RSSArchive for September, 2012

What Is an Autoimmune Disease?

The body has its own first line of defence in the immune system. However as with all armies there can be trouble and the immune system is no different. So what is an autoimmune disease? It is one where the immune system of the body has an overactive response leading to harm to the body […]

Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle to Cut Down Risk of Hypertension

According to a latest paper presentation on hypertension at the ESC Congress, following a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of high blood pressure by almost 75%. Researchers at the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland have arrived at this conclusion after years of laborious study on the subject. WHO recommendations on lifestyle The World […]

Treating the Symptoms of Cirrhosis of the Liver

Treating the Symptoms of Cirrhosis of the Liver

Cirrhosis is the disease which injures or kills off cells of the liver. The symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver may not appear too severe at first but can have far reaching complications riding on them. The liver is an internal organ which can take much abuse from the body, but once it begins to […]

Thin vs. curvy – where should a woman stand

Thin vs. curvy – where should a woman stand?

It seems like the world is increasingly waking up to healthier lifestyles and body shapes, though not the ones we may have expected to see only ten or 15 years ago. It seems that a number of celebrities, as well as the ideals of beauty, have shifted more towards curvy bodies than outright thin. Bigger […]


Obesity Paradox and Fitness Theory Quell Fatness Myths

A publication in the European Heart Journal has quelled the common belief that all obese people are unhealthy and prone to cardiovascular diseases. The paper was published based on a study by scientists at the University of South Carolina, USA. The research focuses on a subset of fat people who are as healthy as any […]

These color-enhanced scanning electron microscope images show nanosheets resembling tiny rose petals. The nanosheets are key components of a new type of biosensor that can detect minute concentrations of glucose in saliva, tears and urine. The technology might eventually help to eliminate or reduce the frequency of using pinpricks for diabetes testing. (Jeff Goecker, Purdue University)

New Test for Diabetes Using Saliva and Tears

In what might revolutionize the world of diagnostics, scientists have developed a new diagnostic tool for detecting diabetes using saliva and tears. The revolutionary research was carried out at Purdue University’s Nanotechnology center and the finding published in the Advanced Functional Materials journal. This project has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the […]

Do You Suffer from Excessive Daytime Sleepiness?

Do You Suffer from Excessive Daytime Sleepiness?

If you are yawning all the time and feel that you want to get a nap many times during the day, you may be suffering from sleep deprivation. Excessive daytime sleepiness refers to the desire to fall asleep in the middle of the day due to a feeling of low energy level even after getting […]


Three Main Sleep Disordered Breathing Problems

The term sleep disordered breathing relates to a number of breathing related problems that may occur while sleeping. These would include breathing related abnormalities such as snoring or breaks in breathing which are known as apnea. The anomalies could be caused due to a number of reasons and one of them is obesity. It is […]