July Yearly Archives

Vitamin C Intake Can Reduce Harm Inflicted to Baby’s Lungs in Pregnant Smokers

A new study by American Thoracic Society has found that women who are unable to quit smoking during their pregnancy may reduce harm inflicted to the unborn baby’s lungs by taking vitamin C supplements. VIA The scientists conducted their study on 252 pregnant smokers and their babies (after birth). The pregnant mothers were randomized to two groups. The participants of one of those groups received …

Six Ways Intermittent Fasting is Good For You – Edorium Journals

In intermittent fasting, the person manages his/her meals within an eating period of about 8 hours, and fasts for more than 12 hours. This kind of fasting, which was earlier only a religious practice, is now increasingly becoming a popular weight loss trend. Here are six proven benefits of intermittent fasting. VIA 1. Weight loss: This is the most sought-after benefit of intermittent fasting. Here …

Seven Good Things Jogging Can Do For You

Jogging is one of the simplest and easy-to-follow exercises which people of different age groups can practice. We have listed the seven proven benefits of jogging so that joggers are motivated to continue their jogging schedule and others can plan to take it up soon. VIA 1. Jogging improves mental health by releasing endorphins that de-stress you and make you feel good naturally. VIA 2. …

Supporting Kids and Youth with Brain Injuries to Smoothly Transit Back to Academic Settings

Worldwide, there is an increasing number of children with acquired brain injury (ABI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the US alone, annually some 700,000 children in the age group below 19 years sustain TBI requiring emergency treatment or hospitalization. Both ABI and TBI affect every facet of the child’s functioning including social, behavioral and cognitive. These children face noticeable challenges while transitioning back to …

Small Rises in Temperature Helps Body Fight Tumors and Infections Better

A multidisciplinary team of biologists and mathematicians from the Universities of Warwick and Manchester has found that small rises in the body temperature speeds up a key defense system that fights infections, wounds and tumors. VIA The researchers discovered that ‘Nuclear Factor kappa B’ (NF-κB) proteins get activated by inflammatory signals. These activated proteins make a cellular clock to go ticking, whereby NF-κB proteins start …

Surprising Reasons That Increase Your Chance of Acquiring Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver to cause liver disease and other critical complications. There are several lesser known reasons you are at the risk of this infection. These are discussed below. VIA 1. Being a baby boomer – Because you chances of hepatitis C infection before the virus’ identification is high. 2. Having received a blood transfusion before July 1992 – …

Study Finds That Hot Water Bath can Burn Calories Like Exercise

A small study by scientists at Loughborough University in the UK has discovered that men who took a long hot water bath for one hour burnt as many calories (some 140) as they had walked briskly for 30 minutes. VIA Though this study has its own limitations such as the involvement of only very few participants (only 14 men) and the hot water in the …

Combining Immune Therapy and Chemotherapy for the Effective Treatment of Lung Cancer

The leading cause of death worldwide is lung cancer, causing 1.7 million deaths annually. Chemotherapy, which is widely used to treat it, has its own limitations. It cannot heal, but just add a few months to the patient’s life. VIA A major study has now found that the odds of their survival could improve greatly if chemotherapy is given along with immune therapy. In immune …

A Traumatic Brain Injury Can Increase Your Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when an external force such as a blow injures the brain. This affects the functioning of your brain. TBI can be mild to severe, and its resulting effects may be various including confusion and/or loss of consciousness, difficulty thinking, disorientation, irritability, headache, memory problems, coordination problems, frustration, mood swings and attention deficits. VIA A new neurological study has found that …

Facts You Need To Know About Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation offers a permanent solution for hair loss which affects millions of people around the globe every year. Here are seven hair transplantation facts that you should know. VIA 1. Hair Transplant Procedures are of two types viz., FUT (follicular unit transplantation) and FUE (follicular unit extraction). The former involves cutting a scalp strip from the back of the head, and dissecting it into …

Adverse Effects of Sleep Deprivation in Kids, and Ways to Help Your Kids Get Adequate Sleep

Sleep is a vital factor for good health. Sleep deprivation can cause serious concerns in adults, adolescents and children. The risk is higher for adolescents and children, as at this age proper sleep is important for their optimal growth and development. However, a recent research found that most middle and high scholars are significantly sleep deprived. VIA Health effects of sleep deprivation in adolescents and …

Ten Symptoms Exhibited by Depression Patients

Depression is a severe medical illness. WHO says that 350 million people worldwide are affected by it. Since ups and downs in mood are a part of our life, many do not know what qualifies as clinical depression. Here are 10 symptoms to help you recognize this condition. 1.  Depressive Mood: Major depression is characterized by persistent emotional distress, extreme blankness and intense sadness. However, …

