London, May 28 - If you are consuming more than five espressos worth of caffeine every day, you are putting you health a risk.
According to the European Food Safety Authority, excess caffeine consumption could cause problems like increased heart rate, higher blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, tremors, nervousness, insomnia and panic attacks, reported the BBC.
Washington, May 26 - A new research has revealed that there are certain special fats that are found in blood and are essential for human brain growth and function.
The research led by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore showed that mutations in the protein Mfsd2a causes impaired brain development in humans as it carries a special type of fat called lysophosphatidylcholines
(LPCs), which is composed of essential fatty acids like omega-3.
Washington, May 26 - A new research has found that women's brain alters permanently once they experience pregnancy and enter motherhood.
The research conducted by Dr. Liisa Galea, at the University of British Columbia, showed that previous motherhood alters cognition and neuroplasticity in response to hormone therapy.
The study explained that that estradiol-based hormone therapy may have more beneficial effects, while estrone-based therapy may have more detrimental effect on cognition and dementia risk in women.
Geneva : The draft resolution on the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance was adopted Monday at the WHO after changes suggested by India and other developing countries were incorporated in the document.
During the adoption of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) resolution, the Indian side had said, "AMR is not merely a health challenge but a development challenge especially for the low and middle-income countries."
Washington, May 25 - Thanks to some redesigning, an antibody now has more power and can neutralize more strains of HIV virus, than any other recognised natural antibody.
With the help of a computer program called "Rosetta," researchers at the Vanderbilt University have "redesigned" the antibody, and the findings suggest that they may speed up the search for an effective therapy or vaccine for a virus that has so far eluded all attempts to eradicate it.
James Crowe Jr., M. D., who led the work, said that there's a consensus (in the HIV field) that the vaccine that works is going to be a designed one.
Washington, May 22 - A team of scientists has unveiled a comprehensive genetic map of advanced prostate cancer, hailing it as the disease's "Rosetta Stone."
The landmark study reveals that almost 90 per cent of men with advanced prostate cancer carry genetic mutations in their tumours that could be targeted by either existing or new cancer drugs.
Washington, May 21 - Guys! Drinking 2-3 cups of coffee a day could reduce your chances of facing erectile dysfunction (ED), claims a new study.
According to study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), men who consumed between 85 and 170 milligrams of caffeine a day were 42 percent less likely to report ED, while those who drank between 171 and 303 milligrams of caffeine a day were 39 percent less likely to report ED compared to those who drank zero to seven milligrams a day. This trend was also true among overweight, obese and hypertensive men.
Washington, May 20 - The large-scale screening for diabetes in India has been predicted to be ineffective, as per current available survey.
Conducted by Sanjay Basu of Stanford University and colleagues, the predictions of this simulation, suggest that large numbers of false positive results would waste financial resources, and that focusing on symptom-based screening and on improvements to diabetes treatment might better serve India's population.
Washington, May 19 - A new study has suggested that many parents don't realize that their school-aged children's beyond the norm temper tantrums, mood swings or homework trouble are medical issues.
University of Michigan C. S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health found that many parents of children age 5-17 wouldn't discuss behavioral or emotional issues that could be signs of potential health problems with their doctors.
Washington, May 19 - Working in shifts disrupts the normal cycle of employees, creating sleep-related health problems, finds a new study.
Shift work is an occupational health risk of growing significance because it is becoming more common and because of its potential influence on health outcomes, possibly increasing health differences between workers of higher vs lower socioeconomic status.