Controlling blood pressure reduces cognitive impairment risk

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:49
MCI is defined as a decline in memory and thinking skills that is greater than expected with normal ageing and is a risk factor for dementia. The study found that just three years of lowering blood pressure not only dramatically…

Injecting drugs may up bacterial heart infections: Study

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 10:57
“We observed a substantial increase in the risk of infective endocarditis among people who inject drugs, which is associated with hydromorphone’s increasing share of the prescription opioid market,” said researchers, including first author Matthew Weir from Western University, London, Ontario.…

Poor sleep may up Alzheimer’s in elderly

Monday, 28 January 2019 15:45
Studying mice and people, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, found that sleep deprivation increases levels of the key Alzheimer’s protein, tau. And, in follow-up studies on mice, the team has shown that sleeplessness accelerates…

Gum disease linked to Alzheimer’s risk

Sunday, 27 January 2019 10:45
The study, published in the journal Science Advances, identified Porphyromonas gingivalis — the keystone pathogen in chronic periodontitis — in the brain of Alzheimer’s disease patients. Toxic proteases from the bacterium called gingipains were also identified in the brain of…

Brain chemical behind fatty food craving identified

Saturday, 26 January 2019 09:52
In the study, led by a team from the University of Texas at Galveston on rats who had spent a month eating a low-fat diet, the team successfully inhibited the fatty food seeking behaviours. “Craving for foods high in fat…

Women have 10% higher risk of spinal deformity: Experts

Friday, 25 January 2019 09:12
Experts in spinal surgeries from across the world have gathered at the 32nd Annual Conference of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSICON) being held here. Talking to IANS, Dr. Subir N Jhaveri, the secretary of ASSICON said, “Due to…

Health research money increased by Rs 135 crore in India: Report

Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:43
Public funding in India in the field of research and development for neglected diseases has increased significantly by Rs 135 crore since 2009, says a new report. The report conducted by G-Finder a project that tracks and reports on global…

Novel hope for stem cell approach to treat diabetes

Monday, 21 January 2019 16:15
By tweaking the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells, researchers have found that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood. The researchers, from the Washington University School of Medicine in…

Natural ways to boost immunity in children

Monday, 21 January 2019 16:14
It is natural for parents to protect their children from any harm, including the endless array of germs they are exposed to every day. As children grow up, they are continuously exposed to various germs, especially in places such as…

High-fibre diet lowers risk of death, non-communicable diseases: Lancet

Monday, 14 January 2019 10:56
Eating up to 30 grams of naturally-occurring dietary fibre — such as whole grains, pulses, vegetables and fruits — daily may prevent the risks of developing non-communicable diseases, finds a review of studies published in the journal The Lancet. The…