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Night shifts during pregnancy increase miscarriage risk

By   /  March 26, 2019  /  Health, Top News  /  Comments Off on Night shifts during pregnancy increase miscarriage risk

London, March 26 (IANS): Women who do two or more night shifts a week during pregnancy are likely to have an increased risk of miscarriage, says a new study. This is because women working at night are exposed to artificial light which disrupts their circadian rhythm or body clock and decreases the release of melatonin […]

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Say No to Cheese Omelettes For Healthier Heart

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Say No to Cheese Omelettes For Healthier Heart

Do you savour cheese omelettes? If so, think again as consuming more eggs and dietary cholesterol may up the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death from any cause, researchers have warned. The study suggests that egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol among all commonly consumed foods. One large egg […]

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What Makes Old People Feel Younger

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on What Makes Old People Feel Younger

Older adults feel younger when they feel that they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns, suggests new research. However, stress and health — not a sense of control — play a significant role in how old younger adults feel, said the study published in the Journal of Gerontology: […]

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Brains’s Sodium Level Linked to Migraine Risk — Study

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Brains’s Sodium Level Linked to Migraine Risk — Study

A team of US researchers have found a link between migraines and how sodium is distributed through the brain, a finding that could be key to future research on treatments for millions of affected people. Using high-powered magnets at the lab, essentially a high-powered magnetic resonance imaging, the team scanned rats’ brains as they experienced […]

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Inactive Ingredients in Medicines May Cause Allergy

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Inactive Ingredients in Medicines May Cause Allergy

Be cautious while taking medicines as a new study suggests that some ingredients added to pills to improve their shelf life may cause allergy or lead to adverse reactions. The study found that more than 90 per cent of all oral medications tested contained at least one ingredient including lactose, peanut oil, gluten and chemical […]

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Avocado Seed Extract Shows Anti-Inflammatory Activity

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Avocado Seed Extract Shows Anti-Inflammatory Activity

Researchers have identified that an extract from avocado seeds exhibited anti-inflammatory properties in a laboratory study. The team, including Joshua Lambert from Penn State, said that it represents a potential source for novel anti-inflammatory compounds that could be developed as a functional food ingredient or pharmaceuticals. The researchers developed the extract over the last decade […]

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e-cigarette vape not safe for children — Study

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  Health, Top News  /  Comments Off on e-cigarette vape not safe for children — Study

New York, March 12 (IANS): Believing that exposure to e-cigarette vape is safe for children, parents are increasingly vaping both at home and in car, finds a study. The study showed only 38 per cent of parents who smoked cigarettes and 22 per cent dual users were found to strictly restrict cigarette use in both […]

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Alzheimer’s Drug Holds Promise for Rare Neurological Disease

By   /  March 9, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Drug Holds Promise for Rare Neurological Disease

An existing therapy frequently used to reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease might work on patients with a rare neurological disease that destroys language and currently has no treatment, suggest researchers. Alzheimer’s patients are presently treated with a class of drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors which reduce its symptoms by preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine — a […]

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Your Genes Determine Duration of Your Sleep — Study

By   /  March 9, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Your Genes Determine Duration of Your Sleep — Study

Experiencing problems like insomnia or hypersomnia could be genetic, say researchers who identified 76 new gene regions associated with the time a person sleeps. It is well known that regularly getting adequate sleep — 7 to 8 hours per night — is important for health, and both insufficient sleep — 6 or fewer hours — […]

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Gene Triggering Antibiotic Reaction Risk Identified

By   /  March 9, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Gene Triggering Antibiotic Reaction Risk Identified

Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk of a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to the commonly prescribed antibiotic vancomycin. Vancomycin, used to treat serious and life-threatening bacterial infections, has been known to be a common antibiotic trigger for a severe reaction known as DRESS — Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms. […]

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