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Prebiotics in formula milk may boost babies' memory skills

Prebiotics in formula milk may boost babies' memory skills

New York, Jan 18 (IANS) While breast milk is considered the best, for mothers for whom breastfeeding is difficult or impossible adding prebiotics to the formula milk could enhance memory and learning in babies, researchers suggest.



African arrow poison a prospective male contraceptive?

African arrow poison a prospective male contraceptive?

New York, Jan 18 (IANS) A plant extract used by African warriors and hunters as a poison on their arrows can lead to a prospective male birth control pill, a team of scientists including one of Indian-origin reveal.

Breastfeeding for 6 months or more may halve diabetes risk

Breastfeeding for 6 months or more may halve diabetes risk

New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Breastfeeding for six months or longer can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by nearly half for women throughout their childbearing years, according to a study.

Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Obese middle-aged men and women who undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss may have reduced their risk of death by 50 per cent than those tackling their weight through diet and behaviour alone, finds a study.

Decoded: How preterm birth may impact language skills

Decoded: How preterm birth may impact language skills

New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Altered development of a part of brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound in preterm infants is associated with poorer language skills in early childhood, a study has found.

Sexual violence in neighbourhood harms mental health in women

Sexual violence in neighbourhood harms mental health in women

New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Sexual violence in the neighborhood can harm the physical and mental health of women, a study says.

Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

London, Jan 15 (IANS) Love to play water sports like surfing or bodyboarding? Beware, you may be three times more likely to swallow antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli or E.coli bacteria in your guts, new research has revealed.

A lesson in the woods may boost kids' learning

A lesson in the woods may boost kids' learning

New York, Jan 13 (IANS) Are your students unable to concentrate on their lessons in the classroom? Take them for outdoor learning sessions. According to a study, a lesson in the lap of nature can significantly increase children's attention level and boost their learning.

How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

Singapore, Jan 13 (IANS) Researchers have developed a cocktail of bacteria and cruciferous vegetables that can potentially turn into a targeting system that seeks out and kills colorectal cancer cells.

New prognostic tool may predict prostate cancer risk

New prognostic tool may predict prostate cancer risk

New york, Jan 12 (IANS) A team of researchers have developed a genetic prognostic tool that may help predict the age of onset of aggressive prostate cancer in men.

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