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Targeting a Certain Liver Protein Can Help Treat Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Future

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Making lifestyle changes and losing weight is recommended to patients suffering with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Besides these two recommendations, there are no other treatments that are regarded safe or effective for treating it. However, for the first time, researchers have noted a certain protein, known as cdk4, is present in high levels in patients […]

Testosterone Therapy Might Improve Sexual Function in Older Men

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Older men suffering from erectile dysfunction or loss of sexual drive might benefit from testosterone replacement therapy, according to a new study. Testosterone is the main male sex hormone. It is needed for production of sperm, maintaining healthy sex drive, and normal erectile function. The levels of testosterone reduce naturally in men with age. When […]

E-cigarette Might Cause Oral Disease

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Smoking is a risk factor of innumerable health conditions. Many smokers use e-cigarettes as smoking cessation aid and more than one study has pointed e-cigarettes of  being considerably less harmful than regular cigarettes. However, a new study has hinted that e-cigarettes have health risks as well. They could increase the risk of oral disease. In […]

Too much or Too Little sleep Linked with Increased Diabetes Risk in Men

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases worldwide and in the US alone there are over 29 million people suffering from diabetes. Diabetes type II accounts for 95 percent of diabetes cases and is frequently termed as a lifestyle disease—and rightly so. Lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating habits, and overweight are the key […]

Eating Omega-3s Lower Risk of Death from Cardiovascular Attack

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids can result in reduced risk of death because of cardiovascular attack, according to a new study, results of which appeared in JAMA Internal Medicine. Heart attack results in millions of death worldwide. It occurs when the supply of oxygen-rich blood to a part of the heart gets cut-off. […]

Stronger Immune System Linked With Reduced Heart Attack Risk

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

According to a new study, people who have higher levels of some specific antibodies have a reduced risk of cardiovascular attack, irrespective of other heart attack risk factors. The study also suggested that a simple blood test can assess the levels of antibodies and with it the risk of heart attack. The researchers found that […]

Researchers Find a New Link between Alzhiemers and Diabetes

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Drugs used for treating diabetes can be used for treating Alzheimer’s and vice-versa, as per a new study. This first-of-its-kind study revealed that it is not diabetes that can lead to Alzheimer’s (which was the popular belief until now), but the opposite. That is, the onset of Alzheimer’s can lead to diabetes. According to this […]

Researchers Develop a More Effective Thrombolytic Drug

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Researchers have developed a new drug that is magnetically-controlled and can dissolve blood clots almost 4000 times more effectively than most enzyme based drugs. The blockage of blood vessels is fatal unless the clot is destroyed quickly, within 3-4.5 hours. If thrombosis (that is, blockage of blood vessels) is not dissolved within this time span, […]

Diabetics Carry an Increased Risk of Death from Heart Attack

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Having diabetes increases your risk of death due to heart attack by as much as 50 percent, according to a recent study that investigated the risk of death from myocardial infarction (heart attack) in diabetics. It is estimated that over 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. Worldwide no less than 420 million […]

Coffee Helps Reduce Diabetes Risk

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

For someone suffering from diabetes or at increased risk to it, a balanced and healthy diet is mighty important. Far too often, diabetics or pre-diabetics concentrate on regulating what they eat and how much. Not much attention is paid to what is drunk as long as it is not sugary beverage. Coffee can be a […]

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