8 anti-inflammatory foods that will even help you lose weight

While pretty much any good-for-you food will lower your body's levels of inflammation at least a bit, these eight foods truly go above and beyond

8 anti-inflammatory foods that will even help you lose weightChronic inflammation can throw off your hunger mechanism and metabolism-regulating hormones, spur insulin resistance, and even cause you to hang onto water weight, says nutritionist Alex Caspero, R.D. What’s more, research published in the journal Diabetes has linked elevated levels of inflammatory markers with future weight gain. While pretty much any good-for-you food will lower […]

Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce health risks from air pollution

In a study from Harvard Medical School, researchers exposed test mice to fine particulate matter before putting some on a special diet enriched with omega-3 fatty acids. They found that mice taking the supplement could prevent and reduce inflammation from the toxin

Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce health risks from air pollutionAs air pollution continues to rise around the world, number of illnesses associated with low air quality, such as dementia, diabetes and kidney, lung and heart disease, could also rise. However, new research from Harvard Medical School found that omega-3 fatty acids can actually prevent and treat negative effects from air pollution. Every day, we’re […]

Traumatic injury twice as likely to raise death risk in pregnant women

One in six pregnant women has been abused by her partner and new study suggests they are at higher risk of being a victim of an assault-related trauma (including suicide) – and die from their injuries – than an accident-related trauma, compared to women who are not pregnant

Traumatic injury twice as likely to raise death risk in pregnant womenAccording to studies, one in six pregnant women has been abused by a partner. They have been beaten, stabbed, shot, or even murdered. A new research has revealed that the risks to these women are likely to be profound. According to a new study from researchers in Perelman School of Medicine at the University of […]

Why do liars keep on lying?

Scientists can now tell you how one lie leads to another – it has to do with how the brain reacts to fibs

Why do liars keep on lying?Once a liar, always a liar, the old saying goes. Turns out there’s some scientific truth to that: researchers have tracked down how the brain makes lying easier as the untruths build up, providing some biological evidence for why small lies often balloon into ever larger ones In a study published in Nature Neuroscience, Tali […]

Some people inherit urge to consume extra salt

Too much sodium, found mostly in dietary salt from processed, pre-packed, and restaurant foods, is a risk factor for developing high blood pressure, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes

Some people inherit urge to consume extra saltPeople with enhanced bitter taste perception are almost twice as likely to consume too much sodium as people with less acute tasting ability. Those with gene variations that allow them to taste bitter more intensely may also taste salt more intensely and enjoy it more, leading to increased sodium intake, researchers said. Inherited differences in […]

Having just one egg a day reduces stroke risk

One egg boasts 6 grams of high-quality protein and an array of vitamins, and they reduces the risk of stroke by 12 per cent

Having just one egg a day reduces stroke riskA study, led by US scientists, also shows that eating an egg each day had no association with coronary heart disease – the leading cause of death worldwide. Researchers reached the conclusion by reviewing a host of studies published over a period of 33 years – between 1982 and 2015 – which involved more than […]

What doctors can learn from art

Purpose of introducing art to medical students is to help them become more thoughtful and meticulous observers

What doctors can learn from artIt was a welcome change to find my eyes glued not to the endlessly frustrating loop of the Krebs cycle, but instead to a portrait of 19th-century aristocrats in top hats and ball gowns. The afternoon, spent at a museum of British art, wasn’t a stolen escape from medical school. It was a required class. […]

Useful recommendations to prevent and treat hypertension

City-based senior cardiologist advises one should try every possible means to prevent hypertension as there is no complete cure for it. Life style modification is very important for this. Dr Santosh Kumar Dora gives tips on how to prevent or treat hypertension

Useful recommendations to prevent and treat hypertensionHypertension is also called “the silent killer” because high blood pressure often causes no symptoms for a long time. Even if the blood pressure is high, patient may feel fine. For this reason, many people who have high blood pressure don’t even know it. It is usually identified when somebody goes for a routine health […]

Stem cell therapy a likely treatment for heart attacks

Tests on monkeys showed that injections of freshly-made heart cells quickly subsumed into the damaged areas of the heart and helped the organ to pump vigorously

Stem cell therapy a likely treatment for heart attacksScientists have found out a new treatment for heart attacks – the stem cell therapy. The scientists have observed that the stem cell therapy can partially repair damage of the organ. The treatment uses heart cells made in the lab from the skin of a genetically matching donor. Tests on monkeys showed that the injections […]
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