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According to a study, the energy taken by the brain for its development in children could influence changes in weight gain and energy expenditure. However, the exact connection is unclear. Another study conducted by one the authors of the study said a child’s brain consumes half of the energy by the age of five.
According to a new study, sleeping less or more than required can alter your blood sugar levels, irrespective of whether you are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Researchers found that those who slept for less than 7 hours or more than 8 hours had elevated labels of hemoglobin A1C. They also had altered blood pressure and body mass index.
Researchers from Germany found that sun-exposed oyster mushroom could be effective for TB patients to respond better to anti-TB drugs. They found that sun-exposed oyster mushroom offers enough vitamin D that helps boost immunological response, which could be one of the reasons why TB patients responded well to the drugs.
According to a study that investigated a large group of patients, certain antihypertensive drugs may help reduce the risk of dementia in older adults. Researchers found that hypertension is associated with the development of brain lesions that are linked to dementia and managing it with antihypertensive drugs could help prevent dementia.
Researchers from the University of Maryland in the United States and the IRSS research institute in Burkina Faso have found that a genetically modified fungus can kill 99% of mosquitoes that cause and spread malaria. The researchers genetically enhanced the fungus by adding it to spider venom to produce a toxin that kills mosquitoes.