Diabetic women more prone to depression and anxiety than men

Study reveals that though diabetics are more vulnerable to depression and anxiety, it is more prevalent in Type II diabetics

Diabetic women more prone to depression and anxiety than menDepression and anxiety are twice as more prevalent in patients with Type II diabetes than in healthy people, says a study published in the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism on World Diabetes Day (November 14). The study was conducted by doctors at Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in […]

Here is why vomiting blood is a medical emergency

It is recommended that treatment is sought immediately to determine and treat the underlying cause

Here is why vomiting blood is a medical emergencyVomiting blood, also referred to as hematemesis, is caused by a variety of medical conditions. These conditions can range from a simple nosebleed to a serious bleed in the gut. Hematemesis does not refer to the presence of streaks of blood in the vomit. Instead, it refers to more significant amounts of blood that have […]

Explained: Pain – how and why we feel it

Brain Research have now discovered that pain is not just a matter of nerves but that non-neuronal cells, the glial cells, are also involved in clinically relevant pain models

Explained: Pain – how and why we feel itThe sensation of pain occurs when neural pathways conduct excitation generated by tissue damage to the spinal cord, where the nociceptive information is extensively pre-processed. From there, the information is transmitted to the human brain, where the sensation of “pain” is finally created. This is the general belief. However, researchers from the Division of Neurophysiology […]

Smokers more likely to be affected by this life-threatening condition

Researchers find recent quitters had an approximately 2.6 to 3.5 fold increased risk for both clinical and asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm in next 15 years compared to never smokers

Smokers more likely to be affected by this life-threatening conditionPeople who smoke may be nearly twice more likely to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm than the general population, but they can lower their risk of the potentially life-threatning condition by quitting, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in […]

Cancer affects men and women differently

Read about five of the most dangerous types of cancer for both genders

Cancer affects men and women differentlyAlong with heart disease, cancer is still one of the leading causes of death in American adults — surpassing the number of lives claimed by chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, or diabetes by thousands. And among the nearly 600,000 people who die from cancer every year in the United States, there are a few types […]

Exposing your skin to heat during winters can give you bizarre skin condition

Being near heat sources will not only leave your skin drier than usual, but they can also come with a more dangerous downside

Exposing your skin to heat during winters can give you bizarre skin conditionYour beloved electric blanket or space heater never fails to keep you cozy on cold, drafty days. And while you might already know that hanging out near (or under) these heat sources could leave your skin drier than usual, they can also come with a more dangerous downside. Turns out, they can actually burn you. […]

Why a tune keeps playing in your head for days on end and how to get rid of it

Researchers at Durham University suggest some songs are more likely to stay with us based on their melodic content

Why a tune keeps playing in your head for days on end and how to get rid of itMany of us have experienced last song syndrome: We get in the car, turn on the radio, and hear the same top 40 songs on repeat every hour. Suddenly, we catch ourselves humming the melody of a song, and hear it play on a continuous loop in our heads. So, what makes some songs catchier […]

 5 early symptoms of pregnancy before you take the test

Though tests are sure way to find out if you’re pregnant, but they may not work until several weeks into the pregnancy

 5 early symptoms of pregnancy before you take the testYou’ve had unprotected sex, whether planned or accidental, and now either you or your partner are wondering “could we be pregnant?” Although pregnancy tests are the most accurate way to answer this question, they often don’t work until several weeks into the pregnancy. However, there are still early signs of pregnancy; here’s what to look […]

Your resistance to antibiotics maybe due to your own DNA molecules

Study finds plasmids to be one of the major threats to public health and antibiotic resistance may lead to 10 million deaths per year by 2050

Your resistance to antibiotics maybe due to your own DNA moleculesA new study led by scientists at the University of Oxford has found that small DNA molecules known as plasmids are one of the key culprits in spreading the major global health threat of antibiotic resistance. Using a novel experimental model, the international team of researchers show that plasmids, which live inside bacteria and are […]

How India can learn from the London Fog of 1873

Air pollution is the fourth top cause of death globally, after poor diet, high blood pressure and smoking

How India can learn from the London Fog of 1873In December 1873, London was blanketed for a week in a yellow fog so thick that people could not see their feet. “Ladies & gentlemen,” Mark Twain said in a public lecture at the time, “I hear you, & so know that you are here — & I am here, too, notwithstanding I am not […]