Omega-3 Fats In Fish Eight Times More Effective Than Flaxseed Oil, May Prevent Cancer: Study

HIGHLIGHTS Omega-3 fats present in fish should be chosen over flaxseed The study was conducted to compare the cancer fighting potency There are basically three types of omega-3 fatty acids If you haven’t added fish to your daily diet, it is time you do so. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, the omega-3 fats present in fish should be chosen over flaxseed and other oils for prevention of cancer. The researchers have discovered that marine based omega-3 fats are about eight times more effective at…

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High Cholesterol Diet May Increase The Risk Of Colon Cancer: Study

According to a study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, people eating a high-cholesterol diet may be at an increased risk of colon cancer. Scientists discovered that diets high in cholesterol can ramp up the speed of cancer tumour growth by up to 100 times. It was discovered that boosting cholesterol levels of mice spurred intestinal stem cells to divide more quickly, enabling tumours to form 100 times faster. The study has identified a molecular pathway that could serve as a new drug target for colon cancer treatment. “We…

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2.5 Million Deaths In India From Lifestyle Diseases Linked To Pollution: Study

In 2015, 2.5 million of 10.3 million deaths in India due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are linked to pollution, according to a global study.   Pollution caused nine million deaths or 16% of global mortality–three times more deaths than from Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis, and malaria combined–in 2015, the study, Commission on pollution and health published in the Lancet, found.   Rising air pollution in a metropolis such as Delhi and smaller cities such as Ranchi are leading to rising incidences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, diabetes and other pollution-related ailments, the study…

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Healthy lifestyle and exercise key to staving off alzheimer’s, study finds

A healthy lifestyle and regular exercise are key elements to battling alzheimer’s And it is never too late to start, say researchers who found that physical activity helps stimulate blood circulation in areas at risk in the front of the brain. “We understand that living with dementia poses many challenges to individuals and their families and the idea of improving their physical fitness may seem like an unachievable target,” said lead researcher Alice Hollamby, of University College London. “However, we encourage increased physical fitness in any way – even what…

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Top affordable destinations you can choose to study abroad

Access to education is one of the basic rights of people across the world, and many are extremely lucky to have had the chance to complete at least high school. However, when it comes to pursuing higher education from reputed institutions, especially those that are based in an international destination, there are only few who can afford to study abroad in the destination of their choice. Although there are several student loans and scholarships made available for young scholars who demonstrate academic excellence, there are external factors like cost and…

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Study abroad in Hong Kong: Know available courses, eligibility, admission procedure

When pursuing higher education abroad, one need not look far to the west. Adding to the perk of it being a part of a neighbouring nation, Hong Kong even has seven out of 20 world-class institutions which have been ranked among QS University World Rankings 2018. The city is not only known for its high quality of education which follows a pattern similar to the UK’s English system, it is also the melting pot of Western and Asian cultures. Among the best taught subjects at Hong Kong universities are business and management…

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Pairing a Sugary Drink with High-Protein Meal? It May Make You Fat, Says Study

According to a study published in BMC Nutrition, combining sweet drinks like juices or aerated drinks with a high-protein might make you fat and negatively affect energy balance. This combination may decrease the metabolic efficiency, which can further lead to fat being stored making you obese. The primary goal, according to the journal was to determine the extent to which simple addition of a small serving of a sugar-sweetened beverage to meals with different macro-nutrient compositions impacts appetite, energy metabolism and substrate oxidation. The study was conducted on 27 healthy…

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New Study Busts Myth: Menstruation Does Not Affect Your Brain!

It is a common believe that when a women is going through her monthly menstrual cycle she may be moody, less motivated to work or incapable of performing multiple tasks at the same time. However, a new study, conducted by researchers from the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland, has found evidence that this may not be the case and menstruation has no effect on the functions of your brain. The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. While it is true that women go through certain hormonal changes during periods, it may not have…

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Playing video games can boost attention: Study

Does your child love playing video games? Let him, as it can help alter the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills – skills that enable us to recognise a square, triangle, cube or pyramid -as well as make them more efficient, say scientists in an analysis of over a 100 scientific studies. In the study, researchers led by Marc Palaus from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain, revealed that gamers showed improvements in several types of attention, such as sustained attention or selective attention. Playing video games also increased…

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Marginalised child: Will Nirmal, the daughter of a woman who irons clothes, get a chance to study in Delhi University?

It is 1:30 am as I sit down to type this. It took me 15 minutes to fill out the Delhi University Admission Form, which is an achievement considering that it took other people almost an hour. There’s a simple reason for this: most people prefer to fill the form in the morning or the evening with their parents peering over their shoulders telling them to “apply ECA Indian Music” for a prize they won in Class 4. Not me, though. I started working on the DU Admission Form at…

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