Lifestyle

American Cancer Society Suggests Colon Cancer Screenings To Begin At Age 45 To Prevent Early Deaths

The American Cancer Society is now urging people not to wait until they are 50 to get their colon checked. The organization’s new guidelines suggest that people should get screened for colon cancer in their 40s. The Alarming Rise In Colon Cancer Cases The ACS announced this new guideline on Wednesday, May 30, stating that extensive analysis shows earlier screenings could help ... Read More »

Soon there will be a drug which can reduce excessive sweating

U.S. regulators on Friday approved the first drug developed specifically to reduce excessive sweating, a common condition that can cause people anxiety and affect their social lives. The Food and Drug Administration approved Qbrexza for excessive underarm sweating and will be available in October. The drug is inside a cloth wiped over the skin daily to block sweat glands from ... Read More »

Smoking cigarettes can affect your bone health, delay healing after injury

Smoking is linked to delayed shinbone healing, finds a study. “We are all familiar with some of the more well-known negative health effects of smoking, but the influence on bone healing is less widely known outside the medical community,” said Hannah Dailey of Lehigh University. “Our study recommended that all fracture patients should be provided with support for smoking cessation ... Read More »

Have you heard of momnesia? A pregnancy complication, gynaecologists call it pregnant brain

Motherhood brings with it a host of changes in a woman, be it physical or mental. One of the many changes that hormonal fluctuations can cause is amnesia as the hormones alter the functional ability of the brain. Around 50-80% of expectant mothers report having memory lapse or concentration problems during or post-delivery, a phenomenon that is also described as ... Read More »

Heart attack warning, 4 or more drinks in a row can put youngsters at severe risk

Here’s a heart health advisory every youngster would do well to keep in mind. If you want to keep your heart healthy and stay away from heart attacks and other diseases, stop binge drinking. According to a new study, binge drinking, or having more than four drinks in row, can increase the risk of heart diseases in young adults later in their life. Almost 5,000 young ... Read More »

Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Older and frail patients could benefit from prehabilitation before surgery, finds a study. Prehabilitation is the process of enhancing an individual’s functional capacity to enable him or her to withstand a forthcoming stressor. The demand for surgical services is increasing as a result of an expanding “ageing population.” “The increasing number of older adults with a heart disease and subsequent ... Read More »

Insulin for diabetes, this pill could end daily painful injections for diabetics

Diabetes patients, rejoice. In what could potentially revolutionise diabetes management for millions of patients, scientists, including those of Indian origin, are developing an insulin pill that could transform how diabetics manage their blood sugar levels. If successful, it could mean an end to the painful injections diabetes patients have to take every day. Given the choice of taking a pill or injecting oneself with a ... Read More »

Screening of swollen aorta can be harmful for older men

According to a recent study, the screening of a ballooning and weakened area in the aorta in the abdomen can harm older men. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg questioned the screening for aortic aneurysms in the abdomen of older men. Aortic aneurysms are an enlargement of the aorta to greater than the normal size. It usually has no symptoms ... Read More »

Online information on vaccines and autism may be unreliable

Information about vaccines and autism available online can prove to be unreliable as it is often based on old, ‘weak’ scientific studies, and is contributing to the rise in anti-vaccination sentiments, a study has found. For the study researchers carried out a search for ‘vaccines autism’ and then analysed the results for the top 200 websites.The study, published in the ... Read More »

New subtype of prostate cancer identified by researchers

Researchers have identified a new subtype of prostate cancer that occurs in about 7% of patients with advanced diseases. The subtype is characterised by loss of the gene CDK12. It was found to be a more common in metastatic prostate cancer compared to early stage tumours that had not spread, said the study published in the journal Cell. “Because prostate ... Read More »