Students suffering from 'Drunkorexia': Study
Washington: A combination of messy eating and consumption of much alcohol causes a disease 'Drunkorexia' is more prevalent amongst college students and may ruin their health in long run, a research says.
'Drunkorexiacs' are also more at risk for violence, risky sexual behaviour, alcohol poisoning, drug addiction and chronic diseases later in life, the University of Missouri study says.
Victoria Osborne, assistant professor of social work and public health, examined the link between alcohol misuse and disordered eating, including calorie restriction and purging.
Sixteen percent of...
Humidity worsens Sinus problem
Washington: A new study says that the sinus gets worse due to humidity. This disease generally gets generated by infection or allergy and it results to high irritating medical condition where the nasal passage gets blocked.
"Effective treatments may need to include a focus on restoring optimal humidity and temperature in the patient's nasal airflow," said Kai Zhao, bioengineer at the Monell...
Common hospital pathogen can kill millions: Study
Sydney: Scientists have revealed that a common hospital pathogen is capable of causing potentially dangerous diarrhea by turning into a superbug killing millions worldwide.
A mutation in the Clostridium difficile causes deaths among indoor patients undergoing antibiotic therapy, according to Dena Lyras and Glen Carter from the Monash University School of Biomedical Sciences, who led the...
Fertility or miscarriage depends on an enzyme: Study
London: Researchers from Imperial College London have discovered an enzyme that acts as a fertility switch in women. The enzyme is capable of causing a miscarriage or trip a conception depending on its high or low levels.
The findings could potentially open the way to newer treatments for these conditions and lead to better contraceptives.
One in 100 women trying to conceive experience...
Karva Chauth fast: Food tips
New Delhi: Karva Chauth fast is the most awaited fast for a number of females, but the topic of concern is battling hunger pangs and acidity. The day-long fast can often bring on health problems, including nausea and low blood pressure.
Experts suggest taking precautions on the day when many married women in northern India keep a fast to pray for the long life of their husbands. It falls on...
Healthcare cost up 22 times in rural areas!
New Delhi: Though government trying to felicitate better and cheaper medical treatments in the rural areas but a study conducted reveals that the cost of health care has gone up by 22 times in rural areas over the last seven years.
"In an average data collection on the cost of treatment at both private and public hospitals, the cost of treatment has shot up by 22 times in rural areas," the...
Cheap hair transplants can damage your scalp: Doctors
New Delhi: Doctors warn those looking for a hair transplant against getting swayed by classifieds offering cheaper hair transplant procedures as they can cause permanent damage to the scalp.
"The popularity of hair transplantation has seen a dramatic increase ever since celebrities have come out in the open declaring that they have undergone the procedure. A lot of younger adults who are...
Too much coffee will make you drug addict
London: A new study indicates that excessive consumption of coffee could lead to drug addiction.
Those who respond well to caffeine, found in energy drinks too, often enjoyed the effects of amphetamines and cocaine, especially in high doses, says a new study.
Not everyone who enjoys caffeine will abuse cocaine, they added, but the stimulating effects of these drugs make them particularly...
Scientists uncovered new way of treating lung cancer
Sydney: A new study conducted has unveiled a novel way to treat the fatal lung cancer.
Scientists have uncovered the mechanism by which aggressive lung cancers re-grow following chemotherapy, offering hope for new therapies.
The study, conducted by a team from Monash (Australia), Stanford and Johns Hopkins (US) universities, not only opens the way to new drugs, but also presents a novel way...
Crossing legs quickly recovers one from stroke
Washington: A study states that the patients who have this ability to cross their legs quickly after a severe stroke can have a higher percentage of recovery as compared to those who can not.
"Despite having severe strokes that left them with slight loss of movement, we noticed that some people were still able to cross their legs, which is not as easy as it seems," said study author Berend...
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