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Sensex soars 385 points at close as rupee recovers, financials lead gains

Indian shares bounced back on Friday after two straight days of losses, starting July derivatives series on a strong footing led by energy and financial stocks as the rupee recovered from an all-time low and Asian peers staged a pullback. The rupee, which breached the 69 per dollar mark for the first time on Thursday, recovered tracking a rebound in Asian shares and currencies. The BSE Sensex surged 385.84 points to close at 35,423.48, whereas the broader NSE Nifty zoomed 125.20 points to 10,714.30 at close. Market sentiment across the globe was…

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Gut microbes could lead to depression in obesity

Turns out, gut microbes may contribute to depression and anxiety in obesity. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center studied mice that become obese when put on a high-fat diet. The Joslin scientists found that mice on a high-fat diet showed significantly more signs of anxiety, depression and obsessive behaviour than animals on standard diets. “As endocrinologists, we often hear people say that they feel differently when they’ve eaten different foods,” said C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., co-Head of the Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism at Joslin. His lab has long studied…

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Pregnant and suffering from thyroid issues? It could lead to diabetes

Thyroid dysfunction during the first half of pregnancy may indicate an increased risk for gestational diabetes — a form of diabetes that is typically diagnosed during the second trimester. High thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy is also tied to increased the risk of premature delivery. The researchers also warned that after birth, it may also cause the baby to develop conditions like hypoglycemia — low blood sugar — which can be dangerous if not treated correctly. “Our study found that women with thyroid abnormalities in the first half of pregnancy…

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Childhood obesity, dairy is safe for kids and doesn’t lead to ill health

For the longest time, it was widely believed that cow’s milk or any form of dairy promotes childhood obesity. However, according to this study, milk and dairy products are in fact safe for consumption. A team of researchers from the European Association for the Study of Obesity came to the conclusion after a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence over the last 27 years. “An important finding was the consistency of findings across different types of milk and dairy products and age groups,” explained Anestis Dougkas, who led the research….

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Newly found mechanism could lead to preventing allergic reactions

Scientists have found a new mechanism in which an antibody can prevent allergic reactions in a broad range of patients. The breakthrough could pave the way for a far more effective allergy medicine. The antibody interacts in a complex biochemical process in the human body by which it prevents the human allergy antibody (IgE) from attaching to cells, thus keeping all allergic symptoms from occurring. “We can now describe the interaction of this antibody with its target and the conformational changes very accurately,” said Edzard Spillner, from the Aarhus University…

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Men, take note: A sedentary lifestyle may lead you to binge on high-fat food

A study has recently found that males with a sedentary lifestyle preferred a high-fat diet over other diets. The results showed that sedentary male rats preferred the high-fat diet over the other diets. “Our team wanted to make every effort to study female perspectives on how exercise affects diet, because most other studies neglect females,” said a study author Jenna Lee from University of Missouri-Columbia. “We wanted to take a look at what drives diet preference and if environmental factors, such as physical activity, play a role in how males and females eat,”…

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