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Natural Ways to Avoid Heartburn

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Heartburn is one issue which many of us experience every once in a while. However, if it is persistent, treatment should be sought. One common class of drugs used to treat heartburn is proton pump inhibitors (or PPIs for short). PPIs provide symptomatic relief and are largely safe for short-term use. But, if taken for […]

Antihypertensive Drug Might Treat Parkinson Disease

Friday, June 29th, 2018

A new treatment for Parkinson’s disease might be on the horizon. In a new study, the researchers tested Isradipine, a high blood pressure drug, for Parkinson’s. This was the first study, involving in vitro tests, to explore whether Isradipine might be effective against Parkinson’s disease. The results of this study are encouraging. Isradipine is used […]

Research Shows How Resveratrol Might Stave Off Cancer

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Resveratrol—a bioactive compound present in red wine, grapes, blueberries, cranberries, and peanuts, among others—is said to offer many health benefits. Some studies have suggested that it might be effective against cancer. Now, latest research shows how resveratrol stops a particular mutated protein, which plays a key role in many cancer tumors, from aggregating. In recent […]

Exercise Is Good For Both Depression & Heart

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Depression is the most common mental health condition affecting millions of people worldwide. What’s worse is that depression increases the risk of developing heart disease. A new study probes the association between the two conditions. Encouragingly, the researchers have found that exercise can prove to be the most effective treatment for depression patients. Regular exercise […]

Hypertension Might Increase Dementia Risk

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

A new study suggests that high blood pressure might be a risk factor for dementia. The researchers also found that MRI scans were able to detect early brain damage linked to high blood pressure. This in turn could help start treatment much before cognitive symptoms associated with dementia appear. High blood pressure is popularly called […]

Experimental Cancer Drugs Might Reverse Autism

Monday, June 25th, 2018

New research might have discovered a new treatment for autism that occurs because of chromosomal defects. In this research, the scientists tested experimental cancer drugs on mice with this type of autism. The researchers noted that the drugs were able to reverse autism in mice. It is estimated that nearly 7 percent of all autism […]

Insulin Pill Might Soon Be a Reality

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Type 1 diabetes patients need to take insulin injections every day to keep their condition under control. However, in future, it insulin injections might become unnecessary. Scientists have found a way to deliver insulin orally in form of a pill. Diabetes is of two types: Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is […]

Eating Protein-based breakfast Might Help You Lose Weight

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

According to a few nutrition experts, eating 30 g of protein within 30 mins of waking up can help you lose weight. Protein, in the past few years, has been at the centre of attraction, particularly in regard to weight-loss diets. Ever since Atkins diet became a fad, more and more experts have started swearing […]

PTSD Might Increase the Risk of Developing Autoimmune Diseases

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

It has come to light that people who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD) might be more susceptible to develop autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. In a new study, the researchers have found a link between PTSD and autoimmune disease. Stress disorders, like PTSD, can take a huge toll on mental health as […]

Parkinson Drugs Might Increase the Risk of Developing Compulsive Behaviour

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The incidence rate of impulse control disorders is about 50 percent among Parkinson’s disease patients use dopamine agonists. In Parkinson’s, dopamine is present in lower than adequate level. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in learning. It also helps control the reward and pleasure centers of the brain. Drugs like heroin, cocaine, […]

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