Health

Beware! Salty food reduces thirst, increases hunger

Beware! Salty food reduces thirst, increases hungerWashington D.C. [USA], April 18 : Ever wondered, why you love those french fries with sprinkled salt and cannot keep your hands off?

In first of its kind, a study finds that salty food diminishes thirst and increases hunger, due to a higher need for energy.

The results, published in the journal of Clinical Investigation, showed something different: salt stayed in the urine, while water moved back into the kidney and body.


This Summer, keep sunburn at bay

This Summer, keep sunburn at bayNew Delhi [India], Apr 17 : Summers are here and with the season, comes the vacay mode as guest.

But most of us don't like to welcome that guest and the reason is the nightmare of getting 'sunburn.'

Hence, Dr Alia Rizvi, dermatologist at Me Clinic- Masters Of Esthetics is here with some tips to keep these concerns at bay-

Tips to prevent sunburn:


Now, assessing heart disease risk is within arm's reach, says study

Now, assessing heart disease risk is within arm's reach, says studyWashington D.C. [USA], April 16 : US researchers have found an important diagnostic tool in which peripheral arteries, easily accessible by ultrasound, may be useful for assessing a patient's risk for damage or disease in the heart's major blood vessels.

The study appeared in the journal of The Anatomical Record.


Diabetes on the rise among young Americans

Diabetes on the rise among young AmericansWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 15 : An increasing number of the U.S. children are being diagnosed with diabetes, according to a recent report.

In the United States, 29.1 million people are living with diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes and about 208,000 people younger than 20 years are living with diagnosed diabetes.


Gambling addicts have poor ability to assess high risk situations, suggests study

Gambling addicts have poor ability to assess high risk situations, suggests studyWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 15 : Gambling addicts, beware!

A new study suggests that gambling addicts have a poor ability to assess and adapt to high risk situations.

The study was published in journal ' Translational Psychiatry'.

Gambling addiction is a mental disorder characterised by excessive risk-taking despite negative results.


Researchers discover new method to diagnose atherosclerosis

Researchers discover new method to diagnose atherosclerosisWashington D.C. [U.S.A.], Apr. 15 : People with heart diseases can take a sigh of relief. Researchers have found a method to assess heart diseases which is within everyone's reach.

According to a new study, the scientists found that peripheral arteries, easily accessible by ultrasound, may be useful for assessing a patient's risk for ischemic cardiovascular disease, thus becoming an important diagnostic tool.


Protect yourself from early onset of dengue

Protect yourself from early onset of dengueNew Delhi [India], Apr. 14 : Dengue, now a seasonal menace every year in India, has arrived rather early this time.

Cases are already being reported from different parts of Delhi-NCR in March and April itself, months before the monsoons.

The primary reason for this, according to experts, is construction work in different parts of the city and poor upkeep of overhead and curing tanks in residential areas.


Eat Chia everyday for your daily dose of happiness

Eat Chia everyday for your daily dose of happinessWashington D.C. [USA], April 14 : Good news! Kill depression with 'Chia', says expert, while adding that the superfood is one of the richest sources of plant based omega-3 fats that may help in bringing positive mood in people.

Depression has not been taken with much seriousness for long, due to social stigma or lack of awareness and diagnosis but is now an acknowledged malady that affects growing numbers of people across the world.


Smaller brain structure ups anxiety level, negative thoughts: Study

Smaller brain structure ups anxiety level, negative thoughts: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], April 14 : A team of US researchers has found that healthy adults, who have smaller Inferior Frontal Cortex - a brain region behind the temples that helps regulate thoughts and emotions, are more likely to suffer from anxiety, associated with more bias towards negative thoughts.

According to the study, these people also tend to view neutral or even positive events in a negative light.


Vitamin B can protect your heart from air pollution

Vitamin B can protect your heart from air pollutionWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : You may want to take a diet rich in B vitamins as a recent study has suggested that it can help keep you from succumbing to air-pollution-induced heart problems.


There's an epidemic of sexual assaults in nursing homes

There's an epidemic of sexual assaults in nursing homesWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : A new study has examined the issue of sexual assault in nursing homes.

The report found that the most vulnerable residents are likely to become victims; legal examinations were infrequent due to administration complexities and training and institutional policy and nursing homes are not adequately equipped to deal with sexual assault cases.


Soon, a Parkinson's disease cure

Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : A team of researchers has brought a cure for Parkinson's disease closer to reality.

Palmitoylethanolamide, an endogenous fatty acid amide signalling molecule well-known for its ability to promote the resolution of neuroinflammation and exert neuroprotection, has shown potential therapeutic action in such animal models.


