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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 …

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Patients to Cope with Chronic Pain

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a psycho-social interventional practice, is used for improving mental health. Initially, it was used for eating disorders, but now a range of issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, and anger problems are dealt using it. VIA An article published by Wolters Kluwer in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice talks of how CBT is a priceless …

HPV Vaccination Offers Long Term Protection Against The Most Virulent Strains of the Virus

Researchers have reported in the Pediatrics journal that boys and girls who received the HPV vaccine enjoy its long term protection against the most virulent strains of the virus. Their conclusions are based on decade of data. These findings have led them to recommend more widespread and early administration of the HPV vaccine even before the exposure of adolescents and preadolescences to the virus. VIA …

Tips to Avoid the Harmful Effects of the Sun on Your Skin

Medical science says that over 90% of skin cancers are due to sun exposure. It is true that exposure to sun’s UV light causes premature skin aging, sunburn, skin cancer and skin damage. Skin cancer and skin damage risk are associated with the number of sunburns an individual experiences during his or her life time. Physical characteristics such as freckles, blond or red hair, green …

Seniors with Hypertension Should Aim for Lower Blood Pressure than the Commonly Recommended Level

One of the major public health issues is hypertension, which is high blood pressure. One in every three American adults, and three in every four in the above- 75- age- group are affected by it. Although it produces no symptoms, it is a main risk factor for serious health issues including cognitive function decline, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, and heart attack. businessdayonline Blood pressure …

Smog’S Effect On Your Respiratory System – The Molecular Pathway

Depending on its location in the earth’s atmosphere, ozone plays two contrasting roles. When it is in the stratosphere (upper atmosphere), it acts as a protective layer that prevents the entry of UV rays into the troposphere (lower atmosphere). And when it is present in the troposphere, it is a product of photo chemical smog, which acts as an air pollutant which has harmful health …

Editing Human Genes in Embryos to Correct Inherited Diseases

For many years now, scientific advancements are capable of altering genetic material in a cell by utilizing a technique called CRISPR. Our genome comprises of DNA. These DNAs are made up of long sequences of base pairs. Each base is represented by one of the four letters- A, T, G and C (Adenine, Thymine, Guanine and Cytosine respectively). These genetic alphabets sequence in a particular …

Dissolvable Microarray Patch – A Pain-free Alternative to Flu Injection

Statistics say that every year thousands die in the U.S. due to flu and its complications. A yearly flu vaccine is the most effective method to protect oneself against the disease. However, not everyone gets vaccinated. In the year 2015-2016, approximately only 42% of adults and 59% of children received their flu vaccine. Scientists have been working on developing different painless technologies like nasal sprays …

Immunotherapy: Mapping Genes to Better Precision Oncology Care.

Immunotherapy is the new treatment for cancer where the body’s own immune system is used to help in fighting the cancer cells. Immunotherapy works either by making the immune system fight harder or in a smarter way to overcome the cancer cells or specifically, by aiding the immune system with added components, like man-made proteins for the immune system. source This therapy works mainly in …

A New Brain Network that Works Only for Social Interactions

We would do anything to know what is going on in the other person’s mind, to know what others are thinking. To a certain extent, we are able to deduce what the person opposite to us is thinking and we frame our responses and interactions with them accordingly. These understandings and interpretations of, thoughts and interactions, is necessary for the functioning and maintenance of social …