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Today malaria is a big burden of economically poor developing countries of the temperate region of the world. Western nations, most of which are geographically at latitudes where temperature is much cooler generally are free from the problem of malaria (hence lucky!). But as said, if you get a infection in your toe and if you don’t take care of it in time,…
Women and hearts
After the menopause, women’s risk of getting heart disease goes up significantly. But there are simple ways to protect yourself.
Get your health checked – particularly your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. If these are higher than they should be, this increases your risk of heart disease and you may need medication.
Stop smoking to protect your heart. You’re twice as likely…
Eating too many sugary drinks, desserts and sweets could increase your risk of having a heart attack, the findings of a large US study suggest.
Consuming the equivalent of a can a day of sugar-sweetened fizzy drinks was associated with an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, JAMA Internal Medicine reports.
Sugar can lead to weight gain, which is bad for your heart.
What is love : a chemistry or biology?
It is not uncommon to find people referring love and sex as a ’CHEMISTRY’ that plays between a couple which finally leads to the emotional and physical bondage between a man and a woman. But have you ever wondered if the word ‘CHEMISTRY’ might be a misnomer with respect to love and sex.
When we talk about pure chemistry, technically it means either organic…
Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin referred as ascorbic acid in the scientific world. Our body can’t store this vitamin, since it gets excreted via urine. Therefore, a continuous intake of this vitamin is required.
Why this vitamin is important for our health? It helps our skin capillaries to remain intact and prevent bleeding and also helps in wound healing.
What happens if we lack this…
After cramming for last few days about what should be the next post in health section of this blog, thought of dropping down few lines on loose motion. If you have never heard about this phrase before, let me help you, it means loose stool. Not sure if this is an officially acceptable phrase or not but this is used by many doctors and patients around the globe.
Diarrhea may be a common phrase for…
If you are a frequent traveler on flights that fly for long hours you might have noted that some people keep waking at frequent intervals inside the flight while the flight is in the sky. Well we are not talking about passengers going to toilet or just walking because they got an uncomfortable feeling due to sitting long hours. Here we are discussing about those who deliberately walk inside those…
Doctors should disinfect their stethoscopes after every examination because the instruments are heavily contaminated by bacteria, a study says.
Stethoscopes were found to carry as many bacteria as the palms of doctors’ hands, and only doctors’ fingertips were ‘dirtier’.
University of Geneva researchers said stethoscopes may contain thousands of bacteria, including MRSA.
Doctors should clean…
Smoking with a hookah, or “shisha,” device has become increasingly common in Europe and the Western Hemisphere in recent years. The practice rose to prominence on the Indian subcontinent among Hindus in the 15th Century and subsequently spread through the Ottoman Empire. According to one estimate, about 100 million people worldwide smoke hookah each day.
Though the water-pipe device with its…
People who are gay, lesbian or bisexual tend to die earlier in communities where citizens are less accepting of same-sex relationships, according to a new study.
“The size of the relationship between anti-gay prejudice and mortality was large,” Mark Hatzenbuehler told Reuters Health.
“This research indicates that reducing prejudice may improve the life expectancy of sexual minorities in the…
Devoted dog owners often claim that their pets understand them. A new study suggests they could be right.
By placing dogs in an MRI scanner, researchers from Hungary found that the canine brain reacts to voices in the same way that the human brain does.
Emotionally charged sounds, such as crying or laughter, also prompted similar responses, perhaps explaining why dogs are attuned to human…
~HEART ATTACK CELLS~
Patients who have a heart attack have unique cells floating in their blood, say US researchers.
Their study on 111 people, published in the journal Physical Biology, could spot the difference between healthy and heart-attack patients.
They are investigating whether testing for the cells can be used to predict those about to have a heart attack.