Study: Overuse Of Antibiotics Is High In Common Urology Procedures

Antibiotics are being overused in patients undergoing common urological procedures, which exposes them to potential harm including an increased risk of infection by C. difficile bacteria, researchers warned. Clostridium difficile, often called C. difficile, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhoea to potentially fatal inflammation of the colon. The study showed that almost 60…

Novel Protein Linked To Skin Cancer Identified

Researchers have identified a specific protein responsible for melanoma metastasis that may provide an improved understanding of how the cancer spreads. The study showed that silencing the expression of protein called RAB27A resulted in reduced metastasis — the process by which cancer spreads to other areas of the body — which is the primary cause…

Eating an egg daily may keep diabetes away

Eating an egg daily can have a beneficial effect on the blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of Type-2 diabetes, a new study shows. The findings showed that the blood samples of men who ate more eggs included certain lipid molecules that positively correlated with the blood profile of men who remained…

5 common pitfalls every marathon runner must avoid

Speeding up, training too hard, cramming in, dehydration, improper running gear, uneven breathing and lack of nutrient-rich food are some mistakes that marathon runners make. Although these are some aspects which are usually given undue attention to, over-training and pushing oneself too hard to gain maximum results in the lowest possible time is a very common mistake. As Mumbai marathon…

Study says botox jabs effective, safe in reducing chronic migraine

Besides removing those wrinkles and enhancing your beauty, botox has also been proven to be effective and safe in treating chronic migraine that affects your daily activities, says a new study. Chronic migraine is defined as at least 15 headache attacks per month for more than three months, with migraine symptoms on at least eight days every…

Primrose plant compound could combat eye cancer

A compound extracted from the Christmas berry primrose plant could be effective in slowing down the spread of eye cancer, suggests a study. Uveal melanoma (UM) is a cancer (melanoma) of the eye involving the iris, ciliary body, or choroid (collectively referred to as the uvea). The compound, dubbed FR900359 or FR, effectively blocked the growth…

Study says common food additive could cause and trigger celiac disease

A common food additive, used in sausages, cheese, bread, dairy, baked and other processed foods, could both cause and trigger celiac disease, warns a recent study. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, where gluten triggers the immune systemto attack the gut. The study showed that celiac disease could be caused by a bacterial enzyme named microbial transglutaminase, which…

More than 8 lakh TB patients benefited under the DBT scheme

More than 8 lakh tuberculosis patients registered under Nikshay Poshan Yojana (NPY) have received the benefit so far under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, Minister of State Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey said on Friday. “As on January 1, 2019, out of 20.94 lakhs eligible beneficiaries, 8.78 lakh (42%) beneficiaries have received the benefit under the…

Gut bacteria may protect against arsenic poisoning: Study

Microbes in the human gut play an important role in protecting against arsenic toxicity, new research suggests. Arsenic toxicity is a problem that affects an estimated 200 million people worldwide who are exposed to arsenic through contaminated food and drinking water. Long-term exposure to arsenic is associated with increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, among others. A better…

Scientists designed new device to make glucose monitoring painless for diabetics

Researchers have designed a microneedle patch for people with diabetes to enable them to monitor their glucose levels throughout the day in a “painless” manner. Continuous monitoring is a way to safely and reliably lower blood glucose – giving the user a full picture of their glucose levels throughout the day and helping them avoid severe hypoglycemia. But the…