Health

Age is no bar to keep your heart healthy!

Age is no bar to keep your heart healthy! New Delhi [India], Nov. 25 : Winning a medal for a run in a half marathon event is no mean feat especially when it is achieved at the age of 64 years.

Dr Tarlochan Singh Kler, Executive Director, Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has proved his mettle for that.


Dogs remember events from past, just like humans

Dogs remember events from past, just like humans Washington D.C [US], Nov. 25 : According to a recent study, dogs have kind of "episodic memory", which gives them remarkable ability to remember and recall events from the past.

The study, published in the Current Biology journal, found that dogs can recall a person's complex actions even when they don't expect to have their memory tested.


Boozing may lead to some particular types of stroke

Boozing may lead to some particular types of stroke Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.24 : A study says that though moderate boozing up to two drinks per day is associated with a lower risk of ischemic stroke, it seems to have no effect on a person's risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

High-to-heavy drinking was found to be associated with increased risk of all stroke types.


Opioid treatment associated with chronic wound healing: Study

Opioid treatment associated with chronic wound healing: Study Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 23 : A study published in Wound Repair and Regeneration, has found that the chronic wounds heal faster if a patient has never received opioids drugs.

Chronic wounds are those that fails to heal after three months of appropriate wound care. They cause considerable pain, affecting patient well-being and quality of life, and significantly impact their mortality.


Smoking fatal for diabetic patient: Study

Smoking fatal for diabetic patient: Study Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 23 : It is well known that smoking is injurious to health and causes lung cancer, but a recent study has found that smoking is fatal for diabetic patients.

A study, presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) suggested that heavy smokers with diabetes are at increased risk of death.


Probiotics help reduce stress, anxiety

Probiotics help reduce stress, anxiety Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 22 : A study has found that probiotics, used to keep digestive tract in sync, could reduce stress levels and thus improve health and well being.

Researchers at the University of Missouri, using a zebrafish model, determined that a common probiotic sold in supplements and yogurt can decrease stress-related behavior and anxiety.


Regular walking routine helps prevent heart disease

Regular walking routine helps prevent heart disease Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 22 : A recent study has found that keeping a regular walking regime can help combat fatal heart diseases.

The study, titled "Walking for Heart Health: A Study of Adult Women in Rural New York" was published in Creative Nursing journal.

The researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York suggested that moderately intensive walking improves cardiovascular risk factors in the short term.


Men take note! Sexism may harm your mental health

Men take note! Sexism may harm your mental health Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 22 : Being sexist may affect your mental health, says a study published by the American Psychological Association.

The study published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, suggested that men who see themselves as playboys or as having power over women are more likely to have psychological problems than men who conform less to traditionally masculine norms.


Australian scientists closer to creating HIV vaccine

Australian scientists closer to creating HIV vaccine Canberra, Nov 21 : Australian scientists have taken a step in the "right direction" to creating a vaccine for the deadly HIV virus.

Researchers from South Australia's University of Adelaide and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have used a common cold virus to introduce their DNA-based vaccine into the immune system of laboratory mice, Xinhua news agency reported.


Happy sex life ensures super oral health

Happy sex life ensures super oral health Sydney, Nov 21 : If you are not happy with your bedroom life, check your dental hygiene. Teeth stand witness to your happy love life, says a study, suggesting that individuals who are in a trusting, secure and loving relationship may have good oral health compared to those in a bad one.


Tighter blood pressure control could save lives: Study

Tighter blood pressure control could save lives: Study Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 20 : Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 20 (ANI): A new research has found that considerable number of lives would be saved if patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease underwent intensive blood pressure lowering.


Food with avocado extract could prevent bacterial illness

Food with avocado extract could prevent bacterial illness Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 19 : A recent study has found that extracts from avocado seeds can potentially be used as a natural

additive incorporated into ready-to-eat foods to control microbes that cause Listeria.

The study has been published in the Journal of Food Science.

Listeria is a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems.


Saliva test may help diagnose kidney disease: Study

Saliva test may help diagnose kidney disease: Study Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 19 : Kidney disease can now be diagnosed with a simple saliva test which will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15¬-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

The test may also help in predicting patients' risk of early death.


