TV, a new study has found, can actually make you sick with worry about your health. Thanks to the heavy dose of medical content in news and drama, people are even more concerned today about their personal health, hence reducing their satisfaction with life. University of Rhode Island study, authored by Yinjiao Ye, found that TV viewing affects people’s awareness of health-risks and whether they believe they can protect their own health.
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Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have explained how salmonella bacteria, a common cause of food poisoning, efficiently spread in people. In a study researchers describe finding a reservoir of rapidly replicating Salmonella inside epithelial cells. These bacteria are primed to infect other cells and are pushed from the epithelial layer by a new mechanism that frees the Salmonella to infect other cells or be shed into the intestine
A special issue of the journal Neurologic Clinics enlists the latest advances in treating neurologic disorders such as stroke, headache, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and sleep disorders. “Great therapeutic strides in the clinical neurosciences have been made in the past decades,” wrote guest editor Dr. Jose Biller, chairman of the Department of Neurology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Scientists from the Institute for Advanced Studies in New Jersey are examining how oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes handle cellular stress, and said that each of these opposing systems could be potent drug targets in the effort to stop cancer. In addition, their hypothesis provides new insights into what contributes to immunological disorders such as chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases
Using artificial neural networks and analysing mineral content, chemists from the University of Seville (US) have successfully distinguished between different kinds of tea leaves.
Less academically promising students should not be discouraged from setting high educational ambitions, a new study has revealed. Chardie Baird, K-State assistant professor of sociology, and John Reynolds, Florida State University professor of sociology, looked at the mental health consequences of shooting for the stars versus planning for the probable and found that there were no real consequences for trying and failing to meet educational plans
Getting too little or too much sleep in early pregnancy is associated with elevated blood pressure in the third trimester, a new study has said. The study suggests that improving prenatal sleep hygiene may provide important health benefits. Results show that the mean systolic blood pressure in the third trimester was 114 mm Hg in women with a normal self-reported nightly sleep duration of nine hours in early pregnancy, 118.05 mm Hg ..
A new study has said that some particular forms of cannabis may contain an ingredient that helps to diminish the drug’s negative effects on memory. The new study has revealed that the strain of cannabis makes all the difference, reports Nature
Research indicates that a program catering to holistic, mind-body intervention was found to do wonders in treating constant fatigue and improving quality of life in breast cancer survivors, regardless of their race. “All women, black and white alike, reported significant improvement in fatigue post program completion, and improvement was maintained without further intervention,” said Susan E. Appling of the Mercy Medical Center.
Guatemalans on Saturday slammed a US confession that it led a 1940s study in the Central American country in which hundreds of people were deliberately infected with sexually transmitted diseases. “No matter how much of a superpower it is, the United States cannot do this kind of experimentation,” Nery Rodenas, the chief of the human rights office at the archbishop of Guatemala’s office, told reporters. “They used Guatemalans as lab rats