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Brush your teeth for a healthy heart: Study

New Delhi, Dec 03: Brushing teeth daily not only helps in maintaining good dental health but is also beneficial for the heart, says a recent study. Brushing teeth frequently is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a study published today in the -- European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Previous research suggests...

Study creates bacteria that consume carbon dioxide for growth

Washington D.C., Nov 30: Researchers have developed bacteria called Escherichia coli, which consume carbon-di-oxide for energy instead of organic compounds.

This creation in synthetic biology highlights the incredible plasticity of bacterial metabolism and could provide the framework for future carbon-neutral bioproduction. The work appeared in the journal -- Cell.

"Our main aim was to create a convenient scientific...

Some soup broths may help combat malaria: Study

Nov 20: Some traditional vegetable and meat soup broths may help fight malaria by curbing the growth and transmission of the deadly parasite, a first-of-its-kind study claims.

Several of the soup broths, collected from traditional family recipes that originated around the world, showed activity against the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, either by curbing its growth or preventing it from...

Bad mood, negative emotions make you distrustful, finds study

New Delhi, Nov 17: While having a bad mood is nothing new and can be experienced anytime, it can make you more distrustful, says a study.

Negative emotions reduce how much we trust others, even if these emotions were triggered by events that have nothing to do with the decision to trust.

Moreover, these emotions can influence the...

Girls, boys have similar brains with equal math ability

Washington, Nov 9: There are no gender differences in math ability, according to a study that examined the brain development of young boys and girls.

The researchers, including those from Carnegie Mellon University in the US, conducted the first neuroimaging study to evaluate biological gender differences in math aptitude of young children.

The results of...

Study questions if violent video games lead to acts of violence

Washington D.C., Nov 7: A recent study has questioned the perception of violent video games leading to acts of violence.

The study published in 'The Contemporary Economic Policy' journal has examined data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, a nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades 7-12 in the United States between April and December...

Coffee associated with improved sports performance in men, women

Washington D.C., Oct 30: A new study found that drinking coffee improves the speed of cycling in both men and women.

The study, which investigated the effect of coffee ingestion in a 5km cycling trial, found that it had a positive effect on the time trial performance of both sexes.

The study's findings suggest that both men and...

Soft drinks can cause obesity, tooth wear: Study

London, Oct 28: The consumption of sugar-sweetened acidic drinks -- such as soft drinks -- is the common factor connecting obesity and tooth wear among adults, according to a study which suggests that dentists should be concerned about the calories their patients get from carbonated beverages.

The researchers, including those from King's College London, found that being overweight, or...

Resistance to common antibiotic rising among Indian patients

Resistance to commonly-used antibiotic clarithromycin is rising among Indian patients and that too at quite a fast pace, health experts have warned.

Clarithromycin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication can also be used in combination with anti-ulcer medications to treat certain types of stomach ulcers.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO),...

Workout before breakfast to get better results, says study

Washington D.C., Oct 20: Your blood sugar levels can easily be controlled by changing a few eating and exercising schedules, suggest researchers.

The six-week study involved thirty men classified as obese or overweight and compared results from two intervention groups (who ate breakfast before/after exercise) and a control group (who made no lifestyle changes), found that people who performed...