Shocking: Perils of work from home higher than its benefits

Researchers find stay-at-home employees tend to blur boundaries between personal and work time, and end up putting in more hours, which affects their health

Shocking: Perils of work from home higher than its benefitsWorking remotely is every office worker’s dream. You get to beat the long commute, stay in your pajamas and avoid in-office drama. But it turns out that working from home isn’t as great as it seems. The benefit is linked to higher levels of stress, insomnia and unpaid overtime. The United Nations International Labour Organization […]

The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brain

Previous research has pointed out those individuals who experienced neglect and abuse as children have decreased volumes of white matter in various areas of the brain. The volume and structure of white matter correlate with an individual's capacity for learning, and this component of the brain keeps on developing throughout early adulthood - unlike grey matter

The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brainIt is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma. According to data provided by the Children’s Bureau of the United States Department of […]

First-of-its-kind: Fellowship for undergraduate medical students

The curriculum for undergraduate medical students does not provide any scope for research activities, but, the fellowship started by Indian Public Health Association, (IPHA) Maharashtra Branch, aims to provide this scope through its research activities. The medical students have welcomed this initiative

First-of-its-kind: Fellowship for undergraduate medical studentsIndian Public Health Association, (IPHA), Maharashtra Branch started first-of-its kind research fellowship for undergraduate medical students. When curriculum for undergraduate medical students does not provide any scope for research activities, this fellowship aims to provide scope through its research activities. The aim of this fellowship is to inculcate research orientation among students in the undergraduate […]

Is there any way to prevent scars?

Despite many scientific advances, there is no definitive way of preventing or treating scars yet. But there are things that doctors and patients can do to reduce the extent of scar development

Is there any way to prevent scars?Scars are caused by the body’s inability to regenerate the complex connective tissue in our skin after injury. An anonymous researcher shared his own personal experiences, when it comes to talking about scars, he explained saying, “During my years as a research scientist, and I became very familiar with the sight of scars. From the […]

Lack of sleep changes your personality

In 1959, New York DJ Peter Tripp stayed awake 200 hours for charity. While the impact of his 'wakeathon' was far more dramatic than expected, doctors are still learning about why it changed him so much. Jakke Tamminen, a psychology lecturer at Royal Holloway, explains

Lack of sleep changes your personalityIn 1959, Peter Tripp, a popular New York DJ, pledged to stay awake for 200 hours for charity while continuing to host his radio show. Studies into sleep deprivation were rare at the time so no one knew what to expect. This made it a major event, not only for Tripp’s millions of listeners, but […]

India needs to expand the scope of EUS research, says Dr Jong H. Moon

A lot of diagnostic and therapeutical research work is responsible factor for the advancements in the EUS (Endoscopic Ultra Sound) technique. Dr Moon from South Korea explained to My Medical Mantra where India stands in the field of EUS research and what more should be done to expand it

India needs to expand the scope of EUS research, says Dr Jong H. Moon    One of the goals of the 2nd Asian EUS Congress aims is to spread awareness about the research and education in Endoscopic Ultra Sound (EUS). Dr Jong H. Moon Director, Digestive Disease Centre at Soon Chun Hyang University of Medicine, in Seoul, South Korea spoke with My Medical Mantra. He compared the penetration […]

Researchers pin hope on shark-inspired drug to treat fibrosis

Australian scientists hope a drug that mimics part of a shark's immune system may help treat an incurable lung disease

Researchers pin hope on shark-inspired drug to treat fibrosisIdiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) scars lung tissue, causing breathing to become progressively harder. It kills more than 5,000 people each year in the UK alone, according to the British Lung Foundation. Researchers hope a new drug, inspired by an antibody in the blood of sharks, can begin human trials next year. The drug, AD-114, was […]

New study takes researchers a step closer to ‘exercise-in-a-pill’

For individuals with limited mobility, engaging in regular exercise is not an easy feat. A new study may have brought us one step closer to a solution: "exercise-in-a-pill." Researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA, have discovered a chemical compound that can activate a gene normally stimulated by running

New study takes researchers a step closer to ‘exercise-in-a-pill’It goes without saying that physical activity is crucial when it comes to improving and maintaining health. However, for individuals with limited mobility, engaging in regular exercise is not an easy feat. A new study may have brought us one step closer to a solution: “exercise-in-a-pill.” Researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in […]

Night shifts have no link to breast cancer

The leading UK cancer experts have observed the data on 1.4m women only to find there was no association of breast cancer with night shift work

Night shifts have no link to breast cancerAs per a new research finding, women working late at night or in night shifts for a long time are at ‘no or little risk’ of developing breast cancer. In 2007, a World Health Organisation (WHO) committee, based on studies of animals and people, had said shift work ‘most likely’ had a link to breast […]

515 bacteria have found a new home: Your smart phone

Pune-based scientists found three new species of microbes from swabs taken from mobile handsets. Along with types of bacteria, scientists also found nearly 30 types of fungi from 27 handsets

515 bacteria have found a new home: Your smart phoneThere are more microbes on mobile phones than on toilet seats. While this has been known for the last few years, for the first time, Pune-based scientists found three new species of microbes from swabs taken from mobile handsets. Overall, the scientists had found more than 500 types of bacteria and nearly 30 types of […]
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