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Super pill: This drug could reverse alcohol’s damaging effects on brain

Super pill: This drug could reverse alcohol’s damaging effects on brain

Scientists have found a new pill that could reverse the effects of binge drinking on the brain. The studies of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers in adult mice show that two weeks of daily treatment with the drug tandospirone reversed the effects of 15 weeks of binge-like alcohol consumption on neurogenesis – the ability [...]

February 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Super pill: This drug could reverse alcohol’s damaging effects on brain

5 Beverages That Could Be Extremely Bad For Your Health

5 Beverages That Could Be Extremely Bad For Your Health

There are times when we tend to consume various beverages on a daily basis assuming that they’d be healthy for us. However, that might not be the case always. Be it milkshakes or fizzy drinks, almost all of these contain artificial flavours and sweeteners that can prove to be quite harmful for our overall health. [...]

February 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 5 Beverages That Could Be Extremely Bad For Your Health

Study on muscle memory could impact athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs

Study on muscle memory could impact athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs

Periods of skeletal muscle growth are “remembered” by the genes in the muscle, helping them to grow larger later in life, said the study published in the journal Scientific Reports. The research can have important implications in how athletes train, recover from injury, and also has potentially far-reaching consequences for athletes caught cheating. “If an [...]

February 3, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Study on muscle memory could impact athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs

Newly found mechanism could lead to preventing allergic reactions

Newly found mechanism could lead to preventing allergic reactions

Scientists have found a new mechanism in which an antibody can prevent allergic reactions in a broad range of patients. The breakthrough could pave the way for a far more effective allergy medicine. The antibody interacts in a complex biochemical process in the human body by which it prevents the human allergy antibody (IgE) from [...]

February 2, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Newly found mechanism could lead to preventing allergic reactions

Failure to rehouse Grenfell survivors ‘could worsen mental health’

Failure to rehouse Grenfell survivors ‘could worsen mental health’

Commuters walk past the remains of Grenfell Tower in west London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA Survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster are facing a new wave of post-traumatic stress with their chances of treatment hampered because so many victims remain homeless, experts and victims’ representatives have warned. Six months after the west London tower block burned [...]

December 14, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Failure to rehouse Grenfell survivors ‘could worsen mental health’

New moms, take note: Breastfeeding could reduce eczema risk in children

New moms, take note: Breastfeeding could reduce eczema risk in children

Breastfeeding could reduce the risk of eczema in children, according to new research into the impact of programmes designed to support new mothers in feeding their babies. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that babies should be fed just breast milk for six months to help protect them from infection, prevent allergies and provide nutrients [...]

November 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on New moms, take note: Breastfeeding could reduce eczema risk in children

A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

We love walking here at NetDoctor. Whether it be a stroll round the park with friends or a weekend hike with family, it’s becoming clearer that this particular pastime is one of the best things you can do for your health. Indeed, one new study has suggested that – in addition to increasing fitness levels and [...]

November 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

Eating alone could be bad for your health, study says

Eating alone could be bad for your health, study says

Going out for dinner with friends is one of the undisputed joys of life but new research suggests it may also be good for our physical health, after scientists found that eating alone increases an individual’s risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. It was concluded that men who dined solo at least twice a day were [...]

October 28, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eating alone could be bad for your health, study says

Low Calcium Intake Could Trigger Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study

Low Calcium Intake Could Trigger Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study

According to a latest study, those with deficiency in calcium in their blood are on a higher risk of experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) than those with optimal levels. Calcium plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones and joints, strong teeth and healthy blood vessels. It also helps regulate blood pressure and prevent diabetes. The researchers [...]

October 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Low Calcium Intake Could Trigger Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study

Pay attention to your gut health. It could be the key to ageing well

Pay attention to your gut health. It could be the key to ageing well

Chinese and Canadian researchers have found evidence to suggest that a healthy gut could be linked to healthy ageing. Carried out by researchers from Ontario’s Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute as well as from Tianyi Health Science Institute in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China, the research is one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in [...]

October 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Pay attention to your gut health. It could be the key to ageing well

Sales accounted under GST could distort September quarter picture

Sales accounted under GST could distort September quarter picture

Investors are in for a surprise when the September quarter results are declared. This will be the first earnings season post-goods and services tax (GST) and differences in how sales will be recorded now are likely to distort reported growth figures. Companies have cautioned about this in their analyst meets and conference calls. Some may [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Sales accounted under GST could distort September quarter picture

Reasons you could be suffering from heartburn

Reasons you could be suffering from heartburn

Heartburn can occur at the most oddest and inappropriate times, leaving you with a feeling of acute discomfort in your chest. This takes place when stomach acid rises or refluxes, causing severe irritation to your esophagus, which joins the stomach to the mouth. The unfortunate part is that while this is caused due to certain foods [...]

July 5, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Reasons you could be suffering from heartburn