Tag Archives: May

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

A new research suggests that moderate to high-intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia. Although the exercise programme improved physical fitness, it cannot be recommended as a treatment option for cognitive impairment in dementia, say the researchers. Nearly 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia and the view that exercise might slow cognitive decline has gained widespread ... Read More »

Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

People with cancer have an increased risk of developing blood clots, with roughly one in five experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE) — either a blood clot in a deep vein or a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. Taking oral drugs daily can be an effective treatment for nearly 10 million ... Read More »

Mother’s obesity may trigger early puberty risk in daughters

Maternal overweight and hyperglycemia or high blood sugar are linked to the earlier onset of puberty in girls, which can lead to multiple adverse health developments in adulthood, finds a study. The results showed that maternal obesity (body mass index of 30 or more) and overweight (body mass index between 25 and 30) in mothers was associated with 40% and ... Read More »

Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

While bad cholesterol has been blamed for increasing risk of heart disease, variations in the good cholesterol levels may also lead to infectious diseases such as gastroenteritis or pneumonia, according to a study. Individuals with very low high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol had a 75 per cent higher risk of infectious disease, whereas the risk was 43 per cent higher in ... Read More »

Dear senior citizens, beware of head injuries. They may increase dementia risk

Suffering a traumatic brain injury from a blow to the head boosted dementia risk by 24 percent in a Danish study group of nearly three million people, researchers said Wednesday. The survey of 36 years’ worth of data — collected from the Danish national patient register — found that the risk of dementia rose with the number and severity of ... Read More »

Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Menopausal hormone therapy, used to treat hot flashes, sleep disturbances and vaginal dryness, may also have the potential to lower risk of heart failure, say researchers, led by one of Indian origin. The study found that menopausal hormone therapy caused significantly smaller change in the structure and function of left ventricle and left arterial chamber in the human heart. This ... Read More »

India job market may expand 20% next financial year

Since November 2016, the Indian job market has weathered the storm created first by demonetisation and then by the initial glitches related to the execution of GST. MUMBAI | NEW DELHI: India’s job market is likely to see 15-20% growth in hiring next financial year (2018-19) on improving business outlook and industry confidence supported by GDP growth, according to estimates by recruitment firms. At ... Read More »

New blood test may help you measure your cardiovascular health

Researchers have found a new blood test that could provide a clue as to why some patients are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease risk after suffering a heart attack. “Our findings provide exciting clues as to why some patients are at higher risk after heart attack and how we might address this with new treatments in the future,” ... Read More »

Scientists identify protein that may improve survival during the flu

Researchers have identified a protein that modifies the immune response to the flu and may also help reduce lung inflammation and improve survival during influenza. The results — published in the journal Respiratory Research — suggest that the protein, GM-CSF, could be a potential therapeutic strategy for treating the flu, said E Scott Halstead, Assistant Professor at Penn State College ... Read More »

Ibuprofen in early pregnancy may harm female foetus’ fertility

Women who consume commonly used Ibuprofen even for just two days during the first 24 weeks of their pregnancy may reduce their daughter’s number of eggs, potentially affecting their fertility in the future, new research has warned. The research carried out on human cells in the laboratory revealed that exposure to Ibuprofen during the crucial first three months of foetal ... Read More »