Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer, reveals study

Having too few ‘friendly’ vaginal bacteria may increase a woman’s chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this, say researchers

Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer, reveals studyThe team, led by University College London, hope the finding could be used to identify women at high risk of the cancer, which has no screening test. However, they say that more work is needed to explore this. It is too soon to recommend women should be given protective doses of the good bacteria, they […]

How to have a healthy heart? Pursue higher education, suggests study

A genetic tendency to obtain more education was also linked with lower odds of smoking, being overweight and having unhealthy levels of blood fats, which could help explain the connection between more schooling and heart disease risk

How to have a healthy heart? Pursue higher education, suggests studyHave you ever wondered how to have a healthy heart? Pursuing higher education might be the answer as it has been linked to better jobs, greater pay and, now, even a healthier heart according to researchers. People who spend more years in school have a lower risk for heart disease, according to an international team […]

Regular sex associated with greater enjoyment of life in seniors, finds UK study

A new study shows that having sexual intercourse regularly even in the senior years is the key to good health. It not only improves the feeling of well-being but also improves contentment with life, the researchers explain. The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal Sexual Medicine

Regular sex associated with greater enjoyment of life in seniors, finds UK studyThe aim of the study was to investigate associations among sexual activity, problems and concerns, and experienced well-being in a representative sample of older adults. The study from the researchers at the Anglia Ruskin University and University College London looked at 6,879 British seniors (aged over 65 years) who reported having sex within the previous […]

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds study

It is known that poor mental health can affect appetite in a harmful manner. But how much of an influence do poor eating habits have on our susceptibility to mental health problems?

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds studyResearchers at the University College London, England reviewed several studies published in recent years to find out. Their review titled ‘Healthy dietary indices and risk of depressive outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies’ was published in Molecular Psychiatry on September 26. Dr Camille Lasalle and her colleagues conducted the review by aggregating […]

Anxiety in middle age could lead to dementia later on in life

A recent study suggests that living with moderate to severe anxiety in midlife may lead to dementia in later years. Clinically significant anxiety in midlife was associated with an increased risk of dementia over an interval of at least 10 years

Anxiety in middle age could lead to dementia later on in lifePeople with moderate to severe anxiety in middle age may be more likely to develop dementia as they get older, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from four previously published studies that tracked a total of almost 30,000 people for at least a decade. In each of the smaller studies, there was a clear […]

Meet an Italian family which feels no pain

The family members, a grandma, her two daughters and three grandchildren, suffer from congenital hypoalgesia, a disease that makes the patient insensitive to pain-inducing stimuli. People with this condition are more prone to a number of injuries, as they are unaware of injuries caused from suffering burns and fractured bones

Meet an Italian family which feels no painAn Italian family that is barely able to sense pain has had the genetic root of their shared disorder uncovered. Understanding this gene may lead to new painkiller drugs. The affected family members include a 78-year-old woman, her two middle-aged daughters, and their three children. All of them fail to sense pain in the way […]