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Monday, February 29th, 2016
Broccoli is good for health in more ways than one. Earlier studies had stated that it helps in prevention of breast, colon, and prostate cancer. Latest research says it also offers protection against liver cancer.
Modern diet, which is rich in added sugars as well as high saturated fats, increases the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver [...]
Sunday, February 28th, 2016
Radiation therapy for prostate cancer may increase the risk of other cancers in men, according to a new review.
In this review, researchers studied the data of 21 studies involving patients who had undergone radiation treatment. The researchers found that these men showed an increased risk of rectal, colon, and bladder cancers than men who had [...]
Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Several health benefits have been attributed to green tea, which many hail as a superfood. New research shows drinking green team might also manage rheumatoid arthritis or RA better.
Millions of people worldwide are living with RA, an autoimmune condition in which the immune system of the patient mistakenly attacks the joints. Swelling, redness, and [...]
Friday, February 26th, 2016
The FDA has given approval to Briviact to be used as an add-on treatment along with other drugs for treating partial onset seizures in epilepsy patients aged 16 years or more.
Epilepsy causes recurring seizures, defined as episodes of abnormal brain activity for a short duration. Common symptoms of which include uncontrolled spasms or movements and [...]
Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Planning to cut down on your 6-cups-a-day coffee intake? You might want to think it over again. New research indicates that caffeine might help reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis.
The anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties of caffeine might help in reducing the risk of multiple sclerosis, a disease which can affect the patientâ€™s brain, spinal cord, [...]
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Taking aspirin in small dosage might help reduce the risk of colorectal cancers substantially, a new study reveals. The same study has stated that long-term use of aspirin is also linked to reduction in risk of cancer in general.
For this study, researchers analyzed data of 135, 965 patients. Researchers found that the incidence of [...]
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
People with Type 1 Diabetes may have a greater risk of certain cancers because of their diabetic condition, according to a new research. The same research, however, also points that type 1 diabetes patients are less likely to suffer from some specific cancers than non-diabetics.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas fail to produce adequate [...]
Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Many believe cranberry juice cures urinary tract infections. However, doctors say this is not so.
Cranberry juice that we get at a grocery shop is not concentrated enough to provide any relief from urinary tract infections.
Cranberry juice contains an ingredient that is quiet effective against urinary tract infections. However, this ingredient is not found in cranberry [...]
Sunday, February 21st, 2016
New research indicates that lack of sleep increases the blood levels of a certain chemical called endocannabinoids, which in turn increases hunger levels as well as craving for sweet and salty snacks.
For the study, researchers analyzed the sleeping patterns and eating behavior of 14 participants. All the participants were in their 20s and spent two, [...]
Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Porphyromonas gingaivalis is the bacterium that causes gum disease. A new study reveals it could also be a risk factor of esophageal cancer.
There are two types of esophageal cancer: esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is more prevalent in developing economies.
Heredity, chemical exposure, age, and diet are common [...]