Jet lag can cause liver cancer

With constant travelling through different time zones, working in night shifts, staying awake at regular sleep time, the central clock is chronically disrupted, which affects clocks in other tissues controlled by it

Jet lag can cause liver cancerResearchers at the Baylor College of Medicine have concluded that jet lag can be a major cause for liver related diseases. Using mice, the scientists showed that repeated jet lag increases both obesity related liver disease and the risk of liver cancer. The study appears November 23 in Cancer Cell. “Liver cancer is on the […]

The artificial pancreas is here

The artificial pancreas is a system that can figure out how much insulin the body needs in real time and then deliver that amount on its own

The artificial pancreas is hereType 1 diabetics, who do not produce the hormone insulin, must be vigilant about their blood glucose (sugar) levels. Chronic high blood sugar, which results from too little insulin, can lead to nerve and organ damage; low levels can cause seizures or death. The current gold standard in care involves a continuous glucose monitor (a […]

This is why Kuch Kuch Hota Hai when you fall in love

Racing heartbeat and shaky knees are not the only after-effects of falling in love, there is much more happening inside your body and brain when you’re in love

This is why Kuch Kuch Hota Hai when you fall in loveFalling in love takes a physical toll on our bodies in the most unexpected ways including a racing heart, sweaty palms, and shaky knees. These external signs are apparent to the naked eye, but what happens to the body internally that makes us feel oh so good is seldom seen. Our body’s chemistry is rewired […]

Type-2 diabetes striking our young generation

Diabetologist raise concern over its potential threat to city dwellers.

Type-2 diabetes striking our young generationOn the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Diabetologists say, in last few years, they have witnessed a rise in type 2 diabetes in adolescent age group. “Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease and was earlier seen in 35+ plus age group. We are seeing a peak in Type II in the age group of […]

Alternatives to Viagra: Pills, herbal remedies, and other treatments

There are many alternatives to Viagra, which can improve or reverse the symptoms of erectile dysfunction

Alternatives to Viagra: Pills, herbal remedies, and other treatmentsViagra is a well-known drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, a distressing and common condition. There are many alternatives to Viagra, which can improve or reverse the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. These options include drugs, medical treatments, lifestyle changes, and alternative remedies. What is Viagra? Viagra was developed in the United Kingdom. In 1998, […]

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 […]

Giving birth to first child at older age may increase mother’s lifespan

Contrary to conventional belief of older age in mothers being linked to a variety of adverse birth outcomes, new study concludes it may also have a positive effect

Giving birth to first child at older age may increase mother’s lifespanThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that the average age of mothers has increased from 24.9 years in 2000 to 26.3 years in 2014. The proportion of women who became first-time mothers between the ages of 30-34 increased by 28 percent between 2000-2014. First births in women aged 35 years and over […]

Here is what donated blood does to your body

The real risks from a blood transfusion come from the body’s reaction to a stranger’s blood

Here is what donated blood does to your bodyIt can be an icky thought to imagine someone else’s blood flowing through your own veins. Blood is one of the bodily fluids through which all sorts of diseases can be transmitted. And adding to the weird factor, blood carries a person’s DNA, the signature that is supposed to be unique to their body. But […]

Coming soon: A fully functional bioartifical kidney

This work could replace the need for dialysis or transplantation in the millions of patients with kidney failure

Coming soon: A fully functional bioartifical kidneyInvestigators are getting closer to creating a functional bioartificial kidney, with advances presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. A bioartificial kidney could replace the need for dialysis or transplantation in the millions of patients with kidney failure. A key requirement for such a device is the formation […]

How a drug changed her life and helped her get over cancer anxiety

One woman describes her powerful experience in a clinical trial of the drug psilocybin

How a drug changed her life and helped her get over cancer anxietySurviving cancer is a milestone every patient wants to reach, but waiting to hear if the cancer has recurred is its own nightmare. In 2010, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and even though my chemotherapy was a success, my anxiety made me a mess. I was approaching the two-year mark of being cancer-free (most […]