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Social media can likely affect self-perceived image in young women, says study

January 18, 2019
Social media can likely affect self-perceived image in young women, says study

The popularity of social media has highlighted both its pros and cons on our health and well being. Some experts observe that the more time spent online, lesser time is spent on real life social interaction. Studies have also linked social media use to loneliness, even suggesting weaning away from social media, or “detoxifying” to [...]

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New technology developed for malaria treatment

January 17, 2019
New technology developed for malaria treatment

Researchers from MIT, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed an ingestible capsule to treat malaria, a mosquito-borne illness  that is attributed to an estimated 219 million morbidity cases and 435 000 related deaths globally in 2017, according to the World Health Organisation.  Malaria exhibits whole-body symptoms including chills, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, and [...]

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Dogs may help diabetes patients regulate blood sugar

January 16, 2019
Dogs may help diabetes patients regulate blood sugar

New research by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Medical Detection Dogs has found that the best trained alert dogs have the potential to vastly improve the quality of life of people living with Type 1 diabetes. As reported in PLOS One, on average trained dogs alerted their owners to 83 per cent of [...]

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High-sugar cereal ads influence kids, up obesity and cancer risk, finds study

January 15, 2019
High-sugar cereal ads influence kids, up obesity and cancer risk, finds study

Children’s exposure to TV ads about high-sugar cereals influences their food intake, which increases their health risks for obesity as well as cancers, warns research. Children’s exposure to TV ads about high-sugar cereals influences their food intake, which increases their health risks for obesity as well as cancers, warns research. The study, led by a [...]

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Millennials’ use of social media linked to depression, study finds

January 11, 2019
Millennials’ use of social media linked to depression, study finds

Millennials struggling with depression aren’t being helped by their use of Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat, a new study reports. College students who meet the criteria for major depressive disorder tend to use social media more often and are more heavily addicted to social media, researchers found. They’re also more likely to use social media in [...]

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New gel could stop cancer tumors from regrowing

December 14, 2018
New gel could stop cancer tumors from regrowing

Scientists have manufactured a new immune-boosting spray that could stop recurrence of cancer in patients. The study was documented in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, and detailed how researchers sprayed the surgical sites of mice with advanced melanoma tumors with calcium carbonate. The gel decreased the growth of the tumor cells following surgery, and the mice [...]

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Too much red meat leads to chemical that causes heart disease

December 13, 2018
Too much red meat leads to chemical that causes heart disease

A study has shown that regular red meat consumption can lead to the accumulation of a gut level chemical that causes heart disease. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic say that red meat triples the level of trimethylamine N-oxide, or TMAO, a chemical associated with heart disease located in the human stomach. Their study, published in [...]

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Too many diabetics unnecessarily testing blood sugar levels daily

December 12, 2018
Too many diabetics unnecessarily testing blood sugar levels daily

People with type 2 diabetes might be testing their blood sugar levels too much, a study has concluded. Researchers at the University of Michigan say that roughly 14% of people with diabetes, but who don’t require insulin, are spending hundreds of dollars annually, and using thousands of test strips to check something that is not [...]

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Mediterranean diet may improve cardiovascular health

December 10, 2018
Mediterranean diet may improve cardiovascular health

A new study showed 25% drop in the risk of cardiovascular disease among people who ate a Mediterranean diet. Researchers published their results in JAMA Network Open. They study consisted of nearly 26,000 subjects who consumed a diet heavy in plants and olive oil and low in meats and sugar. “Our study has a strong [...]

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Healthy living during menopause reduces narrowed arteries

November 30, 2018
Healthy living during menopause reduces narrowed arteries

Living a healthy lifestyle during menopause could slow the narrowing of arteries in aging women, a study shows. The Journal of the American Heart Association published a study that evaluated women between ages 42 and 52 with annual medical exams and surveys about their physical activity, eating habits and tobacco use. “Midlife is a crucial [...]

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