Nanorobots Target Cancerous TumorsCancer Research Breakthrough - Researchers effectively use swarms of nanorobots as drug delivery system against active cancerous cells of tumors.
Researchers have successfully used advanced nanotechnology to target cancer tumours with more precision than ever before. This is a big breakthrough in using nanocarriers in modern medicine. In this case ...More »
Kiwi Enhances Bowel HealthKiwifruit contains nutrients that may reduce constipation, in healthy adults.
With its characteristic fuzzy brown exterior and bright green flesh speckled with black seeds, kiwifruit (Chinese gooseberry) is an abundant source of vitamin C. Researchers from The New Zealand Institute ...More »
Latino Longevity Mystery UnraveledOften referred to as the "hispanic paradox", Latinos have a lower risk of mortality than other ethnic groups and researchers may have discovered the key.
A longevity mystery has been puzzling scientists for some time, according to a new study published online from Genome Biology. Latinos in America have a life expectancy of 82 years ...More »
Time of Day Influences Susceptibility to InfectionsCircadian rhythm affects the ability of viruses to replicate and spread between cells, causing higher susceptibility to infection at certain times of the day.
Routinely disrupted patterns in the body, such as unpredictable sleep patterns and shift work, play a major role in how and when infections occur in the body. A study suggests ...More »
Lessen Lunch CaloriesCooked oatmeal for breakfast increases feelings of fullness.
Enjoying a hearty breakfast may help a person to eat fewer calories at lunch. Allan Geliebter, from Columbia University Medical Center (New York, USA), and colleagues enrolled 36 men and ...More »
Exercise Curtails Death RiskRegular physical activity may reduce the risk of premature death, in urban and high-trafficked areas.
Physical activity heightens respiratory processes and may raise the deposition of air pollutants in the lung. But a team from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) submits that there are benefits ...More »
New Drug for Parasitic Infections May Save Millions of LivesA new drug, successfully tested on animals and now about to enter human testing, can knock out three killer diseases.
Parasitic infection afflicts up to 20 million people worldwide. Most of these people are located in the poorest of nations: Africa, Asia, and Latin America. These diseases are more commonly ...More »
Predictive PersonalityFriends may be best able to perceive personality traits that may raise your risks of death.
Previous studies suggest that self-rated personality traits predict risk of death. Joshua J. Jackson, from Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri, USA), and colleagues explored whether a person’s friends ...More »
Prebiotics for Exercise-Induced AsthmaBoosting good gut bacteria growth could help exercise-induced asthma aufferers.
Upper respiratory problems such as asthma affect 6.3 million children and 17.7 million adults in the United States. Asthma, categorized as chest tightness, coughing, shortness of breath and ...More »
Will a Protein Become the Next Big Sweetener?Brazzein, a fruit protein, is 2,000 times sweeter than sugar, and has fewer calories.
As consumers become more aware of their caloric intake, sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are losing their popularity and being replaced by low and no-calorie alternatives. A fruit protein called ...More »
More Fiber Lowers BPIncreasing dietary insoluble fiber intake may markedly lower systolic blood pressure.
Whole wheat and wheat bran foods are abundant dietary sources of insoluble fiber. GS Aljuraiban, from Imperial College London (United Kingdom), and colleagues analyzed data collected on 2,195 men ...More »
Balance Training Reduces Falls & InjuriesImproving balance may lower fall-related injuries by 20%, among older women.
Brittle bones are common among aging women, with falls having the potential to cause major disability risks. Fabienne El-Khoury, from the Pierre Louis Institute for Epidemiology and Public Health (France ...More »
New Superbug-Fighting Antibiotic Found in Nasal BacteriaResearchers have identified a bacterium found in the human nose that can produce antibiotics to destroy Staphyloccus aureus (Staph).
Scientists in Germany have created a new drug-resistant antibiotic they call "lugdunin." A bacteria (staphylococcus lugdunensis) that colonizes your naval cavity was discovered in the human nose, and can produce ...More »
Dried Plums Deter Colon CancerEating dried plums may beneficially affect gut bacteria.
Research suggests that eating dried plums can positively affect the gut microbiota – the bacteria that live in the gut – and possibly reduce the risk of colon cancer. Dr Nancy Turner ...More »
Does Burned Food Really Give You Cancer?Do you hesitate to eat a plate of barbecued food that has been blackened, because of the common belief that burned food could possibly cause cancer?
Acrylamide is a chemical molecule that forms when food is cooked at high temperatures. However, while it is known to be a potential carcinogen and toxic in its industrial ...
Distracted EatingEating “on the go” may prompt weight gain.
Dieters who eat “on the go’ may increase their food intake later in the day, which could lead to weight gain and obesity. Jane Ogden, from the University of Surrey ...More »
Obesity Linked to Premature Aging of BrainResearchers find that obese people's brains age more rapidly than those of leaner people, however, no connection was found in relation to cognitive abilities.
