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Inbreeding might cause accelerated aging, suggests bird study

Inbreeding might cause accelerated aging, suggests bird study

Inbreeding might cause accelerated aging, suggests bird study Genetic research, focusing on Seychelles warblers, finds that inbreeding not only speeds up aging in the individual, it also creates rapid aging in its offspring. The Seychelles warbler is the perfect candidate for studying inbreeding.Image credit: UAE The science of aging is […]

Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions

Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions

Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions 41,8254 Popeye was definitely on to something. Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. Dark leafy greens like spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. The possible health […]

Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments 3.595 Although the word “arthritis” means joint inflammation, the term is used to describe around 200 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue.5 The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Other common rheumatic conditions […]

Concussion triples or quadruples risk of suicide

Concussion triples or quadruples risk of suicide

Concussion triples or quadruples risk of suicide 5 Concussion multiplies the long-term risk of suicide in adults, especially if it happens on the weekend, according to research published in the CMAJ. Concussion symptoms abate quickly, but the long-term effects can be severe. Suicide is the 10th most common cause of […]

Leprosy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Leprosy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Leprosy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Leprosy is a slow-growing bacterial infection that can have severe health consequences if left unchecked. It attacks the immune and nervous systems, leading to significant disfigurement. With modern drug-based interventions, leprosy is entirely curable; the World Health Organization (WHO) and other groups are focused on […]

Flu risk: cover your cough at Superbowl celebrations

Flu risk: cover your cough at Superbowl celebrations

Flu risk: cover your cough at Superbowl celebrations Having a local team in the Super Bowl means a greater risk of death from influenza among those aged over 65 years, according to research published in the American Journal of Health Economics. Sharing food can encourage flu virus transmission, researchers warn. […]

Antibiotic prescribing for UTIs improves with intervention

Antibiotic prescribing for UTIs improves with intervention

Antibiotic prescribing for UTIs improves with intervention Around the world, health care professionals have cautioned that antimicrobial resistance poses an immediate threat; meanwhile, the overuse and overprescribing of antibiotics is contributing to the problem. Now, a new initiative that aimed to improve prescribing of antibiotics for urinary tract infections has […]

Owning A Dog Is Good For Your Health

Owning A Dog Is Good For Your Health

Owning A Dog Is Good For Your Health 4.5 A UK study reveals that owning a dog is good for your health. And having a pet dog improves your physical and mental wellbeing more than having a cat. This is the conclusion of a study by a senior lecturer, Dr […]

Maternal and infant microbiomes affect offspring’s later-life disease risk

Maternal and infant microbiomes affect offspring’s later-life disease risk

Maternal and infant microbiomes affect offspring’s later-life disease risk 51 Researchers highlight the importance of a healthy microbiome for both expectant mothers and their offspring in a new review, suggesting that any disturbances to microbiota in early life could impact the risk of later-life disease. Disruptions to the microbiome in […]

Cervical Cancer: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Cervical Cancer: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Cervical Cancer: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments 429516 Cervical cancer, or cancer of the cervix, is cancer of the entrance to the uterus (womb). The cervix is the narrow part of the lower uterus, often referred to as the neck of the womb. Cervical cancer occurs most commonly in women over […]

Having a Baby After 35: Information and Associated Risks

Having a Baby After 35: Information and Associated Risks

Having a Baby After 35: Information and Associated Risks Pregnancy later in life, after the age of 35, is becoming increasingly common. Women are delaying childbearing for a variety of personal and professional reasons. However, are there health implications in delaying pregnancy? As women age, it can become more of […]

C-EARLY: certolizumab pegol effective in early rheumatoid arthritis

C-EARLY: certolizumab pegol effective in early rheumatoid arthritis

C-EARLY: certolizumab pegol effective in early rheumatoid arthritis 174 Certolizumab pegol used with methotrexate is beneficial for treating patients with early active rheumatoid arthritis and poor prognostic factors who have not previously been treated with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, according to the C-EARLY trial. This finding was presented at the American […]

What To Eat During Pregnancy

What To Eat During Pregnancy

What To Eat During Pregnancy 3.550511 A pregnant woman needs to ensure that her diet provides enough nutrients and energy for her baby to develop and grow properly, and also to make sure that her body is healthy enough to deal with the changes that are occurring. For a healthy […]

N.C. Whitewater Park Closes After Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen

N.C. Whitewater Park Closes After Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen

N.C. Whitewater Park Closes After Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen A popular North Carolina water park suspended part of its operation Friday after health officials found evidence of a brain-destroying amoeba in the water there. An Ohio teenager died earlier this week after visiting the U.S. National Whitewater Center near Charlotte. […]

Link between saturated fat and heart disease questioned

Link between saturated fat and heart disease questioned

Link between saturated fat and heart disease questioned 4.52 A new review of published evidence challenges current guidelines that suggest in order to reduce heart disease risk, people should generally restrict intake of saturated fats – like those found in butter and dairy foods – in favor of unsaturated fats […]

Potential to treat ALS with heart failure drug

Potential to treat ALS with heart failure drug

Potential to treat ALS with heart failure drug 5387 New research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, suggests a medication used to treat heart failure could be adapted to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Cells from a mouse model […]

Flaxseed Is King But Won’t Help Menopausal Symptoms, Breast Cancer

Flaxseed Is King But Won’t Help Menopausal Symptoms, Breast Cancer

Flaxseed Is King But Won’t Help Menopausal Symptoms, Breast Cancer 11 Flaxseed is high in phytochemicals, including many antioxidants. It is perhaps our best source of lignans, which convert in our intestines to substances that tend to balance female hormones. However, according to the Mayo Clinic and The North Central […]