Restricting eating to a daily 10-hour window could help ward off diabetes and heart disease in people with metabolic disorders
Restricting eating to a daily 10-hour window could help ward off diabetes and heart disease in people with metabolic disorders

The 10-hour time-restricted eating resulted in weight loss, reduced belly fat, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and more stable blood sugar and insulin levels for participants, shows a clinical study.

Children born by C-section not at increased risk of developing obesity, finds study which debunks notions about such an association
Children born by C-section not at increased risk of developing obesity, finds study which debunks notions about such an association

Based on the analysis, researchers conclude that the method of childbirth does not play a significant role in determining the risk of obesity in the child.

Scientists capture shots of material ejected from asteroid Bennu's surface, only 'active' one to be seen up close
Scientists capture shots of material ejected from asteroid Bennu's surface, only 'active' one to be seen up close

Images taken by cameras aboard NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft offer a detailed look at small-scale mass loss events; while the cause of this particle ejection continues to challenge scientists, the observations show that asteroids are far from being inert bodies.

Black infants born near police shootings of unarmed African Americans more likely to be born prematurely and have lower birth weight: Study
Black infants born near police shootings of unarmed African Americans more likely to be born prematurely and have lower birth weight: Study

Harvard University sociologist says in utero exposure to police killings of unarmed blacks in the residential environment markedly reduced the health of black infants but not for other groups.

'Rivers in the sky' sparking flood damage in western US will only get bigger and wetter due to global warming
'Rivers in the sky' sparking flood damage in western US will only get bigger and wetter due to global warming

The researchers found that across the 11 western states, of the $50.8 billion of total estimated flood damages during 1978 to 2017, atmospheric rivers accounted for 84% of these damages, exceeding 99% in some areas of the coastal states.

52 species of migratory birds have become smaller in size thanks to rising temperatures and climate change
52 species of migratory birds have become smaller in size thanks to rising temperatures and climate change

While their body size has declined, wing length has increased, shows an analysis of 70,716 North American migratory birds that died when they collided with buildings in Chicago over the past four decades

Women who use permanent hair dyes and chemical straighteners could be at increased risk of breast cancer: Study
Women who use permanent hair dyes and chemical straighteners could be at increased risk of breast cancer: Study

Those who used chemical straighteners every 5-8 weeks were about 31% more likely to develop breast cancer, while permanent dye use was associated with a 9% higher risk.

1 in 5 adolescents in US are prediabetic, condition goes undetected for years until severe problems show up
1 in 5 adolescents in US are prediabetic, condition goes undetected for years until severe problems show up

The condition, which also affects 1 in 4 young adults, can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Supermassive black hole spurring formation of stars instead of devouring them baffles astronomers
Supermassive black hole spurring formation of stars instead of devouring them baffles astronomers

The black hole seems to be enhancing star formation more than one million light-years away in multiple galaxies across massive distances

Brain implants that reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease could wipe out some people’s ability to swim, warns study
Brain implants that reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease could wipe out some people’s ability to swim, warns study

Three of the nine people, who were part of the study, turned off their deep brain stimulation devices and were immediately able to swim. Since their other symptoms worsened, they switched on their deep brain stimulation devices again.

The science behind US's 'cancer alley' and the chemical plant at the center of the controversy
The science behind US's 'cancer alley' and the chemical plant at the center of the controversy

The 85-mile stretch of land along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge has been infamously nicknamed cancer alley owing to the high concentration of chemical plants, and the region's cancer cases

Fertility rate in the US hits record low with the number of births declining for the fourth straight year
Fertility rate in the US hits record low with the number of births declining for the fourth straight year

While overall birth rate in 2018 for females in the 15-44 age group was down 2% from 2017, the teen birth rate declined 7% from 2017 to 2018 to 17.4 births per 1,000 females aged 15–19

