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Eat More Veggies, Fruits to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Eat More Veggies, Fruits to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Consuming high amount of fruits and vegetables may put women at a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumours, a new study suggests. The findings suggested that women, among the study participants, who ate more than 5.5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day had an 11 per cent lower risk of breast […]

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‘Screening HIV, Syphilis Can Cut New HIV Cases in India By 7%’

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on ‘Screening HIV, Syphilis Can Cut New HIV Cases in India By 7%’

Combining testing and treatment of HIV with syphilis among sex workers and gay men could reduce the number of new HIV cases in India by seven per cent, and potentially avert over 50,000 new infections, in a decade, says a Lancet report. The research suggested that using HIV screening, antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat the […]

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Novel Eye Drop May Treat Age-Related Vision Loss

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Novel Eye Drop May Treat Age-Related Vision Loss

Scientists have been developing an eye drop that can be self-administered, thus revolutionizing treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) — the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. Currently treated by injections of sight-saving drugs into the eye which must be administered by medical professionals, it is estimated that, by 2020 there will be […]

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Effects of Formalin on Human Body

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Effects of Formalin on Human Body

Formalin is a 37-50% aqueous solution of formaldehyde used as an antiseptic, disinfectant and as a preservative. To prevent polymerisation of formaldehyde solution about 10-15% of methyl alcohol is added to form Formalin. Formalin is a highly toxic systemic poison that is well absorbed by inhalation. It has extensive uses such as in adhesive and […]

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Diabetics At High Risk Of Lung Disease — Study

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Diabetics At High Risk Of Lung Disease — Study

People with Type-2 diabetes may be more at risk of developing restrictive lung disease (RLD) characterized by breathlessness, than non-diabetic patients, a study has found. “Increased breathlessness, RLD, and interstitial lung anomalies can be associated with Type-2 diabetes,” said lead author Stefan Kopf from the University Hospital Heidelberg in Germany. Previous findings from animal experiments […]

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Is Migraine Linked to Ear Disorders?

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Is Migraine Linked to Ear Disorders?

People with chronic migraines may be at an increased risk of developing tinnitus — feeling of ringing in the ears — and other inner ear disorders, than those without the severe headache condition, says a study. The researchers found that the risk of cochlear disorders, especially for tinnitus, was found to be significantly higher among […]

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Decoded: How Baby’s Sex May Influence Pregnancy Complications

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Decoded: How Baby’s Sex May Influence Pregnancy Complications

Scientists have found that the placentas of male or female babies control the level of small molecules which may explain the reason behind why pregnancy complications may vary depending upon the baby’s biological sex. The findings showed that the genetic profile of the placentas of male and female babies were very different in relation to […]

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An Orange a Day May Prevent Age-Related Vision Loss

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on An Orange a Day May Prevent Age-Related Vision Loss

If you want to prevent losing your vision as you age and keep your eyes healthy, eat oranges daily, says a study led by an Indian origin researcher. Macular degeneration is a condition associated with old age that causes vision loss at the centre of the field of vision. The results showed that people who […]

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Dengue

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Dengue

What is Dengue? Dengue is a viral disease. Dengue is transmitted by the bite of Aedes mosquito. The mosquito bites in day time. Man develops the disease after 5-6 days of being bitten by an infective mosquito. Dengue occurs in two forms: -Dengue Fever (DF) & Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) Signs & Symptoms of Dengue […]

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Gene Therapy May Help Treat Chronic Kidney Disease

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Gene Therapy May Help Treat Chronic Kidney Disease

Scientists have found that administering gene therapy may reverse damage in kidney cells, suggesting a potential treatment for chronic kidney disease characterised by gradual loss of its functions. The research showed that whether adeno-associated virus (AAV) — a relative of the virus that causes the common cold — could deliver genetic material to damaged cells […]

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