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Warm Water Is not More Effective at Killing Bacteria during Hand Washing than Cold Water

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Most people use soap and hot water to wash their hands. Why? Because that’s what they were told to do when they were children. And that’s exactly what the FDA states. However, is hot water more effective in killing germs than cold water? A recent study investigated this. According to the FDA, warm water removes […]

Tea Intake Affects Gene Expression Among Women

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Tea is a common household drink. Data suggests that it is drunk in nearly 80 percent American households. However, you’ll be surprised to know how tea affects us. Latest research shows in what way this homely drink affects gene expression. According to the researchers, tea seems to set off epigenetic changes in females. These epigenetic […]

Beta blockers might not do any good to certain heart attack patients

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Nearly everyone who suffers a heart attack and survives it is put on beta blockers. A recent research challenges this practice. Beta blockers lower heart’s activity as well as blood pressure. These drugs are usually prescribed following a heart attack. However, like other drugs, beta blockers can cause side effects, the most common being tiredness […]

Coffee Reduces Risk of Liver Cancer

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Love drinking coffee? Well, there’s some good news for you and other coffee lovers. According to new research, a cup of coffee daily could reduce the risk of a common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular cancer, by 20 percent. However, this is not all. The hepatocellular cancer risk reduces further with higher intake of coffee, […]

FDA Gives Approval to First Drug for Treating Giant Cell Arteries

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

The FDA has expanded the indication the use of subcutaneous tocilizumab for treating adults suffering from giant cell arteries. With this latest indication, tocilizumab becomes the first therapy approved by FDA for treating giant cell arteries. According to experts, approval of tocilizumab to treat giant cell arteries gives patients one additional option. At present, treatment […]

Bouldering Might Help People With Depression

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Depression is a huge public health concern. No fewer than 15 million individuals over 18 years suffer from it in the U.S. Depression is more common than any other mental health condition. There’s some good news, though. According to a recent study, people suffering from depression might benefit from participating in a special activity—bouldering. A […]

Metabolic Syndrome Patients Who Sleep Less Than 6 Hours Have Increased Death Risk

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

According to a new study, the risk of death is greater in people with metabolic syndrome who sleep for fewer hours than six. Metabolic syndrome is not a disease in itself. It is rather a cluster of health conditions which together increase the risk of developing a cardiovascular event, like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. […]

Chronic Physical Inactivity Linked to Increased Risk of Kidney, Bladder Cancer

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Physical activity has many health benefits. But did you know that chronic sedentarism significantly increases the risk of kidney and bladder cancer? This is exactly what a recent study hints at. According to researchers, every year nearly 57,000 individuals are diagnosed with renal pelvic and kidney cancers in America, and about 14,000 individuals die from […]

Statins Might Improve Heart Function

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Whether statins are good for heart health has been a contentious topic for years. However, latest research suggests statins might improve heart’s structure, which in turn improves heart’s functioning and consequently heart health. Statins are prescribed by doctors to help lower blood cholesterol levels. Lowering blood cholesterol levels significantly reduces the risk of heart attack, […]

Moderate Chocolate Intake Significantly Lowers Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Love to eat chocolate once in a while? Well, from now onward, you can indulge in it in moderation without feeling too guilty. According to research, when eaten in moderation, chocolate can lower the risk of atrial fibrillation, also known as irregular heartbeat, by 20 percent. In the research, the study authors considered data of […]

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