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Historian Predicts Collapse Of Civilization In The 2020s Due To Political Turmoil

Historian Peter Turchin, who studies history as a form of science, has forecasted a nearing collapse of the civilization. According to him, by 2020s, the rising social instability and political disorder will lead to the downfall of the state.

Life & Style January 11, 2017

Video Game Targeting Underlying Cognitive Issues Shows Promise As Depression Treatment

Researchers have found that a novel therapy based on a video game can be beneficial in treating cognitive issues of individuals suffering from depression. The participants involved in the research showed improvements in mood and self-reported function, noted the study.

Neuroscience January 6, 2017

Gun Violence A ‘Contagious’ Social Epidemic: Yale Study

Latest research indicates that gun violence is a contagious social epidemic that spreads through social networks and often involves socially disadvantaged communities. Studying the pattern and timing of such incidents could not only be used to identify the victims but also in the violence prevention programs.

Life & Style January 6, 2017

Babies Exposed To Stimuli Get Brain Boost: Study

A brain activity study reveals that babies who are exposed to stimulation early in life have faster brain development than others. This happens due to the fact that their brain is very flexible and can easily adapt to what is happening around it.

Neuroscience January 5, 2017

How Has Teen Perception, Use Of Marijuana Changed After Cannabis Was Legalized For Recreational Use?

Latest study indicates that there is a change in perceived harmfulness and usage of marijuana among the teen population in Washington after the drug’s legalization in 2012.

Public Health January 5, 2017

Florida Senate Bill Bans Cough Syrup Containing Dextromethorphan From Being Sold To Minors

Minors are banned from buying medicines that contain dextromethorphan over the counter in Florida starting this new year. The laws also demand vendors to verify identification if the customer looks younger than 25 years of age.

Public Health January 5, 2017

Experts Advise Creatine Not For Below 18 But Supplement Stores Are Not Listening

Even after pediatricians’ warning on the usage of creatine among children less than 18 years of age, the supplement stores and retailers are still recommending it to youngsters. Creatine supplement is used for muscle building and to improve athletic performance.

Public Health January 4, 2017

Some Drinks Really Do Give Worse Hangovers Than Others: Here’s Why

The chemical composition of your alcoholic drink decides the level of hangover you are going to get. The complex chemical compound called congeners is responsible for the ugly side effects of drinking way too much.

Life & Style January 3, 2017

Iron Deficiency Anemia Linked To Hearing Loss: JAMA Study

A recent study suggests that iron deficiency anemia could be associated with the hearing loss condition. While IDA is a common and an easily correctable disease, further understanding of the link between the two is required to open new possibilities for early identification and appropriate treatment of hearing loss.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 3, 2017

Obesity And Inactivity: Study Uses Mouse Model To Show Why Obese Individuals Have Low Motivation To Move

Is it inactivity that causes obesity or obesity that makes people turn into couch potatoes? It’s a “chicken and egg” scenario that a recent study clarified using a mouse model.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 1, 2017

Indoor Smoking Bans Helping Children Breathe Easier: Fewer Asthma-Related ER Visits In Kids Reported

The indoor smoking ban has remarkably helped children breathe easier, reported a recent study. Researchers have found that the number of asthma-related emergency room visits by children have been reduced following the ban.

Public Health January 1, 2017

Children With Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis Can Achieve Remission Through Diet Therapy

Children suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Diseases like Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis can achieve remission by mere intake of a special nutritious diet called the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Eating SCD saves patients, particularly children, from life long side effects of medication and steroids.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 1, 2017

Researchers Discover New Drug Agent For Glioblastoma Multiforme: New Treatment Option For The Deadliest Brain Cancer?

A team of researchers discovered a new drug for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme. A novel pharmaceutical agent carefully designed with certain chemical properties could help in preventing invasion of GBM cells as a result of radiation, reports the study.

Neuroscience January 1, 2017

Single Protein May Hold Secret To Treating Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Disease: Study

A single protein named Nrf2 could help in the treatment of various neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, reports a recent study. When Nrf2 was activated it took part in several house-keeping activities and restored the neural cells’ functions by eliminating the mutated proteins, noted the researchers.

Neuroscience January 1, 2017

2016 Gets A Leap Second: How Does 1 Extra Second Affect You?

The world’s timekeepers will add one second to the Coordinated Universal Time to sync atomic clocks with Astronomical Time. Year 2016 is one such year where one second - the ‘leap second’ - will be added to the clocks on Dec. 31 at 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds.

Earth/Environment December 31, 2016

Spending Time At The Sauna Lowers Dementia Risk For Men: Study

Going to the sauna may be a way of relaxing one’s mind and body but it actually has hidden advantages. According to a recent study, men who take frequent sauna baths have a lower risk of dementia.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 31, 2016

Shoulder Pain Associated With Higher Risks Of Heart Disease

Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine have found a link between shoulder pain and cardiovascular diseases. People facing shoulder discomfort like pain in joints, tendons, and muscles may be blaming it on physical stress, but they could actually be suffering from a heart condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 31, 2016

Hospital Intensive Care Units Are Being Overused, Says Study

A study conducted on ICU admissions at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center states that the hospital’s Intensive Care Units are being overused by non-deserving patients. This revelation is suggesting that the hospital’s most evasive and pricey care is gradually becoming inefficient.

Public Health December 31, 2016

Experimental Therapy For Rare, Incurable Disease Prader-Willi Syndrome Looks Promising, Says Study

A mice model for Prader-Willi Syndrome displayed better growth and survival when drugs were used to activate a set of silenced genes in maternal chromosome, reports a recent study. With the help of the treatment, about 15 percent of the mice survived into adulthood without serious side effects.

Biotech December 31, 2016

Diabetes, Hypertension Drugs May Be Used To Fight Cancer, Says Study

Widely used type 2 diabetes medication metformin may be combined with antihypertensive drug syrosingopine to help fight cancer, reported a recent study. The drug cocktail that had adverse impact on the key functions of mitochondria destroyed tumor cells that require abundant energy for growth and metabolic activities.

Medicine December 31, 2016

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