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Stress-regulating brain area larger in depression, bipolar

The left side of the hypothalamus was revealed to be 5 percent larger in a new study of people with affective disorders such as depression and bipolar. New research emphasizes the role of the hypothalamus (depicted here) in depression and bipolar disorder. Over 16 million adults in the United States ... Read More »

Could video games help treat chronic back pain?

As far as health is concerned, video games tend to receive bad press. However, in the case of chronic low back pain, they may make a positive difference to people’s lives. Chronic low back pain can be debilitating and is difficult to treat. Over the years, the debate surrounding video ... Read More »

The Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk, too

In the largest study of its type, scientists conclude that adhering to the Mediterranean diet might reduce the risk of stroke. The benefits are particularly pronounced for women over 40. Is reducing stroke risk another benefit of the Mediterranean diet? When it comes to alleged health benefits, the Mediterranean diet ... Read More »

‘Gut feeling’ may be a hardwired ‘sixth sense’

A new study, published in the journal Science, has found that the process through which the gut communicates with the brain is much quicker than previously believed, relying on synapses more than it does on hormones. Nerves before an important meeting can make us feel sick, and now, new research ... Read More »

GMCH Performs the first PAIR to treat hydatid cyst

Udaipur : Geetanjali Medical College & Hosptial’s Neuro Vascular Interventional Radiologist Dr. Seetaram Barath & Gastrologist Dr. Pankaj Gupta have successfully performed the first PAIR technique to treat a patient suffering from hydatid cyst recently. The procedure was done on a 45 years old male hailing from Banswara district, who ... Read More »

What causes yellow stool?

The color of a normal stool is brown due to healthy levels of excreted bilirubin and bile. Sometimes a person may notice stool of a different color, including yellow. Stool can change color for a variety of reasons, including diet and underlying medical conditions. In this article, we look at ... Read More »

What to know about the anti-smooth muscle antibody test

Certain health conditions, including liver disease and hepatitis, cause the immune system to produce anti-smooth muscle antibodies. Doctors use a blood test to check for these antibodies. Anti-smooth muscle antibodies (ASMAs) attack several structural proteins in smooth muscle, affecting the liver and other tissues. The presence of ASMA in the ... Read More »

The 10 best probiotics for vegans

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in the body and provide several health benefits. They are also present in some foods and supplements. While yogurt is one of the most popular dietary sources of probiotics, it is not suitable for vegans. Luckily, there are many other ways for people on ... Read More »

How to identify a chlorine rash

The chlorine in swimming pools can cause a rash in some people. Chlorine rash may be confused with swimmer’s itch or heat rash. Chlorine rashes happen after exposure to the chemical. It is not possible to be allergic to chlorine, but one person’s skin may be more sensitive to the ... Read More »

What are the pros and cons of a juice cleanse?

A juice cleanse is a type of diet that involves consuming only juices from vegetables and fruits in an attempt to lose weight and detoxify the body. As these cleanses are restrictive in terms of food groups and calories, many people are skeptical about their possible benefits. It is important ... Read More »

Inflammation keeps heart attack and stroke at bay

Scientists have discovered that, as far as arteries are concerned, inflammation can be both good and bad. In its well-known bad role, it can aid atherosclerosis, the plaque-forming process that clogs up arteries and raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Inflammation affects the plaque-forming process in the arteries. ... Read More »

Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch

There are a number of good reasons that touching, hugging, and kissing the people we love feels comforting and reassuring. In this Spotlight, we will explore how such displays of affection impact your health and well-being. What are the benefits of affective touch? In this Spotlight, we investigate. When we ... Read More »

How cannabinoid drugs affect the experience of pain

A first-of-its-kind meta-analysis of existing research has reviewed the effects of cannabinoid drugs on the experience of pain. Cannabis-derived drugs may help treat pain, but the mechanisms behind their benefits may come as a surprise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that up to 50 million people ... Read More »

What to know about the last week of birth control pills

The last week of birth control pills usually consists of inactive pills, which do not contain any hormones. They are sometimes called placebo pills or sugar pills. There are many different types of birth control pill. One of the most common is the combination pill, which contains synthetic forms of ... Read More »

Should you take a pregnancy test? 10 signs

Many of the early signs of pregnancy can be nonspecific and easily mistaken for other causes. For this reason, it may be difficult to know when or whether to take a pregnancy test. In this article, we list 10 early signs that can indicate a person should take a pregnancy ... Read More »

High-fiber foods for a healthful diet

When a person includes high-fiber foods in their diet, it has many benefits, such as keeping the gut healthy, boosting heart health, and promoting weight loss. According to the most up-to-date Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the adequate intake (AI) of fiber for adult men is 33.6 grams (g) per day, ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Fighting brain cancer with the Zika virus

Glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, is incredibly hard to treat. According to a recent series of experiments, it might soon be treated with the Zika virus vaccine. Could the Zika virus (depicted here) help fight brain cancer? On the surface, the Zika virus appears to have little in common ... Read More »

benefits and nutritive properties of maple syrup

One thing that makes the season of festivity special are the traditional Indian sweets and delicacies. We Indians love our sweets and often never leave a chance of indulging in them. These sweets are such an integral part of our lives that we seldom ever are able to say no ... Read More »