New app can help you tackle depression

New Delhi [India], Oct. 10 : On the accession of World Mental Health day, ePsyclinic.com has launched a new application 'ePsyClinic Lite Android' for the people suffering from anxiety and distress issues.

The sufferers can instantly connect and chat with guidance psychologists of ePsyClinic, who provide the first level of support and help a person to channelise his or her emotions and pain positively.

It also has abundant free help resources like articles for help that can help the people deal better with stress and other issues.


Cell protein may help fight aging: Study

Washington D. C. [USA], Oct. 10 : A protein found within the powerhouse of a cell could be the key to holding back the effects of aging, a recent study revealed.

The discovery could offer new target for drugs that may help to slow the debilitating effects of aging on our bodies.

And their research could have special significance for combating age-related decline and halting the progression of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.


Changing 'flavor' of humans could help in fight against malaria: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct.10 : A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests that a specialized area of the mosquito brain mixes tastes with smells to create unique and preferred flavors.

The findings advance the possibility of identifying a substance that makes "human flavor" repulsive to the malaria-bearing species of the mosquitoes, so instead of feasting on us, they keep the disease to themselves, potentially saving an estimated 450,000 lives a year worldwide.


Lesser probability of ADHD in children whose mothers take Vitamin D during pregnancy

Washington D. C [USA], Oct. 8 : A recent research shows that children, whose mothers take Vitamin D during pregnancy with resultant high levels of the vitamin in the umbilical blood, have fewer symptoms of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) till the age of two and a half years.

Lead researcher Niels Bilenberg explained, "for every 10 nmol/L increase in the Vitamin D concentration in umbilical blood, the risk of a being among the 10 percent highest score on the ADHD symptom scale fell by 11 percent."


New survey brings out financial stress in cancer patients

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 8 : For most cancer patients, the uncertainty and stress that can come with its treatment is compounded by what is now known as "financial toxicity", suggests a recent study.

An earlier research demonstrates how a survey can measure a patient's risk for and ability to tolerate financial stress.


Simple blood test may enhance diagnosis rate of severe liver disease

Washington D. C. [USA], Oct. 7 : Using information collected in a liver biopsy study, researchers at Cardiff University have developed a method of determining the onset of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) through the analysis of lipids, metabolites and clinical markers in blood.

The new non-invasive method of predicting the risk of developing a severe liver disease could ensure that patients receive early and potentially life-saving medical intervention before irreversible damage is done.


Vitamin E may prevent non-smoking men from pneumonia

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 6 : A recent research conducted at the University of Helsinki states that consumption of Vitamin E may prevent the risk of pneumonia in non-smoking, middle-aged men.

The researchers studied whether Vitamin E supplementation might influence the risk of community-acquired pneumonia.

They analyzed the data of the randomized trial (Alpha-Tocopherol Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention [ATBC] Study) which was conducted in Finland between 1985-1993 and included male smokers aged from 50 to 69 years.

HIV-prevention therapy could additionally benefit gay men

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 6 : The anti-HIV drug Truvada has proved to be very effective at preventing new infections when taken by people at high risk, who strictly adhere to the drug therapy regime.

A new study states the cost-effectiveness of this intervention, commonly known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and counts its additional benefits.

Discovery of new protein may help in early diagnosis of Alzheimer

WashingtonD.C [USA], Oct.1 : A recent research at Rush University Medical Center recognized pathologic protein in the brain which may play a larger role in the development of clinical Alzheimer's disease.

Author of the study, Bryan James, said the finding could help researchers to understand the cause of memory loss and lead to new ways to approach studying Alzheimer's disease.


Those with common cancer types are more likely to live for a decade: Study

Washington D. C. [USA], Sept. 17 : According to recent estimates drawn by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), people, who develop skin, breast and prostate cancers are most likely to survive 10 years after diagnosis.

Those who develop skin cancer are the most likely to still be alive a decade after their diagnosis, with 89.4 percent of sufferers able to expect this lifespan.