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Coffee Effective in Beating Eye Fatigue Due to Strenuous Exercise

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Prolonged cycling tires the legs, but the new research hints that the eyes are put under strain as well. However, the same research reveals that coffee can undo much of the exercise-induced eye strain. The study was conducted by New Zealand researchers and its findings were published in Scientific Reports, a journal of some repute. […]

Eating Portion-controlled Meals Might Help Weight Loss

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Ready-made meals are not usually considered healthy. However, a new study reveals that the fact that these meals are portion controlled works to the advantage of someone wanting to lose weight. Published in a leading journal, the study stated that adults who consumed ready-made, portion controlled meals two times every day for a period of […]

Air Pollution Exposure Increase Heart Disease Risk

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

People, especially diabetics, who are more exposed to air pollution carry a greater risk of cardiovascular disease. This was the conclusion made by a recent study, finding of which recently appeared in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. According to this study, exposure to air pollution can lead to increased blood sugar and cholesterol […]

FDA Gives Approval to Zinbryta for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

The FDA gave approval to Zinbryta for treating adults suffering relapsing remitting forms of multiple sclerosis. Administered in form of an injection, Zinbryta is administered once monthly. Multiple sclerosis or MS belongs to the category of autoimmune diseases. It is a chronic, inflammatory condition marked by disruptive communication between brain and other body parts. While […]

FDA Gives Approval to Probuphine for Treating Opioid Dependency

Friday, May 27th, 2016

The FDA has given approval to Probuphine, which is the first buprenorphine implant, to be used as a maintenance treatment in cases of opioid dependency. Probuphine works by providing a consistent low-dose of buprenorphine for a period of six months. It is to be used in patients who are already stable using low to moderate […]

Smoking during Pregnancy Linked with Schizophrenia in Offspring

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Expectant mothers who smoke increase their offspring’s risk to several health problems. A new study shows that smoking while pregnant might affect infant’s mental health also. An offspring’s risk to schizophrenia increases if the mother smokes during pregnancy. Smoking is bad for health all the time, but it becomes manifold more dangerous, especially for the […]

Workaholics More Vulnerable to Psychotic Disorders

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

All work and no play makes Jack … we all know the saying. However, a new study shows that effects of working all the time are more severe. It links workaholism with greater risk to psychiatric disorders. <\p> The study authors found that people whose life revolves around their work are more likely to suffer […]

FDA Gives Approval to Tecentriq to Treat Urothelical Carcinoma

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The FDA has given approval to Tecentriq for treating urothelial carcinoma, the most common type of cancer of the urinary system. Tecentriq belongs to the class of drugs called PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors and is the first drug of its class to receive approval for this bladder cancer. Tecentriq works by targeting specific proteins, called PD-1/PD-L1 pathway, […]

Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Linked with Alzheimer Disease

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

A new study reveals that men lacking Y chromosomes are more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s. This finding might be useful in developing a new early warning system for this disease. It is estimated that about 5 millions individuals in the US have Alzheimer’s. The disease is more prevalent in elderly: one in every 9 person over […]

Low Salt Intake Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke, and Death

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

More than one past study has linked high intake of salt with a greater risk to hypertension as well as heart problems. Now a new study reveals that low salt intake is every bit as harmful as high salt intake. The study concluded that people who consumed lower amounts of salt carried a greater risk […]

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