Menopause: Effective diet tips to help you ease your transition

Menopause kicks in when menstruation comes to an end and the ovaries stop releasing eggs. Perimenopause is the preceding period, usually lasting for 4 years on average, characterised by a decline in the levels of estrogen in the body. Symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and night sweats, could be reduced with a Mediterranean-style diet

Menopause: Effective diet tips to help you ease your transitionThere is no question that perimenopause and menopause mark a time of change and adaptation for the body. Moreover, the extent or severity of accompanying symptoms depends on a variety of factors ranging from genetics to lifestyle habits. Hot flashes, one of the most common symptoms linked to menopause, was believed to occur due to […]

Know about the connection between autoimmune disease and rheumatology

In an autoimmune disease, the immune system makes a mistake and attacks the healthy cells and tissue of the body. Some autoimmune diseases target one organ and other diseases, like lupus, affect the whole body

Know about the connection between autoimmune disease and rheumatologyAn autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. Our immune system is responsible for guarding us against germs like bacteria and viruses. When it senses these foreign invaders, it sends out an army of fighter cells to attack them. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases- […]

Gene editing tool may inadvertently raise cancer risk, caution scientists

CRISPR-Cas9 is an exciting gene editing tool that scientists hope they will be able to use in preventing cancer. However, a new study warns that the use of this very strategy could actually increase the risk of cancer

Gene editing tool may inadvertently raise cancer risk, caution scientistsResearchers from the Britain’s Cambridge University and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute said more research needs to be done to assess whether using CRISPR-Cas9 – a type of molecular “scissors” that make gene editing a possibility – might lead to the development of treatments that have added cancer risk. The team, led by Jussi Taipale at Cambridge, […]

Use of baby wipes tied to childhood food allergy risk, warns study

The factors contributing to food allergy include the genetics that alter skin absorbency, use of infant cleansing wipes that leave soap on the skin, skin exposure to allergens in dust and skin exposure to food from those providing infant care. A food allergy is triggered when these factors occur together

Use of baby wipes tied to childhood food allergy risk, warns studyParents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned. Researchers have hailed a ‘major advance’ in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and intolerance to certain foods. They suggest that an increasing failure by […]

Unhealthy body fat interlinked to father’s genes, finds study

Father’s genes were linked to white tissue fat, the type created by our body to store energy when we consume too many calories

Unhealthy body fat interlinked to father’s genes, finds studyWhile brown fat cells can protect against obesity by burning excess calories, too many white fat cells can have the opposite effect, leading to excess weight gain and associated health risks. New findings reveal which parent’s genes lead to the development of which type of fat. The study titled ‘LincRNA H19 protects from dietary obesity […]

Your genes determine how your heart rate responds to exercise, finds study

Your genes can determine how your heart rate and blood pressure respond to exercise - and may act as an early warning of future problems with your heart or blood vessels - according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology

Your genes determine how your heart rate responds to exercise, finds studyWhen people exercise, their heart rate and blood pressure increase. However, the magnitude of this increase is different for different people. Previous research has shown that abnormally large increases in blood pressure during exercise makes it more likely that people will suffer from future high blood pressure. Therefore understanding why people react differently to exercise […]

Breast cancer’s deadliness is influenced by genes, reveals study

An international team of scientists have confirmed that both rare and common mutations of our genes are linked to the development of breast cancer, including tumour characteristics and corresponding deadliness

Breast cancer’s deadliness is influenced by genes, reveals studyInterestingly, they discovered that the rare mutations were linked to more aggressive tumours, while the common mutations were associated with less aggressive tumour characteristics The study was led by Dr. Li Jingmei, Senior Research Scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), together with a team at Karolinska […]

World Strike Day: Higher iron levels linked with increased risk of certain strokes

People with higher iron levels may be at greater risk of certain types of stroke, a new study reveals

World Strike Day: Higher iron levels linked with increased risk of certain strokesA team from Imperial College London analysed the genetic data of more than 48,000 people and said they were surprised to find higher iron levels were associated with an elevated risk of cardioembolic stroke. These strokes are typically caused by blood clots travelling from the heart to the brain, blocking blood and oxygen supply. This […]

Scientific study reveals why certain people are more resilient to depression

Most antidepressants work by lowering levels of serotonin transporters in order to slow down the removal of serotonin from between the nerve cells. For the new study, Dr McMahon and team recruited 23 participants - 13 of whom where women - who had not developed depression despite having the 5-HTTLPR gene which can make an individual more prone to seasonal affective disorder

Scientific study reveals why certain people are more resilient to depressionA new study used a model of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) to find out why some people don’t develop depression despite being genetically predisposed to it. The findings also shed light on potential new treatments for seasonal depression. The symptoms seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are so similiar to those of depression that it can sometimes […]

Being tall can raise your risk of having varicose veins, says study

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that can be seen just under the surface of the skin, usually in the legs. The study also identified 30 genes linked to varicose vein disorder and to a strong genetic correlation with deep vein thrombosis. It was published on September 24 in Circulation

Being tall can raise your risk of having varicose veins, says studyThe taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers that examined the genes of more than 400,000 people in search of clues to what causes this common but little understood condition. “Genes that predict a person’s height may be […]
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