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Caffeine can help patients with kidney disease live longer

Consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. In a new study, researchers hypothesised that caffeine consumption might be associated with lower mortality among participants with chronic kidney disease. The possible protective effect of caffeine might be related to effects at a vascular level as caffeine is known to promote the release of substances, such ... Read More »

Cardiovascular diseases, here’s how exposure to toxic metals can affect your heart health

Exposure to environmental toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, copper, and mercury has become a major global health concern. The metals like arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. Arsenic and cadmium, for example, are known carcinogens, but there are increasing suggestions that exposure to toxic metals may be ... Read More »

Simple Leg Exercises Can Reduce Negative Effects On Heart And Blood Vessels

Did you know how beneficial are simple leg exercises while lying down? A sedentary lifestyle can cause an impairment of transportation of blood in the body which in turn may increase the risk of diseases in the heart and blood vessels. Performing simple leg exercises can make a huge change and prevent such problems, a new study reveals. Earlier work has demonstrated ... Read More »

School Teachers Can Help Increase Physical Activity In Kids

Involvement of teachers as participants in school recess — leading games, monitoring play and ensuring conflicts — may boost kid’s physical activity, a new study has found. Recess is seen by educators and policymakers as a valuable part of a child’s school day, in part because physical activity plays an important role in helping to curb high child obesity rates. ... Read More »

HDL or good cholesterol can be life threatening, says a new study

Contrary to claims that good cholesterol is beneficial to the heart, a new study has showed that very high levels may be associated with an increased risk of heart attack and death. The findings showed that people with high-density lipoprotein (HDL or good) cholesterol levels of 41-60 mg/dl (milligrams per decilitre) had the lowest risk of heart attack or cardiovascular ... Read More »

Dehydration can affect your brain, make it tough to perform simple tasks

According to a recent study, dehydration alters the human brain shape and activity and even slackens task performance. A Georgia Institute of Technology study suggests that when dehydration strikes, part of the brain can swell, neural signalling can intensify, and doing monotonous tasks can get harder. The researchers also found that even without dehydration, exertion and heat put a dent ... Read More »

A ray of hope: MDR-TB can be treated in children with second line drugs, says a study

Tuberculosis is a potent bacterial infection that can affect almost every part of the body. However, it is tuberculosis of lungs which is more common and contagious too. This bacterial infection spreads easily from an infected person to another healthy person by just inhaling the bacteria. According to a WHO report, India is the country with the highest burden of tuberculosis and there ... Read More »

Heart health can be monitored by wearable soft electronic mesh

Scientists have developed a soft mesh that can record signals from the heart and muscles, paving the way for a new generation of flexible wearable health monitoring devices. The implantable device provides information on muscle and cardiac dysfunctions, and thus could be implemented for pain relief, rehabilitation and prosthetic motor control. It is the first soft implant that can record the cardiac activity ... Read More »

Early speech development, talking with children can strengthen their language skills

Talking with children from an early age can help them develop brain regions critical for language and promote their ability to quickly learn new words, a study has found. The study, published in the journal JNeurosci, showed that young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults had improved language skills regardless of their socioeconomic status. Researchers including those ... Read More »

Heart health can be monitored by wearable soft electronic mesh

Scientists have developed a soft mesh that can record signals from the heart and muscles, paving the way for a new generation of flexible wearable health monitoring devices. The implantable device provides information on muscle and cardiac dysfunctions, and thus could be implemented for pain relief, rehabilitation and prosthetic motor control. It is the first soft implant that can record the cardiac activity ... Read More »