Monday, December 17, 2018

Loneliness is bad for your heart

LONDON: Lonely people are twice as likely to die from heart problems, according to a research. The study found that feeling lonely was a stronger predictor of poor outcomes than living alone, in both men...

Link between Vitamin D, and cholesterol in children

WASHINGTON: High vitamin 'D' levels is linked to lower cholesterol in children, according to a study. In the University of Eastern Finland study, children whose serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels exceeded 80 nmol/l had lower...

Thyroid dysfunction may lead to diabetes during pregnancy

WASHINGTON: Thyroid dysfunction can lead to diabetes during pregnancy, according to a study. Thyroid dysfunction is common among pregnant women and has been linked to miscarriages, premature birth and adverse health outcomes in children. "Screening...

HIV vaccine comes closer to reality

WASHINGTON: HIV vaccine could soon be a reality. Researchers have found that Treg cells, a type of regulatory lymphocyte, might be protecting babies in the womb from getting infected with the HIV virus when...

Brain cancer vaccine likely to extend lives of patients by years

LONDON: A vaccine could add years to the lives of people with the aggressive form of brain cancer that killed Dame Tessa Jowell, trials suggest. The treatment for people with glioblastoma works by using...

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...