Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Finding link between weight loss, breast cancer in postmenopausal women

WASHINGTON: Weight loss is associated with lower breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, suggests a study. Women with weight loss greater than or equal to 5 per cent had a 12 per cent lower...

Gastric banding helps in slowing down pre-diabetes

WASHINGTON: A new study has found that gastric banding, a type of bariatric surgery for weight loss, is as effective as taking a pill of Metformin to slow down prediabetes. A study by America's...

Vitamin D supplements won’t prevent fractures

WASHINGTON: Contrary to popular belief, taking vitamin D supplements don’t help bone health. This is the conclusion of the largest meta-analysis to date, which includes data from 81 randomised controlled trials. Furthermore, the study...

80% people in UK suffer with back pain

IN Britain, it’s estimated that 80% of us are affected by back pain at some point during our lives,and nearly 31 million working days were lost to musculoskeletal problems, including back pain, in 2016,...

Can digital games help you exercise?

WASHINGTON: Turns out, the use of digital games may improve exercise capacity and energy expenditure significantly. A scoping review of studies on game interventions for cardiovascular disease (CVD) self-management found an average adherence rate for...

First gut bacteria may fight chronic diseases better

WASHINGTON: First gut bacteria may have a lasting effect on the ability to fight chronic diseases, according to a new study. The new research shows that the first bacteria introduced into the gut has a...

Caution: Woman on antibiotics develops a ‘black hairy tongue’

LONDON: A case study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine is raising awareness about a condition being referred to as "black hairy tongue." The study looked into the case of a 55-year-old...

New research discloses why some people never get sick

LONDON: A research team has revealed how cells in different parts of the human airway vary in their response to the common cold virus, Science Daily reports. The finding could help solve the mystery of...

New blood test to detect Pancreatic cancer early may be available in two...

LONDON: A new blood test that can detect pancreatic cancer with 96% accuracy at stages one or two could be made available to British patients within a few years. Pancreatic cancer is one of the...

‘Vitamin D’ may reduce cancer risk, breast cancer mortality

WASHINGTON: Apart from building healthy bones, vitamin D also may reduce cancer risk as well as breast cancer mortality, especially in women with a lower body mass index. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer...