Health

Common sanitisation practices for lettuce may not be sufficient

Common sanitisation practices for lettuce may not be sufficientWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : You may want to keep your plate devoid of romaine lettuce as a recent study has suggested that common sanitisation practises may not remove all the bacteria present from the crisp veggie.


Virtual reality therapy puts pain to rest in hospitalized patients

Virtual reality therapy puts pain to rest in hospitalized patientsWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : Pain of the hospitalized patients can be eased by immersing them in a virtual reality world, according a recent study.

In the study, investigators examined 100 hospitalized patients who reported pain scores of greater than 3 on the Numeric Pain Rating Scale from zero to 10.


Expert lauds the passing of Mental Healthcare Bill in LS

Expert lauds the passing of Mental Healthcare Bill in LSNew Delhi [India], Mar. 30 : Expressing her delight over the passing of Mental Healthcare bill in the Lok Sabha, a therapist thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the elected representatives for taking an initiative for people who are struggling with mental issue.


Just 100 grams of protein daily reduces heart disease, cancer risk in old age: study

Just 100 grams of protein daily reduces heart disease, cancer risk in old age: studyWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 29 : For a longer life, eat higher proportion of carbohydrates - grains, pulses, vegetables, sweet potato - and about 100 grams of protein in middle-age daily to cut the chances of heart disease, cancer and other diseases in old age, suggests a study.


Drinking tea may prevent you from diabetes

Drinking tea may prevent you from diabetesWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 29 : After understanding the health benefits of a cup of tea, a study finds that drinking tea can prevent diabetes.

It is because natural plant compounds in tea leaves may block the absorption of sugar in the blood.


Non-monogamous relationships are just as successful as monogamous: Study

Non-monogamous relationships are just as successful as monogamous: StudyLondon [UK], Mar. 28 : From our very young age, we're told cheating is wrong and we should all be faithful to our partners.

We are brought up to believe relationships should be monogamous. But does monogamy really make sense? Or is it just something ingrained in us?

In fact, the concept of monogamy is such a deep-rooted in our minds that we unknowingly we have an unconscious biasness towards it.


That afternoon power nap can boost employees` creativity

That afternoon power nap can boost employees` creativityLondon [UK], Mar. 28 : Does your boss nag and expect a lot from you? Here's a solution to keep up to their expectations- take a power nap in the afternoon!

A new study says that 20 minutes nap in the afternoon can boost employees' creativity and problem-solving ability, reports Telegraph.co.uk.


Ask grandparents to keep doing housework, to keep heart attack at bay

Ask grandparents to keep doing housework, to keep heart attack at bayWashington D.C. [U.S.A.], Mar. 27 : After a heart attack, ask your grandparents to make their bed, do laundry or carry groceries as it may start the road to recovery soon, suggests a study.

According to researchers, a daily walk is proven to be beneficial, and tai chi, yoga and balance training can also help, but encouraging patients to do more chores around the house is the simplest way to get people moving.


Choose sunscreen according to your skin tone

Choose sunscreen according to your skin toneNew Delhi [India], Mar. 27 : Sun protection is essential throughout the year, but it gets yet more important during the summers. Protecting the skin from excessive exposure is the only way to prevent it from aging, sun burns, and skin discoloration. The ultimate solution of any sun protection regimen is the proper and regular use of a high SPF sunscreen.

Monica Sood, MD of TBC by Nature tells the ideal sunscreen for each individual skin type:


Just 10 minutes of play a day can keep cardiometabolic risk at bay

Just 10 minutes of play a day can keep cardiometabolic risk at bayWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : A new study has found that as little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes.


Genetic discovery offers hope for Alzheimer's disease

Genetic discovery offers hope for Alzheimer's diseaseWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : A team of researchers has discovered a new gene that is associated with Tau accumulation, which is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD).

Investigators at BWH and Rush University Medical Center described the identification and validation of a genetic variant within the protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor-type delta (PTPRD) gene.


Stem cell therapy can help repair damaged lungs

Stem cell therapy can help repair damaged lungs Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : Scientists have found that stem cell therapy repairs damaged lungs - raising hopes of a cure for the crippling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis.

