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Category archives: Science & Technology

Chicken soup for a healthy body

While many people rely on chicken noodle soup to soothe a cold, very few know about the other ways the broth brings relief, a dietician says. A hearty bowl of chicken noodle soup may help clear nasal congestion and ease cold symptoms. When you have a cold, it is also important to stay hydrated, Health Day quoted Sandy Allonen, clinical dietician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, as […]

High cholesterol food causes liver cancer, says study

Turns out, a high cholesterol diet can trigger changes in the immune system that can lead to a serious form of fatty liver disease. Known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), it eventually progresses to cirrhosis or liver cancer, especially in those with obesity or Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at Keck School of Medicine found how a toxic combination of dietary fat and cholesterol impacts the behaviour of macrophages, a type of […]

Antibiotic overuse is high in common urology procedures: Study

Antibiotics are being overused in patients undergoing common urological procedures, which exposes them to potential harm including an increased risk of infection by C. difficile bacteria, researchers warned. Clostridium difficile, often called C. difficile, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhoea to potentially fatal inflammation of the colon. The study showed that almost 60 per cent of patients were prescribed antibiotics in a way that did not […]

New study links a junk food diet to a higher risk of depression

The studies included a total of 101,950 participants age 16 to 72 years old across the USA, Australia, Europe and the Middle East and recorded the presence of depression or depressive symptoms in all participants using self-reports, medical diagnoses and/or antidepressant use. All participants also completed questionnaires about their diet and were given a score of how inflammatory the diet was. The findings, published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, showed […]

Higher Omega-3 levels may help boost cognitive skills in elderly

Older adults with higher levels of key nutrients like Omega-3 in the blood are more likely to have efficient brain connectivity that can boost their cognitive skills, finds a study. The findings, from the University of Illinois (UI), showed that several nutrient biomarkers in the blood like Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, carotenoids, lycopene, riboflavin, folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin D, enhanced performance on specific cognitive tests in the elderly. […]

5 lifestyle tips to keep yourself fit and healthy this winter season

With the freezing temperature outside and our bodies reluctance to shed off those extra layers of fat, we tend to not give a thought to stay fit and healthy. We keep on eating food for staying up warm but eating healthy is the key. Similarly, there are other simple tips that can keep you warm in this season and are easy-to-follow.Here are five simple lifestyle changes that’ll help you to […]

A Japanese doctor who studied longevity - and lived to 105 - said if you must retire, do it well after age 65

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara worked into his 100s. Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, credited with building the foundations of Japanese medicine and helping make Japan the world leader in longevity, often practiced what he preached. The physician, chairman emeritus of St. Luke’s International University, and honorary president of St. Luke’s International Hospital recommended several basic guidelines for living a long, healthy life in an interview with Japan Times journalist Judit Kawaguchi. Among them: […]

This floating pipe is trying to clean up all the plastic in the ocean

A 2,000 foot-long floating pipe nicknamed Wilson is about to start its mission to collect all the plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Last month, the Ocean Cleanup foundation launched the world’s first ocean cleanup system out of San Francisco to take on the notorious “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a giant floating trash pile between San Francisco and Hawaii that is twice the size of Texas. It’s the […]

World’s first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported. The case, published in The Lancet medical journal, involved connecting veins from the donor uterus with the recipient’s veins, as well as linking arteries, ligaments and vaginal canals. It comes after 10 previously known cases of uterus transplants from deceased […]

Women who snore are at a greater risk of having cardiac problems

According to the findings of a recent study, women who snore have a greater cardiac risk. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Researchers stated that Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and snoring may lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women than in men. A common but dangerous sleep disorder, OSA causes an increased risk for left ventricular and, more […]