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Too much exercise can raise early death risk: Study

Too much exercise can raise early death risk: Study

Exercise for extended periods on a regular basis can raise the risk of heart disease, as per a new study. A research team in Chicago compared heart disease rate among men with moderate exercise to those engaging in increased workout schedules. The study team found nearly twice the risk of heart disease among men exercising 7 hours or more per week compared to men who engaged in moderate exercise.

Astronomers develop computer simulation showcasing orbit of Planet Nine

Astronomers develop computer simulation showcasing orbit of Planet Nine

Astronomers have developed a computer simulation that suggests the orbit of mysterious planet 9 in the solar system. The research team suggests that the elusive planet 9 could be in the very far regions of the solar system. A research paper published in January 2016 suggested existence of a massive planet beyond Neptune. Due to large orbit of the planet, it would not be easy for astronomers to spot it.

Eating Fibrous Vegetables like Broccoli can resolve majority of gut problems

Eating Fibrous Vegetables like Broccoli can resolve majority of gut problems

Regular consumption of fibrous vegetables can be an effective long-term solution for preventing any gut problems. A new study has recommended regular consumption of broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage for better gut health. Detailed study results have been published in the journal of Functional Foods. Foods with high fiber content have been recommended by health experts for healthy digestive system and they are important for long term health.

Yellowstone Supervolcano could erupt explode earlier than previous estimates

Yellowstone Supervolcano could erupt explode earlier than previous estimates

The Yellowstone super volcano could erupt much earlier compared to previous estimates, as per a new research team from Arizona State University working in the region in and around the Yellowstone National Park. The supervolcano has been analyzed by many research teams and independent volcanologists in the past. The Yellowstone supervolcano region has a massive magma reservoir. A study conducted in 2011 found that the region above the magma reservoir in Yellowstone has bulged up by 10 inches in seven years.

Research team finds Pumas exhibiting behavior like social animals

Research team finds Pumas exhibiting behaviors like social animals

Pumas are considered solitary carnivores and researchers have believed that they are less social compared to other big cats. However, new research paper published in the journal Science Advances has found surprisingly high social elements among Pumas. Researchers have earlier reported that Pumas mainly interact during mating, raising offspring and when they have to settle territory disputes.

Rising Obesity putting additional pressure on Healthcare system

Rising Obesity putting additional pressure on Healthcare system

The rising obesity level across the world, especially in developed economies, has put additional pressure on healthcare systems. A team of researchers in the U.K. and at the World Health Organization has conducted analysis of 2,400 studies involving 32 million children. The study was published online Tuesday in the journal Lancet.

Overweight and obesity lead to many chronic ailments. The additional pressure on healthcare system requires massive investment in improvement of public health system. The need for additional medication is also raising the healthcare bills.

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FDA confirms positive impact of Spark Therapeutics gene therapy

FDA confirms positive impact of Spark Therapeutics gene therapy on vision

The U.S. FDA has confirmed short term benefits with Spark Therapeutics’ gene therapy for vision in a rare, inherited form of blindness. As per the preliminary review conducted by FDA team, the short term benefits have been noticed but it is still unclear if the gene therapy offers long term vision benefit as well. The therapy developed by Spark Therapeutics would be the first gene therapy approved in the United States for an inherited condition.

Surgical Super Glue Can Seal Cuts Within Seconds

Surgical Super Glue Can Seal Cuts Within Seconds

Scientists working on an elastic super surgical glue have reported success in sealing cuts within seconds. The team comprised of scientists from Northwestern University, the University of Sydney and Harvard Medical School. The team has named the super glue as ‘MeTro’. The elastic gel has been developed from a human protein that reacts with UV light. The team reported that the elastic gel created by them solidifies as it comes in contact with tissue surfaces.

CDC Reports Rise in Obesity Related Cancers

CDC Reports Rise in Obesity Related Cancers

Obesity-related cancers have witnessed a spike in the United States in the recent years as per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. The report added that obesity-related cancers accounted for 40 percent of all cancer cases diagnosed in the United States in 2014. Between year 2005 and 2014, cancers related to obesity have registered an increase of seven percent, the CDC report informed.

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Sleep deprivation could improve mood of depressed people: Study

Sleep deprivation could improve mood of depressed people: Study

Staying awake may be the key to improve the mood of people suffering depression, a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers suggested.

A team of researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed the results of decades’ worth of studies on sleep deprivation and found that it temporarily improved symptoms of condition in up to 50 per cent of individuals.

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