1. Urinary Tract, Respiratory Tract Infections Ups the Risk of Stroke

    Researchers have warned that people who are vulnerable to the infection of UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) and RTI (Respiratory Tract Infection) may face nearly twice the risk of heart attacks and strokes than obese people. The study which was led by the Indian-origin researcher has shown that if the frequency of the common infections like UTI and RTI causing hospitalization for a longer duration, it may be fatal. Patients diagnosed with any one of these infections were 3 times more likely to die than those without past infection after developing heart disease, and almost twice the likely to die of stroke. The data reveals that those who are admitted to hospital with a respiratory or urinary tract infection are 40% more likely to suffer a consequent...
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  2. Unhealthy Behaviour in Youth Linked to Obesity

    Pay attention teens. Keep a check on your unhealthy eating habits and behaviour in advance, this may help you to reduce the risk of obesity later in life. As per the latest study, these pro-active measures can go a long way to keep obesity and related health issues away off. A new study states that junk food in a combination of unhealthy behaviours- sedentary lifestyle ups the risk of obesity in adulthood. The researchers claim that instead of aiming at only food habits, parents, teachers and healthcare providers must encourage the value of healthy behaviour in adolescents. The study revealed that there was no change in the calorie intake among adolescents, but habits such as exercising, smoking, alcohol and drug use have drastically altered over...
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  3. Tuberculosis and Nutrition

    Tuberculosis and Nutrition

    Tuberculosis is an airborne infectious disease that affects the lungs. A healthy diet that boosts the immune system helps to prevent TB, as malnutrition increased susceptibility to the disease. Nutrition is the major contributor towards recovery and management of tuberculosis. A balanced diet rich in nutrient-dense foods that are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals helps in the speedy recovery of tuberculosis.Important nutrients need to be part of a tuberculosis diet. High calorie foods The ideal choice of foods for TB patients should be rich in nutrients and high in calories to meet the rising metabolic demands and to avert further weight...
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  4. Multiple Sclerosis: What is it?

    Multiple Sclerosis: What is it?

    Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system. It affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Multiple Sclerosis means- scar tissue in multiple areas. Multiple sclerosis (MS) will develop in any person and it is not possible to predict the reason. More than 4,00,000 people in the United States (U.S) have MS, and about 10,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. MS exists in India, but the prevalence is lower than American and European population. MS is 2 to 3 times more prevalent in women than in men and diagnosis generally happens between the age of 20 and 50 years.What is MS? Multiple sclerosis is a complex condition that affects the nervous system. In the central nervous system (CNS), the nerve fibres are shielded by a myelin sheath, which guards them. In MS, the myelin sheath...
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  5. Kidney Damage More Common in Women Than Men

    Kidney Damage More Common in Women Than Men

    It is common knowledge that the frequency and progression of kidney disease between men and women is very different. Numerous investigational models of chronic kidney disease (CKD) have demonstrated the various effects of gender. The important variances between men and women are due mainly to sex hormones. Estrogen has deep impact on the renin-angiotensin system, creating change in the renal function and structures.14% of women have chronic kidney disease as compared to 12% of men. Other findings published in the October edition of PLOS Medicine reports that 59% of men were on dialysis while only 41% of women were. The study found that men were...
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  6. Long-term depression may alter your brain

    Long-term depression may alter your brain

    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), depression is a common illness, that affects more than 300 million people. Depression is different from usual mood swings and emotional tasks in daily life. Specifically, long-lasting depression may become serious health problems.A new study has revealed that years of continuing depression alters the brain, which suggests the need to change in what way we think about depression as it progresses. Evidence shows that people with longer duration of untreated depression, lasting more than a decade had remarkably more brain inflammation compared to those who had less than 10 years of untreated...
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  7. New ways to fight and identify glaucoma

    New ways to fight and identify glaucoma

    The latest research has found new ways of understanding and fighting glaucoma. According to the study conducted by the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, 2 unique short molecules that regulate gene expression have been identified in the eye fluid of patients with 2 unique types of glaucoma that worsens vision.These differentially expressed microRNAs lean towards finding more genes linked with glaucoma, providing more evidence about how these glaucoma types damage the optic nerve, and potential ways of intervention, stated the scientist. Dr. Yutao Lu, lead author of the study, claims that finding the pathways involved may be beneficial...
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  8. Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Lower IQ In Children

    Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Lower IQ In Children

    A new study found that children affected with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are more prone to face problems related to attention, visual, and verbal memory, besides their deteriorating physical health. In children, genetic causes account for the highest number of kidney disease. Published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the research reveals that children with CKD are at a greater risk of shortfalls in academic skills, visual, verbal memory and executive function.The investigation included 34 studies of over 3000 children and adolescents under the age of 21 years. The Lead author Dr Kerry Chen of the University of Sydney’s...
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  9. What You Need to Know About Childhood Cancers

    What You Need to Know About Childhood Cancers

    The most horrifying words for any parent to hear is the word cancer when it comes to their children.  Most of us know that when cells in the body begin to grow uncontrollably, cancer starts. Cells in almost any part of the body can turn cancerous, and can spread to other parts of the body. Frequently, childhood cancer types differ from cancer types in adults. The most common cause of childhood cancers are DNA changes that take place in cells very early in life, or even in the womb. Childhood cancer researchers have found evidence, that the first few cells of various malignancies, such as Wilms tumours, neuroblastomas, germ cells and...
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  10. Importance Of Early Dentist Visit For Kids

    Importance Of Early Dentist Visit For Kids

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends routine dental appointments starting at around 1 year of age after baby teeth have erupted. A new poll reveals that parents who lack proper professional guidance wait until their children are much older to plan their first dental visit.The survey of 790 parents found that one in six parents who didn’t receive advice from medical care providers assumed children need not visit a dentist until age 4 or older. Dentist visits should start at early age The survey showed that parents who received proper advice from their child’s doctor or dentist realized that the first dental visit should take place at an early age. On the other hand, half of the parents did not receive any advice from a healthcare provider on when to start the dental visit. Only 35% of parents who didn’t...
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