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Microwaving Mushrooms Bolster Antioxidants: Study Shows

Grilled and microwaved mushrooms lose barely any nutritional properties. CREDIT SINC

The most mushrooms are commonly cooked before being consumed but scientists from Mushroom Technological Research Center of La Rioja (CTICH) studied different cooking methods like boiling, microwaving, grilling and frying and found out that the second one is the best in terms of proximate composition and antioxidant capacity of most cultivated mushrooms worldwide. Next comes grilling. Mushrooms are have a ...

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Four-in-One Quadpill Found, Termed Magic Pill to Treat BP

British researchers have combined four blood pressure drugs into one pill and the small pilot clinical trial showed normalcy restored in patients within one month, making it a magic pill that has high potential. In their study, they administered the four-in-one ‘quadpill’ on every patient and the results within a month showed their blood pressure drop to healthy levels of ...

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Rosemary Oil Enhances Brain’s Memory Power: Study

Rosemary essential oil and its aroma could help improve memory power of the brain in elderly people, according to a new study by Lauren Bussey of Northumbria University. This finding reiterates similar study by Japanese reerchers last year on rosemary’s effective therapeutic powers for an aging brain. In the new study, prospective memory, involving the ability to remember events and ...

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Coffee or Tea? Coffee too is Good for Your Heart!

A new study has found that there is no relation between drinking coffee and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The research includes a meta-analysis of four other studies, making it the largest study its kind, involving nearly 250,000 individuals over the course of 12 years to investigate a ...

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US Study Finds Link to Rise in Kidney Cases to Additive Food Phosphates

Phosphates artificially added to packed dairy and cereal products lead to spike in blood phosphorus levels than naturally occurring phosphates, affecting kidneys and stiffening blood vessels, among other related complications, said a study by Houston Methodist researchers. “The Institute of Medicine recommends 700 milligrams of phosphate per day and we think that’s a good number. What we were seeing in ...

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Coffee or tea? Which One is Better Healthwise?

A recent study has shown that people consuming three to five cups of coffee a day have the lowest risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks. The latest finding was by the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul in South Korea, which examined the link between coffee consumption and the presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) which is an early indicator of coronary ...

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Addictive Behaviour Alarming, 1 Billion Still Smoke

Despite anti-smoking awareness campaign acorss the world, still one billion people smoke compared to 240 million who are alcoholics, said a new study. In terms of percentage, it is 20% of global population that still smokes compared to 5% of the world population that consumes alcohol, while the study braced ahead to estimate 15 million addicts to drugs like heroin ...

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Aspirin Can Save You from Certain Cancers, Says New Study

A recent US national survey revealed that more than 50 percent of the older adults are turning to aspirin to protect themselves from not only cardiovascular diseases but also from cancer, though the FDA does not recommend it to those who have not had a heart attack or stroke. The survey revealed that aspirin use is continuing to increase among ...

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Self Medication Very High in India at 52%; Why?

Half of Indians don’t go to a doctor but just walk up to a nearby medical store and buy a medicine over the counter, according to a study sending alrming signals on inaccessibility to health care that is afflicting the country’s huge population. The study conducted by Lybrate, a healthcare firm, said 52% of the people in India prefer self-medication ...

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Avoid Paracetamol Use for Lower Back Pain, Says New Study

Back pain, especially lower back pain is unbearable that many victims pop up paracetamol pills regularly but researchers have reiterated that the common over-the-counter drug is ineffective against spinal pain with negligible benefits for osteoarthritis. Though doubts about paracetamol’s effect still persist, the study has re-opened the debate on the effectiveness and safety of paracetamol with more experimental results. For osteoarthritis too, ...

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E-Cigarettes help smokers quit, ban not required, goes on AAAS debate

Electronic cigarettes have been shown to be effective in helping smokers quit and many believe them to be much safer than cigarettes. But the debate rages on. Today at AAAS, a panel of global advocacy, ethical, policy, health, toxicology and industry experts from Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and USA debated whether electronic cigarettes killing users softly or ...

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Meat-rich diet harmful for kidney patients, warn experts

Those already having complications in kidney should avoid eating meat-rich diet that could triple the risk of kidney failure, say researchers, including an Indian-origin. The chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who consumed meat-riche diet which is high in acid were three-times more likely to develop kidney failure than patients who consumed low acid or vegetarian food rich in fruits and ...

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E-cigarettes impair immune response in body, warns new study

E-cigarettes, suggested to minimize cigarette smoking is found to compromise the immune system in the lungs and generate some of the same potentially dangerous chemicals found in traditional nicotine cigarettes, says a team of researchers including an Indian-origin scientist. “Our findings suggest that e-cigarettes are not neutral in terms of the effects on the lungs,” said Shyam Biswal, professor at ...

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New Compound Found to Kill Cancer Cells with No Side-Effects

A recent research shows that by targeting telomeres with a small molecule called 6-thiodG that take advantage of the cell’s ‘biological clock’ to kill cancer cells and shrink tumor growth, may lead to a new therapy to treat cancer. The findings showed that the molecule stop the growth of cancer. Jerry Shay, professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in ...

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Ebola vaccine trial suspended in Geneva over joint pains

A clinical trial of Ebola vaccine, developed by pharmaceutical firms Merck and NewLink, has been suspended after 4 patients complained of joint pains in their limbs. The University of Geneva hospital said, “They are all fine and being monitored regularly by the medical team leading the study,” in a statement. These joint pain symptoms in hands and feet were “benign ...

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