Fear of putting on weight deter women from taking contraception

Fear of putting on weight deter women from taking contraception Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 18 : According to a recent research published in the Contraception Journal, concerns about weight gain may be driving contraception choices in women.

Women who are overweight or obese, are less likely to use birth control pill and other hormonal contraceptive methods.


Teenagers resorting to e-cigarette may face serious lung health issues

Teenagers resorting to e-cigarette may face serious lung health issues WashingtonD.C. [US], Nov. 18 : A recent research published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care indicates that e-cigarette smoking can lay substantial effect on young smokers' health even if they do not later become tobacco smokers.


New imaging technique paves way for better treatment of muscular diseases

New imaging technique paves way for better treatment of muscular diseases Washington D.C. [US], Nov. 17 : According to a recent report published in the Journal of Physiology, scientists have developed a new form of 3D imaging of muscles that would help them in better treatment of muscular diseases and injuries including muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, exercise-related injuries, rotator cuff tears, and age-related muscle loss


Physiotherapy not beneficial for ankle sprains, says study

Physiotherapy not beneficial for ankle sprains, says study Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.17 : It's better to deal with your ankle sprains on your own at home than to visit a physiotherapist.

A study published byThe BMJ reveals that physiotherapy does not benefit recovery when compared to basic self management of the injury at home.


E-cigarettes cause equal damage to gum tissue as regular ones:Study

E-cigarettes cause equal damage to gum tissue as regular ones:Study Washington D.C [US] Nov. 17 : According to a recent research published in the Target journal, electronic cigarettes are equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes.

Led by Irfan Rahman, it is claimed to be the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes and their detrimental effect on oral health on cellular and molecular levels.


Fast cooking dry beans possess best nutritional value in all varieties

Fast cooking dry beans possess best nutritional value in all varieties WashingtonD.C [US], Nov. 17 : Fast cooking dry beans contain better nutritional value as compared to legumes that require more time to cook, suggests a recent research published in the ACS Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Based on the WHO estimates, about 2 billion people around the world are deficient in key vitamins and minerals including iron and zinc.


Cough virus helps combat liver cancer in adulthood

Cough virus helps combat liver cancer in adulthood Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 16 : A virus that cause respiratory illnesses and stomach upsets in children could help in the fight against primary liver cancer, according to a study.

Reovirus stimulates the body's own immune system to kill off the cancerous cells and is also able to kill off the hepatitis C virus - a common cause of primary liver cancer - at the same time, the researchers at the University of Leeds discovered.


Healthy lifestyle reduces even genetic heart attack risk

Healthy lifestyle reduces even genetic heart attack risk Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.14 : A recent study has found that even among those at high genetic risk, following a healthy lifestyle can cut in half the probability of a heart attack or similar event.

It is a well known fact that following a healthy lifestyle, not smoking, avoiding excess weight and exercising regularly can keep one away from risk of heart disease.


Two differing medications safe for patient undergoing heart procedure

Two differing medications safe for patient undergoing heart procedure Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.14 : According to a new study, two differing blood clot prevention medications are safe and effective for patients undergoing a non-surgical procedure to open blood vessels narrowed by plaque buildup.

The scientific community has proposed both medications as potentially superior to longer-term anticoagulation treatments for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.


Diabetes can affect your skin too!

Diabetes can affect your skin too! Washington [United States], Nov. 13 : Diabetes is a very common problem these days.

Though people think excessive intake of sugar and sweetened food lead to diabetes, reality is, our unbalanced lifestyle also play a significant role in contributing to the condition of diabetes. Many of us are not even aware that apart from affecting our body, diabetes can play havoc on our skin.


Find out! Is your toddler allergic to peanuts?

Find out! Is your toddler allergic to peanuts? Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 13 : Infants might be allergic to peanuts which make parents perplexed about when and how to introduce peanut-containing foods to them. A recent study that offers guidance on this topic will definitely help out parents without going "nuts."


Food-allergic students feel vulnerable in college

Food-allergic students feel vulnerable in college Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 12 : In a recent study it was found that most colleges don't have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students.


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