Health

Healthy diet, exercise can reverse the condition of diabetes

Healthy diet, exercise can reverse the condition of diabetesWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 20 : Good news! Healthy diet, exercise and an intensive medical treatment for two to four months can reverse the condition of Type-2 diabetes by up to 40 percent, suggests a study.

The study appeared in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.


This can signal severity of your arthritis post knee ligament surgery

This can signal severity of your arthritis post knee ligament surgeryWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 : A majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients develop posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) and now, a recent study has found how a set of biomarkers on the day of surgery may explain why some individuals have worse PTOA than others after two years.


The clot-busting drug that outperforms aspirin

The clot-busting drug that outperforms aspirinWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 : Turns out, the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin and more effective clot-buster.


Sexual abuse may accelerate early puberty in girls: Study

Sexual abuse may accelerate early puberty in girls: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 18 : A study reveals that girls, who experience physical abuse early in life, may hit puberty eight to 12 months earlier than their non-abused peers, thus increasing their chances of developing depression, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy.


Higher use of Social Media can lead to brain imbalance, says Study

Higher use of Social Media can lead to brain imbalance, says StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Mar.18 : Are you one of those people, who frequently check Facebook or Twitter, even while driving or in a meeting? Well, you might have to think about it now.

According to a new study, whenever there is an imbalance between two cognitive-behavioral systems in the human brain, there is a higher rate of problematic use of social networking sites (SNS).


New 'gene silencer' cholesterol drug can 'switch off' heart disease

New 'gene silencer' cholesterol drug can 'switch off' heart diseaseWashington D.C [USA], Mar. 18 : A breakthrough ' gene silencer' drug has the power to 'switch off' heart disease by reducing cholesterol by over 50 percent.

The findings come from the largest trial yet to test the safety and effectiveness of this kind of therapy. The technique, known as RNA interference (RNAi) therapy, essentially 'switches off' one of the genes responsible for elevated cholesterol.


Reducing likelihood of patient harm with medication reconciliation

Reducing likelihood of patient harm with medication reconciliationWashington D.C [USA], Mar. 18 : A recent study has found that medicines reconciliation provided by pharmacists can significantly reduce medicine discrepancies and may be associated with reductions in length of hospital stay and readmission.


Did you know: Millennials most unhappy with their work-life balance!

Did you know: Millennials most unhappy with their work-life balance!Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 17 : Did you know, people in their late 20s and early 30s are most unhappy about their work-life balance than any other age group.

A study finds that expectation from employers to work outside normal hours is the major reason for people aged 25-34 for being unhappy with their work-life balance, reports the Independent.


Just a cup of tea daily may lower risk of dementia

Just a cup of tea daily may lower risk of dementiaWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 17 : Good news for tea lovers, as a study finds drinking just one cup of tea daily may significantly lower the risk of dementia by 50 percent.

The findings, published in journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, indicate that those carrying the gene of dementia can also slash their likelihood of developing toxic clumps in their brain by as much as 86 percent.


A serving of broccoli a day keeps prostate cancer at bay

A serving of broccoli a day keeps prostate cancer at bayWashington D.C. [US], Mar. 17 : Your mother was right when she said, "finish your broccoli and you will stay healthy," a new study has suggested.


New drug delivery method paves way for better cancer therapy

New drug delivery method paves way for better cancer therapyWashington D.C [USA], Mar. 17 : Patients suffering from cancer may soon face better therapy options as a team of researchers has come up with a new drug delivery method that produced strong results in treating cancers in animal models, including some hard-to-treat solid and liquid tumours.


Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing loss

Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing lossWashington D.C [USA], Mar. 17 : The risk of hearing loss from exposure to noises is all around us every day and now, a recent study

has found that 58 million Americans are exposed to loud and frequent sounds.

The Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers found that substantial noise exposures, with potential long-term hearing effects, commonly


Kids with high uric acid at higher risk of BP at age seven: Study

Kids with high uric acid at higher risk of BP at age seven: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 16 : A recent study reveals, babies, especially preterm ones, with high levels of serum uric acid during early years of life, may be associated with high blood pressure at the age of seven, further leading to hypertension in adulthood.

The study further says, this high level of serum uric acid at very early years in tots, is a result of the in-utero environment.


To all women out there, eat more fruits, veggies daily to keep stress at bay

To all women out there, eat more fruits, veggies daily to keep stress at bayWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 16 : Are you feeling stressed out due to the daily routine of your office, family and many other responsibilities?

