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Grapes may shield you from Alzheimer’s disease

Grapes may shield you from Alzheimer’s disease

Health February 4, 2017 at 7:24 pm 0 comments

New York:  Eating grapes daily can help protect the brain against early decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease, show results of a pilot study involving people with early memory decline. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that results in a slow decline of memory and cognitive skills. “The study examines theRead More

Cancer drug could promote regeneration of heart tissue

Health February 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm 0 comments

Houston : Researchers are developing an anti-cancer agent that also promotes regeneration of damaged heart muscle — an unexpected finding that may help prevent congestive heart failure in the future. Many parts of the body, such as blood cells and the lining of the gut, continuously renew throughout life. Others,Read More

Popping over 5 pills a day may make you frail

Popping over 5 pills a day may make you frail

Health February 3, 2017 at 6:09 am 0 comments

  Berlin,  Popping more than five pills a day may increase frailty in the elderly, say scientists who suggest that the medications interact to affect our ability to function well as we age. Frailty is a problem associated with aging. Someone who is frail can be weak, have less endurance,Read More

Thick skin on palms, soles may signal oesophageal cancer

Health February 3, 2017 at 6:08 am 0 comments

London,  Callouses, or thickened skin in palms and soles, may be a sign of oesophageal cancer, a new study has warned. The research from Queen Mary University of London may lead to a new target in the treatment of oesophageal cancer and insights into skin conditions such as psoriasis andRead More

Non-stick chemicals common in fast food packaging

Non-stick chemicals common in fast food packaging

Health February 1, 2017 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

Miami, February 1 Burgers, fries, tacos and pastries come wrapped in grease-proof paper and boxes that often contain non-stick chemicals that may be able to leach into food, US researchers said today. The study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters tested more than 400 samples from 27 fastRead More

Research held to prevent obesity, Type 2 diabetes

Health February 1, 2017 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

London An international team of researchers is working on a pioneering project to identify changes in diet globally, caused by increased migration, which could prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. The project will investigate dietary transitions in Ghana, which, like many other African countries, is currently experiencing rapidRead More

Smoking costs $1.4 tn in health care, labour loss

Smoking costs $1.4 tn in health care, labour loss

Health January 31, 2017 at 7:57 pm 0 comments

Paris Smoking cost the world economy more than USD 1.4 trillion (1.3 trillion euros) in 2012, and sucked up a twentieth of health care spending, a study said on Tuesday. The killer habit consumed the equivalent of nearly 2 per cent of global economic output or GDP, according to expertsRead More

Manage cervical spondylitis with regular exercise in winters

Manage cervical spondylitis with regular exercise in winters

Health January 30, 2017 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

New Delhi,  As temperatures dip, people suffering from cervical spondylitis — a condition involving changes to the bones, discs, and joints of the neck — are faced with real tough times. The problem, if ignored, can even nag throughout life. It usually occurs in middle-aged and elderly people but accordingRead More

Found: Gene that stops TB from mutating into deadly superbugs

Health January 30, 2017 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

London,  Scientists have discovered a key ‘survival gene’ that prevents strains of tuberculosis (TB) from mutating into drug-resistant ‘superbugs’. Researchers from the Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia in Spain and the University of Sussex in the UK identified the gene called NucS that dramatically reduces mutation rates in mycobacteria – theRead More

74-82% runners face injury: Research

74-82% runners face injury: Research

Health January 28, 2017 at 8:49 pm 0 comments

Mumbai, Nearly 74-82 per cent of athletes suffer a moderate or severe injury while running and that injury-related stress comes from force resulting from the collision of two bodies over a relatively short time period, showed a research. Citing a global research by global elliptical machines manufacturer Octane Fitness, NithijRead More