Monsoon attack! Be careful of these dreaded rainy weather diseases

Monsoon rainy weather diseases
Is the cold, damp and rainy weather getting on your nerves or do you relish the hot steaming coffee cup as the rain patters on the roof? One thing is certain, it’s pouring “cats and dogs” and bacteria, germs, are multiplying like crazy. These microorganisms are perennially on the lookout for potential grounds to...

Cancer and Alzheimer’s inversely linked – study

Cancer and Alzheimer
Cancer and Alzheimer's disease are both age related diseases. But having one of them lowers the risk of developing the other, researchers say. The study, published July 10 in Neurology, shows that older people with Alzheimer's disease are less likely to develop cancer, and those with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer's. "Alzheimer disease dementia...

Heart disease, cholesterol levels treatable by gene therapy?

Can you believe it, nearly 157 alterations in Human DNA are capable of changing blood fats and cholesterol levels in the body? This is the result of a research that pored over genes by gathering worldwide data. The researchers have stated that very soon we may find new medicines to deal with blood fats...

Breast Cancer Symptoms

breast-cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer afflicting many women around the world. Generally a painless breast lump is the first indication of an impending breast malignancy, but not all lumps are cancerous. Thus, understanding the early signs and symptoms of the disease can cut unwanted stress and anxiety associated with the disease. Various Breast Cancer...

Yoga your way to increased concentration:

Practising yoga not only can improve physical stamina, but also plays an important role in improving people’s concentration and accuracy. Researchers in the US discovered that a single session of Hatha yoga significantly improved a person’s speed and accuracy when tested on their working memory and concentration. The experiment: During the experimental yoga sessions participants...

Why aspirin helps some and not others

Ever wondered why aspirin works on some and not on others? Well, researchers have just found the answer to this riddle. Researchers including an Indian origin have shed some light on why aspirin benefits some people and not others. Researchers at Duke Medicine developed a blood-based test of gene activity that has been shown to accurately identify...

Young professionals falling prey to heart attacks

Heart disease is no longer restricted to the middle-aged and the old. Due to the unhealthy lifestyle that includes long working hours at the desk, little physical exercise and unhealthy eating habits,working professionals in their late twenties and early thirties are also experiencing heart trouble, experts say. "Those from the IT and BPO sector fall under...

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