Sunday, June 24, 2018

Drinking too much water may cause brain swelling

TORONTO: Drinking too much water can cause excess fluid accumulation, leading to dangerously low sodium levels in the blood or hyponatremia - a life-threatening condition that can result in brain swelling, scientists warn. A team...

Type 2 Diabetes: Symptoms, treatment and reducing risk

LONDON: Type 2 diabetes is a common long-term condition that makes a person's blood sugar levels to skyrocket, Natasha Hinde writes for 'The Huffington Post UK'. The number of people living with diabetes has doubled...

Thousands women may be affected by breast cancer screening error in UK

LONDON: A breast-screening error that may have shortened the lives of 270 women could have affected thousands more, according to a leading expert. Earlier this month Jeremy Hunt told the Commons an estimated 450,000...

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...

New study reveals tea leaf extract can destroy cancer cells

LONDON: Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves can inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80 per cent of them, a team of Indian and British scientists has found. The study, published in...

Researchers find new link between faulty genes, alcohol and heart failure, 600,000 people...

LONDON: Scientists have discovered a new link between alcohol, genes and heart health. They found a faulty gene may interact with alcohol to accelerate heart failure in some patients with the gene - even...

Torn about personal goals can lead to depression

WASHINGTON: Many people are often torn about reaching their personal goals at any given cost. However, turns out, such goal conflict is associated with the symptoms of psychological distress, according to a new study...

Cancer death rate to be cut by 22,000 using artificial intelligence in Britain

LONDON: Artificial intelligence will be used to help stop 22,000 cancer deaths a year by 2033, Theresa May will say in a speech setting out how science can transform health. Medical records, along with information...

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...