A study says people, especially women, who eat five-to-seven servings of fruits and vegetables through out the day, reported lower risk of psychological stress.


Now, a food guide to help you eat your way to sharper mind

Now, a food guide to help you eat your way to sharper mindWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 16 : Turns out, staying sharp as you age may be as easy as eating healthy and so, a team of researchers has come up with the first science-based cookbook for the brain food guide 'Mindfull.'

Baycrest scientists have led the development of the first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide to help adults over 50 preserve their thinking and memory skills as they age.


Drug used to prevent preterm births may up risk of diabetes

Drug used to prevent preterm births may up risk of diabetesWashington D.C. [U.S.A.], Mar. 15 : Beware would-be-mommies! A drug commonly prescribed to pregnant women with a history of delivering premature babies provides no benefit, in fact, it may increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes.

The study was published online in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

"Premature" is defined as an infant born before or at 35 weeks gestation instead of the average of 40 weeks.


Vitamin B an unlikely weapon in war against pollution

Vitamin B an unlikely weapon in war against pollutionNew York [U.S.], Mar. 15 : In the first study of its kind, a team of international researchers have discovered that something as simple as a daily vitamin B supplement could help mitigate the effects of the most dangerous type of air pollution.


Save your heart! Noninvasive imaging can predict future heart attacks

Save your heart! Noninvasive imaging can predict future heart attacksWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 14 : Now you can protect your family and friends from heart attacks as a study reveals that noninvasive CT angiography and stress tests can help predicting it.

The study appeared online in the journal Radiology.


Attention parents! Kids spending six hours or more on screens at risk of diabetes

Attention parents! Kids spending six hours or more on screens at risk of diabetesWashington D.C. [U.S.A.], Mar. 14 : Parents, beware! A study warns, children aged 9-10 years, who consistently spend three or more hours watching TV, using computers and smartphones, are at high risk of developing diabetes.

The findings, published online in the journal of Archives of Disease in Childhood, indicated that one in five (18 percent) said they spent more than three hours on it everyday.


Gene that causes rare disorder Opitz C syndrome identified

Gene that causes rare disorder Opitz C syndrome identifiedWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 13 : A team of researchers has identified the gene that causes Opitz C syndrome in the only patient diagnosed with this ultra-rare disorder in Catalonia.

Opitz C syndrome is a genetic disease that causes severe disabilities in patients and has been diagnosed in three people in the Iberian Peninsula, and sixty people in the world.


World Glaucoma Day 2017: How to preserve eye health

World Glaucoma Day 2017: How to preserve eye healthWashington D.C.[USA], Mar. 13 : Solid eyesight - and the ability to take in the visual world around us - is often something we take for granted. There's no better time than World Glaucoma Day on March 12 and World Glaucoma Week in general, then, to take stock of your vision and learn how to spot the symptoms of glaucoma, which can lead to permanent eye damage.


'Pink noise' can help oldies sleep their way to better memory

'Pink noise' can help oldies sleep their way to better memoryWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 12 : You may want to listen to pink noise, described as a waterfall-like sound, during bedtime as a recent study has suggested that doing so can improve memory.

The study is published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.


Handful of nuts a day helps in weight loss, cuts risk of cancer

Handful of nuts a day helps in weight loss, cuts risk of cancerLondon [UK], Mar. 11 : Consuming 20 grams or a handful of hazelnuts and walnuts and peanuts a day can cut risk of heart disease, cancer and premature death.

Nuts are rich in heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats, which lower LDL or "bad" cholesterol; plus, they are a good source of phytosterols, compounds that help lower blood cholesterol, reports CNN.


Eating 'whey protein' before breakfast will curb those sneaky cravings

Eating 'whey protein' before breakfast will curb those sneaky cravingsWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 11 : Eating whey protein, a powder to be made into a smoothie, before breakfast can help in preventing Type-2 diabetes by keeping blood sugars under control, suggests a study

The study also found that the whey proteins also made them feel full, helping to curb their desire to have a snack before lunch.


High-intensity aerobic training can reverse signs of aging

High-intensity aerobic training can reverse signs of agingWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 11 : Who does not want to look slim, young and beautiful!

A study finds, high-intensity aerobic exercise can reverse some cellular aspects of aging in adults that contributes to synthese protein, thus reversing a major adverse effect of aging.


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