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Seasonal affective disorder: first human gene mutation discovered

Seasonal affective disorder: first human gene mutation discovered

Seasonal affective disorder: first human gene mutation discovered 42 Seasonal affective disorder is believed to be triggered by seasonal changes in daylight, with the condition most prevalent during winter months. But what makes certain people more susceptible to such changes? Researchers say they have uncovered a gene mutation that could […]

Antibiotics For Urinary Tract Infection Better Than Nature’s Cranberries

Antibiotics For Urinary Tract Infection Better Than Nature’s Cranberries

Antibiotics For Urinary Tract Infection Better Than Nature’s Cranberries 51 Cranberry capsules and juices have long been a solid home remedy for many internal ailments and in particular for women suffering from urinary tract infections (UTI). However, manufactured medicines may be a better alternative than nature’s way, according to a […]

Low-carb, high-fat diets may reduce epilepsy seizures

Low-carb, high-fat diets may reduce epilepsy seizures

Low-carb, high-fat diets may reduce epilepsy seizures 4.51 Approximately 60-65% of patients with epilepsy become seizure free with antiepileptic drug treatment. The remaining 35% are resistant to medications. However, a review of current research published in Neurology presents a promising alternative treatment for epileptic seizure reduction – diets high in […]

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 […]

Cholesterol Linked With Type 2 Diabetes

Cholesterol Linked With Type 2 Diabetes

Cholesterol Linked With Type 2 Diabetes 4.512 An international team of scientists have discovered a possible link between accumulation of cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. The study was based at Canada’s Vancouver Child and Family Research Institute at the University of British Columbia, and is published online in Nature Medicine. […]

Water On The Knee (Knee Effusion): Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Water On The Knee (Knee Effusion): Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Water On The Knee (Knee Effusion): Causes, Symptoms and Treatments 413 Knee effusion, colloquially known as water on the knee, occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around the knee joint. There are many common causes for the swelling, including arthritis, injury to the ligaments or meniscus, or when fluid […]

Weightlifting May Increase Glaucoma Risk

Weightlifting May Increase Glaucoma Risk

Weightlifting May Increase Glaucoma Risk 410 If you are a regular weightlifter perhaps you should bear in mind that you could be increasing your chances of developing glaucoma, a condition that can make you blind, say Brazilian researchers. The scientists found that weightlifting is associated with a temporary increase in […]

Cataracts: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Cataracts: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Cataracts: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments 426 Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens inside the eye – which is normally clear. They are said to be the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40. Cataracts can develop in one or both eyes. If they develop […]

Could yogurt help lower high blood pressure?

Could yogurt help lower high blood pressure?

Could yogurt help lower high blood pressure? 51 Yogurt may have a beneficial effect on women’s blood pressure, especially when part of a healthy diet. The study shows that women who consumed five or more servings of yogurt a week – especially as part of a healthy diet – had […]

Parkinson’s brain implant approved by FDA

Parkinson’s brain implant approved by FDA

Parkinson’s brain implant approved by FDA 3.5 The US Food and Drug Administration have given approval to an implantable brain stimulation device for reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor when medication alone is unable to provide adequate relief. The new device helps to reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s […]

More than salt, sugars may contribute to high blood pressure

More than salt, sugars may contribute to high blood pressure

More than salt, sugars may contribute to high blood pressure 41 New evidence published in the online journal Open Heart suggests that added sugars probably matter more than dietary sodium for risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Research implicates sugars, and particularly the monosaccharide fructose, as playing a major role […]

Studies Highlight Cocoa’s Remarkable Health Properties

Studies Highlight Cocoa’s Remarkable Health Properties

Studies Highlight Cocoa’s Remarkable Health Properties 4.530 Two recent studies suggest compounds in natural cocoa have significant health-giving properties. One study by Prof Norman K. Hollenberg from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, US was published in the International Journal of Medical Sciences. Hollenberg spent years […]

Gastroenteritis and Food Poisoning: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Gastroenteritis and Food Poisoning: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Gastroenteritis and Food Poisoning: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments 42 Gastroenteritis is a condition involving inflammation of the lining of the gut – in particular, of the stomach, and small and large intestines.1,2 Food poisoning is a major cause of gastroenteritis, resulting in a well-known set of unpleasant symptoms. In most […]

Aloe Vera: Health Benefits and Medical Uses

Aloe Vera: Health Benefits and Medical Uses

Aloe Vera: Health Benefits and Medical Uses 45863 Aloe vera, sometimes described as a “wonder plant”, is a short-stemmed shrub. Aloe is a genus that contains more than 500 species of flowering succulent plants. Many Aloes occur naturally in North Africa. The Aloe vera leaves are succulent, erect and form […]

Barley: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Barley: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Barley: Health Benefits, Facts, Research 42181 Barley is a major cereal grain commonly found in bread, beverages, and various cuisines of every culture. It was one of the first cultivated grains in history and to this day has remained one of the most widely consumed grains in the entire world. […]

High Use Of Acetaminophen, Paracetamol, Linked To Blood Cancers

High Use Of Acetaminophen, Paracetamol, Linked To Blood Cancers

High Use Of Acetaminophen, Paracetamol, Linked To Blood Cancers 4.52 High use of acetaminophen, a high-selling over-the-counter analgesic known in Europe as paracetamol and more commonly in the US as the brand Tylenol, is linked to an almost two-fold increased risk of certain blood cancers, although no such link was […]