Good news! Diabetes drug may help treating Alzheimer's disease

Good news! Diabetes drug may help treating Alzheimer's disease

Treating patients of Alzheimer's disease (AD) with a diabetes drug may improve their learning and memory function, reveals a study.

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.

Researchers from Boston University Medical Center in Massachusetts found that treatment with the diabetes drug - amylin (or pramlintide) - safely improve learning and memory function in AD patients and is reducing the typical behavior of the disease in their brains.

This drug may stimulate immune system to fight blood cancer: Study

This drug may stimulate immune system to fight blood cancer: Study

A team of US researchers have found an experimental drug that may stimulate the immune system - leading to tumor shrinkage - in patients affected by blood cancer.

The research appeared in journal Nature Medicine.

Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that affects plasma cells - white blood cells that normally produce antibodies to fight infection.

Newer and effective medications now ensure cure for Hepatitis C virus

Newer and effective medications now ensure cure for Hepatitis C virus

A study reveals a dramatic transformation in the care of patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), as more effective and tolerable medications have become available.

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation

In an analysis of all HCV antiviral treatment regimens - a prescribed course of medical treatment - to 1,07,079 people initiated from 1999 through 2015 in the US Veterans Affairs national healthcare system.

Can e-cigarettes lead to cancer?

Can e-cigarettes lead to cancer?

Beware before you rejoice in smoking e-cigarettes, as a study has found significant level of cancer-causing benzene in e-cigarette vapors, when the devices are operated at high power.

Benzene, a component of gasoline, has been linked to a number of diseases, including leukemia and bone marrow failure.

It is found in urban air because of industrial emissions and unburned gasoline in exhaust and fuel tank leakages.

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Starbucks goers rejoice! 'Whiskey' laced coffee set to rock your world

Starbucks goers rejoice! 'Whiskey' laced coffee set to rock your world

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 9 : Here is another reason for you dear coffee lovers to rejoice at Starbucks, the American coffeehouse chain has come up with a special coffee made using whiskey barrel aged beans

According to CNN, the coffee giant announced that its Starbucks Reserve Whiskey Barrel Aged Sulawesi beans are aged in "freshly emptied" oak barrels from a local distiller in Washington.

The beans are "hand-rotated frequently" over a period of several weeks to make sure they all come into contact with the barrel and absorb the flavor of the whiskey.

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People on diet tend to overeat in social settings

People on diet tend to overeat in social settings

A recent research suggests people trying to lose weight are tempted to overeat when eating in a social setting.

The research has been presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions.

The 12-month study of 150 people (90 percent women) used smartphones and a custom-developed application to capture data as dieters moved through everyday life. The participants were trying to limit calories to a specific number per day.

Good News! Caffeine can protect against dementia

Good News! Caffeine can protect against dementia

A recent study lists caffeine amongst the 24 compounds that has the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia.

The study appears in the journal Scientific Reports.

The protective effect of the enzyme, called NMNAT2, was discovered last year through research conducted at IU Bloomington.

"This work could help advance efforts to develop drugs that increase levels of this enzyme in the brain, creating a chemical 'blockade' against the debilitating effects of neurodegenerative disorders," said Hui-Chen Lu, who led the study.

Attention ladies! Mediterranean diet can reduce breast cancer risk

Attention ladies! Mediterranean diet can reduce breast cancer risk

A healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts can come as a lifesaver as it cuts the risk of life threatening breast cancer by almost half.

The findings revealed that eating Mediterranean diet could help reduce the risk of one of the most deadly forms of breast cancer by 40 percent, reports the Mirror.

"This important study showed that following a dietary pattern like the Mediterranean diet could help reduce breast cancer risk - particularly the subtype with a poorer prognosis," said Dr Panagiota Mitrou, a director at the World Cancer Research Fund.

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Graveyard shift woes? Mocha lattes can help you focus better

Graveyard shift woes? Mocha lattes can help you focus better

Do you work in overnight shifts and struggle to stay active and focused while working? Good news! Drinking mocha lattes can improve your attention span and help in combating sluggishness.

According to researchers from Clarkson University in New York and the University of Georgia, the combination of coffee and chocolate found in mocha is perfect for helping you stay focused, reports the Independent.

They examined "the acute effects of brewed cocoa consumption on attention, motivation to perform cognitive work and feelings of anxiety, energy and fatigue."

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These three skills can help women wave off 'gender pay gap' menace

These three skills can help women wave off 'gender pay gap' menace

By upgrading your skills in digital fluency, choosing different career paths and increasing technological and digital skills, young women can definitely wave off the age old gender pay gap persisted for generations.

As per a report by CNN, combining these three strategies would narrow the worldwide pay gap by 35 percent by 2030.

"Young women are making decisions now that could help close the gap," said Julie Sweet, North American CEO at Accenture.

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