Indian curry spice prevents spread of mosquito-borne virus
Strawberries prevent heart disease, diabetes
London: Strawberries, the traditional summer treat, could offer unexpected health benefits of preventing development of heart disease and diabetes, says a study. University of Warwick scientists have been studying the beneficial effects of strawberries on cardiovascular health, particularly around how they prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes. Paul Thornalley, professor at the Warwick Medical School, heads the team that discovered extracts from strawberries
Daily consumption of dark chocolate could help beat heart disease
London: Consumption of dark chocolate on a daily basis can reduce cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, in people with metabolic syndrome (a cluster of factors that increases the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes), a new study has found. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Dark chocolate (containing at least 60 percent cocoa solids) is rich in flavonoids - known to have heart protecting effects - but this has only been exa
Hope for arthritis treatment
London: Hip replacements for some patients could be a thing of the past after surgeons pioneered a new stem cell procedure to tackle a bone disease that leads to arthritis. Doctors at Southampton General Hospital are extracting stem cells from the bone marrow of patients in need of hip repair due to osteonecrosis - a condition where poor blood supply causes significant bone damage leading to severe arthritis. These cells are mixed with cleaned, crushed bone from another pat
Cell therapy may ease chronic pain
Washington: A new study has described how a cell therapy might one day be used not only to quell some common types of persistent and difficult-to-treat pain, but also to cure the conditions that give rise to them. UCSF scientists, working with mice, focused on treating chronic pain that arises from nerve injury -- so-called neuropathic pain. In their study, the scientists transplanted immature embryonic nerve cells that arise in the brain during development and used them to
Cheating on your partner \'can give you heart attack\'
London: Infidelity is not just bad for your marriage, but it can also give you a heart attack, Italian researchers have warned. A review of previous studies on the causes of infidelity and its effects has found that men are risking their cardiac health when they cheat on their wives. Liaisons away from home and with younger women are particularly dangerous. These showed 'sudden coital death' to be much more common when a man was meeting his mistress than whe
High level of acid in fruit drinks \'may harm teeth enamel\'
London: Many fruit drinks contain a high level of acid that could decompose teeth enamel, a new study has revealed. A warning was issued about popular fruit drinks and smoothies by the dentists after it emerged that some of it can be as acidic as vinegar. Fruit drinks are commonly given by well-meaning parents to their children to ensure that they get their 'five a day'. While parents mean well giving their children seemingly healthy fruit drinks, the dentis