Health

Infliximab for reducing inflammation

Infliximab reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation. Infliximab is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and ankylosing spondylitis. Infliximab is also used to…

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Wi-fi and cellphones increase the risk of miscarriage

Wi-fi and cellphones increase pregnant women’s risk of suffering a miscarriage by nearly 50 percent, new research reveals. Magnetic field (MF) non-ionizing radiation, which is also given off by power lines and cell towers, has…


Kidney disease increases the risk of diabetes

Diabetes is known to increase the risk of kidney disease, kidney dysfunction also increases the risk of diabetes. The two-way relationship between kidney disease and diabetes is urea. The nitrogen-containing waste product in blood comes…


Sinuval for treating nasal polyps

FDA has approved Sinuva (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant, a new in-office treatment option for recurrent nasal polyps. Sinus Implant, a new targeted approach to treating recurrent nasal polyp disease in patients who have had previous ethmoid…


Fasting diets boost brain power

Intermittent fasting may provide brain with more energy, improves memory and learning capabilities. When mice were fed every other day, they grew more neurons and synaptic connections, improving their cognitive functions. During intermittent fasting, the…


Urea in the brain causes dementia

 The build-up of urea in the brain to toxic levels can cause brain damage – and eventually dementia. Metabolic linkages between Huntington’s, other neurodegenerative diseases and type-2 diabetes. Huntington’s Disease – one of seven major…


How Zika virus induces congenital microcephaly

Epidemiological studies show that in utero fetal infection with the Zika virus (ZIKV) may lead to microcephaly, an irreversible congenital malformation of the brain characterized by an incomplete development of the cerebral cortex. However, the…


Social phobia linked to autism and schizophrenia

Latest research shows that people who find social situations difficult tend to have similar brain responses to those with schizophrenia or autism, the areas of the brain that show increased response when exposed to unexpected…


Genetic mutations start after conception

Hundreds of minor genetic mutations start to form in the cells of an embryo after conception, some of these mutations occur as sex cells are forming in the embryo. That means they can become part…


How food influenced how fat is stored

Scan images reveal for the first time how weight is stored in the body. Compared to a low-fat diet, eating Mediterranean foods with a minimal-carbohydrates intake for lunch just three times a week significantly reduces…


Education reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

The theory that education protects against Alzheimer’s disease has been given further weight by new research. Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia. Building of ‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’ of misshapen proteins lead to the…


Viruses share gene with some organisms

A new study finds that viruses share some genes exclusively with cells that are not their hosts, viruses swap genes with a variety of cellular organisms and are agents of diversity. The study looked at…


Antiretroviral drug not effective for viral suppression

Researchers conducted a randomized double-blind study of the effectiveness of an HIV vaccine and has found it to be ineffective in suppressing the virus. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) drugs allow people infected with the virus to…


Exercise changes gut microbiota

What we eat affects the microbes that live in our intestine, collectively known as the gut microbiota. According to two new studies, however, exercise has the same effect. Two new studies suggest that exercise independent…


Ozempic for treating type 2 diabetes

Ozempic is an injectable prescription medicine for adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is not recommended as the first choice of medicine for treating diabetes. Ozempic is not a substitute for insulin and is…



Women are more fit than men

Women can process oxygen more quickly than men during exercise. Quick oxygen uptake places less strain on the body’s cells and is considered an important measure of aerobic fitness. The study compared oxygen uptake and…


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Antibiotics may reduce the ability of immune cells

Antibiotics normally act in concert with an organism’s immune system to eliminate an infection. However, the drugs can have broad side effects, including eliminating “good” bacteria in the course of fighting off a pathogen. Researchers…


Aspiring improves effectiveness of cancer treatment

Adding aspirin to some existing cancer drugs could increase their effectiveness against a group of tumours resistant to treatment, scientists are hoping clinical trials could soon be underway for people with lung, pancreatic and colorectal…


Papillomaviruses cause non-melanoma skin cancer

UV radiation has been known for a long time to be a risk factor for the development of skin cancer. Simultaneous infection with human papillomaviruses (HPV) has also been suspected to promote skin cancer, particularly…