Vitamin D – An Effective Therapeutic Agent to Prevent or Treat Sinus

“Nearly all chronic sinusitis is caused by fungi, but blamed on bacteria – then mistreated using antibiotics,” says Joseph Mercola, MD, a nutrition specialist, who is also the founder of Mercola.com, the world’s most visited natural health website. VIA His statement is based on Mayo Clinic’s research-based evidences from the 1990s, which most physicians are still unaware of. He adds that other studies have found …

10 Myths Surrounding the Intake of Tea Debunked

Though tea is a healthy drink, numerous myths surrounding its intake exist. Ten of those are busted below. Myth 1: Black Tea with no Additives Should be Taken for Best Health Benefits- No, additives do not alter the antioxidant level in your tea. So, you can add milk, honey or lime to it. VIA Myth 2: Herbal Tea is Best for Combating Anxiety- Yes. But, herbal tea …

Women Need More Supplements Than Just Multi-Vitamins

Most women have a healthy active lifestyle with a lot of household chores, a full-time career and an engaging social life. So, some extras other than just the daily multi-vitamin dosage, is needed to keep women in top shape. These include- VIA 1. Calcium: Calcium is required to keep your bones healthy, and to prevent osteoporosis. So, take two 500 mg calcium tablets every day. …

Five Ways to Ensure Good Mental Health

Imbalances in life are the causative agents of mental health problems. These are a wide range of mental health conditions to disorders that affect your behavior, thinking and mood. Good mental health is all about the way you feel, think and handle the challenges in your life. You can ensure good mental health and well being by making simple changes to the way you live. …

Coffee- Is it Good or Not?

Today coffee is consumed by billions across the globe every day. However, it has always been debated over for its health effects. In the recent years, scientific studies have replaced the belief on rumors. However, the results of the plethora of studies are confusing, as some support drinking coffee while others oppose it. So, scientists began aggregating these studies into umbrella reviews to help gain …

Three Simple Science-Based Steps to Lose Weight Fast

Often weight loss programs have emerged to help people lose their body weight fast. But the problem with most of these are, they leave you unsatisfied and hungry that you tend to quickly give up on these plans. The new 3-step weight loss plan detailed in this article will help you lose weight without leaving you hungry. VIA 1. Lower your sugar and starch intake: …

Paleo – A Nutritional Approach That Works With Your Genetics

Paleo diet is a diet that was followed by our ancestors, who were head hunters. Today, it has gained popularity in the recent years to due to its weight loss potential. It is considered as the only nutritional approach that works with your genetics to keep you energetic, lean and strong, and hence is suggested as the healthiest way to diet. Here are the foods …

How to Get Enough Vitamin D For Your Body During The Colder Months?

Vitamin D is important for bone health. This vitamin is synthesized in your body when it gets exposed to the sun’s rays. A rough estimate says that, ten minutes a day sun’s exposure to ten percent of your body’s surface area is enough to provide your body with enough vitamin D. There are several factors interfering this. VIA For instances, people with darker skin need …

The Pros and Cons of Allowing Babies to Feed Themselves

Once babies discover that they can feed themselves, they want to do so. Parents often discourage this. However, over the last few years, some people have begun questioning if this is right. A study in New Zealand has found an answer to this. VIA They recruited pregnant women and randomly assigned them to one of two groups. Both the groups received standard midwifery and child …

Regular Exercise Strengthens the Communication Between Brain Cells

Recalling of experience are extremely complex processes that need good communication between the brain cells. The connections between neurons, referred to as synapses, are made up of chemical and electrical signals that pass on from cell to cell. These signals can flow with frequency and vigor or be irregular and weak. Previous research found that stress weakens the synapses. VIA In the current study, the …

Paper Strip Test- A New, Easy and Convenient Method to Diagnose Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is usually diagnosed using chest X-rays, which need costly, huge equipment or phlegm sample culture, which would be time consuming. Such tests are beyond the reach of people in remote areas in resource-limited countries. Healthcare workers in these places resort to a simple TB tests which works like a home pregnancy test. It diagnoses TB by detecting the presence of a biomarker called LAM …

A Revolutionary Breath Test Replaces Blood Test in Athletes and People Seeking Weight Loss

Scientists from ETH Zurich, a STEM university in Zürich, Switzerland, have come up with a sensor attached with a breath analyzer for testing the condition of athletes and people seeking weight loss. When an individual blows into this sensor, just like the way police ask vehicle drivers to do in order to screen them for alcohol intoxication, it detects the time when body starts burning …

