Category: Health News

Pioneering head device ‘can REVERSE Alzheimer’s memory loss’

Alzheimer’s breakthrough as pioneering head device ‘can REVERSE memory loss’ using electromagnetic waves to break up clumps of toxic proteins, experts claim Transcranial electromagnetic treatment breaks down clumps of toxic proteins This can free up previously-blocked nerve cells and help them function normally  The quest for Alzheimer’s treatments has for decades hit massive roadblocks  A

Synthetic cells capture and reveal hidden messages of the immune system

When immune cells detect harmful pathogens or cancer, they mobilise and coordinate a competent defence response. To do this effectively immune cells must communicate in a way that is tailored to the pathogenic insult. Consequently, the body’s response to various health challenges depends on successful coordination among the cells of the immune system. Key players

The rise of ‘eco-anxiety’: Climate change affects our mental health, too

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently declared climate change a health emergency, reflecting similar positions taken by a growing list of peak medical bodies around the world. The AMA’s statement highlights the significant impacts climate change is having on physical health, including an increase in climate-related deaths. The World Health Organisation regards climate change as

Ranitidine stomach acid blockers with cancer-causing substances contaminated

After the scandal of contaminated blood-pressure-lowering drug with the active ingredient Valsartan in the past year, the potentially cancer-causing substances, called nitrosamines were found in other medicines. It is a stomach acid blocker ranitidine. German products are affected. Last week, the European medicines Agency (EMA) announced that ranitidine-containing medicines may be affected by the contamination,

Vitamin E found to prevent muscle damage after heart attack

Heart attack is a leading cause of death worldwide and new treatment strategies are highly sought-after. Unfortunately lasting damage to the heart muscle is not uncommon following such an event. Published in Redox Biology, the pre-clinical study sheds new light on the potential of the acute therapy with ?-TOH (vitamin E) in patients presenting with

Few people with peanut allergy tolerate peanut after stopping oral immunotherapy: Continuing with a modest dose confers more protection

Allergy to peanut, which is often severe, is one of the most common food allergies in the United States. Although previous studies have shown that peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT) — ingesting small, controlled amounts of peanut protein — can desensitize adults and children and prevent life-threatening allergic reactions, the optimal duration and dose is unknown.

Claims supplements could ‘balance’ hormones in menopause criticised

Olympian Lisa Curry has drawn sharp criticism from health experts for implying women should avoid prescribed hormone replacement therapy and use supplements, which she sells. A statement released by the former champion swimmer to promote a TV appearance said hormone therapy had been "proven to increase women's risk of breast cancer", and promoted "natural" treatments

Study shows how brain region is involved in paying attention

The study, published in the journal PNAS, noted that attention is associated with the outermost layer of the brain called the cerebral cortex, which was also linked to awareness, thoughts, memory, language, and consciousness. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have found how a region in the brain plays a key role in

McDonald's creates billboards with tiny 'bee hotels'

McDonald’s recently caused quite a buzz with its tiny restaurant replicas aimed at saving the bees. Clearly determined to the cause, the fast-food chain has come up with another brilliant way to attract and save those fuzzy yellow creatures. Now McDonald’s is branching out to the hospitality industry, creating tiny hotels with bees as their

IUDs lower women’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by 30%

IUDs can lower a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by more than 30%, study finds Women who used intrauterine devices (IUDs) for birth control could lower their risk of ovarian cancer by between 15% and 32% The risk was mitigated whether women used hormonal or non-hormonal IUDs  Researchers believe it’s because IUDs combat estrogen, the hormone

Prevalence of short sleep duration up from 2010 to 2018

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of short sleep duration increased among working American adults from 2010 to 2018, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in the Journal of Community Health. Jagdish Khubchandani, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and James H. Price, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of Toledo in Ohio, used data