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Saturday, April 30th, 2016
Adding to the increasing body of evidence on dark chocolateâ€™s health benefits, a new study claims that eating a little bit of dark chocolate might reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as diabetes.
Dark chocolate contains highest amounts of antioxidants and so is considered to be good for health when consumed in moderation. [...]
Friday, April 29th, 2016
Often people with cardiovascular disease are recommended to avoid unhealthy contents of Western diet. A new study shows that doing so helps reduce the risk of a major adverse cardiovascular event. However, the same study also shows that following a Mediterranean diet is a much better option for such people.
High proportion of vegetables, fruits, unrefined [...]
Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Individuals suffering from rosacea, a common chronic skin condition marked by facial redness, might have a marginally greater risk of dementia, especially Alzheimerâ€™s disease, in comparison to those who donâ€™t have it.
This conclusion was pushed forward by researchers from Denmark. They also concluded the risk of dementia is highest in older patients and those people [...]
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis (or RA for short), an autoimmune disorder, is not yet known. A new study shows that lack of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in regulating mood, might worsen RA symptoms.
Recent studies point towards a link between not only RA and mood or emotional disorders but also [...]
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
Working in night shift on a rotation basis for a period of 5 years or more increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.
Working in shifts disrupts biological as well as social rhythms. This in turn might increase the chances of developing chronic disease.
Experts claim that shift workers have an increased risk [...]
Monday, April 25th, 2016
Earlier studies had hinted at a possible link between lack of sleep and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. A recent study offers a possible explanation for this. According to it, lack of sleep negatively affects cholesterol levels.
The authors of the new study found that sleep deprivation triggered changes in those genes which play a key [...]
Sunday, April 24th, 2016
Sepsis, also known as septicemia or blood poisoning, affects about 20 million individuals worldwide every year. As of now, thereâ€™s no cure for this life-threatening condition. A recent study reveals that protecting blood vessels that sepsis attack might help improve survival rate.
This study was done by South Korean researchers. Their approach focused on targeting bodyâ€™s [...]
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Many rheumatoid patients donâ€™t benefit from any of the current treatments. Now, a new medication might offer new hope to these patients.
It is estimated that nearly 40 percent of all rheumatoid arthritis patients fail to get any meaningful benefit from any of the current commercial drugs. Even more patients, it is believed, find something that [...]
Friday, April 22nd, 2016
A new study suggests that dark chocolate, just like beetroot juice, might help improve athletic performance.
Thanks to its high nitrate quotient, beetroot juice is useful in improving athletic performance. The nitrates present in the juice are changed to nitric oxide during digestion. This in turn causes dilation of blood vessels and reduction in the consumption [...]
Thursday, April 21st, 2016
A stressful job is a huge risk factor for heart disease and strokeâ€”and so is anxiety. New research reveals isolation and loneliness are equally bad from heartâ€™s health point of view.
Obesity and physical inactivity are known to reduce lifespan. Researchers have also come up with data that shows how many other factors affect health as [...]