Health & Lifestyle
Here's How IIT Madras Students Are Making Wound Healing Easier For Diabetics
Students at IIT Madras have developed a novel wound dressing material that would help diabetic patients heal faster. The dressing material uses graphene-based compounds. Wound healing in diabetic is not as rapid as compared to a normal, healthy individual. This delayed healing or non-healed wounds could lead to serious complications and in worse cases call for amputations too.
Sleep Duration May Affect Patients With Chronic Kidney Diseases; Try These Foods To Sleep Better
May 4: According to a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, while sleep duration matters a lot, it is specifically vital for patients with chronic kidney diseases.
Sleep duration may influence the health-related quality of life experienced by individuals with chronic kidney diseases (CKD). In patients with CKD, fatigue, lack...
Exercise and other lifestyle habits that may add over 10 years to your life
Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, maintaining the right body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking during adulthood may add over a decade to the life expectancy of a person, a US study claims.
Researchers led by Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health also found that US women and men who maintained the healthiest...
Western diets may improve fat digestion, absorption
Washington, Apr 27: Western diets, high in fat and simple sugar, may promote the growth of bacteria in the small intestine that increases fat digestion and absorption, a study claims.
The study, published in the journal Cell Host and Microbe, determined if microbes were required for digestion and absorption of fats.
The researchers from the Midwestern University in...
Study reveals even small amounts of antibiotics can cause resistance
Even low concentrations of antibiotics can cause high antibiotic resistance in bacteria, a growing problem in global health care, according to a study.
In the study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers investigated how prolonged exposure to low levels of antibiotics contributes to the development of bacterial antibiotic resistance.
“The results are interesting because they show that...
Strenuous exercise does not suppress immune system
Researchers have debunked a nearly four-decade-old myth that strenuous exercisesuppresses the immune system. A study, conducted by the Department for Health at the University of Bath, reinterprets scientific findings from the last few decades and emphasises that exercise – instead of dampening immunity – may instead be beneficial for immune health.
In a detailed analysis of research articles that...
Smartphone addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression: study
Washington, Apr 15: People addicted to smartphones are more likely to feel depressed, anxious and lonely, a study has found.
Researchers said that overuse of smartphones is just like any other type of substance abuse.
"The behavioural addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the brain in ways similar to how opioid addiction is experienced by...
'Excessive use of AC may cause facial paralysis'
Dubai, Apr 13: With temperatures ready to soar in the UAE, experts are warning residents to be aware of a certain condition that is caused by a high usage of air conditioners across the country. The sudden transition from extremely warm temperatures outdoors to cold temperatures indoors is one of the leading concerns associated with Bell's palsy, a facial paralysis...
Being married may reduce depression: study
Washington, Apr 11: People who are married and earn less than USD 60,000 per year in total household income have fewer symptoms of depression than comparable earning unmarried people, a study has found.
However, for couples earning more, marriage does not show the same mental health benefits, according to researchers at Georgia State University in the US.
Anti-quota bandh: Partial impact in some states
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Apr 10 (ANI): Turns out, meat protein is unhealthy, but protein from nuts and seeds is heart smart.
According to a study conducted by Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center, meat protein is associated with a sharply increased risk of heart disease while protein from nuts and seeds is beneficial for the human heart....