What causes people to poop right after eating?

People may sometimes feel the urge to poop immediately after eating. When this happens, the person may feel as though the food is passing straight through them. However, this is not the case

What causes people to poop right after eating?In fact, it can take 1-2 days before food finishes its journey through a person’s digestive tract. Therefore, a person who poops shortly after eating is likely to be passing food that they ate a day or two earlier. The most likely cause of needing to poop right after eating is the gastrocolic reflex. This […]

What causes itchy eyes?

What is known today about the science of itch comes mostly from studies on skin. Here, the purpose of itch is thought to be to encourage us to scratch, and, by doing so, dislodge any potential parasites that have attached themselves to our skin. Once itch nerve cells in the eye have been stimulated, they send signals to the brain along the spinal cord. Then, your brain then tells you that your eye is itching

What causes itchy eyes?In a person with allergies, the body has become hypersensitive to harmless substances, including pollen and grass, so the immune system must treat them as if they are pathogens The front of the eye, much like the outer layer of the skin, protects us from environmental harm. When potentially harmful substances come into contact with […]

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

Many childhood food allergies could be due to eating junk food, according to a new study. Children with food allergies, and children who eat a lot of junk food, have increased body levels of molecules called advanced glycation end-products (AGEs)

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new studyAGEs are proteins or fats found in foods that react with sugars to become glycated. They are therefore abundant in processed foods that are packed with sugar and fat like bacon, cake, pizza and burgers. Microwaved foods, as well as barbecued or roasted meat, are also high in AGEs. A new study from researchers at […]

Are allergies linked to anxiety and depression?

Researchers from Germany and Switzerland have recently investigated the possible associations between conditions relating to mental health, such as depression and anxiety, and the presence of different types of allergy

Are allergies linked to anxiety and depression?Their findings, they say, should prompt scientists to pay more attention to these links. Some research has suggested that certain allergic conditions can affect a person’s mental health. For instance, one study that last year found that having asthma, allergic rhinitis, or atopic dermatitis (eczema) could increase a person’s risk of developing a mental illness. […]

Excess consumption of salt can trigger allergies, cautions study

A new study shows that salt could actually contribute to the development of allergies. Salt is a common ingredient added to the daily diet of most people. But despite being essential to the human health, it was recently found to increase the risk of developing allergies

Excess consumption of salt can trigger allergies, cautions studyA new study shows that sodium chloride, mostly known as table salt, triggers the formation of certain cells that contribute to allergic conditions such as atopic dermatitis, EurekAlert reported on Wednesday. The team found that salt leads to the increase of Th2 cells in the body and even causes some cells that should not cause […]

What does the medical term ‘allergy’ mean?

An allergy is a damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially a particular food, pollen, fur, or dust, to which it has become hypersensitive

What does the medical term ‘allergy’ mean?A person can have an allergy to different kind of foreign stimuli. For instance a person can have an adverse reaction to dust, pollen, medicine, fur, eggs and the list goes on. A common allergy witnessed in Western countries is a peanut allergy, but Indians rarely get affected with a peanut allergy. Allergy inducing substances  […]

Seasonal allergies may be affecting your memory, new study

This study has given important insight into the link between the immune system and the brain.

Seasonal allergies may be affecting your memory, new studySeasonal allergies are an inconvenient nuisance, but a recent study suggests their long-term effect may go further than simply ruining a perfect spring day. New research has found that seasonal allergens are able to change the brains of mice in ways still not completely understood. The study found that brains of mice exposed to grass […]

Your daily activities can buy you infections!

Money can buy everything. But what it gives for free at times is unwarranted. Yes, we are talking about some infections that you may contract while you are unaware in public places or may be doing something very naturally and usually. And the bacteria can be transmitted through many sources. Along with money, infections occurring due to train handles, clothes, taps, passing pen and paper, sharing cosmetics, towels, visiting cards, cupboard handles are commonly seen. Here, the experts list out the ways to tackle it

Your daily activities can buy you infections!Amaya Gambhir* (28 years), went out for shopping with her family and picked up a few clothes for trials. After trying some clothes, she experienced severe itching and rashes. This soon turned into unbearable pain and redness on her back. “I rushed to a general physician and was told that this was due to trying […]

Exposure to pets during infancy found to reduce allergies later in life

A team of researchers at the University of Gothenburg has found that when infants live with pets, they grow up to have fewer allergies and other diseases

Exposure to pets during infancy found to reduce allergies later in lifeIn their paper published on the open access site PLOS ONE, the group describes their study of datasets that held information on children’s health and whether they had lived with pets as infants, and what they found. It is commonly believed that allowing infants and children to come into contact with germs helps their immune […]

‘My husband’s kiss can kill me’

Johanna Watkins, suffers from Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, a rare disorder of the immune system, which means she is allergic to almost everything, including her husband's scent

‘My husband’s kiss can kill me’Johanna and Scott Watkins’s date nights are very different from other couples. “Scott and I will try to watch a show together. We can’t be in the room together, because I’m allergic to him, but he will be three floors below me in a room on his laptop and I will be on mine and […]