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Can vitamin D supplements prevent autoimmune disease?

You don’t have to look far to find claims that taking vitamin D supplements is great for your health. It’s supposed to be good for everything from preventing cancer and dementia to avoiding infections and heart disease. Unfortunately, many supposed benefits of vitamin D supplements remain unproven. Yet, millions of people take vitamin D regularly, thinking it will help prevent a wide range of illnesses, including certain autoimmune ... Read More »

Apple Confirms It Slows iPhones With Older Batteries to Prevent Unexpected Shutdowns

HIGHLIGHTS The practice first came to light following a report by Geekbench Apple acknowledged it slows older iPhones to prevent shutdowns The ‘feature’ was released last year by Apple Apple has addressed claims from an app company that says the maker of iPhones slows down the performance of older phones. On Monday, the blog Primate Labs, a company that makes an ... Read More »

New ‘real sun-tan’ drug may help prevent cancer

Scientists have developed a new drug that mimics sunlight to make a person’s skin tan without being exposed to harmful ultraviolet radiation, reducing the risk of skin cancer. In tests on human skin samples and mice, the drug tricked the skin into producing the brown form of the pigment melanin, that gives human skin, hair and eyes their colour. According ... Read More »

What Does It Take to Prevent an Internet Outage?

Remember the old adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket?” Companies may want to heed that advice when it comes to where they store their data, according to experts. A major part of Amazon’s cloud service was down for hours this week, causing many popular websites to load slowly or not at all. This was the second major ... Read More »

Eat mushrooms to prevent risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease

ANI | Jan 25, 2017, 04.30 PM IST   Eat mushrooms to prevent risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease According to researchers, certain edible and medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that may enhance nerve growth in the brain and protect against neurotoxic stimuli such as inflammation that contribute to Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in Journal of Medicinal Food ... Read More »

Hypertension in late life may prevent dementia

Hypertension in late life may prevent dementia (Robert Llewellyn/Getty Images) Individuals who develop high blood pressure at the age 80 or older – known as the ‘oldest old’ – may have decreased risk of dementia after age 90, a study has found. Hypertension and other heart health risk factors are generally thought to increase dementia risk. “The study found that ... Read More »

Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides, says report

017, 01.00 PM IST Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides (TOI illustration for representation) Grassroots community mental health programmes to address risk factors such as depressionand alcohol use disorders can significantly address treatment gaps and reduce incidence of suicide, a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry shows. Recommended By Colombia The prevalence of depression, one of the ... Read More »

Dear parents, here’s what you can do to prevent peanut allergy in kids

ANI | Jan 6, 2017, 03.30 PM IST Here’s what you can do to prevent peanut allergy in kids(Getty Images) A panel of experts says you can prevent development of peanut allergy in your kids by introducing foods containing peanuts until five years of age. Clinical trial results showed that regular peanut consumption begun in infancy and continued until five ... Read More »

Sun bathing may prevent diabetes, heart disease

PTI | Dec 23, 2016, 11.50 AM IST Sun bathing may prevent diabetes, heart disease (Picture Courtesy: Pixabay) Sun bathing and vitamin D supplements may be feasible and affordable approaches to improve or even prevent metabolic syndromes which pose a risk of diabetes and heart disease, a new study has claimed. It is well known that a diet high in ... Read More »

Do yoga daily to prevent prehypertension

NI | Dec 8, 2016, 12.45 PM IST Do yoga daily to prevent prehypertension (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Practicing yoga for one hour daily can reduce blood pressure in people with prehypertension, says a new study conducted by Indian researchers. The study was presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) in Kochi, India. “Patients with ... Read More »