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Blood Pressure Hormone Might Trigger Weight Gain

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Latest research has revealed how the hormone system which does the job of regulating blood pressure might also cause weight gain. The name of the system that regulates our blood pressure is renin angiotensin system or RAS for short.
Earlier studies have suggested that this system also influences weight gain. The new research, whose findings were [...]

A New Drug Therapy Might Pave Way for New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Friday, July 29th, 2016

A new drug treatment can kill cancerous cells in pancreas, according to a latest research. Pancreatic cancer has one of the most dismal survival rates among various cancers, with not more than 5 percent patients surviving 5 years or beyond after diagnoses.
According to the experts who conducted this research, lowering antioxidant levels in cancer [...]

The risk of fracture increases if you undergo weight loss surgery

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The risk of fracture increases if you are severely obese and undergoing surgery for weight loss, according to a recent study. The study claims that the risk of fracture is greater in obese people undergoing surgery in comparison to obese and non-obese individuals who don’t undergo weight loss surgery.
The study authors strongly recommend that [...]

One Hour of Moderate Physical Activity Negates Effects of Prolonged Sitting

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Many of us spend 8 hours or more sitting every day. Prolonged sitting is not good for health. However, all is not lost, according to a recent research. The research claims that just one hour of moderate physical activity negates the health risks linked to sedentary lifestyle.
Physical inactivity is a risk factor for many [...]

Menopause, Insomnia Speed up Cellular Aging in Postmenopausal Women

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Scientists have always known there’s a connection between menopause and ageing. What they had not been so sure about was which caused which—that is, whether menopause was triggered by ageing or whether menopause spurred ageing. The debate seems to be settled now. A new research suggests that menopause speeds up ageing. According to it, women who enter menopause earlier [...]

Nearly 35 Percent of Expectant Mothers at Risk of Pregnancy Complications Because of Iron Deficiency

Monday, July 25th, 2016

A recent study concludes that approximately 35 percent of pregnant women have a greater than normal risk of preterm birth or miscarriage on account of iron deficiency.
Deficiency of iron is a common cause of anaemia in pregnant women, but that is not to say that iron-deficiency anaemia is only limited to pregnant women. A WHO report states that [...]

An Antipsychotic Agent Prevents Chemo-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Scientists have found that an FDA-drug, which works by blocking neurotransmitters, can help reduce vomiting as well nausea occurring as a side effect of chemotherapy in cancer patients.
The name of the drug is olanzapine. An antipsychotic agent, olanzapine is prescribed for treatment of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Scientists have found that this drug blocks [...]

Healthy Fats Lower Diabetes Type II Risk

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Increasing the intake of unsaturated fats and reducing the intake of carbohydrates reduce diabetes type II risk, according to a new research, results of which recently appeared in PLOS Medicine.
Researchers of this study suggest that eating healthy fats in place of carbs help lower the levels of sugar in blood, besides improving insulin control. [...]

Omega-3 Good for Bowel Cancer Patients, A New Study Finds

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Bowel cancer patients might benefit from increasing the intake of dietary oily fish content which is a top source of omega-3 fatty acids, whose increased intake, a new study states, is linked to reduced risk bowel cancer death in patients.
The findings of this study were published in the journal Gut. The new study built upon the [...]

Can Antibiotics Reduce Plaque Build up that Causes Alzheimer Disease

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Scientists have found that when mice were treated with broad spectrum antibiotics on long term basis they recorded reduced plaque buildup, which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
Earlier research has shown that plaque formation in the brain and inflammation in areas close to plaques causes Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative condition characterized by memory loss [...]

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