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Study finds treadmill exercise reduces menstrual pain

July 8, 2019

Painful periods are distressing for many women and are a deterrent to many activities as well – a study now suggests that the cramps/pains can be more manageable with weekly exercise on the treadmill. Leica Claydon-Mueller, from UK’s Anglia Ruskin University explains that women with painful periods actively avoid exercise, as it is the least […]

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Study – Treating breast cancer through enzyme activity

July 5, 2019

Breast cancer care has very little progress with immunotherapy, as only a small number of patients can undergo treatment, which can sometimes be unsuccessful. However, researchers at Duke Cancer Institute in North Carolina, US, have identified an enzyme responsible for the growth and spread of breast cancers, and hence, revealed a potential therapeutic target for […]

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Study finds certain antidepressants may increase dementia risk

July 3, 2019

Anticholinergic drugs are commonly prescribed to patients to manage muscle spasms and other involuntary muscle movements – it works by blocking a neurotransmitter used by the brain to tell any specific group of muscles to contract. But, a UK study has found that long-term use of certain anticholinergic drugs increases dementia risk, thus complicating the […]

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Study shows TV-sitting is worse than desk job

July 1, 2019

Prolonged sedentary time has been tied to adverse health effects –sitting in front of a television after hours may be worse than working a desk job in the day, according to an extensive US study led by Jeanette Garcia, a researcher at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. Studies have shown people who spend more […]

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US study links poor sleep to reduced memory performance in seniors

June 28, 2019

Reduced sleep quality has been tied to poor memory optimisation for young adults – a new study confirms this adverse effect on older adults as well, particularly on their ability to recall information about past events. This is further compounded by declining sleep quality from the aging process. The pilot study was led by Associate […]

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Vitamin D doesn’t do much for cardiovascular health, study says

June 28, 2019

Vitamin D is known to have many health benefits, save for its apparent inability to reduce cardiovascular disease risks. The recent discovery was made by clinical researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) in the US – vitamin D supplements were not observed to decrease the incidence of heart attacks, strokes or other adverse cardiovascular events. […]

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Elite athletes house abundant performance-enhancing bacteria

June 28, 2019

Colonies of bacteria residing in our guts can likely ward off diseases such as type-2 diabetes. Upon closer inspection, researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center in Massachusetts, US, have ascertained that a species of bacteria metabolises lactic acid produced from exercise and converts it into a short-chain fatty acid (propionate), which is later used to improve […]

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Facebook more adept at predicting health info, study finds

June 24, 2019

Health data can be gleaned through social media, as some medical conditions were – as recently found by American research – easier predicted from Facebook data instead of demographic information. Many people who take to social media in this digital age have more insightful posts, which surreptitiously provides additional information about disease management and exacerbation, […]

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Deer antler study opens new cancer research possibilities

June 24, 2019

Random mutation from millions of years ago has given rise to stags with bigger antlers, despite the risk of cancerous tumours, while natural selection favoured deer with stronger resistance to the tumours, resulting in the various species we see today. The knowledge of deer’s tumour-suppressing genes could very well lead to new methods of organ […]

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Canadian research converts donor blood into a universal type

June 19, 2019

Patients who need a blood transfusion – from an accident or surgery – cannot simply settle for a donor as blood types must be universal/match to avoid fatal consequences.  However, scientists from the University of British Columbia, Canada, have chanced upon a medical breakthrough – a way to convert blood types to a safer match […]

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