Rejoice beer lovers! A pint a day keeps heart problems at bay

Rejoice beer lovers! A pint a day keeps heart problems at bayWashington D.C. [U.S.A.], Mar. 24 : Drinking a pint of ordinary beer, lager or two small pub measure (25 ml) of spirits a day may lower the risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, suggests a study.

The study appeared in the journal of BMJ.

According to researchers moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases compared with abstinence or heavy drinking.


World Tuberculosis Day: Rising need to increase awareness among kids

World Tuberculosis Day: Rising need to increase awareness among kidsNew Delhi [India], Mar. 24 : Ranking above HIV and malaria, health experts on the occasion of World Tuberculosis day, called for an increase in public awareness on the rising cases of TB among children.

Challenges in diagnosis and delayed treatment results in two to seven percent rise in TB cases among children in India


World Tuberculosis Day 2017 - Unite to End TB: Leave No One Behind

World Tuberculosis Day 2017 - Unite to End TB: Leave No One BehindNew Delhi [India], Mar. 24 : Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death across the globe, ranking above HIV and malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, there were 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide.


Did you know? Blind have enhanced hearing, smell, cognitive functions

Did you know? Blind have enhanced hearing, smell, cognitive functionsWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 23 : A study finds that people who are born blind have heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, suggesting that their brain "rewires" itself in the absence of visual information to boost other senses.


Insulin resistance linked with cognitive performance: Study

Insulin resistance linked with cognitive performance: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 23 : Higher level of blood sugar and insulin resistance, accompanied by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance, says a new study.

The study, by Tel Aviv University, finds that both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced accelerated cognitive decline in executive function and memory.


Knee replacement isn't the only surgical option for patients with knee arthritis

Knee replacement isn't the only surgical option for patients with knee arthritisNew Delhi [India], Mar. 23 : For those suffering with age-related (degenerative) arthritis of the knee, a stage comes when all the reasonable non-operative options stops working.

Here's when the option of surgery comes into the picture.


Changes in blood may spur Alzheimer's disease

Changes in blood may spur Alzheimer's diseaseWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : A recent study has linked changes in the vascular system to Alzheimer's disease.

A team of Rockefeller scientists has found that a plasma component normally involved in blood clotting and inflammation may also be part of the problem in some patients.


Could over-the-counter pills ward off booze addiction?

Could over-the-counter pills ward off booze addiction?Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : A team of scientists has brought fresh hope to alcoholics as they are trying to find out whether or not treating the addiction is as simple as popping over-the-counter pills.


Work hard, play hard to beat the stress!

Work hard, play hard to beat the stress!New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 : Stress is inevitable! It is something we have very little control over.

Dr Gowri from DocsApp, puts it metaphorically, "stress is like getting a bad haircut. Once you have it, you just have to keep it; you can't change the way your hair looks. but you can always do little things which can make your haircut seem not as bad and over time, your hair will grow back and everything in the world will be fine again."


Prevent yourself from chronic kidney disease!

Prevent yourself from chronic kidney disease!New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 : Each person normally has two kidneys, which are about the size of a fist and are located on either side of the spine at the level of waist.


Targeting immune cells in obese can treat diabetes, hypertension

Targeting immune cells in obese can treat diabetes, hypertensionWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 20 : In over-weight people, immune cells prevalent in the fatty tissue get reduced in number which may contribute to cause diabetes and hypertension, according to a recent study.

The research has been published in the journal Scientific Reports.


Healthy diet, exercise can reverse the condition of diabetes

Healthy diet, exercise can reverse the condition of diabetesWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 20 : Good news! Healthy diet, exercise and an intensive medical treatment for two to four months can reverse the condition of Type-2 diabetes by up to 40 percent, suggests a study.

The study appeared in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.


This can signal severity of your arthritis post knee ligament surgery

This can signal severity of your arthritis post knee ligament surgeryWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 : A majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients develop posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) and now, a recent study has found how a set of biomarkers on the day of surgery may explain why some individuals have worse PTOA than others after two years.