Fertility treatment, not mother's age, increases risk of genetic disorders and rare diseases among babies, says study
Fertility treatment, not mother's age, increases risk of genetic disorders and rare diseases among babies, says study

The study found that fertility treatments caused epigenetic changes associated with Beckwith-Wiedemann, Silver-Russell, and Angelman syndromes in mouse embryos; Surprisingly, the research team says maternal age itself had no such effect

Scientists find 'impossible' black hole in our galaxy with mass 70 times that of the sun: 'Such bodies should not even exist'
Scientists find 'impossible' black hole in our galaxy with mass 70 times that of the sun: 'Such bodies should not even exist'

Until now, scientists had estimated the mass of an individual stellar black hole in the Milky Way at no more than 20 times that of the sun

Climate change crisis: 7.2 billion people could be exposed to losses in food production by 2100 if emissions go unchecked
Climate change crisis: 7.2 billion people could be exposed to losses in food production by 2100 if emissions go unchecked

The recent study follows a UN report, which says that greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, despite scientific warnings and political commitment, and have increased at a rate of 1.5% per year in the last decade.

Brains of obese teens show damage in critical areas that control appetite, emotions and cognitive functions
Brains of obese teens show damage in critical areas that control appetite, emotions and cognitive functions

The findings suggest the disease triggers inflammation in the nervous system that could damage important regions of the brain, say experts.

Heart disease and stroke kill over 1 in 10 cancer patients in US, those with breast, prostate and bladder cancer at much higher risk
Heart disease and stroke kill over 1 in 10 cancer patients in US, those with breast, prostate and bladder cancer at much higher risk

The risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases is two to six times higher in cancer patients than the general population, says a new study, which examined deaths among patients with 28 types of cancer with over 40 years of data.

Life expectancy in US is declining as working-age Americans are dying at higher rates
Life expectancy in US is declining as working-age Americans are dying at higher rates

The deaths have fueled a decline in US life expectancy since 2014, say researchers; their analysis shows compared to the 1990s, working-age adults are now more likely to die before 65 from drug overdoses, alcohol abuse and suicides

Every hour a child is treated in US for injuries from non-powder guns marketed as toys
Every hour a child is treated in US for injuries from non-powder guns marketed as toys

The number of eye injuries from non-powder firearms increased by 50% from 1990 to 2016, with BB guns accounting for most of the injuries.

Research links weed to higher risk of stroke, but experts say clearer data is needed before jumping to conclusions
Research links weed to higher risk of stroke, but experts say clearer data is needed before jumping to conclusions

According to experts, dose, frequency, treatment intention and mode of administration matter.

Taking opioids to manage pain could lead to addiction and chronic use among cancer survivors, shows study
Taking opioids to manage pain could lead to addiction and chronic use among cancer survivors, shows study

Among the patients, the rate of persistent opioid use was 8.3%, while the rate of opioid abuse or dependence was 2.9% after treatment

Planet Earth continues to sweat, making last month the second-hottest October in 140 years: NOAA
Planet Earth continues to sweat, making last month the second-hottest October in 140 years: NOAA

The average global land and ocean surface temperature for October 2019 was 0.98°C, a value that was just 0.06°C short of the record-warm October set in 2015

Are today's children least fit? Majority of 11- to 17-year-old students globally are not physically active enough, placing their health at risk
Are today's children least fit? Majority of 11- to 17-year-old students globally are not physically active enough, placing their health at risk

Girls are less active than boys, and this gap has grown between 2001-2016, with the biggest differences seen in the US and Ireland; There have been small reductions in insufficient activity among boys, shows analysis based on data from 146 countries.

Nearly half of US gun violence survivors suffer from PTSD even a decade after being shot, says study
Nearly half of US gun violence survivors suffer from PTSD even a decade after being shot, says study

The effects of gun violence extend beyond the standard outcomes of death and economic burden.

