Reduction in heart hormone may improve heart diseases

Reduction in heart hormone may improve heart diseases

New York, November 13 (IANS) Did you recently witnessed symptoms of cardiac arrest? A reduced level of common heart hormone might save you from visiting the doctor next time.   A reduction in the level of a common hormone called B-type natriuretic peptide or BNP produced in the heart can significantly lower the rates of […]

Why obesity, underweight condition may up depression in women

Why obesity, underweight condition may up depression in women

New York, November 12 (IANS) Women who are extremely underweight and obese are likely to be at an increased risk of developing common mood disorders like depression and anxiety, as a result of low feel good neuroactive steroid, finds a study.   Neurosteroid “Allopregnanolone” also known as “allo” is a metabolite of the hormone progesterone […]

Antioxidant-rich foods may lower type 2 diabetes risk

London, November 10 (IANS): People who consume food rich in antioxidants may observe a decrease in type 2 diabetes, reveals a new study.   The study confirmed that fruits, vegetables, dark chocolates, walnuts, prunes, blueberries, strawberries or hazelnuts and other hot beverages like coffee and tea suffice to the high antioxidants level required for the […]

Air pollution may weaken your bones, says study

New York, November 10 (IANS): Besides respiratory infections, regular exposure to air pollution, especially the sooty black material emitted from gas and diesel engines, may also increase the risk of bone fractures, finds a study. The study is significant as Delhi and National Capital Region continue to witness bad air quality for several days in […]

U.S. farm study finds no firm cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

U.S. farm study finds no firm cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

Farmer Edward Ford demonstrates granules of the weedkiller glyphosate on his arable farm in Brentwood, Britain November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner   LONDON, November 9 (Reuters) – A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has found no firm link between exposure to the […]

Scientists find way to stop cancer cells from using glucose

New York, November 8 (IANS): Scientists have identified a way to restrict the ability of cancer cells to consume glucose for energy, thus paving the way for developing a potential new therapy for the deadly disease.   The study, published in the journal Cell Reports, showed that the gene CDK8 plays a critical role in […]

Be happy to lead a healthier life

Be happy to lead a healthier life

New York, November 8 (IANS) Optimists and happy people are healthier overall, enjoying lower blood pressure and less depression and anxiety, among other measures, new research on college students suggests.   The findings, published in the Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research, suggest that universities should creatively design wellness programmes and centres that dynamically […]

Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals, WHO urges farmers

Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals, WHO urges farmers

FILE PHOTO: Chicken are pictured at a poultry factory in Lapa city, Parana state, Brazil, May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer/File Photo   LONDON/CHICAGO, November 8 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization urged farmers on Tuesday to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug […]

Drinking coffee may cut death risk in kidney disease patients

Drinking coffee may cut death risk in kidney disease patients

London, November 4 (IANS) Want to live longer? Charge up on your cup of coffee. According to a study, caffeine consumption may prolong the lifespan of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).   The findings showed a dose-dependent inverse association between caffeine and all-cause mortality.   People who had the highest intake of coffee had […]

Why eating whole grains may be more healthy

Why eating whole grains may be more healthy

London, November 3 (IANS) Regularly consuming whole grain foods such as barley, brown rice, millet, oatmeal and rye may help lose weight as well as decrease the risk of heart disease and diabetes, a study has claimed.   The findings showed that study participants who ate whole grains had less inflammation, particularly in overweight people, […]

Analysis: GSK and Gilead go head to head as HIV drugs enter new phase

Analysis: GSK and Gilead go head to head as HIV drugs enter new phase

FILE PHOTO: Dolutegravir pills used in the treatment of HIV are seen at the Kenyan ministry of health offices in Nairobi, Kenya, June 27, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo   LONDON, November 2 (Reuters) – Gilead Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline are heading for an HIV showdown, pushing rival treatment visions and competing products that are expected to […]

Genetic analyses can benefit those at risk of hereditary cancer

By Dr. Gurdeep Sethi & Dr. Sudhir Borgonha IANS | November 2   Genomics and genetic analysis are the most effective ways to manage cancer, not only in India but also across the globe.   Hereditary cancers are seen in approximately 10 per cent of the Western population, with a higher incidence in India. Hereditary […]

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