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Plastic chemical may cause fertility defects in adults

Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study on mice has revealed that exposure to chemical bisphenol A (BPA), commonly found in plastic household items like plastic cans and bottles, can cause fertility defects in adults.  University of Illinois scientists have ... Read More »

Vegetarians develop ‘fewer’ cancers

London, July 1 (ANI): Vegetarians may be less likely than meat eaters to develop cancers of the blood, bladder and stomach, suggests a study. Lead researcher Professor Tim Key, however, insists that this may not be the case for all ... Read More »

‘Bloodcurdling’ mystery solved

Washington, June 5 (ANI): Harvard University researchers have uncovered a fundamental feedback mechanism that the body uses to regulate clotting of blood. The researchers reach the conclusion by applying cutting-edge techniques in single-molecule manipulation. Scientists say the finding, which could ... Read More »

Music eases circumcision pain

Washington, June 1 (ANI):  A new research has suggested that music can help alleviate pain and provide therapeutic benefits for babies undergoing common medical procedures, including circumcision. It is believed that playing music helps calm babies and stabilize some of ... Read More »

New approach may pave way for effective HIV vaccine

Washington, May 18 (ANI): Using gene transfer technology, scientists have developed a new approach to overcome the biggest hurdle in the development of an effective HIV vaccine. The researchers used gene transfer technology, which produces molecules that block infection, to ... Read More »

Viagra has no harmful effect on men’s vision

Washington, May 18 (ANI): Viagra does not pose any apparent long-term threat to men’s sight, according to a new study. There were huge concerns that Viagra, and its competitor drug sold in the United States as Cialis, might prove harmful ... Read More »

How high glucose levels damage blood vessels

Washington, May 12 (ANI): Medical College of Georgia researchers have gained fresh insights into how elevated glucose levels, which occur in diabetes, damage blood vessels. The mechanism can lead to novel strategies for blocking the destruction. High glucose levels reduce ... Read More »

Obstructive sleep apnea raises heart disease risk

Washington, May 5 (ANI): Obstructive sleep apnea, or periodic interruptions in breathing throughout the night, can increase the risk of several forms of heart and vascular disease, researchers have found. What’s more, the common sleep apnea thickens sufferers’ blood vessels, ... Read More »