This protein can reduce spreading of cancer

New York, November 19 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new protein that could reduce the spread of cancer by binding the cancer cells together and allowing them to invade tissues.   The study conducted by the researchers from University of Guelph, Ontario, has identified a protein called cadherin-22, a potential factor in cancer metastasis or […]

Antibiotic resistance: ‘Bad bugs, no drugs’ turning into reality

Antibiotic resistance: ‘Bad bugs, no drugs’ turning into reality

(Nov 13-19 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week)   New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) With the growth of antibiotic resistance already complicating treatments for several diseases in India including common urinary tract infections, the country appears to be in an advanced position to immerse itself in the ignominy of the fast-arriving post-antibiotic world in which even […]

‘Drug-resistant organisms causing spike in infectious diseases’

New Delhi, November 17 (IANS): Multi Drug Resistant organisms that cause deadly infections are spreading resulting in community-acquired infections, reveals a new study by city’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SRGH). The new findings are worrying because the organisms are resistant to latest generations of antibiotics, leading to high mortality. The hospital analysed 201 patients with […]

Eating pistachios, peanuts may boost mental skills, memory

Eating pistachios, peanuts may boost mental skills, memory

New York, November 16 (IANS) Daily consumption of nuts such as peanuts and pistachios can strengthen brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions, a study has found.   Nuts have been known to play a crucial role in protecting the heart, fighting cancer, reducing inflammation and slowing the ageing […]

Stem cell therapy may help reverse diabetes

Stem cell therapy may help reverse diabetes

New York, November 16 (IANS) Using stem cell therapy, US researchers have successfully reversed Type 1 diabetes — a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin — in a mouse model.   In the study, mice with Type 1 diabetes were infused with pre-treated blood stem cells to produce more of […]

Energy drinks may affect mental health, up blood pressure

Energy drinks may affect mental health, up blood pressure

New York, November 16 (IANS) Are you in the habit of taking energy drinks that are commonly known to provide instant mental and physical stimulation. Beware, their short-term benefits can be outweighed by increased risk of serious issues affecting mental health, blood pressure and obesity, a new study reveals.   The energy drinks — high […]

Sports is the best drug

Sports is the best drug

By Siddhartha Upadhyay IANS | November 16 Let there be no doubt. In life, there’s no bigger, and persistent, high than good health. No drug can match the thrill of competing in sports. Reality well lived is more enticing than the coloured vision of a drug addict.   There’s always hope, and life has this […]

Know how oral bacteria triggers gut diseases

Tokyo, November 15 (IANS): Suffering from inflammatory bowel disease? According to a new study, the bacteria residing in your mouth may be responsible as it activates immune cells to fuel inflammation in the gut.   The findings showed that when the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae colonises in an intestine out of microbial balance, immune cells called […]

Reuters finds 3,810 U.S. areas with lead poisoning double Flint’s

Reuters finds 3,810 U.S. areas with lead poisoning double Flint’s

A New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene flyer warning, in different languages, against the presence of lead in eye makeup is shown in New York City, U.S., November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files   November 14 (Reuters) – Since last year, Reuters has obtained neighborhood-level blood lead testing results for 34 states and […]

Suffering from diabetes? Stick to these fruits

Suffering from diabetes? Stick to these fruits

New Delhi, November 14 (IANS) Diabetes has come to be one of the most dreaded offshoots of modern and hectic lifestyles. In such cases, fruits play a major role and can go a long way in helping a diabetes patients condition from worsening.   Mehar Rajput, Nutritionist at FITPASS and Sonia Narang, Nutritionist and Wellness […]

Cost of diabetes epidemic reaches $850 billion a year

Cost of diabetes epidemic reaches $850 billion a year

November 14(Reuters) – The number of people living with diabetes has tripled since 2000, pushing the global cost of the disease to $850 billion a year, medical experts said on Tuesday.   The vast majority of those affected have type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity and lack of exercise, and the epidemic is […]

New blood pressure range means half of Americans have hypertension

New blood pressure range means half of Americans have hypertension

A man has his blood pressure checked at the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Wise, Virginia, U.S., July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Files   November 14(Reuters) – Tighter blood pressure guidelines from U.S. heart organizations mean millions more people need to make lifestyle changes, or start taking medication, in order to avoid cardiovascular problems.   Americans […]

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