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Amazonian fruit may help prevent obesity: Study

Amazonian fruit may help prevent obesity: Study

An extract of camu camu – a fruit native to the Amazon – may help fight obesity and metabolic disease, a study conducted in mice suggests. The study, published in the journal Gut, found that the extract prevents obesity in mice fed a diet rich in sugar and fat. The ...

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This virtual pooch can help prevent dog bites

This virtual pooch can help prevent dog bites

Researchers have developed a virtual dog that can soon be used as an educational tool to help prevent dog bites.   Using the virtual reality (VR) experience, adults and children can recognise specific behaviours displayed by dogs.    The experience would help them approach and interact with dogs displaying signs ...

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Drug-laced mosquito net may help prevent malaria

By: PTI | London | Published: August 14, 2018 2:19:12 pm The drug, tafenoquine is being described as a “phenomenal achievement”. A novel mosquito net that contains insecticides could prevent millions of cases of malaria, according to a Lancet study. A two-year clinical trial in West Africa involving 2,000 children ...

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Drug-laced mosquito net may help prevent malaria

Drug-laced mosquito net may help prevent malaria

A novel mosquito net that contains insecticides could prevent millions of cases of malaria, according to a Lancet study. A two-year clinical trial in West Africa involving 2,000 children showed that the number of cases of clinical malaria was reduced by 12 per cent with the new type of mosquito ...

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Aspirin may help prevent HIV: Study

Aspirin may help prevent HIV: Study

An affordable, globally available drug – low-dose aspirin – could help prevent HIV transmission, scientists say. HIV infection rates remain unacceptably high, especially among young African women. Researchers including those from University of Manitoba in Canada tested the effect of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA or aspirin) and other anti-inflammatory drugs on ...

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Indigestion symptoms, causes you didn’t know and 5 ways to prevent digestive problems | health

Indigestion can strike your stomach for a number of reasons. It is characterised by that bloated, gassy, uncomfortable feeling that often hits after a big meal. The underlying reasons for it can be a number of conditions — starting with conditions such as peptic ulcer disease or gastritis, or behavioural ...

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Heart health tip, eat radish to prevent stroke, high blood pressure | fitness

Heart health tip, eat radish to prevent stroke, high blood pressure | fitness

Eating carrots, onions and broccoli are passe. The humble radish could be the newest heart-healthy vegetable, say researchers. The findings showed that compounds found in the Sakurajima Daikon, or “monster” radish could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent heart disease and stroke, researchers including Katsuko Kajiya from the ...

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US regulators approve simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse

By: AP | Published: August 9, 2018 7:14:27 pm As per the report, last year, the number of malaria cases (provisional) reported in the city was 114. In 2016 and 2015, the number of cases was 157 and 152 respectively. US regulators on July 20 approved a simpler, one-dose treatment ...

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Specially-bred mosquitoes help prevent dengue outbreaks: Research

By: PTI | London | Published: August 7, 2018 4:11:20 pm In the long run, if Wolbachia does prove safe and effective, scientists may attempt its use against malaria. (Representational) In a first, Australian researchers have successfully protected an entire city from dengue outbreaks by deploying captive-bred mosquitoes that are ...

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Blocking digestive hormone may prevent pancreatic cancer: Study

Blocking digestive hormone may prevent pancreatic cancer: Study

Blocking a digestive hormone may help prevent the spread of diet-induced pancreatic tumours to other areas of the body, a study has found. Researchers from Georgetown University in the US found that a high-fat diet may promote the growth of pancreatic cancer independent of obesity because of the interaction between ...

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