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A New-Found Protein Can Prevent Diabetes and Obesity

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Nearly 30 millions of people in the US have diabetes, a severe health condition which features in the seventh place in the list of top 10 leading causes of death in the country. Obesity, which too affects millions in the US, is linked to a range of health conditions, like cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. [...]

Young Smokers Have A Significantly Higher Risk of Heart Attack

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Smokers are at increased risk of heart disease—this much almost everybody knows. However, how great the risk of heart disease is in smokers is something that is often ignored. According to a recent study, smokers under 50 carry the greatest risk of heart disease.
Data suggests that more than 16 million people in the US [...]

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Might Increase Risk of Blood Clots

Monday, November 28th, 2016

In the last few years, there’s been a sharp increase in prescriptions of testosterone replacement therapy. An increasingly number of men over 40 now opts for it to counter low hormone production because of aging. A new research states that this therapy might have unwanted effects. It might put you at a greater risk of [...]

Sudarshan Kriya Yoga Can Improve Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

The most common first line of treatment for major depression is serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Additional medication is prescribed to patients who fail to get the desired benefit from this type of antidepressant.
However, many a time patients don’t respond to antidepressants. As a matter of fact, over 50 percent of depression patients in the [...]

Carotenoids Linked to Improved Cognition Function in Older Adults

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Carotenoids are plant pigments that give color to several plant parts, including many fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids not only play a vital role in plant life but are also beneficial to us. The antioxidant effects of carotenoids improve visual health. However, latest research shows carotenoids might be beneficial for cognition too.
Many fruits and vegetables [...]

A recently-developed vaccine might prevent death from opioid overdose

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Opiod overdose is fatal and responsible for as many as 78 deaths in the US each day. Researchers have developed a vaccine which in an animal study has shown great promise at reducing the risk of death from opioid overdose.
The vaccine in question prevented two opioids, called hydrocodone and oxycodone, from entering the brains [...]

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Weight Gain

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Several beverages, including diet soda, and prepared foods use Aspartame in place of sugar. Those trying hard to shed extra pounds commonly use Aspartame, for it reduces the total calorie intake. But new research reveals that this artificial sweetener might not help you lose weight. More disturbingly, the study hints it might have the contrary [...]

Viagra might reduce heart attack risk in diabetic men

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Diabetes is linked to poor heart health, with studies pointing that diabetics have a 50 percent greater risk of suffering a heart attack than those who don’t have diabetes. However, a new study has revealed that type 2 diabetes patients taking Viagra, which is used for treating erectile dysfunction, might have a lower risk of [...]

Persistent Sleep Disruption Linked to Liver Disease

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Chronic sleep disruption in mice has been linked to liver disease and liver cancer. The researchers believe that this finding might explain why liver cancer in humans has increased considerably over the years.
Compared to the 1980s, the incidence rate of liver cancer today is three times more. Every year, nearly 700,000 individuals across the [...]

Saturated Fats Linked to Heart Disease

Monday, November 21st, 2016

A healthy diet is imperative for heart health, a fact that studies have proven time and again. In the same vein, a new study claims that eating more saturated fats, like those found in diary fat, red meat, palm oil, and butter, substantially increases the risk of heart disease. The good news is that replacing [...]

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