Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Reasons of disrupted sleep to old people

WASHINGTON: Why does sleep become disrupted in old age? - This question has been asked many times over in the past. A new study on the same has revealed that it is not due...

Reducing stigma associated with Alzheimer’s crucial

WASHINGTON: A survey has found that reducing stigma attributed to Alzheimer's disease is vital to prevention research. The survey focused on what beliefs, attitudes and expectations are most often associated with the disease. "We found that...

Not many people treated for high cholesterol levels

WASHINGTON: According to a research conducted by the American Heart Association, less than 40 percent of people with severe elevations in cholesterol are being prescribed appropriate drug treatment. Data from the 1999-2014 National Health and...

Vitamin C – a powerhouse antioxidant for skincare and other uses

NEW DELHI: When you think of Vitamin C, you tend to think about immunity defence and beating those pesky colds and flu. However, not many are aware that Vitamin C is an essential beauty nutrient...

New study reveals slower walking can lead to Dementia

LONDON: Some researchers state, older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk of dementia than those with faster walking speeds. On that note, a study says nearly 47 million people...

Research says depression can cause memory problems

LONDON: Depression is a serious and common mood disorder. Living with depression can lead to a number of issues, including sleep deprivation and increased level of stress. Researchers at a university in Utah explored whether...

Sedentary lifestyle can increase risk of urinary tract symptoms

WASHINGTON: Sitting and physical inactivity can increase the risk of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). A team led by researchers at the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, in South Korea, conducted the study on 69,795 middle-aged...

Breast cancer beast can be ‘tamed’; say scientists

LONDON: A groundbreaking discovery holds out the hope of taming deadly non-hormone sensitive breast cancers. In laboratory tests, Swedish scientists have succeeded in transforming the aggressive tumour cells so that they become highly responsive...

Surge in prescriptions for powerful painkillers in Britain

LONDON: The number of prescriptions for powerful painkillers in England has nearly doubled in 10 years, it has been reported. The surge in people taking opioids such as morphine has prompted doctors to warn...

Every 45 minutes, a person dies of prostate cancer in UK

LONDON: Prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer to become the third biggest cancer killer in the UK. Charity Prostate Cancer UK said 11,819 men now die from prostate cancer in the UK every year...