Researchers have used genetic testing to reveal why some families are affected by several different types of cancer.
Scientists tested 1,162 patients with sarcoma, a rare cancer disproportionately affecting children and young adults, and found that more than half were born with at least one gene mutation that is known to increase the risk.
People have been drinking tea for centuries. From ancient tea ceremonies to the best tea shops across the world today, there’s a reason that humans have enjoyed this beverage for so long. Have you ever thought, however, that eating tea leaves may be beneficial as well.
Tea is widely acknowledged as a healthy beverage, and we’re sure that you’ve gone to a non-sugary type of tea to boost your mood on more than one occasion.
As a child, if you had a sore throat, Doctor Mom would probably prescribe one of two things: gargling salt water or hot tea with honey. Incorporating a variety of tea into your daily beverage intake can not only soothe your throat, but it has also been found to aid in weight-loss.
Regular yoga sessions can help cancer survivors sleep better and have a better quality of life, research suggests.
Those that did two 75 minute sessions a week for just four weeks were less tired and reported better social, physical and emotional well being.
Experts said classes should be offered as part of standard care of those recovering from cancer. They said no other help had shown better results in helping survivors to recover form the toll of cancer and related treatment.
Each morning, the alarm goes off, and another battle in the never-ending war against drowsiness begins. For Americans, their main defense against a foggy mind is caffeine, with as much as 85 percent of the adult population drinking at least one caffeinated beverage each day. But you’ll be relieved to learn there are other foods and beverages besides coffee (and caffeinated energy drinks) that can help us feel alert.
Staying alert is not simply a proverbial “state of mind”— it’s literal one. The physiological reactions happening in your brain determine your ability to focus and stay awake. Normally, when the brain is active, it burns energy transported by the neurotransmitter called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The constant degradation of ATP produces just plain adenosine, and when enough adenosine accumulates, it triggers the need to sleep and renew your energy source. The caffeine is affective at keeping us awake because it actually binds to and blocks the brain’s adenosine receptors, delaying the feeling of drowsiness.
Researchers have shown that tiny iron particles, injected into the brain and carried to target regions using antibodies, can attach themselves to cells and activate them when manipulated by magnets.
This means that there could be a non-invasive method for stimulating the brain. And scientists hope it could revolutionize the treatment of Parkinson’s – and eventually other neurological and psychological conditions.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects more than 10,00,000 people in India, often leading to disabling symptoms.
Dengue fever is spreading out in the country.Experts suggest natural methods like neem and coconut oil concoction or garlic to keep the mosquito-borne tropical disease at bay.
Neem oil acts as a great indoor mosquito-repellent owing to its smell that wards off mosquitoes. One can make an effective insecticide by mixing neem oil and coconut oil in equal proportion and rub it on the exposed parts of a body.
Another natural method to keep mosquitoes at bay is to plant Tulsi near the window panes. The plant has properties that do not allow mosquitoes to breed.
Eating well has many known benefits. But a good diet may not be able to counteract all the ill effects of stress on our bodies.
A new study, published in Molecular Psychiatry, suggests stress can override the benefits of making better food choices.
To evaluate the interactions between diet and stress, researchers recruited 58 women who completed surveys to assess the kinds of stress they were experiencing. The women also participated in what researchers call a “meal challenge,” where they were each given two different types of meals to eat, on different days.
Contrary to popular belief, a new study suggests taking longer breaks between sets of weightlifting may promote muscle growth.
The research reveals that men who had longer rest periods between four weightlifting sets showed a significant increase in muscle rebuilding activity – a process that aids muscle growth – compared with those who had shorter rest periods.
Study co-author Dr. Leigh Breen, from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, and colleagues recently published their findings in the journal Experimental Physiology.