Vitamin D Deficiency Associated with Melanoma: Skin and Bone Health

Vitamin D plays an important role in regulating normal function of human body. It helps the body to absorb and retain calcium and phosphorus, which are critical for building bone. In addition, it also helps in boosting energy levels. Epidemiological studies too, have shown that Vit-D deficiency is closely associated with common chronic diseases such as bone metabolic disorders, tumors, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. In addition, similar corelation between vitamin D and skin cancers have also been investigated.

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Bionic Eye allows blind man to see again: The Eyeborg

Experts at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital have successfully restored the vision of 80 years old Ray Flynn, through implanting ‘bionic eye’. For the last eight years, Mr Flynn suffered from dry age-related muscular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a condition in which photoreceptor cells in the central region of the retina are damaged leading to loss of central vision. The condition is very common, affecting nearly 5,00,000 people in the UK.

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Music Lessons facilitate Neurodevelopment: Enhancing the Teenage Brain

According to a study conducted by Northwestern University, music training may help in enhancing brain’s responses to sound, hone hearing and language skills in teenagers even if it is introduced as late as in high school. The study suggests music lessons helps improving skills that are considered important for academic success. 

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Chewing Gum helps in removing catchy tones from Mind: Brainworms Effect

In an interesting research, scientists at the University of Reading have concluded that chewing a gum helps in eradicating the humming of song which is catchy of course and tends to go on and on within our head for days. The effect called an earworm or brainworm have been observed before but was poorly understood. However, this time, the researchers did come up with a solution and that is, having chewing gum as soon as one hears a catchy song, helps in thinking the song less often. Chewing helps in…

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Combating Dental Microbial Infection with Coconut Oil: Oral Hygiene

Researchers at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), Ireland tested coconut oil samples on steptococcus mutans, the bacteria that is responsible for dental erosion, and noted that the oil inhibited the growth of the bacteria. Further observation also revealed that the oil was equally harmful to the yeast Candida albicans that leads to oral thrush.

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