Sunday, May 26, 2019

Taking leftover antibiotics is dangerous

WASHINGTON: We have all been there - taking leftover antibiotics to save a second trip to the doctor. However, a recent study has found that giving saved antibiotics to others - within and outside...

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...

Does brain manoeuvres you into helping needy person?

WASHINGTON: Helping other people in need is a foundation of our society. It is intuitive to believe that we help others because we empathically share their pain. Neuroscience shows that when we see somebody...

Diabetic patients at risk of death from alcohol, accidents, suicide

WASHINGTON: Turns out, diabetic patients are more likely to die from alcohol-related factors, accidents or suicide.The study, conducted at the University of Helsinki, suggested that the increased risk of death from these causes may...

Researchers issue guidelines for traumatic brain injury patients

WASHINGTON: Researchers introduced a new set of guidelines for rehabilitation of patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), incorporating insights from rehabilitation professionals responsible for providing care from initial assessment through long-term...

Diabetes medication may help reduce severity of Alzheimer’s disease

WASHINGTON: According to a new research, people with Alzheimer's disease who were treated with diabetes drugs showed considerably fewer markers of the disease including abnormal microvasculature and deregulated gene expressions in their brains, compared...

Grief linked to sleep disturbances

WASHINGTON: According to a study, the link between sleep disturbances and inflammation was two to three times higher for recently widowed people. The study, led by Rice University and Northwestern University, has been published...

Researchers develop new blood test to detect signs of pancreatic cancer

WASHINGTON: Resear-chers have developed a new blood test which could rapidly detect signs of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is tough to cure because it is usually not discovered until it has reached an advanced...

Teeth-whitening products can damage tooth: Study

WASHINGTON:  While teeth-whitening products may guarantee a bright smile, according to recent findings these products are capable of harming protein-rich tooth layers. In three new studies, researchers found that hydrogen peroxide, the...

Sleep disorders, insomnia can impact migraine prevalence

WASHINGTON: According to a recent study, sleep disorders, especially insomnia, can impact the pervasiveness of migraine. According to a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care, in addition to genetic factors, daily behaviour...