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Olive oil ingredient may help prevent brain cancer

Olive oil ingredient may help prevent brain cancer

Health June 4, 2017 at 11:16 am 0 comments

London A compound found in olive oil may help fight against brain cancer, according to a new study which found that it can prevent tumour formation. Oleic acid – the primary ingredient in olive oil – can help prevent cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells, researchers said. The oily substanceRead More

Jogging may reduce risk of hip and knee joint pain

Health June 4, 2017 at 11:16 am 0 comments

Joggers are less likely to experience knee and hip osteoarthritis compared to sedentary individuals and competitive runners, says a study. As such running at a recreational level for up to 15 years – and possibly more – may be safely recommended as a general health exercise, according to the studyRead More

Tobacco use doubles death risk in HIV patients

Tobacco use doubles death risk in HIV patients

Health June 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

London, June 2 Tobacco use, including snuff, chewing and smoking, is more than twice as likely to cause death in HIV patients as the infection itself, scientists warned today. Researchers at the University of York in the UK said that tobacco use is emerging as a ‘silent killer’ for HIVRead More

Washing hands in cold water as good as hot

Health June 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

Washington, June 2 Washing your hands in hot water may be pointless as scientists have found that cold water is equally effective at killing germs. Researchers also found that washing even for 10 seconds significantly removed bacteria from the hands. “People need to feel comfortable when they are washing theirRead More

Leisurely strolls are safer than walking to work: study

Leisurely strolls are safer than walking to work: study

Health June 1, 2017 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

Washington, People tend to choose riskier routes when they walk to work compared to when they head out for a leisurely stroll, say scientists who suggest that wandering without a purpose may be safer. Researchers used Global Positioning System (GPS), accelerometers and travel logs from a 2008-2009 survey in Washington toRead More

Breastfeeding can quite lower risk of cancer

Health June 1, 2017 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

Sydney Women who breastfeed their children have been found to be at substantially lesser risk of developing uterine cancer, Australian researchers here said on Wednesday. According to researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute here, women who breastfed at least one child have a lower risk of contracting cancerRead More

Internet withdrawal may increase heart rate, BP

Health June 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

London Just as a drug addict may face withdrawal symptoms, people who use the internet a lot may experience significant physiological changes such as increased heart rate and blood pressure when they go offline, scientists have found. “We have known for some time that people who are over-dependent on digitalRead More

Five cups of coffee daily may halve liver cancer risk

Five cups of coffee daily may halve liver cancer risk

Health May 30, 2017 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

London,  Drinking about five cups of coffee everyday may halve the risk of developing the most common form of liver cancer, new research has claimed. Researchers from University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh in the UK found that the more coffee consumed the greater the protection against hepatocellularRead More

New therapy could save diabetics from amputation

Health May 30, 2017 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

Toronto, Scientists have developed a new therapeutic approach that could save diabetic patients from amputation by promoting wound healing. Diabetic patients frequently have lesions on their feet that are very difficult to heal due to poor blood circulation. In cases of serious non-healing infections, a decision to amputate could beRead More

Excessive texting may cause ‘smartphone thumb’

Health May 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

Washington Too much texting can give you “smartphone thumb” – a painful condition caused by repetitive movements of typing that may lead to arthritis in the thumb, doctors have warned. The condition formally known as tendinitis was earlier only seen in factory workers. It causes the tendon that bends andRead More