Researchers Say Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Autism

Researchers Say Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Autism

Two studies concluded there may be a link, but more research is needed.  Share on PinterestResearchers say air pollution during pregnancy may even affect the risk of autism in a child. Getty Images

Stress and Weight Loss: What’s the Connection?

Stress and Weight Loss: What’s the Connection?

For many people, stress can have a direct impact on their weight. Whether it causes weight loss or weight gain can vary from person to person — and even situation to situation. In some cases, stress may lead to missed meals and poor food choices. For others, stress may cause them to completely lose the desire to eat. Oftentimes, this change is only temporary. Your weight may return to normal once the stressor has passed.

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

Researchers say hypertension in older adults can cause tangles and plaques to form in the brain. Both are common markers of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s well-documented that high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease.

How Coffee May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

How Coffee May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

More than 6 out of 10 of us reach for a cup every day and regular coffee drinkers average 2.7 cups daily. So, it should come as good news to many that coffee consumption could have a neuroprotective effect, reducing a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease as well as Parkinson’s disease.

 Stress reduction factors

Stress reduction factors

Prolonged exposure to stress can take a toll on your body and brain. Help maintain brain size and function as you age with these tips.  Share on PinterestProlonged exposure to something stressful can take a toll on your brain. Illustration by

stress

stress

Stress is a sneaky thing. It can curl up inside you and grow like a Chia Pet until all the sprouts have grown out of control. Sometimes stress can manifest into physical symptoms, like temporary hives, one-day headaches, or long-term weight gain. One simple way to deal is to let your body and mind reset. Take a nap — yep, even 10 minutes of napping can help. If you were sleepy in the first place, the lack of sleep can make it harder to manage stress.

The Effects of HIV on Your Body

The Effects of HIV on Your Body

Once the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) enters your body, it launches a direct attack on your immune system. How quickly the virus progresses will vary by your age, overall health, and how quickly you’re diagnosed. The timing of your treatment can make a huge difference.

A Timeline of HIV Symptoms

A Timeline of HIV Symptoms

In the majority of cases, once HIV infection takes hold, the virus stays in the body for life. However, unlike what may occur with infections by other types of viruses, HIV symptoms don’t suddenly appear and peak overnight.

Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression

To measure the impact postpartum pain has on new mothers, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston studied pain scores for 4,327 women from the start of labor through delivery and to hospital discharge.

The health of sperm in men

The health of sperm in men

In studies on mice, stress and obesity in male mice modified the genes carried in their sperm. It made their mice babies more likely to be overweight and stressed. Still, more human studies are needed to examine this possible link.

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

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For first time in 40 years, cure for acute leukemia within reach

For first time in 40 years, cure for acute leukemia within reach

Acute myeloid leukemia is one of the most aggressive cancers. While other cancers have benefitted from new treatments, there has been no encouraging news for most leukemia patients for the past 40 years. Until now. As published today in the scientific journal Cell, Professor Yinon Ben-Neriah and his research team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)'s Faculty of Medicine have developed a new biological drug with a cure rate of 50% for lab mice with acute leukemia. Leukemia produce a variety (and a high quantity) of proteins that together provide leukemic cells with rapid growth and death protection from chemotherapy

Ending the HIV epidemic: Where does Europe stand?

Ending the HIV epidemic: Where does Europe stand?

From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: in a rapid communication published in Eurosurveillance today, ECDC and co-authors from Public Health England and The National AIDS Trust summarise the progress towards HIV elimination in 52 countries in Europe and Central Asia. The main issues: diagnosing those who are unaware of their HIV infection and treating them.

Diabetes may begin more than 20 years before diagnosis

Diabetes may begin more than 20 years before diagnosis

Early signs of type 2 diabetes can be identified more than 20 years before diagnosis, according to new research presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany (1-5 October).

Everything You Need to Know About Psoriasis

Everything You Need to Know About Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells. This buildup of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface. Inflammation and redness around the scales is fairly common. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed.

World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day

New Delhi: Saturday marks World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), a global event that takes place every year on October 20 to raise awareness of osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal disease. WOD, organised by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), calls on people of all ages to learn about bone health and take actions an individual needs to take maintain healthy bones and prevent fractures.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Poverty has many faces, whether it be starving children in Africa or India or whether it be a struggling single Mother crying in the supermarket as her children look on confused. The examples of poverty range from extreme to almost imperceptible and the UN has declared Fighting Poverty to be one of the cores of their Millennium Development Goals.

World Food Day

World Food Day

16 October is World Food Day, and against a backdrop‎ of increasing world hunger, we look at the role of science in making food production more distributed and more sustainable.

The History of the White Cane

The History of the White Cane

The white cane is not just a tool that can be used to achieve independence; it is also a symbol of the blind citizens in our society. To honor the many achievements of blind and visually impaired Americans and to recognize the white cane's significance in advancing independence, we observe October 15th of each year as "White Cane Safety Day". Today, the white cane works both, as a tool for the blind as well as a symbol, but this has not always been the case.

New approach to fight tuberculosis, a leading cause of death worldwide

New approach to fight tuberculosis, a leading cause of death worldwide

Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Nearly 2 million people die every year from this infectious disease, and an estimated 2 billion people are chronically infected. The only vaccine, developed almost 100 years ago, offers limited protection and patients are becoming increasingly resistant to available drugs. Despite this significant impact on humankind, very little is known about how tuberculosis develops and spreads in the body. A group of researchers from the Gladstone Institutes, UC San Francisco (UCSF), and UC Berkeley used a systematic approach to get an entirely new look at the way tuberculosis infects people. Their study, published in the scientific journal Molecular Cell,

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