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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. […]

A Toothpaste Ingredient Might Increase Colon Cancer Risk

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

According to the latest research, it is time that scientists test triclosan on urgent basis. Triclosan, while not a common household name, is found in many household products, such as toothpaste. Scientists have found in preliminary studies that this substance might lead to colonic inflammation and increase the risk to colon cancer. What makes triclosan […]

Except Folic Acid, Other Supplements Don’t Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

According to a recent review, majority of health supplements fail to provide any protection against cardiovascular disease. However, the same research concludes that folic acid might offer protection against stroke. Health supplements are very common. A large number of people use one or more health supplements. Supplements are recommended when we are unable to get […]

One Shot Might Stop Chemotherapy Pain for a Few Weeks

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Many cancer patients experience undergoing chemotherapy experience persistent pain as a side effect of their treatment. Opioids are effective at providing relief from pain, but their use can lead to addiction. Moreover, opioids only mask the symptoms but don’t address the underlying mechanisms. Now researchers have found that a natural protein inhibits these underlying mechanisms […]

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 […]

Immunotherapy Might Help Treat ALS

Friday, May 25th, 2018

According to a recently-published study, people diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or ALS for short), a neurodegenerative disease, might benefit from immunotherapy. In this study, the researchers noted that immunotherapy reduced ALS progression. In ALS, the nerve cells get affected. Over a period of time, the nerve cells deteriorate, leading to problems with breathing, overall […]

Low-fat Diet Might Help Breast Cancer Patients Live Longer

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

According to the latest research, women diagnosed with breast cancer would do well to reduce their intake of dietary fat. In this study, the researchers noted that breast cancer patients who reduced their dietary fat consumption had considerably better survival rate than those who didn’t lower their dietary fat intake. Breast cancer is a common […]

Egg-rich Diet Might Help Reduce Stroke Risk

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Eggs are rich in cholesterol and that’s why they are widely regarded as unhealthful for heart health. A new study begs to differ from this conventional belief. According to it, eating about one egg a day might help prevent cardiovascular conditions. If you like eating eggs, this is great piece of news for you. If […]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Might Increase Risk of Developing Parkinson

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

According to a new study, people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD for short) are significantly more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, compared to those who don’t have IBD. This is a latest study to back the “gut-brain connection” theory that’s garnered much attention recently. This notion suggests that what we eat has an effect […]

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