Explained: What is multiple gestation pregnancy

Pregnancy can raise a lot of questions. Women should speak with their healthcare provider if they think they may be experiencing a multiple gestation pregnancy.

Explained: What is multiple gestation pregnancyA multiple gestation pregnancy is one where the mother carries more than one foetus. According to March of Dimes, 3 per cent of women will experience a multiple pregnancy each year. Most multiple gestation pregnancies are with twins. This article looks at what happens with a multiple gestation pregnancy, the different symptoms that may occur, potential […]

Good news for diabetics: Potential protein target identified for reversing insulin resistance

People with diabetes are twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke as people without diabetes

Good news for diabetics: Potential protein target identified for reversing insulin resistanceInsulin resistance – a condition where the body’s cells fail to respond normally to the glucose control hormone insulin – increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and pre diabetes. Now, a team shows that removing or blocking a protein mainly secreted by immune cells reverses diabetic insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in obese […]

How many children you’ll have? Your DNA already knows

An improved understanding of the function of these genes may provide new insights for infertility treatment

How many children you’ll have? Your DNA already knowsYou may think that age, marriage status, and unprotected sex are factors that determine when a couple has their first child, but a new study suggests there may be a small genetic factor as well. The research from Oxford University found 12 specific areas of the DNA sequence which they believe are related to the […]

Facts you should know about Parkinson’s disease

Facts you should know about Parkinson’s diseaseParkinson’s disease can seem rather mysterious. For starters, it’s hard to diagnose, since the only way to be certain someone had it is to physically examine her brain after death. And even once you’re told that you have it, your prognosis will probably be murky, because it impacts everyone differently. Meanwhile, friends and loved ones may […]

10 fascinating ways in which your circadian rhythm functions

The natural rhythm in the body is a pretty amazing process that happens every day and has been chronicled for thousands of years – the first accounts date back to the fourth century BC

10 fascinating ways in which your circadian rhythm functionsOn November 6 at 2am, we’ll be setting the clocks back an hour. While this small shift leave us with a blissful extra hour of sleep – and who can complain about that – the shorter days and longer periods of darkness (grumble) can leave some people feeling blue and groggy. Even turning the clock […]

Overweight? 8 types of cancer you’re more likely to have

The good news in this rather bleak picture, the researchers write, is that weight gain is largely preventable.

Overweight? 8 types of cancer you’re more likely to haveBeing overweight or obese carries even more cancer risk than previously thought, according to a new review. The researchers—a working group convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer—examined more than 1,000 studies and found that obesity increased risk for 13 types of cancer, 8 more than had been previously linked to weight. In […]

Smoking more fatal to HIV patients than the disease itself

It is well known that smoking is bad for health, but we demonstrate in this study just how bad it is

Smoking more fatal to HIV patients than the disease itself  Smoking is so deadly that it may be more likely to kill HIV patients than the virus, researchers reported Thursday. A second study helps explain why — it causes dozens of cancer-causing DNA mutations. New cocktails of HIV drugs can keep patients healthy, even though they don’t cure the infection. And they work so […]

Here is how you can learn in your sleep

The three types of memories we consolidate in sleep are declarative (fact-based information), emotional, and operational, which includes skills like learning to ride a bike or play a song.

Here is how you can learn in your sleepIt has long been known that sleep is essential to the learning process. While our bodies are tuned down for eight hours of rest, our mind is hard at work, taking the information we’ve learned throughout the day and storing it within our mind’s brimming bank of knowledge and memories. Just what mechanisms are involved […]

Green Urban Spaces deliver multiple health benefits

The report concludes that there is a need for both small, local green spaces situated very close to where people live and spend their day

Green Urban Spaces deliver multiple health benefitsA new WHO report summarizing evidence on the health effects of green space in urban areas shows that green spaces offer numerous public health benefits, including psychological relaxation and stress reduction, enhanced physical activity and a potential reduction in exposure to – among other harmful urban factors – air pollution, noise and excessive heat. The […]

Total Recall: New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory

The team reports fully restoring the memory function of 75 per cent of the mice they tested it on, with zero damage to the surrounding brain tissue

Total Recall: New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memoryAustralian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques – structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. If a person has Alzheimer’s disease, it’s usually the result of a build-up of two types of lesions – amyloid […]