Can hand sanitisers reduce infectious diseases?

The key to stopping disease is breaking the chain that allows pathogens to be transmitted from person to person. Either hand washing or sanitizing can do that, but is it proven that hand sanitisers can rally cut down diseases

Can hand sanitisers reduce infectious diseases?Q. With recent increase in use of sanitizers (hand lotions, wipes for supermarket carts, etc.) has there been any real impact on transmission of colds, flu or other diseases? A. The short answer is no one knows, because no one has studied whether hand sanitizers have cut down on the number of infectious diseases among […]

This gym’s new session swaps working out with sleeping

David Lloyd health clubs are offering "napercise" classes this weekend aimed, predominantly, at exhausted parents. So, in this class instead of sweating it out, you climb into a comfortable bed and sleep for entire 45 minutes and even burn calories

This gym’s new session swaps working out with sleepingImagine you reach your gym and instead of spinning you are invited for a sleeping session? Yes. You have read it right as David Lloyd health clubs are offering “napercise” classes this weekend aimed, predominantly, at exhausted parents. So, in this class instead of sweating it out, you climb into a comfortable bed and sleep […]

Sense of smell could be an effective way to predict Alzheimer’s disease

New research published in the journal Annals of Neurology suggests an individual's sense of smell could be useful in determining whether they are likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

Sense of smell could be an effective way to predict Alzheimer’s diseasePrincipal investigator Dr. Mark Albers, of the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and team found that by assessing the ability to recognize, recall, and distinguish different odors, they could accurately identify individuals who were at greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, with around 5.4 million […]

Seeking support from others can help beat depression, feel better

One of the hallmark symptoms associated with depression is persistent lack of motivation. Without the desire or willingness to complete regular tasks, a person can sink more deeply into their depression

Seeking support from others can help beat depression, feel betterDepression is a medical condition that causes a person to experience feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of motivation. More than just a temporary case of the blues, depression can be long-lasting. It may affect a person’s ability to perform daily activities, and can lead to thoughts of suicide. One of the hallmark symptoms associated […]

Lateral sleeping position influences clean-up of brain’s metabolic waste products, halts neurological diseases

Sleeping in lateral position is most popular in human and most animals and it most efficiently clears our brain of the metabolic waste products

Lateral sleeping position influences clean-up of brain’s metabolic waste products, halts neurological diseasesWhen we all go to bed, we tend to sleep on our back, side, stomach, or assume the fetal position. Our body posture when we sleep can influence our personality, well-being, and even our brain health. According to a recent study published in the The Journal of Neuroscience, sleeping on our side rather than our […]

4 never heard before signs of breast cancer women should know

In the new study, 83 percent of the women who had breast cancer symptoms and were diagnosed found a lump first. But a little more awareness of other signs can't hurt. But a lump isn't the only symptom. In fact, one in six women diagnosed with breast cancer first report a symptom other than a lump

4 never heard before signs of breast cancer women should knowMany women diagnosed with breast cancer share a common experience: They feel a lump that wasn’t there before, which ultimately turns out to be cancerous. It’s why women are told to be familiar enough with what their breasts feel like to notice any such changes. But a lump isn’t the only symptom of breast cancer. […]

Brain organoids give new insights into development of our brain

A new method could push research into developmental brain disorders an important step forward. Researchers said these "mini brains" offer insight into the processes with which individual nerve cells organize themselves into our highly complex tissues

Brain organoids give new insights into development of our brainA new method could push research into developmental brain disorders an important step forward. This is shown by a recent study at the University of Bonn in which the researchers investigated the development of a rare congenital brain defect. To do so, they converted skin cells from patients into so called induced pluripotent stem cells. […]

Reasons behind the irritatingly frequent urge to urinate

Those with an overactive bladder usually must urinate eight or more times a day, often awakening more than two times at night

Reasons behind the irritatingly frequent urge to urinateI have just one regret, about not having been born a male, and it concerns plumbing, namely how easy it is for men to eliminate liquid waste, whether by avoiding long bathroom lines or being able to relieve themselves discreetly when no facility is available. My male envy grew after I contracted poison ivy on […]

Why one feels hungry frequently even after being an overweight?

Dieting is largely ineffective in maintaining initial weight loss as numerous studies suggest the majority of dieters regain all lost weight with 3 to 5 years

Why one feels hungry frequently even after being an overweight?Hunger is a hormonal signal from your body to ultimately guide you to a certain body composition set-point, that your body regards as being the safest for your particular lifestyle history, in order not to die from food shortages (this might not be a contemporary type of danger for most of us anymore, but evolution […]

Lungs not just for breathing, key partner in blood formation

Scientists studying the lungs of mice discovered to their surprise that the lungs produced about half the platelets, blood components necessary for stanching, in the creatures' circulation, according to a release

Lungs not just for breathing, key partner in blood formationAll this time we thought lungs were just for breathing. It turns out they also play a key role in how blood is formed, suggests a study in Nature out of the University of California-San Francisco. Scientists studying the lungs of mice discovered to their surprise that the lungs produced about half the platelets, blood […]