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Fast Food May Help Recover Depleted Nutrients after Workout just as efficiently as Special Supplements

Fast Food May Help Recover Depleted Nutrients after Workout just as efficiently as Special Supplements

According to a new study, fast food helps in recovering from depleted nutrients after a workout like foods marketed as post-exercise meals do.
Researchers at the University of Montana conducted the study that published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise. For the study, 11 male recreational athletes did a challenging 90-minute workout on a stationary bike and they had a four-hour rest period.

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Surprises help Babies in Learning

Surprises help Babies in Learning

A new study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University has found that surprises could help babies in learning more about the world. The study showed that all babies are born with some natural smartness, but young children learn when they experience something unexpected.

Cognitive psychologists Aimee E. Stahl and Lisa Feigenson found in the study that youngsters learn more about the world their intelligence is challenged. The study has been published in the journal Science.

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Time Spent with Mother doesn’t have Impact on Overall Success: Study

Time Spent with Mother doesn’t have Impact on Overall Success: Study

There is a popular belief that the amount of time a mom spends with her children has significant impact on overall achievements of a child. A new study has found that the belief isn't true. According to the study, there is no correlation between time spend with mother and overall success.

The study examined the link between the quantity of time a mom spends with her children and the child's academic and behavioral success. The children between the ages 3 and 11 were part of the study.

Pavement Ants Significantly Changing their Diets to Human Foods

Pavement Ants Significantly Changing their Diets to Human Foods

Researchers conducted a study on the diet of urban ants. Clint Penick, a postdoctoral researcher at North Carolina State University, travelled to Broadway to collect specimens.

Penick was trying to find out whether city ants, like their human counterparts, were eating a junk food-heavy diet. The answer came out to be yes, as some of them are, finds the study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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UnitedHealth to buy Catamaran Corp

UnitedHealth to buy Catamaran Corp

The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, has decided to muscle up for its battle against rising prescription drug costs by spending over $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp.

Pharmacy benefits managers, or PBMs, help by negotiating the prices that customers pay for prescription drugs. The specialty drugs, complex medicines often cost much higher price as compared to other drugs.

The rise in the cost of drugs can affect a lot of patients, as use of the treatments grows and coverage for them shrinks.

FDA and L.A. Star Seafood enter into Consent Decree

FDA and L.A. Star Seafood enter into Consent Decree

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered L. A. Star Seafood Company to stop processing and distributing smoked, salt-cured and pickled seafood products until they improve their sanitary conditions and work as per the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

The Los Angeles food processor and distributor was given the orders as links were found between its ready-to-eat smoked and pickled fish and listeriosis and botulism. The prosecutors were of the view that the manufacturer has been targeted earlier as well by inspectors with the US Food and Drug Administration.

Scientists collect information about DNA of Icelanders

Scientists collect information about DNA of Icelanders

Scientists have gathered more details about the DNA of Icelanders as compared to any other nation on earth. Genomes of more than 1 in every 100 people in the country have been sequenced by scientists at Amgen's DeCode Genetics.

Nordic quest of the company follows a theory that mutant genes could reveal the secrets of future medicine by finding uncommon human outliers whose DNA protects them against ailments that others suffer.

Scientists try to develop healthier, tastier chocolate

Scientists try to develop healthier, tastier chocolate

Scientists are trying to make a special kind of chocolate, which is expected to be healthier and tastier. They want to make the chocolate much tastier than any other chocolate available. They want a chocolate, which is more nutritious and is rich in antioxidants.

Chocolate is known to offer many health benefits, together with irresistible taste. Chocolate reduces the blood pressure and also helps lower the bad cholesterol level and reduce the risk of stroke.

Merck’s Keytruda is more Effective Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

Merck’s Keytruda is more Effective Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

Pharmaceutical company Merck announced on Tuesday that it has received positive results from Phase III trial of Keytruda drug. The company stated that the drug met its two primary endpoints in the study as first-line treatment for patients with melanoma.

More than half of Alzheimer’s Patients Have Never Been told about the Condition

More than half of Alzheimer’s Patients Have Never Been told about the Condition

A study from the Alzheimer's Association has found that more than half of patients with Alzheimer's disease, a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline, have never been told about the disease by their doctors.

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