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Why Women In India Need To Buy Health Insurance

Women in India are making strides in every sphere. From handling their jobs, to managing homes, women are mantaining a fine balance through highly stressfull situations. Various trends show that lifestyle changes do cost them their health; with a rise in lifestyle-led diseases such as hypertension and heart diseases. Moreover, medical emergencies can hit anyone…

Blood Clots

Platelet Prevent Blood Clots Without Spreading Cancer

Like Jekyll and Hyde, the platelets in your blood are both good and evil. These specialized blood cells halt bleeding and help reconstruct injured tissue. But they can also cause dangerous blood clots and protect cancer cells as they travel from one site to another. Now, a team of bioengineers has taken the first step…

Pathogenesis

New Mechanism: By Bacteria To Evade Antibiotics

Antibiotics survival mechanism; researchers have discovered an unexpected mechanism that allows bacteria to defend themselves against antibiotics; a surprise finding that could lead to retooled drugs to treat infectious diseases. When under attack by antibiotics; bacteria were found to modulate magnesium ion uptake in order to stabilize their ribosomes; the fundamental molecular machines of life…

Heart Disease

Blueberries Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Researchers at King’s College London have found that eating blueberries may help to lower blood pressure. Daily consumption of the berries; over the course of a month was associated with improved blood vessel function and a lowering of systolic blood pressure. An analysis of the results suggests the beneficial cardiovascular effects are mediated by antioxidants…

Kidney Disease

Secondhand Smoke Linked With Higher Kidney Disease

Kidney disease, or renal disease, also known as nephropathy; is damage to or disease of a kidney. Nephritis is an inflammatory kidney disease and has several types according to the location of the inflammation. Inflammation can diagnosed by blood tests. Nephrosis is non-inflammatory kidney disease. Nephritis and nephrosis can give rise to the nephrotic syndrome…

Immune hematology

Immunologists Uncover The Immune System's Unknown Messenger

Researchers can now explain how a cell that is being attacked by bacteria or viruses specifically manages to ‘sound the alarm’ among its neighboring cells so they can react with a quick response. “They’ve succeeded in finding and describing a messenger which both quickly; and effectively can inform the surrounding cells that something is very…

Markers

Molecular Causes Of Different Diseases

Princeton University researchers are gaining new insights; into the causes and characteristics of diseases by harnessing machine learning; to analyze molecular patterns across hundreds of diseases simultaneously. Demonstrating a new tool now available; to researchers worldwide; the team of computer scientists and biologists has already uncovered and experimentally confirmed; previously unknown contributions of four genes;…

General surgery

Opioid Use In The Family Influence Adolescents' Opioid Risk After Surgery

Having a family member with persistent opioid use may be a risk factor for young adults continuing prescriptions long after their own surgeries, a new Michigan Medicine study suggests. The presence of one or more family members using long-term opioids before a procedure was associated with a higher likelihood that adolescents prescribed opioids for the…

Childhood-onset osteoporosis

A New Form Of Hereditary Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease where increased bone weakness increases the risk of a broken bone. It is the most common reason for a broken bone among the elderly. Bones that commonly break include the vertebrae in the spine, the bones of the forearm, and the hip. Skeletal system or osteoporosis A research group by Professor Outi Mäkitie,identified in families with childhood-onset osteoporosis disease-causing mutations; in…

Sperm

Chemicals At Home Responsible For Decreased Fertility In Men

A new study has found that chemical and environmental contaminants; at home and diet could be responsible for decreasing fertility of the men and the domestic pet dogs; living in the house. The results of the new study published in the latest issue of the journal Scientific Reports. Researchers at the University of Nottingham say…

Mosquito

Body Respond To Diffuse Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: Mechanism

In diffuse cutaneous leishmanisis (DCL), a rare form of leishmaniasis, parasites grow uncontrolled in skin lesions across the body. For the first time, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have now profiled; how the human immune system responds to a DCL infection and; in turn, how Leishmania amazonensis adapts to the human host. DCL is…