By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD,August 14, 2018 According to a new study, babies put in prams and taken outdoors are exposed to 60 per cent more air pollution compared to adults. The researchers explain that the air in the first one metre above the ground is more polluted than that above. The researchers suggest that […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScAugust 14, 2018 A study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine in collaboration with scientists working on the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) has revealed new genetic variations involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Image Credit: whitehoune / Shutterstock Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 Bottom Line: Lumpectomy plus radiation was associated with a small clinical benefit in reduced risk of breast cancer death compared with lumpectomy or mastectomy alone in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a noninvasive early form of breast cancer. Why The Research Is Interesting: Patients with DCIS are often treated with […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children. The study was published today in Pediatrics. “Infants are at the highest risk of hospitalization and […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 — Parents often struggle to get their kids to eat more vegetables. But could something as simple as a picture of broccoli on a plate get children to load up on the healthy stuff? Probably, at least for preschoolers, a new study reports. When the kids were served lunch on a […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 — Researchers have identified what they describe as the safest, most effective short-term drug treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s methylphenidate for kids and amphetamines for adults, according to a new study. Those conclusions are drawn from an analysis of more than 133 clinical trials that included more than 14,000 […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 Glaucoma, a disease that afflicts nearly 70 million people worldwide, is something of a mystery despite its prevalence. Little is known about the origins of the disease, which damages the retina and optic nerve and can lead to blindness. A new study from MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear has found that […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 You can’t eat chemotherapy. That’s because your digestive system breaks down the molecules you eat into smaller pieces that can be absorbed through the gut into the bloodstream. “For example, when you eat a steak or any kind of protein, you digest it and it gets chewed up into tiny amino acids […]Continue Reading ...
August 14, 2018 The disease consists of a production deficit of Alpha-1 antitrypsin, which is produced in the liver. The main role of this protein is to protect the lungs from degradation or inflammation caused by infections that attach lung tissue, as well as from external agents such a tobacco or pollution. From the liver, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Asthma and respiratory viruses don’t go well together. Weakened by the common cold or the flu, a person suffering an asthma attack often responds poorly to emergency treatment; some must be hospitalized. This is especially true for preschoolers. But what if there were a simple solution to help ward off the […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDAugust 13, 2018 According to a new study from the University of Washington School of Medicine there could be an association between Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and three types of degenerative eye diseases. The study included nearly 3,900 people aged 65 and older who were not diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the […]Continue Reading ...
August 1, 2018 If people cannot adapt to future climate temperatures, deaths caused by severe heatwaves will increase dramatically in tropical and subtropical regions, followed closely by Australia, Europe and the United States, a global new Monash–led study shows. Published today in PLOS Medicine, it is the first global study to predict future heatwave-related deaths […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDAugust 8, 2018 A new study from the Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health has shown that loose underwear such as boxers may be better for sperm counts in men when compared to tight ones such as briefs. Dr. Jorge Chavarro, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard, lead […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, has reduced the number of Americans without health insurance from 18 percent to about 13 percent, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show. And though the exact percentage of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults with health insurance prior […]Continue Reading ...
In a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study of older adults with obesity who were cutting calories, an intervention that incorporated resistance training, aerobic training, or neither did not prevent bone loss associated with active weight loss.Continue Reading ...
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