Advanced gum disease, also called periodontitis, is caused by bacterial infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth. According to researchers, a sign of severe periodontitis - had an 80 per cent increase in risk of developing c
Several plausible biological mechanisms are possible for the protective effects of breastfeeding, including the influence of lactation-associated hormones on the pancreatic cells that control blood insulin levels and thereby impact blood sugar.
The study found that teenagers who watch more than three hours of ads on TV a day are twice more likely to indulge in hundreds of extra unhealthy junk foods that are high in calories, fat and sugar content.
This is the first time a defect in MAFA gene has been linked with a disease. The resultant mutant protein was found to be abnormally stable, having a longer life in the cell, and therefore significantly more abundant in the beta cells than its normal vers
Delamanid drug, approved for use in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients by the World Health Organisation in October 2014, did not show any statistically significant difference in succ...
Benefits of sesame are not only for skin, but also for hair. It is said to trigger hair growth by nourishing the roots with its rich omega fatty acids content. It also helps in moisturising the scalp and improves blood circulation to rejuvenate hair folli
Lampreys are jawless, eel-like fish that shared a common ancestor with humans about 550 million years ago. The fish species can fully recover from a severed spinal cord without medication or other treatment. They can go from paralysis to full swimming beh
Feeling unsafe, especially in and around your home, can erode physical and mental health. According to the researchers, feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighbourhood are significantly tied to women's perceptions
Wellness programmes can improve chronic and lifestyle diseases of corporates and employees, according to the Assocham's latest paper 'Corporate Wellness Programme Benefits to Organisation and Economy'.
According to the result of the study, it may be concluded that the ageing process has an active role on degenerative changes in autonomic functions, and monoamines as well as levels of BDNF, which may revert back towards normal or near- normal levels thro
While anecdotal evidence exists that writing a bedtime list can help one fall asleep, the study used overnight polysomnography, the "gold standard" of sleep measurement. Most people just cycle through their to-do lists in their heads, and so we wanted to
According to a study, eating junk food or fast food for a long time has a prolonged impact on the body, and even long after switching to a healthy diet, inflammation toward innate immune stimulation is more pronounced.
Nuclear medicine imaging, a staple of American health care since the 1970s, runs almost entirely on Molybdenum-99, a radioisotope produced by nuclear fission of enriched uranium that decays so rapidl...
On my paediatrics rotation in medical school, several residents told me they worked with children in part because they sometimes found themselves judging adults: Did they do drugs? Were they fat? Why...