Asthma drug may cut Parkinson’s risk by half

Asthma drug may cut Parkinson’s risk by half

London, September 1 (IANS) Researchers have found that a type of asthma drug may halve a patient’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease — a chronic disease with unknown causes.   The disease destroys the brain cells that control body movements. Shivering, stiff arms and legs and poor coordination are typical symptoms of Parkinson’s. The symptoms […]

New drug reduces heart attacks, but is that enough?

New drug reduces heart attacks, but is that enough?

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — So-so results for a new type of cholesterol drug have left Merck in a quandary: Does the company try to bring it to market or scrap it?   A large, long-term study of the drug showed that it prevents heart attacks and reduces the need for heart procedures, while three similar […]

Eat protein thrice a day to stay stronger

Eat protein thrice a day to stay stronger

Toronto, August 31 (IANS) Eating protein equally in the three daily meals could lead to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly, says a study.   Many seniors consume the majority of their daily protein intake at lunch and dinner. The new study suggests that breakfast should also be protein rich.   “We wanted […]

Breastfeeding may help reduce risk of endometriosis

Breastfeeding may help reduce risk of endometriosis

New York, August 31 (IANS) Women who breastfed for longer periods of time had significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with endometriosis — a gynecologic disorder characterised by chronic pelvic pain and painful periods, according to researchers.   The findings showed that for every three additional months that mothers breastfed per pregnancy, women experienced an […]

Human stem cells might combat Parkinson’s disease in monkeys

Tokyo, August 31 (IANS) Japanese neurosurgeons have found that inducing an experimental human cell therapy can lead to long-term benefits in monkeys with Parkinson’s disease, a key step for initiating treatment for neurodegenerative diseases in humans.   Parkinson’s disease leads to degeneration of a specific type of cells in the brain known as dopaminergic (DA) […]

Dark chocolate with olive oil may boost good cholesterol, cut BP

Dark chocolate with olive oil may boost good cholesterol, cut BP

London, August 30 (IANS) Want to keep your heart healthy? Eating dark chocolates enriched with extra virgin olive oil may boost the level of “good” cholesterol as well as lower blood pressure — both known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, researchers say.   The study showed that eating dark chocolates with olive oil every day […]

Eating low fat, high carbohydrate foods may kill you

Eating low fat, high carbohydrate foods may kill you

Toronto, August 30 (IANS) People who consume foods that are low in fats but high in carbohydrates may be at an increased risk of an early death as compared to those who consume fat-rich foods such as cheese and butter, a study has claimed.   The findings, published in the journal Lancet, showed that contrary […]

Fight depression by eating right

Fight depression by eating right

New Delhi, August 30 (IANS) Food packed with vitamins, rich in antioxidants, nuts and green tea are some of the eatables that can help you fight depression, suggest experts.   Sunita Chowdhury, chief dietician at BLK Super Specialty Hospital, and Tanu Arora, Head of the department at Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Aakash Healthcare, have shared […]

Your pace of walking may predict heart disease, mortality risk

Your pace of walking may predict heart disease, mortality risk

London, August 30 (IANS) Are you a middle-aged person with a slow walking pace? If yes, you might be at a higher risk of developing heart disease compared to those who walk steady or at a brisk pace, researchers have found.   The study revealed that middle-aged people, both men and women, who reported that […]

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