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Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Older adults having a sedentary lifestyle have the same risk of developing dementia as older adults with a genetic predisposition to this neurodegenerative disorder.
It is estimated than no fewer than 47 million people in the world have dementia. In another thirteen years, the number is expected to increase to about 75 million.
The most [...]
Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Multiple sclerosis (MS for short) is an auto-immune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the central nervous system. Scientists have not been able to yet find the exact cause of this chronic disease. However, it is believed that many factors, genetic as well as environmental, affect this condition.
A diet rich in fiber, [...]
Friday, January 13th, 2017
In multiple sclerosis, the immune system perceives its own nervous system as a threat and starts attacking it.
Nerve fibres have a coating of myelin over them. This substance lends nerve fibers protection and facilitates the transfer of electrical signals. However, in case of multiple sclerosis patients, this protective coating is not robust at certain places. [...]
Monday, January 9th, 2017
Red meat increases the risk of Diverticulitis, according to new research.
Diverticula are small pouches form in the lining of the digestive tract. Usually these pouches form in the colon. Diverticula are fairly common, especially in people over 40. They rarely cause problems.
With that said, sometimes one of these small, bulging pouches become infected or inflamed. [...]
Sunday, January 8th, 2017
Many believe antioxidants help prevent certain chronic conditions, like cancer and heart disease, as they have the ability to offer protection from cell damage. Latest research hints an antioxidant found in breast milk might also offer protection from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
The most common source of antioxidants is vegetables and fruits. Examples of antioxidants [...]
High Consumption of Grilled Meat Linked with Increased Risk of All-Cause Mortality for Breast Cancer Survivors
Saturday, January 7th, 2017
Earlier studies have suggested a link between high intake of barbecued, smoked or grilled meat and a greater risk of developing breast cancer. A recent study, however, has found that breast cancer survivors who consume a lot of grilled meat might also have an increased risk of all-cause mortality.
Breast cancer is ranked as the [...]
Friday, January 6th, 2017
Zinc is regarded as one of the most important mineral—and for good reasons. It is essential for a healthy immune system, as well as for growth and development. A new study reveals that increasing the daily intake of zinc by even a small amount helps in DNA protection.
Vital for promoting healthy growth during childhood [...]
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
A lot of research has been done in recent past about health benefits of Mediterranean diet, and much of it has yielded positive results. While some studies have shown such a diet to be beneficial against diabetes and heart disease, others have claimed it helps preserve both mental and physical health in elderly. Now latest [...]
Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
Researchers have found a chemical compound that has the ability to significantly reduce the spread of melanoma cells—as much as by 90 percent. This drug compound works by targeting RNA molecules as well as certain proteins in tumours. When the gene is unable to produce these, the disease is unable to spread.
This specific gene [...]
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
People with vitamin D deficiency might carry a greater risk of developing chronic headache. This was the result of research carried by Finnish researchers.
For this study, the researchers enrolled about 2,600 men in the age group of 42-60 years. Incidence of headache and levels of vitamin D were analysed. The researchers found that in [...]