HEALTH

Neuro Problems Double the Risk of Heart Attacks, Strokes: Study

Everything stems from the brain and true to its key role, mental illness found in people may also lead to heart diseases, said new research findings by a team at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Medications given to neurological disorders, unhealthy activities and access to health care are three major factors that account for the increased ...

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New Leukaemia Wonder Drug Gazyvu Kills 90% Cancer Cells in One Shot

Still under trail, a powerful drug for leukemia proved too powerful that it killed 90% of cancer in one shot, sending the patients into semi-conscious stage. The new treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Gazyva, has been approved for use in Australia but not yet subsidised by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. The treatment can delay the progression of their cancer by ...

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Beetroot Good for Football Players, Heart Patients Too, says New Study

It is well-known that beetroot is good for patients with heart disease and now a study shows that it is also good for football players to enhance their athletic performance with increased blood flow. David Poole, professor of physiology at Kansas State University, and his team of researchers said their study proved that the beetroot juice may benefit football players ...

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Australian surgeons aciheve brekathrough, transplant ‘dead’ heart after reviving it

Australian surgeons have made a dead heart beat again and successfully used it in a transplant, achieving a breakthrough in  hearts transplantation from brain-dead patients. The director of Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital Heart Lung Transplant Unit, Peter MacDonald told a press conference that the successful surgery meant many more “dead” hearts could be used in transplants, Xinhua reported. “In all ...

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Walnut-Enriched Food Helps to Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay: Finds Indian-Origin Researcher

Abha Chauhan from the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR) found in her research that a walnut-enriched diet every day may help reduce the risk, delay the onset, slow the progression of, or prevent Alzheimer’s disease all together. “Our study adds to the growing body of research that demonstrates the protective effects of walnuts on ...

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Heart Attack Not Linked to Genes, Not Hereditary: Finds Study

Researchers have found that heart attacks are not necessarily inherited nor connected to family history and genetics, brushing aside a popular belief that they are based on one’s genetics, according to researchers at the Intermountain Medical Centre Heart Institute in Salt Lake City in the US. The study found that those with a family history of coronary disease and those ...

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Study Links Excessive Trimming to Serious Nail Problems

In the latest study, researchers at the University of Nottingham found that trimming fingernails or toenails too often ups the risk of some nail problems that include ingrown toenails, pincer nails or spoon-shaped nails. They also highlight that the regular poor trimming of the nails can tip the fine balance of the nails, causing what is called as the residual stress across ...

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Action Packed Video Games Boost Sensorimotor Skills, Study Finds

The research, led by researchers at the University of Toronto, suggests that action-packed video games like Halo and Call of Duty, help people learn a novel sensorimotor skill more quickly when compared to the non-gamers. Sensorimotor skills involve the process of receiving sensory messages and generating a response. Learning a new sensorimotor skills like riding a bike or typing, demands a new ...

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Viagra Side Effect? No, Good for Heart’s Health, says Study

Viagra, a stimulator of sex among the aged, has another positive ingredient that is, it can protect your heart, said a study that has conducted months of daily treatment of people with Viagra at different stages of heart disease with few side effects. "We found that this main ingredient in Viagra can be used as an effective, safe treatment for ...

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WHO Says Ebola No Longer an Outbreak in Senegal

In a statement, WHO officially declared the Ebola outbreak in Senegal is over and commended the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus, after the first case was confirmed on 29 August in a young man who had travelled to Dakar, by road, from Guinea, where he had had direct contact with an Ebola patient. Senegal’s ...

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Diabetic? Mind What You Eat! Plan Well to Avoid Worsening it

 Medical nutrition consultant Kalpana Gupta Shekhawat suggests to control animal protein intake and steer clear of sweetened drinks as they can spike your blood sugar levels. Here are some tips to plan your food, if you are a diabetic: * Moderate carbohydrate reduction: Based on studies, it is observed in various clinical trials that people who eat low carbohydrate diet ...

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Diabetes in Men with Low Testosterone Indicates Heart Attack Risk: Study

Men who have low testosterone and Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have atherosclerosis – a condition where plaque builds up in the arteries – than men who have diabetes and normal testosterone levels, according to new findings by researchers. "The results of our study advance our understanding of the interplay between low testosterone and cardiovascular disease in patients ...

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Brain surgery through cheek bone for epilepsy patients possible now

Researchers have developed a robotic device for people suffering from epilepsy that would enter through the cheek bone, thereby avoiding having to drill through the skull besides being much closer to the target area. The device has is a 1.14 mm nickel-titanium needle that operates like a mechanical pencil with concentric tubes, some of which are curved, that allow the ...

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Will Broccoli Help Improve Autism Kids? Trial Shows

Brochcholi and its species of vegetables, containing the chemical sulforaphane, have helped autism-hit children show improvement in their behavior in a joint clinical trial held at Johns Hopkins. Autism is the fastest growing disability in the US, increasing almost at 289.5% in the past 12 years and more than 3.5 million Americans are suffering from the neuro-motor deficiency that hits ...

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New Indian Cervical Cancer Test VIA Costing Rs. 2 May Replace Rs.1000 Pap Smear One Soon

In a major boost to women’s healthcare, doctors and researchers in New Delhi have found that VIA (Visual Inspection with Acetic acid) is amazingly cost-effective at Rs.2 per test to screen for cervical cancer, compared to the current regular pap smear test, which is lab-based and ranges around Rs. 1,000 per test. By applying 3-5% acetic acid that causes dehydration ...

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