Scientists make a remarkable discovery that connects the brain with progressive aging and genetic illnesses. Middle-aged, obese individuals’ brains show something totally different from individuals who are not overweight, according ...More »
Attitude & LongevityFeeling youthful may improve a person's chances of living longer.
A large-scale study confirms the notion that feeling younger than your chronological age reduces the chances of dying. Andrew Steptoe, from the University College London (United Kingdom), and colleagues analyzed ...More »
Diabetics Should Think Twice Before Starting the Paleo DietThere is no long-term evidence showing the benefits of the Paleo diet for those with type 2 diabetes, and it may actually do more harm than good.
Associate Professor Sof Andrikopoulos of the University of Melbourne Department of Medicine, stated in the Medical Journal of Australia that those with type 2 diabetes should not get too hyped ...More »
Sleep for Healthy ThoughtsLate evenings, short sleep may promote repetitive negative thoughts.
People tend to have repetitive negative thinking when they have bothersome pessimistic thoughts that seem to repeat in their minds. Previous studies have linked sleep problems with such repetitive negative ...More »
Vitamin D Levels Affected by Birth Control PillsResearchers determine that taking estrogen-containing birth control pills increases Vitamin D levels and discontinuing them causes Vitamin D levels to plummet.
The main function of vitamin D is to provide the body with an ample supply of calcium, and maintain accurate levels of phosphorous levels in the blood. Calcium also supports ...More »
Turn Off the TVProlonged television watchers may be at higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism.
A serious and sometimes fatal lung-related vascular disease, pulmonary embolism is caused by obstruction of the pulmonary arteries by blood clots, generally formed in the leg vessels. Toru Shirakawa, from ...More »
Read More Books to Increase LongevityNew study determines that reading books may help us live longer by as many as two years, and the more frequently you read, the better.
Despite the recent popularity of the Kindle and other e-readers, sales of printed books are increasing. In 2015, there were 571 million units sold in the United States, compared to ...More »
Root for DepressionRhodiola rosea (roseroot) may have potential as a treatment option for major depressive disorder.
A common yet debilitating psychiatric condition, depression is a disorder for which many patients do not respond adequately to drug therapy. Jun J. Mao, from the University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania ...More »
The Importance of Nutrition in Mental HealthMounting evidence suggests that ensuring diet quality and addressing nutritional deficits have a role in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
With pharmacological approaches both costly in developed nations and largely inaccessible in developing countries, scientists and public health experts are looking at nutritional approaches to address mental health issues. Jerome ...More »
Air Pollution May Raise Stroke Risk FactorHigh levels of fine particulate matter pollutants may raise risks of carotid artery stenosis – narrowing of the neck arteries that often precedes stroke.
Two internal carotid arteries sit on either side of the neck and provide most of the brain's blood supply. When accumulated plaque breaks off from a narrowed section of ...More »
Beware Sugary BeveragesAs little as 1 or 2 servings of sugary drinks each day has been found to dramatically increase the risk of heart attack or fatal heart disease, type 2 diabetes,
A review of recent epidemiological studies and meta-analyses of studies investigating the health effects of drinking sugar-sweetened sodas has shown that drinking just one or two servings a day substantially ...More »
Anti-Aging Effects of a Satisfying Social CircleFrequent social interactions at age 20 and good-quality relationships at age 30 associate with higher levels of well-being at age 50.
Social connectedness is emerging as an important factor in mental health as well as longevity. Cheryl Carmichael, from the University of Rochester (New York, USA), and colleagues studied 133 people ...More »
Scientists Believe Aging Can Drive ProgressThere will be growth in medicine, robotics, and nanotechnology, due to the aging population, along with increased political risks.
Populations aging gracefully will ultimately drive progress and will likely boost advancements in medicine. Scientists are astonished at the scientific statistical numbers that surround our aging population. People are living ...More »
Daily Dose of Coconut Oil Generates Powerful Health BenefitsRecent study shows that just one tablespoon of coconut oil daily could promote weight loss and improve cardiovascular health
Coconut oil has previously been thought of as a “bad fat”, as it contains saturated fatty acids. Recent studies have shown that natural sources of saturated fats are actually not ...More »
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Does Burned Food Really Give You Cancer?
Do you hesitate to eat a plate of barbecued food that has been blackened, because of the common belief that burned food could possibly cause cancer?Read the full article »
The Importance of Nutrition in Mental Health
Mounting evidence suggests that ensuring diet quality and addressing nutritional deficits have a role in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.Read the full article »
Hormone That Reverses Cell Aging in Humans Identified
Danazol, a synthetic male hormone, reverses cell aging, potentially leading to new treatments to counter diseases caused by cell deterioration.Read the full article »
Looking through the Eyes of Alzheimer’s Disease
What do your eyes have to do with the development of Alzheimer’s disease? A lot, according to scientists.Read the full article »
Pineapples Halt Harmful Gut Bacteria
Enzymes found in roots and stems of pineapples show promise in the war against superbugs.Read the full article »
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