It is always advised to drink water. But recent studies have shown that there may be a limit as to how much. Overconsumption of water causes a decrease in sodium levels and fluid accumulates excessively in the brain, which leads to its swelling. This life-threatening condition, termed as Hyponatremia, is more commonly prevalent among the elderly.
Lou Gehrig disease which has no cure is finally seeing a ray of hope by Tel Aviv University researchers. The disease also called Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a neurodegenerative issue which causes muscles to atrophy and produces permanent disability in patients. The investigators say they may have found the basis of what could become a treatment for the devastating disease.
Recent research on abnormally high blood pressure hints virtual consulting is just as effectual in controlling hypertension as those conducted in person. The study was supervised by the researcher from Brigham & Women’s Hospital (B&W) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
An ultimate focus on a specific protein named myostatin has led to the discovery of a muscle building pill, that could easily reduce gym visits. Suppression of myostatin production could increase healthier muscle mass, which would act as markers in improving kidney and heart health.
A research team from MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research in Cambridge, US discovered a novel one-shot nano polio vaccine to eradicate polio. The inactivated polio vaccine was encapsulated in a biodegradable polymer named as PLGA.
When suffering from back pain, especially if it is accompanied by walking difficulty and weakness in lower leg muscles, it is essential to discover the route of the problem. One possible explanation is that it could be symptoms of Cauda Equina syndrome.
Everyone hates cockroach to the core. They are the most problematic and omnipresent pest and simply won’t die so easily which is why they were able to successfully survive even after the extinction of many species.
A new study was conducted by Paolo Bocchini, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, Javier Buceta, an associate professor of bioengineering, and postdoctoral researcher Graziano Fiorillo. They were affiliated with the Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. They hypothesized that, since fruit bats carry the Ebola virus, tracking down their migratory patterns might give information about the time and location of the next outbreak.
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