After recent studies which suggested the benefits of cocoa for better working memory and problem solving skills, a new study suggests that the compounds in cocoa may also be helpful in reducing blood pressure. The researchers from the Cochrane Library reviewed evidence from short-term wherein participants were given dark chocolate or cocoa powder every day, and found that the blood pressure of the participants was slightly lower than others who were in the control group.
The legalized usage of cannabis has long been debated and researchers have been working for years together to discover the possible pros and cons of the herb which is used for fibre (hemp), for seed and seed oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. The herb's popularity among young people as a recreational drug has always been a reason for concern and studies have been conducted to better understand how it affects the human brain when used for long. A new research claims that teenagers who smoke cannabis once a week or more have double the risk of contracting anxiety disorders by the time they reach their late 20s, when compared to non-user. The effect is the same, even if they stop using the herb.
Stomach ulcer, also known as peptic ulcer, is the most common ulcer occurring in an area of the gastrointestinal tract, and can be extremely painful. Researchers from Manchester University claim that potatoes have certain kinds of unique antibacterial molecules which can not only treat, but also prevent stomach ulcers and heartburn. Members of the University's Microbiology team now hope the substance, dubbed 'potato juice' could go into production as a daily diet supplement.
Almost all of us crave for a peaceful and soothing session of massage after a tiring and hectic week of work. Apart from relaxing the muscles and soothing the body temporarily, a good session of massage can actually benefit the body that can last from a few days to some weeks. The benefits of repeated massage therapy include alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety, back pain, asthma, fatigue, and even HIV, claims a new study.
After various studies that have linked computer and video games with isolation and depression in teenagers, the games are now being used to tackle the opposite. In an innovative New Zealand programme, computers are being used to deal with adolescent depression. The game, SPARX, is different from other games and does not encourage teenagers to engage in mindless destruction. It is designed using a psychological approach known as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and counsels the children subtly....
Researchers found that over nine months, a daily dose of curcumin appeared to prevent new cases of diabetes among people with abnormally high blood sugar levels that may progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes.
Yoga, the physical, mental, and spiritual discipline originating in ancient India has seen growing popularity worldwide in the last couple of decades. Regular practitioners report improved mental and physical health; researchers are now keen to know the effects of Yoga on the life of people who practice it. A latest study conducted by occupational therapists at Indiana University in the US, on a small group, has revealed that performing yoga can help people regain their balance after a stroke. ...
The cure for blindness could just be in a chemical injection into the eye, claim scientists. According to a latest research, the chemical called AAQ works by making normally 'blind' cells in the retina sensitive to light, reports the Telegraph. During the experiment, scientists in the US could restore vision in congenially blind mice and they hope that an improved version of the chemical could possibly cure inherited and age-related forms of blindness in people.
Scientists have created a single pill which they claim, could be the answer to variety of brain problems including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis. The pill which can be consumed orally is designed in such a way that it protects the brain by fighting away the effects of inflammation.
A latest finding by researchers in Australia suggests that breast cancer cells can destroy a powerful immune response in the body and allow the disease to spread to the patient's bones. The researchers also experimented with two ways to restore this immune response of the body that could help patients fight breast cancer, but they said that it need years of studies and experiments before this can be turned into a therapy.
European regulators have recommended approval of the Western world's first gene therapy drug.
According to the researchers, poor mothers are more likely to be classified as having the mental illness known as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) because they live in poverty.
Fewer people infected with HIV globally are dying as more of them get access to crucial antiretroviral drugs, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations AIDS program said on Wednesday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Qsymia to be taken in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and exercise for chronic weight management.
A latest research has associated delivering a heavy baby with the mother's risk of developing Breast cancer later in life.