- New tool determines the risk of mental problems in Parkinson's disease patients
- Parkinson's disease may still be widely considered a movement disorder, but it can also heighten your risk for mental problems such as cognitive decline. Fortunately, researchers have a developed a new tool that may help determine the risk of mental problems in Parkinson's disease patients...
The researchers behind the tool published their study, which was funded by the National Institute of Ne... ››› more
- [26 June 2017]
- Treating depression is easier with this new blood test
- Treating depression has been a challenge up until now. While doctors previously used to write prescriptions for depression patients based on what was essentially educated guesswork, they are now able to select the most helpful type of medication thanks to a newly developed blood test.
This new blood test, which was developed by researchers at UT Southwestern, provides more accurate information ... ››› more
- [21 June 2017]
- Michigan State University study discovers that omega-3 fatty acids can stop a known trigger of lupus - a chronic autoimmune disease
- Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterised by unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, fever and butterfly rash. If you're diagnosed with this inflammatory disease, you're familiar with how these symptoms constantly flare-up and improve.
The question is: What can you do to keep known triggers of lupus at bay to stop flare-ups?
According to a new Michigan State University study... ››› more
- [17 May 2017]
- Breakthrough: Study links sleep disturbance during menopause to lower levels of sexual satisfaction
- If you're a woman with menopause, you're all too familiar with sleep disturbance and how it can create an array of adverse health outcomes including depression, hypertension and heart disease.
A new study published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), shows that sleep problems are also tied to lower levels of sexual satisfaction.
Could this be the reason... ››› more
- [12 May 2017]
- Here's why asthmatics are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu, according to a University of Southampton study
- If you're an asthmatic, you've probably wondered why it is that when you get the flu, your symptoms are so bad. Well, a University of Southampton has the answer...
According to the study, which was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, people with asthma are likely to suffer worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems. For more on this stu... ››› more
- [11 May 2017]
- Cannabinoids can improve your eyesight, researchers from Montreal Neurological Institute find
- It's not just carrots that improve your eyesight. According to a new study by researchers at Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University in Canada, cannabinoids have a similar effect.
To arrive at this conclusion, the multidisciplinary team of researchers looked at how cannabinoids affected vision in vertebrates. Here's exactly what they found.
Canadian animal study links cannabinoi... ››› more
- [08 May 2017]
- It may not be all theatrics! Women appear to fight off the flu more easily than men, two studies show
- If you've ever nursed a man with a respiratory infection, you've noticed how quickly even the manliest of man can be totally taken out by an itty bitty case of the flu.
And you're probably all too familiar with the drama that comes with it - the non-stop complaints of agony and multiple requests for tea, orange juice and osup. (If it isn't too much trouble, of course!)
But as it turns out, ... ››› more
- [02 May 2017]
- You're not alone! Up to 75% of women also suffer from low sexual desire - and it's actually a medical condition
- After a long day, you arrive home and your partner wants to have sex. But if you're honest with yourself, you're just not feeling up to it. You blame the same libido-squashing culprit as you did last night - you're feeling downright exhausted. Soon enough, you begin asking yourself, “Is this normal?”
The answer is yes - it's totally normal. In fact, research shows that up to 75% of women su... ››› more
- [28 April 2017]
- Probiotics may be a solution to your most frustrating skin woes and the secret to a flawless complexion
- For years, you've been taking probiotics in oral capsules to keep your gut healthy. But you may have realised while shopping lately that bacteria has made its way onto the skincare shelves in the form of face washes, toners and masks infused with probiotics.
At first, it may seem counterproductive since you use skincare products to remove dirt, bacteria and germs from your skin. But probiotics ... ››› more
- [28 April 2017]
- Large-scale study suggests that heavy coffee drinkers may have a lower risk of multiple sclerosis
- Turns out drinking down several cups of coffee every morning offers more benefits than just waking up your system!
According to a new study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, people who drink lots of coffee may have a lower risk of multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that arises when arises your immune system mistakenly attacks the p... ››› more
- [26 April 2017]
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