• Mon, Sep 16, 2019
  • The study published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine describes how damage to the hair follicles caused by taxanes, cancer drugs which can cause permanent hair loss, can be prevented.
    New cancer treatment prevents hair loss from chemotherapy
    A novel method discovered recently by a group of researchers, including one of Indian-origin, shows how hair loss from chemotherapy can be prevented during cancer treatment in patients, arguably one of the most psychologically distressing side effects of modern cancer therapy.The study published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine describes how damage to the hair follicles caused by taxanes, cancer drugs which can cause permanent hair loss, can be prevented.To do this, the research team has exploited the properties of a newer class of drugs called CDK4/6 inhibitors, which block cell division and are already medically approved as so-called targeted cancer therapies. Although at first, this seems counterintuitive, we found that CDK4/6 inhibitors can be used temporarily to halt cell division without promoting additional toxic effects in...
  • Indians wake up to benefits of 'desi ghee' for stronger bones Indians wake up to benefits of 'desi ghee' for stronger bones

    More and more modern families in India today are adopting the so called old-style habit of cooking with desi ghee.

  • Poverty accelerate the ageing process: Study Poverty accelerate the ageing process: Study

    Genetics, lifestyle and environment are all factors that somehow influence when and how we all age.

  • Drink tea to boost your brain function: Study Drink tea to boost your brain function: Study

    Previous researchers have demonstrated that tea intake is beneficial to human health and the positive effects include mood improvement and cardiovascular disease prevention.

  • Mixing dieting, exercise may not be good for bone health Mixing dieting, exercise may not be good for bone health

    This is important for women because as we age our bone health starts to decline. Your calorie intake and exercise routine can have a impact on the strength of your bones and your risk for fracture.

  • 'Remaining fit is simpler than it seems' 'Remaining fit is simpler than it seems'

    Trivedi, 31, says that even though yoga has been in the Indian culture and it originated from the country, it had a dip in its popularity.

  • This is why people gain weight as they get older This is why people gain weight as they get older

    For the study published in the journal Nature Medicine, the research team examined the fat cells in 54 men and women over an average period of 13 years.

  • Shorter people at higher risk of type-2 diabetes: Study Shorter people at higher risk of type-2 diabetes: Study

    The study published in the journal Diabetologia, also found the risk of future type-2 diabetes was 41 per cent lower for men and 33 per cent lower for women, for each 10 centimeters taller in height...

  • Lemon scent helps you feel thinner, lighter Lemon scent helps you feel thinner, lighter

    The research project builds upon recent research in cognitive neuroscience and human-computer interaction, which revealed technology can change people's body image perception by stimulating a range of...

  • Stand little more to combat effects of sedentary lifestyle Stand little more to combat effects of sedentary lifestyle

    The research published in the journal PLOS ONE, has also found that we burn 45 kilocalories more, per six-hour period while standing compared to lying or sitting.