics and have excellent antioxi ...
  • The Ideal Summer Diet: Eat fresh fruits, veggies to stay active

    The Ideal Summer Diet: Eat fresh fruits, veggies to stay active

    IANS, Los Angeles, April 22, 2014 15:10 IST

    Soaring temperatures make people lazy. Experts suggest that adding certain fruits and vegetables to your everyday diet can show up great results. Laurence Beeken, food information executive at Weight ...
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