Sep 5, 2017 0

One of the structures that can cause “make” and unmake” one’s face is the nose; hence one of the beautiful methods is a “nose job”. The nose also enables you to breathe, determines your ability to smell, and protects you from infection by filtering the air you breathe in. The nose also moistens and warms the air entering the lungs and determines to an extent the quality of your voice. These functions are often over looked until something goes wrong. We then suddenly realize we cannot breathe freely and cannot perceive odours. One of such conditions is BLEEDING FROM THE NOSE. ...

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  Older adults should consume an avocado daily to strengthen eyes and boosts memory

Aug 28, 2017 0

Elder people should eat an avocado a day as it significantly helps boosts the memory and also strengthen the eyes. According to the new study, 40 healthy adults aged 50 and over, who ate one fresh avocado a day for six months, experienced a 25% increase in lutein levels in their eyes and improved cognitive function. Lutein is a pigment commonly found in fruits and vegetables that accumulates in the blood, eye and brain and may act as an anti-inflammatory agent and an antioxidant. ...

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Lack of sleep may increase risk of dementia in older adults

Aug 25, 2017 0

New York: A new research has claimed that older adults who don’t get proper sleep at night are at higher risk of developing dementia. The findings showed that spending less time in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is when most of our dreaming occurs — and taking longer to enter REM sleep can both raise the risk of dementia. Each percentage reduction in REM sleep was associated with a nine per cent increase in the risk of all-cause dementia and an eight per cent increase in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease dementia. ...

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Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease

Jun 20, 2017 0

Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are under way after successful studies in mice. Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna are testing the safety of their experimental treatment in 72 volunteers. The jab is designed to stop fatty deposits from clogging the arteries. It would offer patients an alternative to taking daily pills to cut their risk of stroke, angina and heart attacks. It will take years more of testing to know if the treatment will be safe and effective enough for human use, Dr Guenther Staffler and colleagues from The Netherlands Organisation of Applied Scientific Research say in the European Heart Journal.  Even if it does become available, in six years‘ time, it should not be seen as an excuse for people to avoid exercise and eat lots of high-fat food, they add. The jab helps the body’s immune system to attack a protein, called PCSK9, that would otherwise allow “bad” low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol to build up in the bloodstream. The... ...

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Low-fat milk can cause Parkinson’s

Jun 12, 2017 0

According to a study, people who consumed more than one serving per day of skim and low-fat milk, had a 39 per cent greater chance of developing Parkinson’s compared to those who consumed less than one serving per week. The findings, published in the journal Neurology, showed that for people who consumed at least three servings of low-fat dairy a day had a 34 per cent greater chance of developing Parkinson’s than people who consumed less than one serving per day. Eating sherbet or frozen yogurt also was linked to a modest increased risk. “The results provide evidence of a modest increased risk of Parkinson’s with greater consumption of low-fat dairy products. Such dairy products, which are widely consumed, could potentially be a modifiable risk factor for the disease,” said Katherine C. Hughes, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.  ...

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Older adults suffering from cirrhosis are at higher risk of stroke

Jun 7, 2017 0

A new study has found that older adults who are suffering from cirrhosis are at an increased risk of stroke, especially hemorrhagic. Cirrhosis is a condition of chronic liver damage from a variety of causes leading to scarring and liver failure. The study showed that the incidence of stroke was 2.17 per cent per year in patients with cirrhosis and 1.11 per cent per year in patients without cirrhosis. Neal S. Parikh, from the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York said,”Cirrhosis is associated with extrahepatic hemorrhagic and thrombotic processes, such as gastrointestinal bleeding and venous thromboembolism. The cerebrovascular complications of cirrhosis are comparatively less well understood.” The association between cirrhosis and increased risk of stroke, may include mixed coagulopathy — impaired clotting — caused by patients’ underlying vascular risk factors that may be further heightened by cirrhosis. ...

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England: Social care system collapses as more than900 careers quit job

Apr 11, 2017 0

more than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, new figures reveal.  Care providers warn that growing staff shortages mean vulnerable people are receiving poorer levels of care. In a letter to the prime minister, the chairman of the UK Home care Association says the adult social care system – which applies to those over the age of 18 – has begun to collapse.  The government says an extra £2bn is being invested in social care. ...

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‘Huge leap’ in prostate cancer testing

Jan 20, 2017 0

The biggest leap in diagnosing prostate cancer “in decades” has been made using new scanning equipment, say doctors and campaigners.Using advanced MRI nearly doubles the number of aggressive tumours that are caught.  ...

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