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Depression Might Be Diagnosed By Blood Test

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Depression is the most common mental disorder, affecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Now a new study reveals that we soon might be able to diagnose depression through a blood test. The researchers have found that people with treatment-resistant depression have significantly lower blood levels of a particular compound. Most depression patients respond well […]

Cannabidiol Might Improve Survival Rates for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Monday, July 30th, 2018

While not a very common type of cancer, pancreatic cancer, unfortunately, has one of worst survival rates, with only 8.5 percent of patients surviving for 5 years after their diagnoses. New research done on mice hints an unlikely compound might lead to better treatment for pancreatic cancer. The name of this compound is cannabidiol, one […]

New Research Finds Exact Point When Alzheimer Sets In

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It accounts for almost 60-65 percent of total dementia cases worldwide. It is estimated that over 5 million individuals in the U.S. are living with this brain-raving illness. There’s no cure for it and current treatments focus on managing symptoms and slowing down its progression. New […]

Multivitamins Do Not Improve Heart Health

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Many people take multivitamins pills to improve heart health. However, new research confirms that these pills don’t do anything to improve heart health. This study reinforces what experts have been telling for long: Multivitamins don’t lower your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. In this research, the experts conducted a meta-analysis of earlier research. The checked […]

Can Magnesium Help Relieve Migraine

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Migraine is a common condition, but why it occurs is something we still don’t know. There is also no ‘one-size-fits-all’ pill for it. Moreover, many migraine sufferers fail to get much pain relief from traditional painkillers. That’s why alternate treatments for it are hugely popular. One such treatment is magnesium. An essential mineral, magnesium plays […]

Mediterranean Diet Might Slow Psoriasis Severity and Progression

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

The Mediterranean diet is linked to many health benefits. Studies have shown it to reduce risk of heart disease, obesity, and even certain types of cancer. Now a new study adds one more health benefit to the list. According to it, a Mediterranean diet might help lower the severity of psoriasis, as well as slow […]

Painkillers Cause More Severe Side Effects in Dementia Patients

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

A new study suggests that pain-relieving drugs cause noticeably increased side-effects in dementia patients. Another study shows why this might be so. Because dementia is incurable, understanding the most effective way to manage is very important. It is estimated that almost half of total dementia patients in nursing homes complain of experiencing substantial pain. Earlier […]

Hypertension in Elderly Might Increase Alzheimer Disease Risk

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

High blood pressure in elderly is linked to greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s, hints a new research after it found that older people living with high blood pressure or hypertension are more likely to have plaques and tangles in the brain, both of which are widely-recognized as primary Alzheimer’s markers. We all know hypertension is […]

Using Sunglasses Can Keep Eye Disease at Bay

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Putting on a sunglass when you go outdoors can help reduce the risk of developing cataracts and other eye diseases. But experts suggest wearing sunglasses all round the year, not just in summer. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the risk of developing cataracts and other eye diseases like macular degeneration increases with sun […]

Fish Intake Linked to Increased Mortality

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

A large study with 16-year follow-up period has concluded that eating more fish helps us live longer. Fish is a great source of vitamins, healthful oils, and proteins. Oily fish is as good a source of omega-3s as any other food. Fish and fish oil have been a hot research topic for many years. Over […]

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