In a recent study, researchers have observed that while depression was regarded as a ‘woman’s disease’, men also suffer from this disorder. This answers the question; why men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women.
Here’s another study that just proved ‘smoking is injurious to health.’ As per a research carried out by a team at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle; post colon cancer surgery- non-smokers have better chances of survival and staying cancer-free as against smokers.
Recently developed bionic-eye has made it possible for blind people to read simple words and letters. This new implant functions by converting images shown from an external camera into electronic signals which the brain perceives as sight.
If Indians feel they have bettered their lifestyles, here is some bad news. Lately, many Indians are dying of lifestyle epidemics than infections, a reversal in situation which existed some 20 years back.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University who analyzed red blood cells-RBCs in patients receiving blood through transfusion found that blood stored for transfusion, for more than three weeks could lack the ability to deliver oxygen throughout the body.
A recent study brought out a startling revelation that almost one-fifth Britons do not change their used bed-sheets even once a month. This unhygienic condition is understood to be the cause for a host of health problems including asthma, rhinitis and eczema.
Earlier studies suggested that people with joint disorder having high levels of vitamin-D in their blood will tend to have slower progression of symptoms. But it was not clear if consuming vitamin-D supplements will also have a protective effect or not.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-CDC recently reported that the number of black women getting infected by HIV has fallen while the number of gay and bisexual men getting infected is continuously rising.