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Diabetes & Smoking Increases Risk of Hippocampal Calcification

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

A recently-published study gives another reason to quit smoking and watch blood sugar levels. According to it, diabetes and smoking are linked to buildup of calcium in the hippocampus, the part of the brain which is vital for memory, both short-term memory and long-term memory. It is a known fact that calcium buildup in the […]

Too Much Salt in Diet Might Destroy Good Gut Bacteria

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

According to a new study, consuming high amounts of salt might prove deadly for specific gut bacteria. This in turn can contribute to hypertension, as well as health conditions which affect our immune system. It is a common knowledge that high salt intake is a risk factor for hypertension. Research has shown that high intake […]

Gut Bacterium Might Help Stave Off Stress

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

Is it possible to tweak gut microbiome to ward off stress? According to the latest research, the answer might well be ‘yes’. In the latest study done on mice, the researchers identified a gut bacterium that blocked the bad effects of stress on the brain. If these results are replicated in humans, it could change […]

Sleep hallucinations and Paralysis Linked to Greater Depression Risk in Young Athletes

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

According to a new study, many student athletes suffer hallucinations and sleep paralysis, which in turn might cause depression among them. Student athletes are more likely to experience sleep problems. Two most common sleep problems reported by them are sleep apnea and insomnia. Many believe that majority of student athletes get less sleep than required. […]

New Research Explores If Depression & Cognitive Decline are Linked

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Does depression accelerates cognitive decline as we get older? According to a new review, the answer might be yes. However, the study authors warn us against thinking on the lines that if you have depression, you’ll also experience accelerated cognitive decline. Not every depression patient is going to experience accelerated cognitive decline in later years. […]

Could Vitamin D Provide Relief from Joint Pain

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

It is a widely-known fact that vitamin D is crucial for bone health. More than one study has linked low vitamin D levels with increased muscle and joint pain. However, at the same time, some studies have found no such link. Deficiency in vitamin D affects us not only physically but also mentally. Common physical […]

Taking ibuprofen for UTI Is Not a Great Idea

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Urinary tract infection (UTI) affects many women. Research shows that 20 percent of women will have it at least once in their life. UTIs are treated with antibiotics. However, growing use of antibiotics has resulted in the genuine fear of collective antibiotics resistance among doctors and healthcare providers. Precisely for this reason, scientists and researchers […]

Body Clock Associated with Mood Disorders

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Disturbing the natural rhythm of your body clock might make you more susceptible to mood problems, such as bipolar disorder and severe depression, according to a recent study. This study was the largest of its kind. In this study, the researchers considered data of over 91,000 individuals. The researchers noted that when the circadian rhythm […]

Yogurt Might Help Lower Inflammation

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Does eating yogurt at the start of a meal helps lower inflammation? Latest research probed this question and states that yes, this is so. According to the study authors, yogurt may offer protection against harmful waste-products of bacteria in our gut. In recent time, a lot of attention has fallen on inflammation—and rightly so. It […]

Obese and Diabetics Might Be More Prone to Stress, A New Study Suggests

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Insulin resistance is the common link between diabetes type 2 patients, prediabetics, and obese. The bodies of all these three kinds are unable to effectively regulate the levels of sugar in the blood. However, does this sugar imbalance make them more susceptible to stress? Well, the latest research says yes, it does. In this study, […]

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