Garlic oil effective at fighting bacteria that causes Lyme disease, finds study

Essential oils of garlic and myrrh show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, in the United States. The persistent symptoms may also get treated by the oils. According to this study, the… Read more »

Adult hearts lack stem cells, finds study

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Heart stem cells that might repair the heart muscle after a heart attack do not exist in adults, say researchers after two decades of study. The study offered scientific evidence to a decision made in October by the US health authorities to pause a clinical trial using stem cells to treat heart failure over concerns… Read more »

Longer shifts at workplace can increase your error rates, finds survey

If you thought that working long hours may help you please your boss, think twice. According to a survey, people who work longer shifts typically make nine per cent more errors than those on shorter shifts. This demonstrates that attention spans drift over a long work day, says a survey by Global software firm… Read more »

Air pollution exposure linked to breast cancer

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Women working near busy roads are at high risk of developing breast cancer, due to traffic-related air pollution, researchers have warned. The team, from University of Stirling in Scotland, analysed the case of a woman who developed breast cancer after spending 20 years working as a border guard at the busiest commercial… Read more »

Orange juice, leafy greens, fruits may lower memory loss risk in men

According to a recent study, eating leafy greens, red vegetable, berry fruits and drinking orange juice may be linked with a lower risk of memory loss in men over time. The study was published in the Journal of Neurology. It looked at 27,842 men with an average age of 51 who were all… Read more »

Obese children more likely to develop asthma than kids of a healthy weight, warns study

US Researchers say it is possible that weight gain is fuelling the rise in childhood asthma. Researchers discovered that obese youngsters were more likely to develop the lung condition than children of a healthy weight. The findings suggest that the incidence of an asthma diagnosis among children with obesity was significantly higher than… Read more »

Sucking your baby’s pacifier may help benefit their health

If you think sucking your baby’s pacifier to clean it and then popping it in your child’s mouth is gross, think again! Turns out, doing so may benefit their health. The research was presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting and suggested a… Read more »

New cases of HIV rise in Eastern Europe, decline in the West

More than 130,000 people were newly diagnosed with HIV last year in Eastern Europe, the highest rate ever for the region, while the number of new cases in Western Europe declined, global public health experts said on Wednesday. European Union and European Economic Area countries saw a reduction in 2017 rates, mainly… Read more »

Lack of sleep makes you angrier: Study

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Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations, a study has found. Other studies have shown a link between sleep and anger, but questions remained about whether sleep loss was to blame or if anger was responsible for disrupted sleep, said Zlatan… Read more »

Zebrafish help unlock mystery of motor neurone disease

Scientists from the University of Sheffield in the UK have successfully created zebrafish that carry the complex genetic change known to cause the most common genetic form of motor neurone disease (MND). The breakthrough will help to accelerate pioneering research and experimental drug trials to tackle the degenerative disease. Until… Read more »