Though still at a pre-clinical stage, these findings have important potential implications for the future treatment.


New fluorescence-based assay offers hope in fighting antibiotic resistance

New fluorescence-based assay offers hope in fighting antibiotic resistanceWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : A team of researchers has come up with a fluorogenic probe that can detect the activity of multidrug-resistant pathogens in an assay system.


Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more fat

Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more fatWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 25 : A team of researchers has shed light on why survivors of childhood brain tumours may be prone to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and early death.

The McMaster University researchers discovered that while survivors of childhood brain tumours have a similar Body Mass Index (BMI) to healthy children with no cancer, they have more fat tissue overall, and especially around the abdomen.


Rejoice beer lovers! A pint a day keeps heart problems at bay

Rejoice beer lovers! A pint a day keeps heart problems at bayWashington D.C. [U.S.A.], Mar. 24 : Drinking a pint of ordinary beer, lager or two small pub measure (25 ml) of spirits a day may lower the risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, suggests a study.

The study appeared in the journal of BMJ.

According to researchers moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases compared with abstinence or heavy drinking.


World Tuberculosis Day: Rising need to increase awareness among kids

World Tuberculosis Day: Rising need to increase awareness among kidsNew Delhi [India], Mar. 24 : Ranking above HIV and malaria, health experts on the occasion of World Tuberculosis day, called for an increase in public awareness on the rising cases of TB among children.

Challenges in diagnosis and delayed treatment results in two to seven percent rise in TB cases among children in India


World Tuberculosis Day 2017 - Unite to End TB: Leave No One Behind

World Tuberculosis Day 2017 - Unite to End TB: Leave No One BehindNew Delhi [India], Mar. 24 : Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death across the globe, ranking above HIV and malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, there were 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide.


Did you know? Blind have enhanced hearing, smell, cognitive functions

Did you know? Blind have enhanced hearing, smell, cognitive functionsWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 23 : A study finds that people who are born blind have heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, suggesting that their brain "rewires" itself in the absence of visual information to boost other senses.


Insulin resistance linked with cognitive performance: Study

Insulin resistance linked with cognitive performance: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 23 : Higher level of blood sugar and insulin resistance, accompanied by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance, says a new study.

The study, by Tel Aviv University, finds that both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced accelerated cognitive decline in executive function and memory.


Knee replacement isn't the only surgical option for patients with knee arthritis

Knee replacement isn't the only surgical option for patients with knee arthritisNew Delhi [India], Mar. 23 : For those suffering with age-related (degenerative) arthritis of the knee, a stage comes when all the reasonable non-operative options stops working.

Here's when the option of surgery comes into the picture.


Changes in blood may spur Alzheimer's disease

Changes in blood may spur Alzheimer's diseaseWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : A recent study has linked changes in the vascular system to Alzheimer's disease.

A team of Rockefeller scientists has found that a plasma component normally involved in blood clotting and inflammation may also be part of the problem in some patients.


Could over-the-counter pills ward off booze addiction?

Could over-the-counter pills ward off booze addiction?Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : A team of scientists has brought fresh hope to alcoholics as they are trying to find out whether or not treating the addiction is as simple as popping over-the-counter pills.


Work hard, play hard to beat the stress!

Work hard, play hard to beat the stress!New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 : Stress is inevitable! It is something we have very little control over.

Dr Gowri from DocsApp, puts it metaphorically, "stress is like getting a bad haircut. Once you have it, you just have to keep it; you can't change the way your hair looks. but you can always do little things which can make your haircut seem not as bad and over time, your hair will grow back and everything in the world will be fine again."


Prevent yourself from chronic kidney disease!

Prevent yourself from chronic kidney disease!New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 : Each person normally has two kidneys, which are about the size of a fist and are located on either side of the spine at the level of waist.


Targeting immune cells in obese can treat diabetes, hypertension

Targeting immune cells in obese can treat diabetes, hypertensionWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 20 : In over-weight people, immune cells prevalent in the fatty tissue get reduced in number which may contribute to cause diabetes and hypertension, according to a recent study.

The research has been published in the journal Scientific Reports.


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