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New Research Links Canola Oil Consumption with Memory Issues in Mice Model

New Research Links Canola Oil Consumption with Memory Issues in Mice Model

Canola oil has been linked to increased risk of memory issues and Alzheimer’s disease in a new research conducted on mice model at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. The research team found that consumption of canola oil on a regular basis increased the risk of memory issues among lab mice. The consumption of canola oil was also linked to weight gain in mice.

Study links Genetic Difference to Sexual Orientation among Straight and Gay Individuals

Study links Genetic Difference to Sexual Orientation among Straight and Gay Individuals

Researchers have reportedly found difference in two genes among straight and gay individuals which could explain sexual orientation. The research has been published in the journal Scientific Reports. The study team compared genomes for straight and gay men and found differences between two genes.

The research was conducted by a team at the North Shore University in Illinois. The study team found differences in TSHR, responsible for thyroid function, among gay and straight individuals. TSHR has previously been linked to sexual preferences and to weight loss.

Pfizer plans reduction in Viagra Price as Patents Expire

Pfizer plans reduction in Viagra Price as Patents Expire

Pharmaceutical major Pfizer has planned to launch generic version of Viagra as the patent for its popular erectile dysfunction pills expires. Pfizer will introduce the generic version of little ‘blue pill’ at half of price of its patented medication. The white colored, generic version of Pfizer’s Viagra will be available in the U.S. markets starting Monday.

20 Minutes of Intensive Exercise Improves Memory Function

20 Minutes of Intensive Exercise Improves Memory Function

Intensive exercise for short period has been associated with health benefits in earlier research projects as well but a new research conducted in Canada suggests memory function improvement with interval training. The research paper published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience claims about boost in memory function with 20 minutes of interval training.

The research was led by Jennifer Heisz, an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University.

Two New Drugs Could Help with Migraine Pain: Study

Two New Drugs Could Help with Migraine Pain: Study

Two new drugs that offer relief for migraine have showcased impressive results in recently conducted studies. More than a billion people worldwide suffer from varying degree of migraine pains. Current migraine treatments involve use of drugs primarily meant for high blood pressure, depression and epilepsy. The new drugs work by using special antibodies to suppress a system in the brain that deals with pain.

Uterus Transplant Recipient delivers successfully in Texas

Uterus Transplant Recipient delivers successfully in Texas

A uterus transplant recipient has given birth to a healthy baby in Baylor, Texas. The baby is the first in the United States after a woman received uterus transplant. The woman was born without a uterus. Doctors at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas informed that the woman successfully gave birth to the first child in the United States as a result of uterus transplant. As per Time magazine report, one more woman who received uterus transplant, is pregnant.

Energy Saving LEDs contributing to Light Pollution

Energy Saving LEDs contributing to Light Pollution

LED lights save power and offer better lighting but they are also leading to light pollution, as per a new research led by Christopher Kyba from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience. Households are shifting to LED lights as they offer more lumens for each watt of electricity they consume. The research report informed that artificially lit surface of Earth has been rising over the last few years. The research team estimates approximately 2.2 percent annual increase in the radiance of our planet can be attributed to artificial lighting.

Switzerland based cannabis farm aims to supply weed products across Europe

Switzerland based cannabis farm aims to supply weed products across Europe

As medical marijuana industry is growing across the world, a Swiss cannabis farm is aiming to market its products across Europe. Swiss business CBD420 is already selling its products in Switzerland and France. The company is planning expansion in the United Kingdom and other markets across Europe.

The company has been setup by 31-year-old Jonas Duclos, a former banker. Duclos informed that the variety sold by his company is having legal level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Cinnamon could prove effective in dealing with obesity: UM Research

Cinnamon could prove effective in dealing with obesity: UM Research

Cinnamon can be effective in fight against obesity as the essential oil that given cinnamon its flavor, induces fat cell-autonomous thermogenesis and metabolic reprogramming, as per a new research conducted by a team from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute. Previous research has linked cinnamaldehyde (essential oil found in cinnamon) with change in thermogenic and metabolic responses, which helps in dealing with obesity. Researchers found benefit of cinnamaldehyde in lab mice.

Nearly 50 Percent Cancer Cases Due to Unhealthy Lifestyle: Research

Nearly 50 Percent Cancer Cases Due to Unhealthy Lifestyle: Research

Nearly half of cancer cases in the United States can be blamed on lifestyle choices made by people, as per a new research published in a journal managed by the American Cancer Society. Pharmaceutical companies and medical research teams have been trying hard to fight cancer but the treatment still offers little help. Even when cancer patients survive, they suffer other health issues. Cancer has become a major health issue and researchers have repeatedly found that obesity, smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy lifestyle choices lead to cancer.

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