Stay fit! Too skinny or overweight both ups risk of migraine

Stay fit! Too skinny or overweight both ups risk of migraineWashington D.C. [USA], April 13 : One has to stay fit for a healthy living as a study finds, both obesity and being underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraine.

Migraine is a headache of varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

The findings indicate that obese people were 27 percent more likely to have migraine than people of normal weight.


An apple a day keeps diabetes away

An apple a day keeps diabetes awayWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : You may want to add fresh fruits to your diet as according to a recent study, the greater the consumption, the lower is the incidence of diabetes, as well as occurrence of complications in diabetics.

Although the health benefits of diets including fresh fruit and vegetables are well established, the sugar content of fruit has led to uncertainty about associated risks of diabetes and of vascular complications of the disease.


26 novel genes linked to intellectual disability

26 novel genes linked to intellectual disabilityWashington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : A team of researchers have identified 26 new genes linked to intellectual disability.

The study at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Queen's University has implications for the diagnosis and clinical care of those affected, and also adds to our growing knowledge of brain development and functioning.


Role-playing disability promotes distress, discomfort: Study

Role-playing disability promotes distress, discomfort: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 12 : While it may be done for a good cause, a recent study reveals that disability simulations often result in feelings of fear, apprehension and pity toward those with disabilities.

Professionals in the fields of education and rehabilitation psychology have long used disability simulations to try to promote understanding and improve attitudes about persons with disabilities.


Why you should start putting salt in your cuppa coffee

Why you should start putting salt in your cuppa coffeeLondon[UK], Apr. 11 : As ridiculous as it may sound, coffee drinkers are now claiming that we should be adding salt - not sugar - to our cups of Joe, if we're not keen on the bitterness.

However alien it may sound, this latest trend is actually backed by science.

A study from the journal Nature showed that sodium ions suppress the bitterness in coffee and actually enhance its flavour.


Researchers discover a protein to provide protection from cancer, HIV

Researchers discover a protein to provide protection from cancer, HIVWashington D.C. [USA], April 10 : A team of US researchers has discovered a protein that can help the vaccinations be more effective and provide protection from cancer, HIV and influenza.

Researchers from Boston University's school of medicine purified a protein - called PorB - found on the exterior of bacteria (neisseria meningidis) and used it as an accessory to provide a better vaccination response.


Amp up the vogue and experience finest culinary with 'Cafe Yell'

Amp up the vogue and experience finest culinary with 'Cafe Yell'New Delhi [India], Apr 10 : Are you a visitor who just can't keep his or her eyes off the catching interiors? Does a place with bright colors and out-of-the-box interiors a perfect one to set your mood right?

If yes, then 'Cafe Yell' located in the very posh defence colony market is just the place for you and your friends to relax, and gorge on some excellent Continental and Italian cuisine.


Ever wondered why you crave junk when tired?

Ever wondered why you crave junk when tired?London [UK], Apr. 10 : Whenever we are tried, instead of opting for a healthier option such as a fruit, most of us prefer that favourite chocolate bar or packet of biscuits. Ever wondered why?


Study discloses risks of diabetics fasting during Ramadan

Study discloses risks of diabetics fasting during RamadanWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 10 : A new study examining the risk of fasting during Ramadan for people with type 1 diabetes compared blood glucose control and the rates of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia between users of insulin pump therapy versus multiple daily insulin injections.

The researchers report their findings in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.


Researchers discover rescue protein that delays cell death

Researchers discover rescue protein that delays cell deathWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 8 : A team of researchers has discovered a rescue protein that delays the cell death and can offer a treatment for cancer, neurodegeneration and infection.

The study was published in journal Cell.

The team has discovered how a set of proteins delays the "executioner" machinery that kills damaged or infected cells in a process called necroptosis.


More effective vaccines come closer to reality

More effective vaccines come closer to realityWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 8 : A team of researchers have discovered a protein they believe would help make vaccinations more effective and provide protection from other diseases such as cancer.


Asthma drug may be the solution to chronic hives

Asthma drug may be the solution to chronic hivesWashington D.C. [USA], Apr. 8 : Chronic hives sufferers can breathe a sigh of relief as a recent study has found that a drug already used to treat moderate to severe allergic asthma can help them.


World Health Day: Tips to stay healthy

World Health Day: Tips to stay healthyNew Delhi [India] Apr. 7 : Leading a stress-free and healthy life is what everyone wants. But a stressful life is what everyone gets.

Stress is inevitable- from a homeless man on the street to Bill Gates, no one can escape stress and being unable to overcome stress can have some serious consequences such as strokes, headaches, panic attacks and in some extreme cases, death.


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