Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New blood test spots alcohol misuse in critically ill patients

WASHINGTON: A simple blood test for a compound, called PEth, can accurately identify critically ill hospital patients who misuse alcohol, according to a recent study. The finding is important because patients who misuse alcohol tend...

New pill may treat diabetes; help patients shed extra kilos

WASHINGTON: A team of researchers has recently created a new pill that can significantly improve the health of people with diabetes and help to shed those extra kilos from their waistlines. The findings indicated that...

Here’re three nutrients that can help prevent memory loss

LONDON: With literally thousands of different supplements on the market, many of them claiming to help with memory, it can be quite daunting to know which, if any, you can take to help slow...

Fish consumption linked to better sleep

WASHINGTON: Eating fish at least once a week results in better sleep and higher IQ in children, suggests a study. Previous studies showed a relationship between omega-3s, the fatty acids in many types of...

Cucumber slices for the eyes

Cucumber comprises many essential vitamins and minerals, enough to give you your daily dose of goodness. It contains Thiamine, riboflavin, Vitamin B6 and minerals like calcium and magnesium, which are responsible for various body...

Suicide – an increasing trend: Ketamine can significantly reduce these thoughts

WASHINGTON: According to a study, ketamine, a drug used to start and maintain anesthesia, can reduce suicidal thoughts in depressed patients. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) also found that ketamine's anti-suicidal effects...

Vitamin C increases effect of TB drugs: Study

WASHINGTON: Suffering from tuberculosis? Include bell peppers, dark leafy greens, berries and oranges in your diet. Studies in mice and in tissue cultures suggest that giving vitamin C with tuberculosis drugs could reduce the...

Now, painkillers that cut overdose risk

WASHINGTON: A team of scientists has come up with new opioid pain relievers that not only reduce pain on par with morphine, but also reduce overdose risk. The Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute...

‘Vitamin D’ deficiency at birth ups autism risk

WASHINGTON: Low level of Vitamin D at birth is linked to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) at the age of three. Senior author Dr Yuan-Lin Zheng said neonatal Vitamin D status...

Genes discovered to prolong human life

  WASHINGTON: A team of researchers has recently discovered new genes linked to parents' lifespan, which can one day be targeted to help prolong human life. According to the University Of Exeter Devon, South West...