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Saliva test offers easier, cheaper diagnoses of liver disease

Saliva test offers easier, cheaper diagnoses of liver disease

A newly developed “oral fluid” test could offer an easier, less expensive alternative for diagnosing liver disease and may eventually help develop treatment, researchers say. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes liver disease that infects an estimated 20 million people worldwide each year and kills more than 56,000. Hepatitis E is not as well known as [...]

August 5, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Saliva test offers easier, cheaper diagnoses of liver disease

Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Given our busy and chaotic lives, as many as one in three people have trouble sleeping – either they are not getting enough sleep, or suffer disturbed sleep or in some cases, it’s a combination of both. Whatever be the situation or the reason, lack of sleep can play havoc with your physical as well [...]

July 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Are Occurring Across the U.S. What Is It, and Are You at Risk?

Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Are Occurring Across the U.S. What Is It, and Are You at Risk?

You’ve probably been seeing an increase in Legionnaires’ disease coverage in the news lately. Legionnaires’ was blamed for the illnesses of four L.A. Fitness gym members in Florida late last month, and a New York City police officer is currently in the hospital recovering from Legionnaires’ as well. (Fellow cops were warned not to shower at a precinct in East Harlem, where traces of the [...]

June 16, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Are Occurring Across the U.S. What Is It, and Are You at Risk?

Eat Three Portions of Fruits & Veggies Daily to Prevent Artery Disease

Eat Three Portions of Fruits & Veggies Daily to Prevent Artery Disease

There are a host of benefits of regular intake of fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Health experts believe that they should be a part of your daily diet. Most of them agree that one should have at least five portions of fruits and vegetables as a part of their daily meals. A new study, [...]

May 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat Three Portions of Fruits & Veggies Daily to Prevent Artery Disease

A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Health experts, we should eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables everyday as they’re a great source of fiber, antioxidants and several other vitamins and minerals. But are all vegetables as healthy as we think they are? They may not be, according to this new study. Some health experts are [...]

May 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Inadequate Intake of Good Cholesterol Can Put You at Risk of Heart Disease

Inadequate Intake of Good Cholesterol Can Put You at Risk of Heart Disease

You think you did your part in preventing risk of heart disease by avoiding oily junk food. Think again. While you avoided the risk of increased bad cholesterol, did you do enough to counter it with good cholesterol? Recent study suggests that an adequate level of ‘good cholesterol’ is as essential as avoiding bad cholesterol [...]

March 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Inadequate Intake of Good Cholesterol Can Put You at Risk of Heart Disease

Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

new report is highlighting the alarming number of children in poor countries that are dying preventable deaths from congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease and other serious birth defects are among the top five causes of death of children worldwide. More than 1 million children are born with congenital heart disease each year. n the [...]

December 19, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

A new report is highlighting the alarming number of children in poor countries that are dying preventable deaths from congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease and other serious birth defects are among the top five causes of death of children worldwide. More than 1 million children are born with congenital heart disease each year. n [...]

December 19, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

Study links first kidney stone event with chronic kidney disease

Study links first kidney stone event with chronic kidney disease

– Mayo Clinic scientists have connected first-time kidney stone formations with chronic kidney disease in a new study. Chronic kidney disease is characterized by a progressive loss in kidney function, reducing the body’s ability to clear waste. Symptoms include nerve damage, high blood pressure, anemia and weak bones. The National Kidney Foundation estimates the disease [...]

November 6, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Study links first kidney stone event with chronic kidney disease

New blood test could detect heart disease in asymptomatic patients

New blood test could detect heart disease in asymptomatic patients

Researchers have developed a blood test that may help detect heart disease in asymptomatic individuals by measuring the immune system’s response to inflammation, a symptom tied to various age-related diseases like dementia and arthritis. In a nine-year-long study of 90 people without heart disease, the test, which spits out a number indicating risk, was better [...]

October 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on New blood test could detect heart disease in asymptomatic patients

Women with migraines may face higher threat of heart disease, stroke

Women with migraines may face higher threat of heart disease, stroke

Women who suffer from migraine headaches may have a slightly increased risk of heart disease or stroke, a new study suggests. “Migraine should be considered a marker for increased risk of cardiovascular disease, at least in women,” said lead researcher Dr. Tobias Kurth, director of the Institute of Public Health at Charite-Universitatsmedizin in Berlin, Germany. [...]

June 1, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Women with migraines may face higher threat of heart disease, stroke

Study: Worm infection counters inflammatory bowel disease

Study: Worm infection counters inflammatory bowel disease

NEW YORK, April 15  — Worm infection may protect against inflammatory bowel diseases, according to a recent study, leading researchers to suggest a lack of exposure to worms in the overly-sanitized modern world is increasing cases of the conditions. Researchers at New York University suggest exposure to worms, or at least to immune chemicals produced [...]

April 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Study: Worm infection counters inflammatory bowel disease