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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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
Laparoscopic gastric bypass is a surgical process designed to help obese people lose weight. In this procedure, a small stomach pouch is created from the existing stomach, which is then connected to the small intestine. However, a recent study finds patients who have undergone laparoscopic gastric bypass often experience gastrointestinal problems.
In this study, the [...]
Sunday, December 18th, 2016
A magnesium-rich diet is good for heart health, new research states. The researchers found that people who consume high amounts of dietary magnesium carry a lower risk of several heart-related diseases such as diabetes type 2, coronary heart disease and stroke. These findings came to light when researchers conducted a meta-analysis of data of over [...]
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
When you sleep within a period of twenty-four hours following a psychologically painful event, your brain is able to process memories in a more effective manner, minimising the symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Defined as a condition of persistent emotional stress that occurs because of a physical injury or psychological shock, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD [...]