Power plant emissions cause thousands of early deaths in US, states like New York, Pennsylvania most hit
Power plant emissions cause thousands of early deaths in US, states like New York, Pennsylvania most hit

In 36 states, the majority of the health impacts are from emissions that originate in other states, shows analysis

Number of Americans with anal cancer diagnoses and deaths soars despite availability of HPV vaccine
Number of Americans with anal cancer diagnoses and deaths soars despite availability of HPV vaccine

Anal cancer is often neglected and stigmatized, despite high-profile deaths such as actress Farrah Fawcett of 'Charlie's Angels' fame, as well as 'Desperate Housewives' actress Marcia Cross’s revelation about her diagnosis, say experts.

Umbilical cord milking linked to high risk of brain bleeding in preterm infants
Umbilical cord milking linked to high risk of brain bleeding in preterm infants

The term refers to gently squeezing the cord and pushing the contents into a newborn's abdomen before securing or clamping the cord and cutting it

More than half of super toxic sites in the US are at risk of spilling due to climate change; pose substantial risk to life
More than half of super toxic sites in the US are at risk of spilling due to climate change; pose substantial risk to life

The analysis by the US Government Accountability Office says 945 of 1,571 sites could face storm surges, wildfires, and sea-level rise.

Cholesterol-lowering drug statins 'safe' and do not cause memory loss, says study
Cholesterol-lowering drug statins 'safe' and do not cause memory loss, says study

The study allays fears of statins adversely affecting memory function or brain health. The researchers also found that in people with risk factors for dementia, statin use slowed down cognitive decline.

Trans kids prefer playing with toys and wearing clothes that are different from the sex assigned to them at birth, finds study
Trans kids prefer playing with toys and wearing clothes that are different from the sex assigned to them at birth, finds study

Transgender children show a pattern of gender development associated with their current gender, says the study. How, and for how long a transgender child was treated as their assigned sex does not appear to affect their current gender identity and expression

Martian Mystery: Red planet's fluctuating oxygen levels stump NASA scientists
Martian Mystery: Red planet's fluctuating oxygen levels stump NASA scientists

Since oxygen can be produced both biologically and abiotically, experts are exploring both to explain the phenomenon.

Sexual satisfaction in women plummets during early menopause: Study
Sexual satisfaction in women plummets during early menopause: Study

The menopausal transition, sometimes called perimenopause, can begin several years ahead of menopause and preventive treatments could be beneficial.

As California chokes, landfills account for 41 per cent of methane emissions in state
As California chokes, landfills account for 41 per cent of methane emissions in state

Less than 0.2% of the infrastructure analyzed are responsible for 34-46% of total methane emissions in California, shows analysis

Nearly 35,000 Americans die every year from serious antibiotic-resistant infections, with over 2.8 million cases reported
Nearly 35,000 Americans die every year from serious antibiotic-resistant infections, with over 2.8 million cases reported

New CDC data shows while the burden of antibiotic-resistance threats in the US is greater than initially understood, deaths are decreasing since the previous estimates in 2013.

Can imitating ways astronauts prep for spaceflight help cancer patients? Researchers say it could benefit them
Can imitating ways astronauts prep for spaceflight help cancer patients? Researchers say it could benefit them

During spaceflight, astronauts experience similar physical stress as cancer patients undergoing treatments; Currently, the team is examining whether exercise can offset the side effects of therapy in cancer patients

Children are the worst victims of air pollution with 2.9 million premature deaths in 2016 alone: Report
Children are the worst victims of air pollution with 2.9 million premature deaths in 2016 alone: Report

Over 90% of children are exposed to PM 2.5 concentrations that are above WHO guidelines, damaging their health throughout their life

Climate change is making hurricanes more dangerous and three times as frequent in America now than 100 years ago
Climate change is making hurricanes more dangerous and three times as frequent in America now than 100 years ago

The findings are consistent with expectations that climate change will increase storm intensity, and major hurricanes will become even stronger in a warming world, says the research team

