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Anti-viral properties of manuka honey are due to the presence of methylglyoxal (MG), an arginine directed glycating agent that modifies sites specifically present in the SARS-CoV-2 genome, thereby interfering with its replication and inhibiting the virus. In addition, manuka...
Scurvy, a disease caused due to deficiency of vitamin C in diet is supposed to be non-existent, however there were several reports of cases of scurvy among children, especially among those with special needs due to developmental disorders. Dentists...
The infection fatality rate (IFR) is more reliable indicator of the extent of the infection. In this study, the researchers found the actual infection rate for COVID-19 in Heinsberg to be five-fold higher than the number officially reported using...
Social interaction and vaccination both contribute to development of herd immunity however development of herd immunity as a result of social interaction is directly proportional to the number of secondary infections that arise from the primary cases. Herd immunity...
Convalescent plasma therapy holds key for the immediate treatment of severely sick COVID-19 patients. This article discusses effectiveness of this therapy and its present status about its use in treating COVID-19 The COVID-19 disease has engulfed the entire world with...
Use of nasal gel as a novel means to inactivate COVID-19 in a biological manner and prevent its entry into human body may help avert community transmission of this virus, thereby helping in disease control and management. In an effort...
The containment scheme based on 'quarantine' or 'social distancing' has emerged as the main tool in fight against COVID-19. But, there are concerns about economic and psychological costs. A researcher offers ''social containment'' as an alternative which seems to...
WHO doesn't recommend face masks generally to the healthy people. However, CDC has now laid down new guideline and say ''people should wear cloth masks when they go outside''. New evidence suggest that the usage of surgical face masks...
The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been given new name COVID-19 by the international body WHO which makes no reference to any of the people, places or animals associated with this virus. The deadly novel coronavirus which has claimed thousands lives...
For public awareness, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust issued fresh plea for responsible use of 999 over Christmas period. Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust Monday 16 December 2019: THE Welsh Ambulance Service has issued a fresh plea for the public...
Women need safe, effective and comfortable sanitary products for menstrual management. New study summarizes that menstrual cups are safe, reliable, acceptable yet low-cost and environment-friendly alternative to existing sanitary products like tampons. Enabling menstruating girls and women to make...
Study shows a positive association between consumption of sugary beverages and 100 percent fruit juices with increased risk of overall cancer and breast cancer. The study adds evidence to support policy decisions to restrict consumption of sugary drinks by...
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time effects of Matcha tea powder and extract in reducing anxiety in an animal model. Matcha is a safe, natural alternative to relieve anxiety and elevate mood. Mood and anxiety disorders are becoming commonplace...
Scientists have incorporated a nanomaterial having antibacterial property into composite filling material. This new filling material can effectively prevent reoccurrence of tooth cavities caused due to virulent bacteria. Tooth decay (called dental cavities or dental caries) is a very common...
Study shows that engaging in long-term physical activity can help middle-aged and older adults lower their risk of diseases and mortality. The benefit of exercise is regardless of previous levels of physical activity when the person was younger. World Health...
Synchronizing sleep-wake pattern to night-day cycle is critical for good health. WHO classifies body clock disruption as probably carcinogenic in nature. A new study in The BMJ has investigated direct effects of sleep traits (morning or evening preference, sleep...
Medical scientists from University of Pennsylvania have found that medical conditions could be predicted from contents of social media posts Social media is now an integral part of our lives. In 2019, at least 2.7 billion people regularly use online...
Two studies provide evidences that associate high consumption of ultra-processed food with increased health risks The food that we consume regularly has long term effects on our health. One way of classifying food items is by their level of industrial...
A systematic review provides comprehensive evidence that regulating microbiota in intestine could be a possible approach to relieve symptoms of anxiety Our gut microbiota – trillions of natural microorganisms in the gut– are known to perform important roles in immunity,...
A long follow up cohort study shows that loss of sense of smell could be an early predictor of health problems and higher mortality among older adult It is well known that as we age our senses start to decline...
Study in mice shows that excessive long-term intake of dietary protein containing high amounts of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) can result in imbalance in amino acids and appetite control. This affects metabolic health and causes reduced lifespan. A healthy diet...
Feeding regulates level of Insulin and IGF-1. These hormones play key role in maintaining blood sugar level. This study proposes that these hormones also act as primary signals of feeding time to body clocks. They reset circadian clocks by...
New study in mice shows effect of consuming dietary coconut oil in controlling allergic skin inflammation Health benefit of a dietary oil is primarily determined by the composition of fatty acids – saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids...
Experiments on mice cells shows a new mechanism pointing towards potential benefits of coconut oil in managing Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder affecting 50 million people worldwide. No cure has been discovered yet for Alzheimer’s; some...
According to a study conducted among elderly in Japan, consuming green tea may reduce risk of poor Oral Health Related Quality of Life The tea and coffee are two most commonly used beverages in the world. The green tea is...

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