New Delhi, March 10 : Pegging the worldwide figure close to five to six million, health experts blame tobacco to be the number one cause of preventable deaths across the entire population, especially youth.
"Worldwide, tobacco consumption caused an estimated 100 million deaths in the last century and if current trends continue it will kill 1,000 million in the 21st century. Around half of all regular smokers will die from the habit, half of these in their middle age," Shashi Kant Baliyan, managing director, Clearmedi Healthcare Private Limited that works across the spectrum of the medical space, told IANS.
Washington, March 10 - In a major breakthrough in the world of medical research, researchers claimed to have developed a way to identify people at high risk of cognitive decline or Alzheimer's within 3 years through a simple blood test.
The study heralds the potential for developing treatment strategies for Alzheimer's at an earlier stage, when therapy would be more effective at slowing or preventing onset of symptoms.
It is the first known published report of blood-based biomarkers for preclinical Alzheimer's.
New York, March 10 : For the first time, researchers have shown that an essential biological process known as protein synthesis can be studied in adult stem cells.
The ground-breaking findings also demonstrate that the precise amount of protein produced by blood-forming stem cells is crucial to their function.
"This finding not only tells us something new about stem cell regulation but also opens up the ability to study differences in protein synthesis between many kinds of cells in the body," said Sean Morrison, director of the children's medical centre research institute at University of Toronto.
London, March 9 : People suffering from Parkinson's disease often feel embarrassed about eating at social luncheons or dinners as their hands tremble. The result is terrible isolation.
This is going to change as a British student has designed 'inclusive' cutlery and crockery for the convenience of those suffering from Parkinson's.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system and its primary symptoms include tremors at rest, stiffness and a slowing of movement.
Washington, March 9 (: The use of smartphones and other gadgets could be giving you wrinkles around the neck, as constantly looking down at handheld devices and computers develops a line around the neck and chin.
According to CACI international, a U. K. nonsurgical facelift systems manufacturer and supplier, there is an emergence of the new wrinkle 'Techneck' amongst tech-obsessive people, Slate Magazine reported.
Washington, March 9 : Researchers have said that FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs possess tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma.
The team of scientists, led by principal investigator, Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD, vice-chairman, UC San Diego, School of Medicine, division of neurosurgery, used a technology platform called shRNA to test how each gene in the human genome contributed to glioblastoma growth. The discovery that led to the shRNA technology won the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 2006.
New York, March 8 : The famous theory of 10,000 steps a day for a healthy life is not an official number and any amount of activity beyond what you are currently doing would benefit your health, experts have said.
“The origins of the 10,000-steps recommendation are not exactly scientific. Pedometers sold in Japan in the 1960s were marketed under the name 'manpo-kei' which translates to 10,000 steps meter,” Catrine Tudor-Locke, director of the Walking Behavior Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana was quoted as saying.
London, March 7 : An 18-year-old British woman, who suffered three heart attacks and was "temporarily dead" after consuming 10 shots of caffeine-laden drinks, has started a campaign against the sale of such drinks.
On a night out with friends Jan 31, Jayde Dinsdale went to a bar which had a two-on-one offer on Jagerbombs, a shot concocted with the Jagermeister spirit and an energy drink. She ordered five of them and treated herself to 10 shots.
The next morning, she suffered two heart attacks in her bathroom and became "temporarily dead" before her parents performed CPR on her and called the doctors.
London, March 7 : Do not dump your family physician at the slighted pretext as a 'deep' relationship with the doctor can help improve your health, a study said.
Researchers from University of Bristol in Britain have found that patients tend to open up and share their health concerns more with a doctor they have known for long.
Due to manufacturing shortcomings that were disclosed in the past, US regulators rejected a diabetes pill developed by Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim. The deficiencies were seen at a German plant and were not dealt with.
The problems were told to the Ingelheim-based company in May 2012 after the Food and Drug Administration inspected Boehringer's Ingelheim Rhein facility. The drug's approval will not need new clinical studies. The drug being discussed is empagliflozin.
The Duchess of Cornwall has been complimented for aiding the fight to annihilate female genital mutilation (FGM).
Camilla met Nimco Ali, organizer of against FGM philanthropy Daughters of Eve, at a gathering at London's Southbank Centre a week ago.
Ms Ali uncovered the Duchess was exceptionally inspired with the work the organisation had completed so far and was quick to get more data on the crusade.
"Camilla said she supposes the crusade is marvelous and she caught wind of the stuff we're doing," she remarked.
Another overview has uncovered, dropping acid can alleviate angst in anguish terminal disease.
Noting that legitimate utilization of LSD by U. S. therapists pummeled to an end in 1966 after the brain altering pill got prevalent as a recreational opiate, the new study reported positive outcomes around malignancy patients, who were in advanced stages, in Switzerland.
The discoveries distributed this week in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease detail the initially regulated investigation of LSD-supported psychotherapy in more than 40 years.
Sexual brokenness is a genuine issue for some ladies, and now US researchers accept they have discovered another approach to help with it.
Ladies with extreme issues that don't react to different types of medicine might have a cigarette packet embedded under the skin of their skin.
"You'd have a hand-held remote control to trigger it. However its as intrusive as a pacemaker, so this is just for compelling cases," said Dr Stuart Meloy, a surgeon from North Carolina who imagined the item.
Two young New Zealand men, who as of late voyaged abroad, have been diagnosed with measles in Hawke's Bay. Both are presently well, out of seclusion and were not hospitalised.
Since 2012, these are the initially affirmed instances of measles in Hawke's Bay.
Medical Officer of Health Caroline McElnay said introduction to other individuals in Hawke's Bay was improbable, yet conceivable.
Having a moderate digestion system that leads to slow metabolism, is often referred to as the reason a few of us think that leads to difficulty in shedding pounds, tone up or change the state of our framework.
The unexpected thing about this case is that the greater individuals are, the higher their metabolic rate, or the amount of calories we require to perform fundamental physiological capacities, for example, breathing and pumping blood around the body.
Scientists from Tasmania and Finland have found that passive smoking can be hazardous for youngsters as it can result in irreversible harm to the structure of youngsters' arteries.
The study distributed in the European Heart Journal found that kids whose parents smoked had thicker arteries and especially later in life.
The University of Tasmania's Dr Seana Gall says that passive smoking can add three years of age to the blood vessels of exposed children when they achieve adulthood.
According to a group of analysts from the Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan, a study demonstrates that individuals who have sleep apnea could be at a higher danger of pneumonia.
"This study indicated that sleep apnea is an autonomous danger variable for occurrence of pneumonia," composed Dr. Vincent Yi-Fong Su and Dr. Kun-Ta Chou of the branch of midsection medication at Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan.
Specialists recommend that higher utilization of fish or fish oil aides diminished coronary supply route calcification and in this manner wards off heart illnesses.
Fish oil or omega-3 fatty acids are a basic supplement, essential for our physique. Consumption of omega-3 fattening acids is vital as the human body can't generate them regularly and one requires to get it from an outside source in the nourishment that we take.
While some individuals are worried about not getting enough protein, another study indicates that we may have excess of protein in our bodies.
The study, distributed in Cell Metabolism on March 4, shows that adult individuals who consume an eating regimen high in animal proteins from milk, meat and cheddar are four times more inclined to die of growth than somebody who consumes a low-protein diet - a mortality danger element tantamount to smoking.
Washington, Mar 7 : A new study suggests that preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work because they're more flexible and less biased than adults in their ideas about cause and effect.
The new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Edinburgh, shows that children can sometimes outsmart grownups when it comes to figuring out how gadgets work because they're less biased in their ideas about cause and effect.