Friday, January 18, 2019

Old drug, new usage beneficial for nervous system diseases

WASHINGTON: An old drug has provided promising new avenues for the treatment of certain nervous system diseases, a new research has claimed. According to the University of Liverpool-led study, the drug-molecule ebselen can correct...

Obesity linked with improved survival in pneumonia patients

WASHINGTON: A study recently conducted found that Pneumonia patients who are obese and overweight are 20-30 percent less likely to die than patients of a normal weight. The study, conducted by the European Association for...

Larger waistline higher risk, lower the Vitamin ‘D’ levels

WASHINGTON: Larger waistlines are associated with higher risk of vitamin D deficiency, according to a research. The study reports that vitamin D levels are lower in individuals with higher levels of belly fat, and...

Ozone exposure associated with higher risk of childhood asthma

WASHINGTON: Dear parents, take note! Exposure to ozone - a common air pollutant - increases the risk of childhood asthma by 82 percent, finds a study. "Our findings show that the hazard ratios for...

New research reveals how heart responds to exercise

WASHINGTON: New genes have been found that can determine how the heart responds to exercise, a new research has claimed. According to a study led by the Queen Mary University of London, 30 new gene...

Toothpaste: An offbeat warrior against lung disease

WASHINGTON: Turns out, an antibacterial substance in your toothpaste may combat severe lung disease. According to a study conducted by the Michigan State University, a common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening...

Sex and virus battle against cancer; discloses new study

WASHINGTON: Turns out, sex and some certain virus can provide aid to fight against cancer. According to a research conducted by the Ottawa Hospital, a common treatment for erectile dysfunction combined with the flu...

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...

Walk your way to pregnancy

WASHINGTON: Having trouble conceiving? Walking may aid your chance of becoming pregnant, according to a study. The research was conducted by Lindsey Russo and her advisor Brian Whitcomb of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Russo...

Here’s how dementia patients can live a better life

LONDON: Good relationships, social engagement, better everyday functioning, good physical and mental health, and high-quality care have been identified as some crucial factors linked to better quality of life for people with dementia, according...