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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | Pioneer

Statistics from the WHO indicate that last year, about 1.5 billion people globally were at risk of contracting soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections — or roundworms. About 270 million pre-school children and 600 million children of school-age live in areas where these parasites are intensively transmitted. India accounts for a quarter...

Quit smoking to offset arthritis risk: Study

Quit smoking to offset arthritis risk: Study

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | IANS | New York

Long-term smoking cessation in women was associated with a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to those who had recently quit, a new study has shown. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet.  The study showed that the risk of seropositive...

Sufficient sleep cuts cardiovascular disease risk

Sufficient sleep cuts cardiovascular disease risk

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | PTI | Boston

Getting enough sleep can help protect against cardiovascular disease by preventing the buildup of plaques in the arteries, a study has found. The research. Published in the journal Nature, describes the mechanism by which insufficient sleep increases production of inflammatory white blood cells known to be major contributors to atherosclerosis. "We have...

New MRI sensor to peer much deeper into brain

New MRI sensor to peer much deeper into brain

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | PTI | Boston

MIT scientists have devised a new way to image calcium activity that is based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and allows them to image activity deep within the brain. Using this technique, they can track signalling processes inside the neurons of living animals, enabling them to link neural activity with specific...

Garlic, onion lower colorectal cancer risk: Study

Garlic, onion lower colorectal cancer risk: Study

Friday, 22 February 2019 | IANS | Beijing

Consumption of allium vegetables including garlic, onion and leek, is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, researchers say. Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the digestive tract's lower end. The study, published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed that the odds...