The clot-busting drug that outperforms aspirin

The clot-busting drug that outperforms aspirinWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 : Turns out, the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin and more effective clot-buster.


Sexual abuse may accelerate early puberty in girls: Study

Sexual abuse may accelerate early puberty in girls: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 18 : A study reveals that girls, who experience physical abuse early in life, may hit puberty eight to 12 months earlier than their non-abused peers, thus increasing their chances of developing depression, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy.


Higher use of Social Media can lead to brain imbalance, says Study

Higher use of Social Media can lead to brain imbalance, says StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Mar.18 : Are you one of those people, who frequently check Facebook or Twitter, even while driving or in a meeting? Well, you might have to think about it now.

According to a new study, whenever there is an imbalance between two cognitive-behavioral systems in the human brain, there is a higher rate of problematic use of social networking sites (SNS).


New 'gene silencer' cholesterol drug can 'switch off' heart disease

New 'gene silencer' cholesterol drug can 'switch off' heart diseaseWashington D.C [USA], Mar. 18 : A breakthrough ' gene silencer' drug has the power to 'switch off' heart disease by reducing cholesterol by over 50 percent.

The findings come from the largest trial yet to test the safety and effectiveness of this kind of therapy. The technique, known as RNA interference (RNAi) therapy, essentially 'switches off' one of the genes responsible for elevated cholesterol.


Reducing likelihood of patient harm with medication reconciliation

Reducing likelihood of patient harm with medication reconciliationWashington D.C [USA], Mar. 18 : A recent study has found that medicines reconciliation provided by pharmacists can significantly reduce medicine discrepancies and may be associated with reductions in length of hospital stay and readmission.


Did you know: Millennials most unhappy with their work-life balance!

Did you know: Millennials most unhappy with their work-life balance!Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 17 : Did you know, people in their late 20s and early 30s are most unhappy about their work-life balance than any other age group.

A study finds that expectation from employers to work outside normal hours is the major reason for people aged 25-34 for being unhappy with their work-life balance, reports the Independent.


Just a cup of tea daily may lower risk of dementia

Just a cup of tea daily may lower risk of dementiaWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 17 : Good news for tea lovers, as a study finds drinking just one cup of tea daily may significantly lower the risk of dementia by 50 percent.

The findings, published in journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, indicate that those carrying the gene of dementia can also slash their likelihood of developing toxic clumps in their brain by as much as 86 percent.


A serving of broccoli a day keeps prostate cancer at bay

A serving of broccoli a day keeps prostate cancer at bayWashington D.C. [US], Mar. 17 : Your mother was right when she said, "finish your broccoli and you will stay healthy," a new study has suggested.


New drug delivery method paves way for better cancer therapy

New drug delivery method paves way for better cancer therapyWashington D.C [USA], Mar. 17 : Patients suffering from cancer may soon face better therapy options as a team of researchers has come up with a new drug delivery method that produced strong results in treating cancers in animal models, including some hard-to-treat solid and liquid tumours.


Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing loss

Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing lossWashington D.C [USA], Mar. 17 : The risk of hearing loss from exposure to noises is all around us every day and now, a recent study

has found that 58 million Americans are exposed to loud and frequent sounds.

The Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers found that substantial noise exposures, with potential long-term hearing effects, commonly


Kids with high uric acid at higher risk of BP at age seven: Study

Kids with high uric acid at higher risk of BP at age seven: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 16 : A recent study reveals, babies, especially preterm ones, with high levels of serum uric acid during early years of life, may be associated with high blood pressure at the age of seven, further leading to hypertension in adulthood.

The study further says, this high level of serum uric acid at very early years in tots, is a result of the in-utero environment.


To all women out there, eat more fruits, veggies daily to keep stress at bay

To all women out there, eat more fruits, veggies daily to keep stress at bayWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 16 : Are you feeling stressed out due to the daily routine of your office, family and many other responsibilities?

A study says people, especially women, who eat five-to-seven servings of fruits and vegetables through out the day, reported lower risk of psychological stress.


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