Winter alert: Rheumatoid arthritis on a rise among youngsters

Dr Manan Gujarathi, an Orthopedic surgeon, SRV Mamata hospital, shares how to identify the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and how to tackle it, also how it may affect the youths

Winter alert: Rheumatoid arthritis on a rise among youngstersExperts say that there has been a steady rise in the number of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It is an autoimmune condition, where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, creating inflammation which causes swelling and pain in and around the joints. Often, we believe that arthritis is a disease associated with the […]

Dietary fibre and gut bacteria protect the cardiovascular system, reveals study

Beneficial gut microbes can produce metabolites from dietary fibre, including a fatty acid called propionate. This substance protects against the harmful consequences of high blood pressure

Dietary fibre and gut bacteria protect the cardiovascular system, reveals studyThe fatty acid propionate helps defend against the effects of high blood pressure, including atherosclerosis and heart tissue remodelling, a study on mice has found. Gut bacteria produce the substance, which calms the immune cells that drive up blood pressure, from natural dietary fibre. “You are what you eat,” as the proverb goes. But to […]

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 […]

Women’s health: Key signs and symptoms of HIV to watch out for

Given the importance of early detection, it is beneficial to keep an eye out for symptoms associated with the virus. Here are five common ones that occur in women

Women’s health: Key signs and symptoms of HIV to watch out forFlu-like symptoms During the weeks following the infection of the virus, the initial signs may present themselves similarly to that of flu — these would include headaches, tiredness, a sore throat, and a low-grade fever somewhere around 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The fever may also be accompanied by night sweats i.e. hot flashes of excessive and […]

Dry skin or psoriasis? Here’s how you spot the difference

Among the many challenges that accompany winter, dry skin is a common problem. Due to a drop in humidity levels, you are simply more prone to dried, irritated skin which can include signs like redness and flakes. But when is your dry skin a sign of a chronic condition known as psoriasis?

Dry skin or psoriasis? Here’s how you spot the differenceUnlike the wintertime scenario mentioned above, psoriasis is not seasonal in nature. It is regarded as an inflammatory disease since the problem is related to the immune system. While stress, obesity, infections, and habits like smoking can increase one’s risk, family history is believed to be the biggest risk factor as it is often passed […]

Starchy food may reduce autoimmune reactions in people with lupus, new research reveals

Starchy food may ease autoimmune reactions for people with lupus. Experiments with mice show that certain gut bacteria exacerbate the disease, but consuming starch can halt their growth

Starchy food may reduce autoimmune reactions in people with lupus, new research revealsLupus is a disease where a person’s immune system attacks their own body. Suspecting the condition could be affected by gut bacteria, Martin Kriegel at Yale University and his colleagues gave antibiotics to mice with lupus to deplete the bacteria in their gut. The results was that these mice then had less severe autoimmune responses […]

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 […]

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- […]

Dad blames dorm mould for daughter’s death from adenovirus. But how did it happen?

A University of Maryland student died last week from complications of adenovirus. An expert weighs in on if mould is linked to adenovirus, and other ways mould can damage your health

Dad blames dorm mould for daughter’s death from adenovirus. But how did it happen?Did mold in a University of Maryland dorm contribute to the death of freshman Olivia Paregol last week? Paregol died from complications of adenovirus, a common virus spread through close personal contact. After his daughter’s death, her father said that mould in her dorm room may have played a role. “It didn’t help the illness,” Ian Paregol […]

Maha: Central govt TB patient nutrition scheme greatly benefits poor patients

As the onslaught of TB deaths is rampant across the state, the TB nutrition scheme started by the central seems to be promising. As well all know, TB patients require a health immune system to function. Now with the help of this initiative, tuberculosis patients haves a better chance of defeating the disease and recovering from it

Maha: Central govt TB patient nutrition scheme greatly benefits poor patients  This health scheme was started by the central government on April 01, 2018. It has just been five months since this initiative was started. From April to September, so far, the TB nutrition scheme has helped around 8,7834 patients. The central government had allocated 600 crore rupees for this health scheme. This scheme has […]
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