Category: Health News

Dogs can be a potential risk for future influenza pandemic

Dogs are a potential reservoir for a future influenza pandemic, according to a study published in the journal mBio. The study demonstrated that influenza virus can jump from pigs into canines and that influenza is becoming increasingly diverse in canines. “The majority of pandemics have been associated with pigs as an intermediate host between avian

Boozing may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

Boozing may lead to Alzheimer’s: Alcohol stops the brain from clearing away toxic clumps that lead to the memory-robbing disease, reveals study Large quantities of alcohol could make the brain less able to repair itself  Protein clumps could build up more in drinkers’ brains, leading to Alzheimer’s  Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia, which

Lighting intervention improves sleep and mood for Alzheimer’s patients: Daytime light exposure decreases sleep disturbances, depression and agitation

A tailored lighting intervention in nursing homes can positively impact sleep, mood and behavior for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to preliminary findings from a new study. People with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias may experience sleep problems, wandering, and associated daytime irritability. This study tested whether a tailored daytime lighting intervention could improve sleep

Deltoid pain: Causes, exercises, and relief

It is located in the uppermost part of the arm, at the shoulder. Tendons attach the deltoid to the collarbone, shoulder blade, and upper arm. Like many other muscles, the deltoid can be sore for a variety of reasons, including overuse and tendon injuries. In this article, we explore the causes of deltoid pain. We

Shocking number of people who die from smoking REVEALED

ONE person dies every FIVE seconds from smoking, reveals scientist Scientist has revealed that a person dies every 5 seconds because of smoking Shocking statistics revealed as part of a talk on diseases related to breathing Three million died people due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2016  The respiratory disease is expected to become

The headphones that could help ease hot flushes

Now that’s cool! The headphones that could help ease hot flushes Special headphones that allow patients to ‘listen’ to their brainwaves could be a new way to tackle hot flushes. The headphones are connected to a device containing sensors that detect brainwaves — it then turns these signals into audible sounds patients can hear almost

Childhood cancer: The four survival strategies of tumor cells

Cancer cells in children tend to develop by following four main trajectories — and two of them are linked to relapse of the disease, research led by Lund University in Sweden shows. The four strategies can occur simultaneously in a single tumour, according to the study that is now published in Nature Genetics. The researchers

Short and long sleep durations lnked with excess heart age: Sleep duration and heart age may be a simplified way to express cardiovascular disease risk

Preliminary results from a new study show that excess heart age (EHA) appeared to be lowest among adults who reported sleeping seven hours per 24-hour period. Results show that mean adjusted EHA was lowest among adults who reported sleeping seven hours per 24-hour period. Sleeping times less than or greater than seven hours were associated

Sleep paralysis and hallucinations are prevalent in student athletes: Study also suggests sleep disorders are associated with depression symptoms

Pilot data from a recent study suggest that sleep paralysis and dream-like hallucinations as you are falling asleep or waking up are widespread in student athletes and are independently associated with symptoms of depression. This study is the first to examine the relationship between these sleep symptoms and mental health in student athletes, independent of

Gene linked to intellectual ability affects memory replay in mice

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science in Japan have discovered that a gene associated with human intellectual ability is necessary for normal memory formation in mice. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the study shows that mice with only one copy of the gene replay shorter fragments of their previous experiences during periods of rest,

High-calorie foods fit for a diet

(HealthDay)—Not every food you eat has to be low-calorie when you want to lose weight. There are many nutritious and tasty foods that can help you feel satisfied, rather than deprived, and that’s important when you’re facing calorie restrictions day in and day out. The key to including them is careful portion control. Nuts are

Polarized cells give the heart its fully developed form

When it first starts to develop, the heart is a simple tube. Reporting in the journal Nature Communications, researchers at MDC have now described how it forms itself into a its characteristic S-shape and how the ventricles and atria finally develop. Their findings will help scientists to better understand the development of congenital heart diseases.

The effects of virtual reality on reducing anxiety and improving pregnancy rates for fertility treatment

New research presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, shows that giving women different types of virtual reality (VR) sessions prior to sedation for IVF treatment reduces their anxiety and could improve successful pregnancy rates. The study was conducted by Professor Fabienne Roelants, Saint-Luc Hospital, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium, and colleagues.

Seniors scrimp but still spend more for meds

Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs—but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report due out Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing older people and taxpayers. The Health and Human Services inspector general’s office says it found a 17 percent drop in the overall number of prescriptions for

Study shows nail treatments do not affect readings of patients’ oxygen levels, despite widespread concern

New research at this year’s Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, suggests that nail treatments such as acrylic nails or nail polishes do not, as previously thought, affect readings from digital pulse oximetry (DPO) devices used to monitor patients’ blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels in hospital. DPO is used to measure blood oxygen levels in patients,