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Study shows that intermittent fasting for certain intervals can promote good health by boosting our metabolism Fasting is a natural phenomenon in most animals and to accommodate fasting in dire circumstances, metabolic changes occur in their body. Fasting allows the...
Researchers have reported a new way to treat Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in mice without using antibiotics A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of the urinary system - kidneys, ureters, bladders or urethra. Most of...
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...
A new study shows an innovative method to tackle food allergy in mice by tricking the immune system into avoiding giving out an allergic reaction response An allergy is when our immune system reacts to a foreign substance -called an...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Recent study has developed a new potential broad-spectrum drug for treating infections from Herpes Simplex Virus-1 and possibly other viruses in both new patients and who have got drug resistance from available drugs The traditional therapeutic approach in medicine has...
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...
Study has shown bacteria which is commonly found on our skin acts as a potential “layer” of protection against cancer The occurrence of skin cancer has been steadily increasing over the past decades. Skin cancer is of two kinds –...
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...
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...
Researchers have identified a group of cells in the hair follicles of mice which are important both in forming the hair shaft to allow hair growth, and also in maintaining hair colour in a study aimed at identifying possible...
In a major advancement in cancer screening, new study has developed a simple blood test to detect eight different cancers in their early stages, five of which do not have a screening program for early detection Cancer remains one of...
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...
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...
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 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...
A new clinical trial shows how mineral magnesium has the ability to regulate vitamin D levels in our body Magnesium, an essential micromineral is needed in large amounts for our body as it has multitude of health benefits. Magnesium is...
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...
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...
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,...
Recent studies have shown that artificial sweeteners need to be approached with caution and they may not be good and can cause conditions like diabetes and obesity. Sugar is said to be bad for our body mainly because it has...

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