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Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Scientists have developed a self-tuning brain implant that can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s patients by delivering stimulation in real time, in response to neural signals. Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. The first [...]

June 4, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Scientists have developed a self-tuning brain implant that can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s patients by delivering stimulation in real time, in response to neural signals. Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. The first [...]

May 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

A new research suggests that moderate to high-intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia. Although the exercise programme improved physical fitness, it cannot be recommended as a treatment option for cognitive impairment in dementia, say the researchers. Nearly 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia and the view that exercise might slow [...]

May 22, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

People with cancer have an increased risk of developing blood clots, with roughly one in five experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE) — either a blood clot in a deep vein or a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. Taking oral drugs daily can be an effective [...]

May 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

While bad cholesterol has been blamed for increasing risk of heart disease, variations in the good cholesterol levels may also lead to infectious diseases such as gastroenteritis or pneumonia, according to a study. Individuals with very low high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol had a 75 per cent higher risk of infectious disease, whereas the risk was [...]

April 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

Dear senior citizens, beware of head injuries. They may increase dementia risk

Dear senior citizens, beware of head injuries. They may increase dementia risk

Suffering a traumatic brain injury from a blow to the head boosted dementia risk by 24 percent in a Danish study group of nearly three million people, researchers said Wednesday. The survey of 36 years’ worth of data — collected from the Danish national patient register — found that the risk of dementia rose with [...]

April 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dear senior citizens, beware of head injuries. They may increase dementia risk

New York City Council May Regulate whether Employees Must Respond to After Work Emails

New York City Council May Regulate whether Employees Must Respond to After Work Emails

The connectivity today’s technology offers means you can connect with your team anytime and anywhere. But remeber your emplotees need off time too and a new regulation in New York City may see they can get it. New York City Council member Rafael Espinal has proposed a bill to protect employees from any retaliatory action if they [...]

April 10, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on New York City Council May Regulate whether Employees Must Respond to After Work Emails

Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Menopausal hormone therapy, used to treat hot flashes, sleep disturbances and vaginal dryness, may also have the potential to lower risk of heart failure, say researchers, led by one of Indian origin. The study found that menopausal hormone therapy caused significantly smaller change in the structure and function of left ventricle and left arterial chamber [...]

March 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Heart patients, take note. Vitamin D3 may heal damage to heart

Heart patients, take note. Vitamin D3 may heal damage to heart

If you are suffering from a heart disease, treatment with Vitamin D3 might help restore the damage done to your cardiovascular system, says a new study. Vitamin D3 is produced naturally when skin is exposed to the sun or through over-the-counter pills. Several diseases, including high blood pressure, build-up of fats, cholesterol in and on [...]

February 3, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Heart patients, take note. Vitamin D3 may heal damage to heart

Heavy periods may soon become history, new drug tricks womb into healing faster

Heavy periods may soon become history, new drug tricks womb into healing faster

According to a recent study, heavy periods might soon become a thing of the past. The University of Edinburgh researchers have developed a new drug that tricks the womb into healing faster, which stops your bleeding sooner, reports The Independent. The scientists explored how the shedding of the endometrium (the womb lining) is linked to [...]

February 2, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Heavy periods may soon become history, new drug tricks womb into healing faster

Oestrogen-mimickers: Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

Oestrogen-mimickers: Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

Oestrogen-mimicking compounds found in breads, soybean and a range of commonly consumed grains can reverse the effects of ‘breakthrough’ drug therapy used to treat breast cancer, scientists have found. The study, published in the journal Cell Chemical Biology, suggests that exposure to chemical compounds called xenoestrogens may significantly reduce the effectiveness of anti-oestrogen treatments for [...]

January 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Oestrogen-mimickers: Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

Aquatic dangers: Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Aquatic dangers: Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Love to play water sports like surfing or bodyboarding? Beware, you may be three times more likely to swallow antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli or E.coli bacteria in your guts, new research has revealed. Surfers were found to swallow ten times more sea water than sea swimmers, making them more vulnerable to E.coli bacteria. Regular surfers were [...]

January 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Aquatic dangers: Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria