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Saturday, December 31st, 2016
According to a study, red cabbage microgreens are healthier than mature red cabbage—and what’s true for red cabbage microgreens might be equally true for other microgreens as well. That is, they might be more nutritious than their mature counterparts.
Earlier research had hinted that Red cabbage might be effective at lowering LDL cholesterol levels. Excess [...]
Friday, December 30th, 2016
Researchers have found a new agent that promotes bone-formation and might be able to reverse bone loss because of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease in which bones become weak and are more susceptible to fracture. Osteoporosis is more likely to affect the hip, spin or wrist bone, but other bones in the body can [...]
Thursday, December 29th, 2016
Statins are cholesterol-lowering drugs. According to a new study, these drugs might also be able to reduce Alzheimer’s risk.
The new study hinting at a link between statins use and lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease was purely observational. Moreover, the reduced risk was found to be dependent on several factors, like age, type of statin [...]
Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
Researchers have discovered that a certain protein plays a crucial role in spreading of cancer. This finding might help in development of a new drug which could stop cancer from spreading. Dietary fat works in conjunction with this protein to help cancer cells spread more.
Every year millions of people are diagnosed with cancer. The [...]
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
Certain drinks can trigger acid reflux, a common condition characterised by a burning sensation in the chest or throat. Acid reflux is commonly known as heartburn. Medically it is called gastrointestinal reflux. People with acid reflux should avoid drinks that triggers or exacerbates it and should consume more of those drinks that minimise it.
Acid reflux occurs [...]
Monday, December 26th, 2016
The FDA has given its approval to Spinraza for treating spinal muscular atrophy, also called SMA, in children as well as adults. Spinraza is the first drug to get FDA’s approval for treating SMA. The drug is injected into cerebral spinal fluid, which surrounds the spinal cord.
SMA is a rare hereditary disease characterized by [...]
Sunday, December 25th, 2016
Expectant mothers who have had acute kidney failure are at a greater risk for preeclampsia (characterised by high blood pressure and fluid retention) and other complications related to pregnancy, even if their kidney function was normal when they became pregnant.
Acute kidney failure, also known as acute kidney injury or acute renal failure, is the sudden [...]
Saturday, December 24th, 2016
Cancer is the number one cause of death in the world. Experts believe incidence rate of cancer will only increase in coming years. A healthy lifestyle and getting screened for cancer in case you are at risk help minimise your risk of developing cancer. A new study reveals taking aspirin in small doses might also prove [...]
Friday, December 23rd, 2016
Nearly 33 percent of elderly males have hypogonadism, a condition in which the levels of testosterone are abnormally low. Testosterone replacement therapy is a common treatment for this condition, but the therapy can cause many side effects. Latest development in stem research hints soon an alternative treatment might be available.
Testosterone is also called the [...]
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
A drug originally designed for treating diabetes might be effective against Parkinson’s disease, according to new research. The name of the drug is MSDC-0160. It is an insulin sensitizer for tackling diabetes type 2.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition in which certain nerve cells in the brain gradually die. Some of the dying [...]