Ailing from chronic inflammation? Here is why

Ailing from chronic inflammation? Here is whyWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 29 : Are you suffering from chronic intestinal disorders? Blame your body's immune system for that.

According to a new research, it has been discovered that too much much of oncogene Bcl-3 leads to chronic intestinal diseases. The study also reveals that how it throws the immune system off-balance.


Preparing Italian style coffee may cut prostate cancer risk

Preparing Italian style coffee may cut prostate cancer riskWashington D.C. [USA], April 28 : Dear men, just three cups of coffee, prepared in an Italian way - high pressure, very high water temperature and with no filters - may reduce risk of prostate cancer by more than 50 percent, finds a study.


This summer, no more discomfort for preggers

This summer, no more discomfort for preggersNew Delhi [India], April 28 : Body temperature of a pregger always remains a bit higher than normal, so added external heat obviously makes her feel uncomfortable.

The heat within, due to bump, and heat without, spells a double whammy on the mother to be.


Deal with depression in natural way

Deal with depression in natural wayNew Delhi [India], April 28 : Depression is world's leading illness and is one of the major reasons for suicides globally, says the World Health Organization (WHO). The story in India is no different.

Everyone gets depressed at some point or other in life. On this note, there is a difference between feeling low for a short period and clinical depression. The good news is, clinical depression can be treated.


Soy protein eases severity of inflammatory bowel disease

Soy protein eases severity of inflammatory bowel diseaseWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 27 : People suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases should eat a diet supplemented with soy protein as it may serve as an effective adjunct therapy.

Penn State researchers reported the results after completing a study that included mice and cultured human colon cells.


Parkinson's disease starts in gut: Study

Parkinson's disease starts in gut: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 27 : A recent study suggests that parkinson's disease, a disorder of the central nervous system, may start in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve.

The study published in the journal Neurology.

The vagus nerve extends from the brainstem to the abdomen and controls unconscious body processes like heart rate and food digestion.


Most religious people 'morally uncomfortable' with reproductive techs

Most religious people 'morally uncomfortable' with reproductive techsWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 26 : As new and more effective human reproductive genetic technologies (RGTs) develop, religious people are likelier to disapprove of these tools than nonreligious people, a new Rice University study found.

Evangelical Christians are the most likely of any religious group to stand in opposition, the researchers found.


Here`s how protein impacts intellectual disability

Here`s how protein impacts intellectual disabilityWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 26 : A new study has paved the way for the potential treatments of intellectual disability and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Your brain needs just the right balance between excitatory "on" signals and inhibitory "calm down" signals. Now scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown that a protein helps balance nerve cell communication.


Pediatric clinics support mental health needs of young people

Pediatric clinics support mental health needs of young peopleWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 25 : Anxiety and depression might be the most common mental health problems in children and adolescents but several factors including stigma pose as obstacles in obtaining the much-needed mental health care.

A new study led by researchers at San Diego State University suggests that providing a brief behavioral therapy in the pediatric primary care setting can help more young people get the help they need.


Stem cells can help identify neuronal defects, suggests Study

Stem cells can help identify neuronal defects, suggests StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 25 : According to a recent study, the researchers used stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying cellular defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder.

The study was published in journal Nature Communications.


Artificial Intelligence may help in diagnosing Tuberoculosis

Artificial Intelligence may help in diagnosing TuberoculosisWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 25 : If you are a patient of Tuberculosis, then we might have some good news for you.

According to a recent study, researchers are training artificial intelligence models to identify Tuberculosis (TB) on chest X-rays, which may help screening and evaluation efforts in TB-prevalent areas with limited access to radiologists.

The study was published in journal Radiology.


Only one in five child abuse victims treated at major trauma centres: Study

Only one in five child abuse victims treated at major trauma centres: StudyLondon [UK], Apr 25 : According to a new study, only one in five victims with serious injuries caused by child abuse in England and Wales gets treated at a major trauma centre.

This happens despite the fact that such children are three times more likely to die of their injuries as compared to those who have been injured unintentionally.


Loose those extra kilos as obesity is more dangerous than diabetes

Loose those extra kilos as obesity is more dangerous than diabetesWashington D.C. [USA], April 24 : Eat healthy and loose those extra kilos to live more, as a study finds that obesity brings in more risk than diabetes, tobacco use or high blood pressure for shortening of lifespan.

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine found that obesity causes 47 percent more life years lost than tobacco, which causes similar life-years lost as high blood pressure.


