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Insomnia Increases Risk of Asthma

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of individuals in the U.S. live with asthma, a condition which affects children as well adults. Latest research hints at a link between insomnia and asthma. That is, insomnia might increase the risk of developing asthma. Data shows that nearly 1 in every 10 children has asthma. The incidence rate in adults […]

Anti-inflammatory diet linked with lower bone loss in women

Monday, January 30th, 2017

As we age, we lose bone mass and our risk of osteoporosis increases. Various studies have shown that postmenopausal women carry a greater risk of bone fracture and osteoporosis. Thankfully, a new study hints that much is in our hands how we manage this risk. According to it, bone loss might reduce and consequently the […]

Prenatal Vitamin A Deficiency Might Increase Risk of Alzheimer

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

According to new research, prenatal deficiency of vitamin A harms brain development and might contribute to development of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Previous research has linked vitamin A deficiency to age-related cognitive decline. However, this is the first study to show that prenatal vitamin A deficiency could play an important role in Alzheimer’s development. […]

Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects of Magnesium Glycinate

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

An important nutrient, magnesium plays a vital role in a number of body processes, such as blood sugar levels, muscle function, nerve function, and blood pressure. The best way to tackle magnesium deficiency is by eating foods that are rich in magnesium, like nuts, dark leafy greens, dried fruit, bananas, yogurt, and dark chocolate. Magnesium […]

Interspecies Transplantation Might Be Possible For Treating Type 1 Diabetes In Future

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Some day it might be possible to treat diabetes type 1 by producing human transplantable tissue. Scientists have made progress in this direction after successfully treating this condition in mice after transplanting insulin-producing cells from rat-grown pancreas into them. The finding of this study was published in the notable journal Nature. Scientists noted that the […]

Scientists Halt and Reverse Brain Damage Related to Alzheimer in Mice

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

A neurodegenerative condition, Alzheimer’s disease affects hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. The condition progresses gradually but is irreversible. However, latest research might have unearthed a way to partly lower and undo the neurological damage caused by this condition. It is estimated that nearly 5 million individuals in the US are affected by […]

Meditation & Music Might Improve Early Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer Patients

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Meditation and listening to music help facilitate cognitive function in adults who have subjective cognitive impairment, as per latest research. Latest evidence suggests subjective cognitive impairment might be a precursor of Alzheimer’s, a neurodegenerative disorder which at present is incurable. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s develop gradually but are irreversible. It is estimated that over 5 […]

Nicotine Might Help in Treatment of Schizophrenia

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The bad effects of smoking are many and well recorded. It increases risk of many diseases and shortens lifespan. However, according to a new research, nicotine might offer some benefit to people with schizophrenia. Characterised by hallucinations, delusions, and other cognitive impairments, Schizophrenia is a severe mental condition. It is estimated over 21 million individuals […]

Fruit compound lowers smoking induced lung cancer

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Beta-cryptoxanthin, a compound found in many fruits and vegetables, like oranges and sweet red peppers, might help lower the risk of lung cancers in smokers, according to a new study. The findings of this study were published in Cancer Prevention Research. The study reveals the mechanism behind beta-cryptoxanthin’s ability to provide protection against smoking-related lung […]

How to Lower Triglyceride levels

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

We need some triglycerides, a type of fat present in blood, for healthy functioning. However, when triglycerides are present in high levels, they can cause health complications. High levels of triglycerides might be a sign of metabolic syndrome, which increases the risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of health […]

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