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A trial comparing placebo, 5% and 10% minoxidil solution on the scalps of men experiencing male pattern baldness surprisingly found that the efficacy of minoxidil was not dose-dependant as 5% minoxidil was significantly more effective at regrowing hair than...
A recent human study showed that just 10 days of caffeine consumption caused a significant dose-dependant reduction in grey matter volume in the medial temporal lobe1, which has many important functions such as cognition, emotional regulation and storage of...
Recent research studying almost 44,000 men and women finds that higher levels of vitamin C and vitamin E in the diet are associated with lower risk of Parkinson's Disease1. Vitamins C and E are antioxidants2. Antioxidants counteract oxidative stress, which...
A recent study suggests that combining a high load resistance exercise for a muscle group (such as relatively heavy dumbbell bicep curls) with a low load exercise (such as very light weight dumbbell bicep curls for many repetitions) is...
New study suggests that increased dietary intake of fructose (fruit sugar) may have negative effect on immunity. This further adds reason to caution dietary intake of fructose, with regard to its effects on the immune system. Fructose is a simple...
Use of GABAB (GABA type B) agonist, ADX71441, in preclinical trials caused significant reductions in alcohol intake. The drug potently reduced motivation to drink and alcohol-seeking behaviours. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter1. GABA is one of the...
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is a prominent growth factor which conducts many of the growth-promoting effects of growth hormone (GH) through GH's stimulation of IGF-1 release from the liver.1. IGF-1 signalling promotes growth and spread of cancer and...
Intermittent fasting has a wide range of effects on the endocrine system of which many could be detrimental. Therefore, time-restricted feeding (TRF) should not be prescribed generically without a health professional examining individual-specific costs and benefits to see if...
Endurance, or "aerobic" exercise, is generally viewed as cardiovascular exercise and is not generally associated with skeletal muscle hypertrophy. Endurance exercise is defined as exerting a low-intensity load on a muscle over a long period of time, such as...
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...

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