Hormone therapy can lower risk of broken bones in postmenopausal women

Hormone therapy can lower risk of broken bones in postmenopausal womenWashington D.C. [USA], April 24 : Good news! A team of US researchers has found that postmenopausal women, who are at the highest genetic risk of bone fracture, can benefit the most from hormone therapy.

The study included nearly 10,000 participants from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a national, long-term study of more than 1,50,000 women.


Love guzzling diet sodas? Here is why you should NOT

Love guzzling diet sodas? Here is why you should NOTNew York [U.S.], Apr. 24 : Still downing gallons of diet soda despite knowing that it wrecks your body? Maybe the knowledge of artificially sweetened beverages taking a toll on your brain as well ought to make an impact on your unhealthy habit.

Artificially sweetened drinks, such as diet sodas, were tied to a higher risk of stroke and dementia in the study published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke reports CNN.


Meditation, yoga work better for women: Study

Meditation, yoga work better for women: StudyLondon [UK], April 22 : A team of American researchers have found that practicing mindfulness - meditation and yoga - benefits women more than men.

According to Brown University researchers, mindfulness practice does not boost the mood of men because women have a higher tendency to spend time reflecting on things than men.


Early detection of oral cancer can increase survival chances

Early detection of oral cancer can increase survival chancesNew Delhi [India], Apr. 22 : In today's era of booming medical advancements, the chances of survival from cancer can be increased, if it is detected at an early stage.

Identifying possible warning signs of cancer can help in early diagnosis of the disease. The two major components of early detection of cancer are to educate and promote early diagnosis and spread awareness on the various screening processes.


Did you know hearing tests fail to diagnose hearing loss?

Did you know hearing tests fail to diagnose hearing loss?Washington D.C. [USA], April 21 : A team of US researchers has revealed that the traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage, which otherwise might be detected by some behavioural tests.


Multiple sclerosis start showing signs five years before onset of disease

Multiple sclerosis start showing signs five years before onset of diseaseWashington D.C. [USA], April 21 : Canadian researchers have found that people with multiple sclerosis start showing symptoms of something wrong, five years before the onset of disease.

Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune disease where the body attacks the protective coating, known as myelin, around brain cells.


Daily intake of strawberries cuts breast cancer risk: Study

Daily intake of strawberries cuts breast cancer risk: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], April 20 : Dear ladies! Include strawberries in your diet daily to stay healthy, as a study finds that eating 15 percent strawberries along with fruits and vegetables every day for five weeks may help in preventing and curing breast cancer.


Scared of dentists? You are more likely to have tooth decay

Scared of dentists? You are more likely to have tooth decayWashington D.C. [USA], April 20 : Are you afraid of visiting a dentist and this dental phobia is not letting you treat your decayed tooth?

If yes, then you may have to keep that anxiety at bay as a study finds that people who have a severe fear of the dentist are more likely to have missing teeth and poor quality of life.


The vicious cycle of depression-infertility!

The vicious cycle of depression-infertility!New Delhi [India], Apr 19 : With more than 10 million cases per year in India, infertility has become one of the common problems in India.

While there are innumerable of physiological factors behind the issue, not many are aware of the fact that depression could be one of the reasons why couples are struggling with the issue of infertility.


Milk sans fortification is nothing but wasted

Milk sans fortification is nothing but wastedNew Delhi [India], Apr 19 : Much of the milk that we drink is in fact wasted!

This may sound odd as it has long been flaunted as rich source of calcium and beverage for good health. But actually it is not the case due to the lack of Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is the carrier necessary for depositing calcium on to the bone. So, milk sans Vitamin D worth nothing.

There are two reasons of Vitamin D deficiency in India:


#WorldLiverDay: Understand your liver and prevent it from diseases

#WorldLiverDay: Understand your liver and prevent it from diseasesNew Delhi [India], Apr 19 : According to WHO, liver disease is the 10th most common cause of death in India.

World Liver Day, commemorated on April 19 every year, is a chance to build awareness and understand how important the liver is for our body and how liver diseases can be effectively managed.


Anti-cancer properties discovered in pepper plant

Anti-cancer properties discovered in pepper plantThiruvananthapuram (Kerala), April 18 : US scientists have discovered a chemical in pepper plant, called long pepper, having anti-cancer properties, whose medicinal properties date back thousands of years.

According to researchers, the secret lies in a chemical called Piperlongumine (PL), which has shown activity against many cancers including prostate, breast, lung, colon, lymphoma, leukemia, primary brain tumours and gastric cancer.


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