Concussion in teens, physical therapy can help with the treatment

Parents, take note! Teens with a concussion may benefit from earlier physical therapy (PT), suggests a study. The Wolters Kluwer Health study found that for adolescents with symptoms following a concussion, starting physical therapy (PT) earlier – within less than three weeks after the injury – provides outcomes similar to those of later PT. “Multimodal […]

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This protein analysis can help provide better cancer treatments

A new analysis has been found, which can reveal new cancer treatments, a new study has claimed. According to the research, a thorough protein analysis can point to new ways cancer can be beaten. Researchers used lab technology called mass spectrometry to study the proteins expressed by human cancer cells. The advance step allowed for […]

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This wireless device can detect heart dysfunction in cancer survivors

Scientists have designed a novel wireless device which may accurately detect heart dysfunction in children who have survived cancer. Childhood cancer survivors are advised to undergo screening for the detection of heart dysfunction because of known anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. However, screening with echocardiography — the standard of care for monitoring heart function — can be highly […]

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Here’s How A Plant-Based Diet Can Benefits Diabetes Patients

Plant-based diets can be beneficial for diabetes as a new study has found that it may improve glycemic control, cholesterol and lead to weight loss in people with Type 2 diabetes. The researchers suggest that plant-based diets benefit both glycemic control and cardiovascular health because they are low in saturated fat, rich in phytochemicals, high […]

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Are You A Helicopter Parent? Here’s How It Can Affect Your Kids

Do you hover around your children in everything they do and guide them? Beware, it can negatively affect your kid’s ability to manage his or her emotions and behaviour later, and may also affect his or her academics, according to researchers. Children whose parents showed “helicopter parenting behaviour”, which means constantly guiding children by telling […]

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Your dirty kitchen towels can cause food poisoning, here’s why

Dirty kitchen towels can aid the growth of pathogens and cause food poisoning, according to a new research done by the University of Mauritius. The study also showed that factors such as family size, type of diet and multi-usage of towels, among other factors, impact the growth of pathogens on kitchen towels, potentially causing food […]

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Don’t panic, these 2 simple measures can protect you from Nipah virus

Simple good hygiene practices such as frequent washing of hands and cooking food properly before consuming it can help you avoid contracting the brain-damaging Nipah virus. The virus has claimed 13 lives in Kerala till now and led to quarantining of at least 40 others. The Nipah virus is a zoonotic disease that is naturally transmitted from vertebrate […]

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