Here’s how our bones heal after a fracture

In most cases, bone makes use of its remarkable ability to regenerate. This means that the new bone that fills the fracture closely resembles the bone before the injury, without a trace of a scar

Here’s how our bones heal after a fractureMany people have experienced or at least seen someone with a fracture at a certain point in time. Broken bones are painful, but the majority heal very well. The secret lies in stem cells and bone’s natural ability to renew itself. We may take our bones for granted or are not aware of its amazing […]

Researchers discover link between immune system and postpartum depression

The study by researchers at The Ohio State University was presented November 06 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting

Researchers discover link between immune system and postpartum depressionThe immune system might play an important role in the development of postpartum depression after a stressful pregnancy, new research suggests. Areas of the brain responsible for mood regulation showed signs of inflammation in the study, which used an animal model of postpartum depression to examine the possible connection between the immune system, the brain […]

Parents, junk food can damage your child’s immune system!

Junk food is a term used for food that has little or no nutritional value, and is loaded with fats, refined flour, sugars and sodium. Children who consume junk food often have no room for nutritious food and they develop constant craving for it. It can put your child at a risk of obesity and heart diseases, later in life. Keep the gastrointestinal tract healthy and inflammation at its lowest by limiting foods listed below:

Parents, junk food can damage your child’s immune system!  Junk and fried food Eating junk and processed food causes our immune system to respond with an inflammatory reaction, to provide protection to our tissues and cells. Chronic inflammation then hinders our ability to fight infections. Too much salt, sugar and fat cause’s harmful bacteria to grow in the digestive system thereby compromising your […]

Key signs that your body is craving for more protein

The recommended daily intake for adult women and men is 46 grams and 56 grams respectively. It is possible for vegetarians, vegans, or people under other restrictive diets to experience a mild or severe deficiency without realising it. Here are a few signs to watch out for

Key signs that your body is craving for more proteinYou feel hungry all the time Find yourself overeating throughout the day? Your increased appetite may be a sign of inadequate protein in your diet, as noted by a 2013 study from the University of Sydney, Australia. “We found that regardless of your age or BMI, your appetite for protein is so strong that you […]

Poor sleep slows down wound healing in people with type 2 diabetes

People with Type 2 diabetes who don’t sleep well could need more time to heal their wounds, according to a new study published by researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Poor sleep slows down wound healing in people with type 2 diabetesType 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and it impacts the ability of the body to produce insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. One serious complication of diabetes are ulcers that can form from wounds. Feet are one of the most common places of injury. Small wounds that develop on […]

Bouts of fever may make us more resilient to cancer, suggests study

In a new study, scientists have explored the relationship between fever and cancer incidence. The recurring patterns in patient accounts suggest the existence of an inverse relationship between the history of infectious fever and cancer risk which are documented throughout decades of medical literature

Bouts of fever may make us more resilient to cancer, suggests studyInfectious fever makes our bodies more resilient to cancer by increasing and strengthening a particular group of cells in the immune system. At present, this is just a theory. For decades, studies have suggested that there is a link between history of infectious fever and lower risk of cancer – but as yet, there is […]

Cancer breakthrough: Primary breast cancer tumours can stop their own spread

Breast cancer ranks as the number one cancer among Indian females with rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality of 12.7 per 100,000 women, according to the union health ministry

Cancer breakthrough: Primary breast cancer tumours can stop their own spreadAfter receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, a person’s outlook is influenced by several factors – the most important of which is the extent of the cancer and whether it has spread beyond the original site of the tumour. For instance, the 5-year survival rate for women with stage 2 breast cancer is approximately 93 per […]

Researchers identify new potential biotherapy to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered that a modified version of an important immune cell protein could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers identify new potential biotherapy to treat Alzheimer’s diseaseIn a mouse model of the disease, the researchers found that a soluble version of toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) reduced the accumulation of the toxic β-amyloid (Amyloid beta) that causes the degeneration and death of neurons. The immune system plays a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by reducing the accumulation of β-amyloid aggregates […]

Exposure to air pollution reduces cognitive intelligence, reveals study

Just as air pollution impairs the lungs and reduces life expectancy, it also seems to harm the brain and cognition skills, especially among the elderly, a group of Chinese researchers has found. Impact of high levels of toxic air ‘is equivalent to having lost a year of education

Exposure to air pollution reduces cognitive intelligence, reveals studyExposure to air pollution not only affects our physical health but also reduces our intelligence levels, according to new findings from a study conducted in China. Participants showed a decline in cognitive performance in both verbal and math tests. The study titled ‘The impact of exposure to air pollution on cognitive performance’ was published in […]

Scientist discover new ‘micro-organ’ which plays a key role in immune response

Researchers have identified a brand new ‘micro-organ’ inside the immune system of mice and humans , the first discovery of its kind for decades, and it could put scientists on the path to developing more effective vaccines in the future

Scientist discover new ‘micro-organ’ which plays a key role in immune responseResearchers from Australia’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research identified a structure that ‘remembers’ past infections and vaccinations, and is filled with immune cells of many kinds which respond to pathogens that the body has encountered before. The structure is strategically positioned on the outside of lymph glands to detect infections early, according to researchers. It […]
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