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Canadian Scientists is testing a $4 hack to solve the Zika crisis

Canadian Scientists is testing a $4 hack to solve the Zika crisis

Mosquitoes aren’t just an itchy menace: they carry all sorts of diseases, including the Zika virus, which is plaguing large parts of the Americas and other countries around the world. Now, a team from Canada and Mexico has designed an environmentally friendly, low-cost way of fighting them: an egg trap made of old car tires and milk. The 10-month study, ... Read More »

Myths and facts about diabetes mellitus, Report

Myths and facts about diabetes mellitus, Report

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. The chronic hyperglycemia of diabetes is associated with long-term damage, dysfunction, and failure of various organs, especially the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, and blood vessels. Several pathogenic processes are involved in the development of diabetes. These range from autoimmune ... Read More »

Scientists propose exercise equivalents on food labels

Scientists propose exercise equivalents on food labels

Food and drinks should carry labels showing how long it would take to walk or run off the calories, a leading health expert suggests. Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK, said people simply do not understand existing labels on food packets. According to Cramer providing people with an immediate link between what ... Read More »

Insomnia Linked to Damage in Brain Communication Networks, New Study

Insomnia Linked to Damage in Brain Communication Networks, New Study

MRI Scans Link Insomnia To Abnormalities In Brain’s Communication Networks. Doctors have long known that people who suffer from insomnia are at risk of depression, anxiety and mood problems. Using a sophisticated MRI technique, researchers have found abnormalities in the brain’s white matter tracts in patients with insomnia. Results of the study were published online in the journal Radiology. Read More »

Start eating walnuts if you know what’s good for you, says new study

Start eating walnuts if you know what's good for you, says new study

A handful of walnuts a day could keep heart disease and other age-related illnesses at bay. Study has shown that regularly snacking on the nuts cuts artery-clogging cholesterol. Initial findings from the Walnuts and Healthy Aging (WAHA) study presented at Experimental Biology 2016 (EB) indicate that daily walnut consumption positively impacts blood cholesterol levels without adverse effects on body weight ... Read More »

Half of Fentanyl patch prescriptions still unsafe, study shows

Half of Fentanyl patch prescriptions still unsafe, study shows

Roughly half of Fentanyl patch prescriptions aren’t safe for patients, even though prescriptions have become generally safer over the past decade, according to a new study from the University of Manitoba. Fentanyl is a highly potent opioid with potential adverse effects such as central nervous system depression, dangerously low blood pressure, impaired breathing and death. Between 1996 and 2015 in ... Read More »

Scientists find ‘simple’ methods to prevent heart attacks and stroke worldwide

Scientists find 'simple' methods to prevent heart attacks and stroke worldwide

A study led by scientists at McMaster University could have significant impacts on prevention treatments for millions of people around the world at risk of developing heart disease. The research team from the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences studied more than 12,000 patients from 21 countries to evaluate drugs that can prevent cardiovascular ... Read More »

Drinking Coffee Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer, Study

Drinking Coffee Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer, Study

Coffee consumption may lower the risk of colorectal cancer, according to findings from a new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Scientists from the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and others examined more than 5,100 men and women who had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer within the past six months. They also inspected an additional 4,000 men and ... Read More »