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Acupuncture Reduced Blood Pressure, A New Study Finds

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Can acupuncture be used for treating clinical hypertension? A new study says yes, it can. This is the first study to show the changes electroacupuncture produces at the molecular levels to reduce blood pressure in patients diagnosed with high blood pressure. The researchers found that electroacupuncture increases the activity of a specific opioid that regulates [...]

Protein Secreted by Hookworm Curbs Airway Inflammation

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Every year more and more people are diagnosed with asthma. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that we need more effective treatments for this respiratory condition. A new research has thrown surprising result. It states help might be available from an unlikely source—hookworm.
In the study, the researchers found that a particular protein released [...]

New Blood Test Diagnoses Osteoarthritis Early

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Diagnosing osteoarthritis early is not possible, because there’s no blood test at present that could do that. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis affecting hundreds of thousands of people all across the world. In osteoarthritis, the protective cartilage found in the end of the bones breaks down, resulting in symptoms like swelling and [...]

Controlled Glucose Restarts Insulin Production

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Researchers have found that applying controlled pulses of glucose could help restore the production of insulin, which in turn prevents type 2 diabetes from developing.
Diabetes is of two types—type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas produce no or little insulin. In type 2 diabetes, [...]

Lack of Sleep Causes Changes in Gut Microbiome

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Lack of sleep for just two days might cause changes in your gut microbiome which are linked to poor metabolic health, according to a new study.
While different people might have different sleep requirements, experts believe most need at least seven hours of sleep in night. However, it is estimated over 30 percent of adults [...]

It Might be Possible to Freeze Early Stage Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

What if it was possible to freeze cancer? This is exactly what researchers are doing in an ongoing clinical study. In the study, doctors are treating breast cancer in early stage with cryoablation, a procedure which freezes tumors.
Cryoablation is used for treating several other cancers, including kidney, liver, and lung cancers. Now researchers are [...]

A Blood Test Might Predict Pregnancy-related Complications

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Can a protein indicate pregnancy complications? A recent research says yes, it can. The team has found a particular protein is a dependable marker of slow fetal growth and pregnancy complications. The name of this protein is DLK1. Thanks to this discovery, in near future we might be able to accurately predict pregnancy compilations through [...]

Younger Expectant Mothers Have a Greater Stroke Risk than Older Pregnant Women

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Older pregnant women are at an increased risk of a number of pregnancy-related complications. However, their risk to stroke during pregnancy is significantly lower than younger women, a recent study concludes.
In this study, the researchers noted that the risk of stroke during pregnancy for older expectant mothers is almost same as for non-pregnant women [...]

A Compound in Onion Reduces Progression of Ovarian Cancer

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Many health benefits are attributed to onions. It helps with depression and reduces chances of developing certain cancers, among other things. A recent study has now listed an additional benefit of eating onions. It states onions slow the progression of ovarian cancer.
The researchers of this study have found a compound in onions that has [...]

Drug Abuse Increases Schizophrenia Risk

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Does substance abuse causes schizophrenia? This is a question many studies have investigated in the past without much success. No study was able to prove a link between the two conclusively. However, a new study, in which data of over three million individuals was studied, has stated conclusively that drug abuse increases schizophrenia risk.
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