Common skin bacterium raises risk of food allergy in kids with severe eczema

Washington D.C.: Researchers at King’s College London have found that young kids with serious eczema infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacterium are at an increased risk of developing a food allergy. Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a bacterium that can be found in the nose and the skin of healthy individuals. However, SA is more common in patients of eczema, […]

Figuring Out the Role of Fat Storage Cells in Obesity

New research from a team at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine establishes a role of adipocyte Na/K-ATPase signaling in worsening obesity and its companion diseases, including neurodegeneration and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), that was enhanced by specific targeting of NaKtide, an antagonist of Na/K-ATPase signaling, to the adipocyte. The findings are published […]

Can celery juice help beat headaches and migraines? An expert weighs in

Can celery juice help beat headaches and migraines? Image: iStock.Source:BodyAndSoul Celery is the latest veggie to join the superfood club. Said to cure everything from a hangover to arthritis, the unassuming low calorie vegetable is being juiced by those seeking to boost their health with a nutrient rich juice. One of the latest claims according to wellness blog […]

Health tips to keep in mind during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is a crucial month for the Muslim community, both physically and spiritually with the belief of learning restraint through practice. During this period the community observes Roza i.e. fast, which involves its members abstaining from eating and drinking, right from sunrise until sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is known to help […]

Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health

People with obesity are often likely to develop depression as well, but the mechanisms at play are still unclear. New research in mice may now explain what happens in the brains of individuals who have a high-fat diet. How might a high-fat diet impact mental health? Many studies — including one that Medical News Today covered in November last […]

Severely obese people in middle age 50% more likely to die early, study finds

Researchers urged obese individuals to ask their doctors to be assessed for any obesity-related diseases. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA People who are severely obese in middle age are 50% more likely to die early than those of a healthy weight, according to a large study of UK data. The research shows people with the highest levels […]

Skin Of Poached Leopard Seized, Four Arrested In Hyderabad

The police also seized four leopard nails from their possession. RACHAKONDA/HYDERABAD:  In a shocking proof of wildlife poaching being prevalent in the state, Hyderabad police on Monday seized the skin of a leopard and arrested four men. The police also seized four leopard nails from their possession. Mahesh Bhagwat, Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda told ANI, […]

One in five Chinese children is overweight or obese, and the booming economy may be to blame, study reveals

One in five Chinese children is overweight or obese, a new study has found, up from just 1 in 20 in 1995. The research, published Tuesday, found that while China’s rapid economic growth over the past two decades had been accompanied by a reduction in childhood growth stunting and thinness, the country has also seen […]

The Community You Live In Can Affect Your Weight, Obesity Study Says

Beyond influence from friends and family, the people in your neighborhood can also have an affect on your weight, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics in 2018 says. Researchers studied communities to see whether living in a place with a higher rate of obesity puts parents and kids at a higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. […]

Can a ‘fertility diet’ really help you conceive? In some cases, yes

When it comes to diets, there are many varieties from which to choose: weight loss, plans to lower cholesterol and manage diabetes, and foods to fuel endurance athletes. Now, there’s a diet that claims it can boost a woman’s chances of having a baby. The diet was developed by Drs. Jorge Chavarro and Walter Willett, […]