Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in US girls. That's according to a 15-year study of emergency-room visits published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It increased among older girls too, but was stable among boys. Reasons for the trend are uncertain, but some mental health experts think cyberbullying and isolating effects of social media could be factors.
The research has shown that high blood pressure can have an even greater negative impact on survivors of childhood cancer, who were treated with cardiotoxic therapies such as anthracyclines or chest radiation, Gibson added. To assess the prevalence of high blood pressure among survivors of childhood cancer, the team examined 3,016 adults. The study showed that the prevalence of hypertension was 2.6 times higher among childhood cancer survivors than expected.
Australia's second-largest state on Wednesday took another step towards adopting a law allowing voluntary assisted dying for terminally ill patients. Any resident of Victoria state over 18, with a terminal illness and with less than six months to live can request a lethal dose of medication under the new legislation. Assisted dying will remain illegal in Australia's other five states.
Cinnamon, a commonly used spice in Indian cuisine, may help fight obesity by improving metabolism and inducing fat cells to burn, a study claims. Scientists had previously observed that cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil that gives cinnamon its flavour, appeared to protect mice against obesity and hyperglycemia or abnormally high blood glucose level. When the cells were treated with cinnamaldehyde, the researchers noticed increased expression of several genes and enzymes that enhance lipid metabolism.
A group of American scientists has found a new possibility to cure leukaemia, a deadly disease that strikes patients as young as seven. The development comes after the US Food and Drug Administration last year approved a cell-based gene therapy, namely the CAR T-cell treatment. It works by genetically modifying a patient's own immune cells to seek out and attack leukaemia cells that have a molecule called CD19 on their surface.
No amount of hot water, salt water gargling, etc, can help soothe your sore throat by morning!. Sore throat occurs when the tissues in the throat are infected and inflamed by bacteria or infection. That is because we know that cancer is a deadly disease, with symptoms which are devastating; and this disease often leads to fatal consequences.
If head and facial pain seem stronger and scarier than pain elsewhere, it's because a special pathway in the brain is heightening our emotions from pain at those sites, according to studies in mice. People usually experience head and facial pain as more severe and emotionally draining than body pain, but the biological basis of this remains something of a mystery.
Breast milk of mothers who eat foods that commonly cause allergy, such as milk, eggs and peanuts can help protect newborns from developing food allergies, a study has found. Allergists now recommend that, unless mothers already have diagnosed food allergies, they should not avoid allergenic foods while pregnant and nursing. Eating a range of nutritious foods during pregnancy and breastfeeding will not promote food allergies in developing babies, and may protect them from food allergy, said Baker.
If you are trying to shed those extra kilos, then you may start eating six small meals daily to lose up to 3 kg in seven days, suggests a diet expert. Researcher Terri-Ann Nunns, Founder of the TerriAnn123 Diet Plan, believes eating six times a day is the key to healthy weight loss. She revealed eight reasons why eating little and often is the most effective way to beat the bulge: 1.
Turns out, a video game can improve balance in kids and youths with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Ten out of 11 study participants who completed a post-game questionnaire also said they enjoyed playing the video games. The study also explored individual differences that might predict who would benefit most from this type of video game-based balance training. On the other hand, some characteristics, such as body mass index or IQ, did not influence whether a participant benefited from balance training.
The ENT surgeons sought inclusion of cochlear implant surgeries in the NTR Vydya Seva programme to help children suffering from congenital hearing impairment. Hearing impairment can be corrected with the help of cochlear implant and that these surgeries were conducted in Guntur, Vishakapatnam and Vijayawada. Cochlear implant surgery can be done but ear deformity is very difficult to rectify due to anatomical malformation. Dr Subba Rayudu said that he decided to treat anatomical malformation to the trio and further to conduct cochlear implant surgery.
Everyone needs an occasional break from the social ramble, but sometimes unsociability or distancing yourself from people may help improve creativity, reveals a study. Lead study author Julie Bowker said, We have to understand why someone is withdrawing to understand the associated risks and benefits. Past research has consistently shown that unsociability is unrelated to negative outcomes, but the recent study claims positive outcome, creativity. In the study, shyness and avoidance are shown to be related negatively to creativity.
Ginger-lemon water can be used as the best formula for slimming the body because it is effective to burn the fat that accumulates. The vitamin C in lemon also helps in reducing the abdomen. The combinations of these ingredients are necessary to lose weight naturally. This herb when infused in beverages will make it easier for body to absorb the existing nutrients. Read further to know about the health benefits of lemon ginger water.
Washington DC, Nov 22 (ANI): A team of researchers has found a way to match each cystic fibrosis patient with their best individual treatment option. From a drug-design perspective, cystic fibrosis is an enormous challenge. Fluid is at the heart of cystic fibrosis, since hydration of nasal and lung surfaces is what determines whether mucus is slippery or sticky. Guimbellot and Gentzsch learned how to grow nasospheroids from cells taken from the inside of the noses of cystic fibrosis patients.