Templates by BIGtheme NET
Home / Health (page 3)

Health

Japan human trial tests iPS cell treatment for Parkinson’s

Japanese researchers on Monday announced the first human trial using a kind of stem cell to treat Parkinson’s disease, building on earlier animal trials.   The research team at Kyoto University plans to inject five million induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) ...

Read More »

E-cigarettes, tobacco linked to higher risk of oral cancer

Turns out, Tobacco use remains a leading cause of oral cancer but the tobacco landscape is evolving with increasing use of non-cigarette tobacco products and dual-use of multiple product types.   Benjamin Chaffee and co-author Neal Benowitz, University of California, ...

Read More »

Diabetes drugs help immune cells in controlling inflammation

Diabetes drugs act as a powerful curb for immune cells in controlling inflammation, a new study has found.   When tissues are damaged, one of the body’s first inflammatory immune-system responders are macrophages, cells which are commonly thought of as ...

Read More »

Stay alert to dengue, doctors advise

1000 infected, 8 die in city this year Health experts have advised people to remain alert to the danger of dengue and chikungunya as the capital sees an outbreak of these diseases during this rainy season.   According to a ...

Read More »

Fake tan does not prevent skin cancer: Study

Sunless tanning or fake tanning products like sprays, ointments, creams, foams, or lotions that promise tan skin without the increased risk of skin cancer do not actually help prevent cancer.   A new study conducted by the researchers of the ...

Read More »

Eye test can now detect early signs of dementia, says study

A new study suggests that a simple eye test by opticians can help gauge the risk of developing dementia. According to a report in BBC, scientists have now discovered that those with thinner retinas are more prone to be suffering ...

Read More »

Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline, says study

Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer’s disease, a major study finds.   It’s the first time a single step has ...

Read More »

New health calculator can predict heart disease risk

Scientists have developed a novel online health calculator using Big Data that can help people determine their risk of heart disease as well as their heart age.   The calculator allows individuals to accurately predict their risk of hospitalization or ...

Read More »

Diabetic women at greater risk of cancer than men: Study

According to a global review, women with diabetes are at greater risk of cancer than men.   Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health also found diabetes (type 1 and type 2) conferred an additional risk for women, compared ...

Read More »

Study finds diet soda may keep colon cancer from recurring

Drinking artificially sweetened beverages is associated with a significantly lower risk of colon cancer recurrence and cancer death, a study claims.   “Artificially sweetened drinks have a checkered reputation in the public because of purported health risks that have never ...

Read More »