The Mechanism Behind Potassium’s Role in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases

Potassium is a mineral nutrient which is very much needed for one’s good health. Your daily diet can provide you with sufficient amount of potassium, but sometimes an increased need for this nutrient can create insufficiency. This condition arises due to the intake of certain medications or higher amount of sodium. Previous researches have shown that increasing one’s intake of potassium can lower his or …

Hydrogel Burn Dressing – A New and Painless Solution for Treating Second-Degree Burns

Patients with second-degree burns experience immense pain daily during the long hours of re-bandaging. The pain is even more severe in case of third degree burns where nerves are burnt away. A revolutionary solution has been brought to this by Boston University’s Grinstaff Group, a team of postdoctoral and PhD students pursuing biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, pharmacology and chemistry. VIA They have developed the hydrogel …

Coupling DNA Cages and Light Beams for Targeted Delivery of Smaller Doses of Drugs

Taking high doses of drugs can affect unintended organs or tissues and lead to toxic side effects. But, getting smaller doses of drugs to go exactly where you intend them inside the human body is a real difficult thing. Researchers have been working for a long time to solve this issue. VIA Often drugs are big molecules with different locations on their surfaces which allow …

The Mechanism Behind Potassium’s Role in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases

Potassium is a mineral nutrient which is very much needed for one’s good health. Your daily diet can provide you with sufficient amount of potassium, but sometimes an increased need for this nutrient can create insufficiency. This condition arises due to the intake of certain medications or higher amount of sodium. VIA Previous researches have shown that increasing one’s intake of potassium can lower his …

Acid Reflux Medications can Lead to Liver Inflammation and Damage

Your liver plays an important role in food digestion, and processing and distribution of nutrients. You need a healthy liver for survival. Although your liver has the potential to regenerate itself post a damage, recurrent or long-lasting injury can lead to the formation of scar tissue. This scarring of the liver can cause cirrhosis, a condition which disrupts the normal functioning of the liver. Liver …

A Trick for Effectively Flossing Under a Retainer

Those who have a permanent retainer know the most challenging task posed by it is, keeping it clean. Retainers tied at the back of your teeth makes your teeth look good and serve their purpose very well without any extra help. However, they have their own disadvantages as well. They tend to gather plaque and need you to invest more effort and time for flossing. …

An Overview of Dactylitis or Sausage Fingers

Dactylitis is the inflammation of the toes or fingers. The term dactylitis is derived from the Greek word daktylos, meaning finger. Dactylitis is also referred to as “sausage fingers” as the swollen finger looks like a plump sausage. VIA The condition can be painful, embarrassing and debilitating as one may not be able to freely move or bend the digits of his foot and hand. …

Skin Cancer – Risk Factors and Protective Measures

People love going out and enjoying the sun, especially in the winter. However, research says that the number of incidences of skin cancer is increasing. In particular, the melanoma type of skin cancer has increased a lot among young women. Latest studies show that those who often use indoor tanning beds have a 74 percent increased risk of developing skin cancers, including melanoma. VIA Tanning …

Edorium Journals Triumphs: Indexed in Index Copernicus International

Edorium Journals is a reputed academic publisher with more than 45 high quality open access journals in various streams of surgical specialties, medical specialties and basic sciences. It exists with an aim of providing barrier-free knowledge in the fields of bio-medical research and development to one and all. Its scholarly content are published under the open access model defined under the open access declarations of …

Eating Mushrooms Replenishes The Anti-Aging Antioxidants in Your Body

A team of Penn State scientists have found that mushrooms have extraordinarily high quantities of two antioxidants which can help in fighting aging and boosting good health. The findings of this research has been published recently in the journal Food Chemistry. VIA In their study, the scientists detected high quantities of glutathione and ergothioneine- two vital antioxidants, in mushrooms. Previous studies have found that both …

The Way Rabies Virus Works at the Molecular Level

Rabies is a viral disease which is transmitted from animals to humans through bites or scratches. The infected host becomes aggressive owing to the ability of the virus to alter behavior. VIA When rabies virus gets into a host, it attacks the central nervous system. In humans, it results in a variety of symptoms such as confusion, anxiety, agitation, hallucination, partial paralysis, and in its …

A Casual Mechanism that Associates Cesarean Born Kids with Obesity

A new study published in the Science Advances journal has found a casual mechanism that explains why cesarean deliveries are likely to result in obesity in the progenies. Introduction Cesarean deliveries are often performed to save the life of the mother or the baby. These may also be recommended for other medical reasons. Sometimes, the mothers go for an elective surgery. So, there has been …