Free Press Journal
  • World Diabetes Day: Things you need to know

    New Delhi: Diabetes is the general term used for conditions which lead to an increase in blood sugars and includes Type 1, Type 2, gestational diabetes and other forms of diabetes like secondary diabetes. These occur when pancreas is either unable to make sufficient amounts of insulin, or the insulin produced does not act properly (a condition known as insulin resistance).

  • The Telomere Effect: Review

    Title: The Telomere Effect
    Author: Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn, Elissa Epel

  • Indore: Low immunity hits pets hard during summer

    Indore: As the temperature rises making it unbearable for you to sit without air conditioner, when you find your pet suffering from cold, it must be shocking. However, it is not simple cold that hurts your pet’s health with the sudden increase in temperature.

  • Stardust makes up 97 per cent of our bodies

    Houston: Ninety-seven per cent of the human body consists of stardust, claim scientists who have measured the distribution of essential elements of life in over 150,000 stars in the Milky Way galaxy. The six most common elements of life on Earth – including more than 97 per cent of the mass of a human body – are carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, sulphur and phosphorus, reports PTI.

  • Here’s why some feel stiff in the morning

    New Delhi: New research published online in The FASEB Journal, describes a protein created by the body’s “biological clock” that actively represses inflammatory pathways within the affected limbs during the night. This protein, called CRYPTOCHROME, has proven anti-inflammatory effects in cultured cells and presents new opportunities for the development of drugs that may be used to treat inflammatory diseases and conditions, such as arthritis.

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    Fighting inflammation, pain the green way

    Washington DC: A new research has found that two specific plant-derived compounds may be effective for fighting inflammation and pain, says ANI. Diterpenoids are found in certain plants, fungi, and marine organisms, and two in particular, carnosol (CS) and carnosic acid (CA), are known to interfere with multiple pathways in the human body associated with inflammation and pain.

  • Spinal Cord

    Stem cells may help treat spinal cord injuries

    Tokyo: Scientists have successfully used stem cells for the first time to promote regeneration after injury to a specialised band of spinal chord nerve fibres that are important for motor function. Researchers from Hokkaido University in Japan together with an international team of scientists implanted specialised embryonic stem cells into the severed spinal cords of rats.

  • Tattoo-like ‘e-skin’ turns your body into digital screen

    Tokyo: In a yet another example to integrate electronic devices with the human body, researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed an ultra-thin, protective layer that will help create “electronic skin” displays of blood oxygen level, e-skin heart rate sensors for athletes and other applications.

  • How human body ages explained

    Tokyo: Japanese scientists have discovered metabolites – substances created during metabolism – that are specifically related to ageing and shed light on how the human body ages.

  •  How to deal with neck pain

    DR SADIYA VANJARA speaks about the reasons behind neck pain and the solutions for reducing it.At any given point in time, our neck muscles, which are also known as the postural muscles, are predominantly contracting (being used) to take the weight of the head.  

  • ‘Person-on-a-chip’ technology may help repair damaged organs

    Toronto: Scientists have developed functional 3D models of heart and liver tissues, using “person-on-a-chip” technology – a new way of growing realistic human organ systems outside the body, which could eventually be used to repair or replace damaged organs. Researchers from the University of Toronto built model versions of both heart and liver tissues that function like real organs, using the new technology called AngioChip, a powerful platform for discovering and testing new drugs.

  • Aerobic exercise

    Exercising alone won’t lose weight: Study

    New York: Exercising is important in order to burn calories and stay fit. But a recent study says that exercise alone is not always enough to shed weight as our bodies adapt to higher activity levels and do not burn extra calories even if we exercise more.

  • Everyday mindfulness can cut belly fat

    New York: Those who are aware of each and every moment of their life have less fat around their belly than those who do not pay attention to the present, new research shows. The study of nearly 400 people found that those who exhibited more “dispositional mindfulness” were less likely to be obese.

  • Videogames, Child

    An hour of video game daily can make girls fat

    London: Young women who play computer games for an hour every day are at increased risk of gaining unhealthy weight, warns new research. Those women who spend two hours daily in playing computer game are at risk of gaining additional 3.7 kg after a period of five years, the findings suggested.

  • Novel Gene

    Novel genes found in gut disease under age five

    New York:  Researchers analysing the complicated genetic influences in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have discovered new gene variants associated with an often-severe type of the disease that affects children under the age of five.