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Stronger people have sharper brains: Study

LONDON, APR 23 (DNA) – If you thought hitting the gym only builds your physical strength, think again. A study of nearly half a million people has revealed that stronger people perform better in brain functioning tests. Muscular strength, measured by handgrip, is an indication of how healthy our brains are, said the study published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin.

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Broiler chicken meat safe for human consumption, SC informed

LAHORE, APR 21 (DNA) – Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday said that he is happy to know that broiler chicken s meat is safe for human consumption.These remarks were given after hearing of a case in this regard by a two-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar at the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry.

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Pasta, as part of a healthy diet, not tied to weight gain

NEW YORK, APR 18 (DNA) – To lose weight, or just avoid gaining it, pasta is not one of the harmful carbs that needs to be sacrificed, researchers say. Although pasta is made from refined grains, it’s low on the glycemic index, a measure of how quickly a person’s blood sugar levels rise after a food is eaten, the authors write in BMJ Open. They analyzed data from 32 previous trials that compared eating pasta as part of a diet based on other low-glycemic foods versus eating a high-glycemic diet without pasta.

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Red meat linked to liver disease, diabetes risk factor: study

NEW YORK, APR 13 (DNA) – People who eat lots of processed and red meat are at increased risk of developing chronic liver disease and insulin resistance, a diabetes risk factor – especially if they like their steak well done, an Israeli study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is associated with obesity and certain eating habits. While red and processed meat has long been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, certain cancers and heart disease, evidence to date has been mixed about its connection to liver disease.

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Popular cough syrup recalled from Pakistani market

ISLAMABAD, APR 10 (DNA) –  The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) has recalled commonly-prescribed cough syrup Sancos from the market after stability data of the drug was found out of specification. The company, Norvartis, has advertised that it has been voluntarily recalling Sancos syrup of all doses from the market. It says the decision has been taken in line with the commitment to patients’ safety and ethical practices. It further says that the syrup was manufactured by a third party.

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‘Social jetlag’ linked to lower grades: study

NEW YORK, APR 09 (DNA) – When work, school and other scheduled activities are out of sync with a person’s body clock, “social jetlag” results and diminishes performance, researchers say. The study team used a university computer system to follow nearly 15,000 students’ daily rhythms and activities over two years. They found that bigger differences between an individual’s class schedule and their natural “chronotype” – morning lark, night owl or in between – were tied to poorer academic performance.

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Heavy kids who normalize weight in childhood can avoid extra diabetes risk

NEW YORK, APR 05 (DNA) – Although being overweight as a child increases the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood, a new study shows that the extra risk disappears if that excess weight is lost by age 13 and kept off in early adulthood. “Until our study came along, it was known that weight reduction in adulthood could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes,” coauthor Dr. Jennifer Baker said in an interview.