Human heart cells change during spaceflight, say scientists in study that could have far-reaching effects on cardiac health
Human heart cells change during spaceflight, say scientists in study that could have far-reaching effects on cardiac health

The study involving human heart cells that were cultured aboard International Space Station, shows that they can quickly adapt to the environment in which they are placed, including microgravity

Deadly virus in marine animals could be linked to Arctic sea ice loss driven by climate change
Deadly virus in marine animals could be linked to Arctic sea ice loss driven by climate change

Arctic sea ice reduction may allow pathogens infecting sea mammals to spread more regularly between the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans, according to a study

Diet pills, laxatives cause eating disorders in people in one to three years, says Harvard study
Diet pills, laxatives cause eating disorders in people in one to three years, says Harvard study

Eating disorders represent a significant public health problem. As per a 2018 CDC report, in 2013-16, almost one-half of US adults or 49.1% tried to lose weight within the last year.

Sepsis can kill, but a new test  will help doctors plan timely interventions
Sepsis can kill, but a new test will help doctors plan timely interventions

A major public health concern, sepsis is the body's extreme response to an infection; Without timely treatment, it leads to tissue damage, organ failure, and death

America's opioid crisis: States that penalize pregnant women for drug abuse see more newborns with withdrawal issues
America's opioid crisis: States that penalize pregnant women for drug abuse see more newborns with withdrawal issues

The researchers recommend adopting approaches that focus on prevention to decrease the impact of the opioid crisis on mothers and their infants.

Vaping nearly killed 16-year-old boy after causing life-threatening lung inflammation and respiratory failure
Vaping nearly killed 16-year-old boy after causing life-threatening lung inflammation and respiratory failure

Doctors say trigger likely to be immune response to chemical in e-cigarette fluid.

West Nile virus can be stopped at level of insects by using insulin to boosts their immune response, study shows
West Nile virus can be stopped at level of insects by using insulin to boosts their immune response, study shows

Mosquitoes are the most common insect vector for West Nile virus, dengue virus, and Zika virus; Currently, there are no treatments or effective vaccines against these viruses

Battle against Dengue fever: Scientists claim they can now predict the next outbreak up to 4 months in advance
Battle against Dengue fever: Scientists claim they can now predict the next outbreak up to 4 months in advance

There is currently no definitive treatment, so prevention is critical in reducing the number of people affected. Hence, if scientists are able to predict an epidemic, healthcare providers would be better positioned to prevent and control it

Stool containing drug-resistant E. coli bacteria killed 73-year-old man, doctors say after first death from fecal transplant
Stool containing drug-resistant E. coli bacteria killed 73-year-old man, doctors say after first death from fecal transplant

Referred to as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), this is an emerging therapy to treat a type of infection called Clostridium difficile in patients who do not respond to traditional treatments

Suicide rate among US youngsters rises 55% in a decade, but it's difficult to pinpoint risk factors: Study
Suicide rate among US youngsters rises 55% in a decade, but it's difficult to pinpoint risk factors: Study

Suicide rate in the 10-24 age-group have increased from 6.8 per 100,000 persons in 2007 to 10.6 in 2017, says the CDC analysis.

Early skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after cesarean delivery could have potential risks, says study
Early skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after cesarean delivery could have potential risks, says study

Early skin contact is promoted to improve delivery experience and success of breastfeeding.

New study links theme parks to nearly 198% increase in crime rate in neighboring areas
New study links theme parks to nearly 198% increase in crime rate in neighboring areas

Analysis of crimes near Universal Studios in Orlando shows that offences increased by 198% in neighborhoods within a mile of the park, which attracts over nine million visitors a year

Normal body weight can hide a type of serious eating disorder in teens and young adults
Normal body weight can hide a type of serious eating disorder in teens and young adults

Patients who suffer from atypical anorexia nervosa are just as ill, medically and psychologically, as those with classic anorexia nervosa, even though their weight is in the normal range

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