‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children, study finds  

Scientists have discovered that the rotavirus vaccine reduces the likelihood of children being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Rotavirus causes a severe gastrointestinal illness characterised by diarrhoea and dehydration. It is rarely fatal in developed countries but can be deathly in low-income countries

‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children, study finds  The authors of the current study looked at almost 1.5 million insurance records of American children born after 2001, who were followed for periods ranging from 1 to 16.5 years, depending on their year of birth and registration with the insurance firm. Among completely immunised children, the risk of type 1 diabetes went down by […]

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 […]

Gum disease may be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, here’s how to avoid it

Bacteria that cause gum disease have been implicated as a cause of dementia.  Here’s what you need to know

Gum disease may be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, here’s how to avoid itAn enzyme of the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis has been found in the brains of patients with the disorder, and causes neurodegeneration in mice. Traces of the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis, which causes chronic gum disease, have been found in the brains of people who had Alzheimer’s disease. The result suggests the bacterium may play a role […]

Bangladesh: ‘Tree Man’ readmitted to hospital due to relapse of his rare disease  

A patient in Bangladesh known as ‘tree man’ underwent extensive surgeries last year to remove wood-like warts from his hands and feet. Now, however, he says the unusual growths are starting to come back

Bangladesh: ‘Tree Man’ readmitted to hospital due to relapse of his rare disease  A year ago Abul Bajandar, a Bangladeshi rickshaw-puller dubbed ‘tree-man’ for the bark-like growths that once covered his body, appeared to have made a full recovery from the rare condition that has afflicted him for a decade. He had undergone extensive surgeries last year to remove wood-like warts from his hands and feet. But twelve […]

Doctors stumped by woman’s peculiar rashes, diagnose a rare disease

Doctors were unable to see the cause behind deteriorating condition of 47-year-old woman who was on ventilator for seven days. But the peculiar rashes on palms and soles made doctors to put suspicion about rickettsia

Doctors stumped by woman’s peculiar rashes, diagnose a rare diseaseHigh fever, body pain, low plate late count, low haemoglobin and rashes all over her body were the symptoms that she was experiencing. But the peculiar rashes on her palms and soles made doctors question whether she was suffering from a condition known as suspicion about rickettsia. Her condition was deteriorating with every passing day […]

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal, reveals study

A new study conducted by a researcher from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health suggests that all infectious diseases are driven by seasonal elements

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal, reveals studyProfessor of Environmental Health Sciences, Micaela Martinez, gathered data for 69 infectious diseases from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and peer-reviewed journal articles. She then mapped the time of year when outbreaks tended to occur, ranging from common infections to rare tropical diseases. As reported in the journal […]

6 natural foods that can help you combat inflammation, reduce risk of disease

While the link between inflammation and cancer is being researched, you can incorporate these foods in your diet to combat it

6 natural foods that can help you combat inflammation, reduce risk of diseaseYour body has a natural defence system, and when there is a foreign object or an irritant that’s affecting it in a negative way, your body’s natural reaction is to fight. Inflammation is a self-protecting response, where white blood cells and chemicals fight off foreign substances. However, sometimes the body responds when there is no […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: 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

#WorldAlzheimersDay: 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 […]

Airport security trays carry more germs than toilets, reveals study

Next time you go through airport security, you may want to wash your hands afterwards. A new study finds airport security trays are a hotbed for germs that can cause illnesses in humans, such as the flu and the common cold

Airport security trays carry more germs than toilets, reveals studyHere’s a question: In which parts of the airport do you think you are most likely to come into contact with viruses? British and Finnish researchers examined various surfaces of the Helsinki Airport in Finland to find out. The study titled ‘Deposition of respiratory virus pathogens on frequently touched surfaces at airports’ was published in […]

Do you spend more than 10 hours sitting? You’re at high risk of heart-related death

It was found in analysis that compared to sitting for less than three of one’s waking hours each day, over 10 hours of sedentary time was tied to an 8 percent increase in risk for developing heart disease

Do you spend more than 10 hours sitting? You’re at high risk of heart-related death(Reuters Health) – Being sedentary, at least in moderation, is unlikely to cause heart disease, according to a new review of past research. Based on their analysis, researchers conclude that only very high levels of sedentary time –more than 10 hours per day – are linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or […]
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