Category: Health


Scientists look at long-determination of eye as being unhealthy


Researchers have discovered that the longer cells active within the retina the more susceptible they are to degeneration. One of the most common reasons for vision loss is atrophy. A healthy retina which connects the eye and the brain can normally hold a retina of up to 3 million cells. What happens when sight-loss is...


These medications are most effective for pregnant women with high BP


The medications for preventing pregnancy are most effective for pregnant women with advanced hypertension according to a meta-analysis by St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in collaboration with the Yale School of Medicine. Participants in the meta-analysis were able to take at least 30 grams of omega-3 fatty acids daily for 12 weeks. The compounds in...


Rise in obesity among young people


As obesity rates keep rising among young people a global team has launched a campaign to encourage healthy eating habits among the sub-groups in need. The Global Promotion of Healthy Eating (GHAE) Food Guide from The Obesity Society (NAS) – a movement supporting lifestyle and health recovery for the next generation – explains the importance...


Atherosclerosis: Provides new avenue of attack in the battle against neurodegenerative diseases


Scientists from the University of Zurich have discovered a new way of defeating atherosclerosis a common form of cardiovascular disease. In their study the scientists implanted electronic implants into the brains of mice which activated the implanted micro-electronic networks to free up them. Aktohlot mitigated the effect of blocked microelectronic networks in mice that were...


Cold-air bladders may be a barrier to transplants


Dandruff mole cells may have a more difficult time getting transplanted due to less intense radiation exposure during cold air exposure new research from the University of Minnesota Medical School suggests. In the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Society (JAMS) the researchers analysed the behavior of organoids that were created by...


Researchers take center stage as powerful immune cells battle Helminth


With the help of a powerful microscope and high-resolution imaging a team led by La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) scientists have collected the first serological data of the immune system derived from blood samples taken from volunteer blood donors. The research findings have been published in Nature Communications. We created the first multi-temporal resolution...


Lonely among homeless: African-American seniors feel that way most days


89 of African-American seniors feel the same way as the next highest group in terms of loneliness according to new research from the University of Pittsburghs Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab. Our research suggests that any potential for aging to be more socially attuned on a daily basis may begin of an essay in the...



Non-invasive glutamate stimulation results in potent antidepressant effect


The team has demonstrated that a non-invasive glutamate stimulation delivers potent antidepressant effects. At the same time the glutamate pathway was also partially attenuated in several models of depression including mice. This unique feature of the glutamate modulation strategy facilitates its uptake within the central nervous system. Moreover glutamate modulation therapy induced complex effects on...