• Fri, May 26, 2017
  • Probiotic use may improve symptoms of depression

    Updated: May, 25, 201708:37 PM

    At six weeks, 14 of 22, or 64 per cent of the patients taking the probiotic had decreased depression scores, compared to seven of 22 (or 32 per cent) of the patients given placebo.
    Probiotic use may improve symptoms of depression
    Regular intake of probiotics -- live bacteria and yeasts -- which are well known to be good for the digestive system may also relieve symptoms of depression, suggests a new study.The findings revealed that twice as many adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) reported improvement from co-existing depression when they took a specific probiotic than adults with IBS who took a placebo.IBS affects the large intestine and patients suffer from abdominal pain and altered bowel habits like diarrhea and constipation. They are also frequently affected by chronic anxiety or depression. This study shows that consumption of a specific probiotic can improve both gut symptoms and psychological issues in IBS. This opens new avenues not only for the treatment of patients with functional bowel disorders but also for patients with primary psychiatric...
  • Diet pills are harmful for teenage girls: Experts Diet pills are harmful for teenage girls: Experts
    Updated: May, 24, 201702:36 PM

    Is your teen-aged daughter popping pills to shed weight? Beware, she may be at an increased risk of harming hormones, growth as well as mental health, researchers warned.

  • Just one alcoholic drink a day ups breast cancer risk: Study Just one alcoholic drink a day ups breast cancer risk: Study
    Updated: May, 24, 201702:09 PM

    Drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day can increase breast cancer risk, reveals a major new report that analysed data on 12 million women.

  • Engineered proteins could thwart infections Engineered proteins could thwart infections
    Updated: May, 24, 201701:59 PM

    Researchers have turned a staple protein in every cell into a drug capable of thwarting the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS.

  • Consultancy Corner: Healthy growth of paediatric liver transplantation in India Consultancy Corner: Healthy growth of paediatric liver transplantation in India
    Updated: May, 24, 201701:01 PM

    Paediatric liver transplantation (PLT) sits at the pinnacle of paediatric surgical endeavours. Apart from benefits to children with End stage liver disease (ESLD), it catalyzes the development of...

  • Sweat it out: Beginner’s guide to triathlon training Sweat it out: Beginner’s guide to triathlon training
    Updated: May, 23, 201705:30 AM

    Swimming, biking and running — each of these can be quite a workout on their own, but doing them all together? Now that’s a real challenge. Not only can signing up for a triathlon be really...

  • Now a muffin that can lower cholesterol levels Now a muffin that can lower cholesterol levels
    Updated: May, 20, 201707:15 PM

    A scientist at the University of Queensland in Australia, has developed a good heart blueberry muffin, that could help lower cholesterol as well as the risk of heart disease.

  • New gastric balloon pill may help curb obesity New gastric balloon pill may help curb obesity
    Updated: May, 19, 201706:27 PM

    Once the pill is swallowed, the gastric balloon swells up in the stomach with the (50 ml) water used to pop the pill. Thus inducing a feeling of satiety, restricting the quantum of calories a person...

  • A low-glycemic diet may prevent age-related eye disease A low-glycemic diet may prevent age-related eye disease
    Updated: May, 18, 201706:29 PM

    Eating low-glycemic foods such as starches found in whole grains, legumes, lentils, chickpeas, vegetables, leafy greens, may help prevent the development of age-related eye disease that causes vision...

  • Diabetes drug may improve autism associated disorder Diabetes drug may improve autism associated disorder
    Updated: May, 17, 201702:15 PM

    An oral drug widely used to treat high blood sugar levels may improve symptoms for people suffering with a common inherited form of autism, new research shows.