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Lack of sleep tied to higher risk of diabetes in kids

Lack of sleep tied to higher risk of diabetes in kids

Children who do not get enough sleep face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than other kids who usually get enough shuteye, a new study by a team of British researchers has revealed.

Obesity and high blood sugar levels are already known risk factors for type 2 diabetes, which occurs when the body fails to properly use or produce adequate of the hormone insulin to alter blood sugar into energy.

Now, the new study revealed a strong link between lack of sleep and a higher risk of type 2 diabetes among children.

Immunotherapy is safe for people with Type 1 Diabetes: Study

Immunotherapy is safe for people with Type 1 Diabetes: Study

An immune system therapy can help diabetic people with type-1 of the disease by keeping insulin production steady, a small clinical trial by a team of British researchers showed.

The researchers said the therapy, which is similar to an allergy shot in the manner it works, can keep people with type-1 diabetes safe.

Dr. Mark Peakman, a professor of clinical immunology at King's College London in England, said they found that the immunotherapy had the potential to stop the attacks on beta cells that make insulin.

Diabetes drug shows promise against Parkinson’s disease

Diabetes drug shows promise against Parkinson’s disease

A new promising clinical trial has suggested that a drug that is normally used to control type-2 diabetes may also play a crucial role in halting the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

In the clinical trial involving 62 patients, researchers found that the medicine successfully halted the headway of the Parkinson’s disease. However, the medicine was not found efficient in preventing brain cells dying, which causes the devastating disease.

Getting less than seven hours of sleep is detrimental to health: Study

Getting less than seven hours of sleep is detrimental to health: Study

Missing out on a full night’s sleep time and again can be detrimental to one’s health in a number of ways and can contribute to diseases like obesity, a new study has warned. A team of researchers at the University of Leeds in England studied sleeping and eating patterns of more than 1,600 adults, and estimated that those who were getting less than 7 hours of sleep had become victims of obesity.

Lifestyle changes can significantly reduce dementia risk: Study

Lifestyle changes can significantly reduce dementia risk: Study

The devastating condition of dementia can be prevented by looking after brain health and ensuring some lifestyle changes throughout life, a new study suggested.

Currently, there are an estimated 47 million people around the globe who have been struggling with the condition of dementia. By 2050, the number of people with the condition could swell to an estimated 131 million.

Toxic Compounds on Mars Could Make it difficult for life to thrive on Red Planet

Toxic Compounds on Mars Could Make it difficult for life to thrive on Red Planet

Toxic compounds in the Martian soil could make it difficult for bacteria to thrive on the planet and could also lead to trouble for other life forms on the red planet, a new research report published in journal Scientific Reports has informed. Mars has high amount of radiation and its atmosphere has much lower concentration of carbon dioxide compared to that on our planet. Scientists have been trying to search for signs of life on Mars and trying to evaluate if the planet could support life in future.

Online abortion services appear to be safe: Study

Online abortion services appear to be safe: Study

Abortions performed at home with the help of online abortion services and pills sent via mail appear to be as safe as those performed at a clinic, a new study suggested.

A team of researchers tracked the outcomes of 1,000 women in Ireland and Northern Ireland, who used abortion pills sent by a website run by a group known as “Women on Web” fro the procedure.

Nearly 95 per cent of the women studied by the researchers reported that they were able to successfully ending their pregnancy. Almost all of them were less than 9 weeks pregnant when they consulted the group.

Jupiter to be at its closest point to Earth tonight

Jupiter to be at its closest point to Earth tonight

NASA astronomers have predicted that Jupiter, the biggest planet in the solar system, will reach its point of opposition tonight, 7th of April.

The gaseous giant will position itself in the constellation of Virgo almost in a straight line from the Sun, lighting up brightly in the night sky.

In addition, the planet will be at its closest point to Earth. According to a statement released by NASA astronomers, Jupiter will rise in the east along with the Sun and trudge across the heavens, eventually setting in the west at sunrise.

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British climate scientists raise concerns over Trump presidency

British climate scientists raise concerns over Trump presidency

British climate scientists have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to press U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to acknowledge risks being posed by climate change and support international efforts to tackle global warming.

In a letter written to Mrs. May on Monday, a group of 100 climate scientists said there were real threats to Britain’s interests from Mr. Trump’s victory in November.

Simple Urine Test Tells If a Person is Eating Healthy Diet: Research

Simple Urine Test Tells If a Person is Eating Healthy Diet: Research

UK-based researchers working on a urine test have found some specific biomarkers which can tell a lot about the diet of an individual. As human body processes fruits, vegetables, meats and other proteins, the biomarkers in urine can be checked to ascertain diet taken by an individual. The test can be used to check how healthy the meal of an individual is and can offer help in evaluating the impact of diet on overall health. Many people follow diet plans for weight loss or better health but researchers have noticed that generally, people are notoriously bad at recording their diet intake.

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