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Higher use of Social Media can lead to brain imbalance, says Study

Higher use of Social Media can lead to brain imbalance, says Study

Are you one of those people, who frequently check Facebook or Twitter, even while driving or in a meeting? Well, you might have to think about it now.

According to a new study, whenever there is an imbalance between two cognitive-behavioral systems in the human brain, there is a higher rate of problematic use of social networking sites (SNS).

The study got published in Journal of Management Information Systems.

New drug in combo with statins can cut cholesterol

New drug in combo with statins can cut cholesterol

A new class of cholesterol-lowering drug can help patients cut their risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack.

In a trial of more than 27,000 patients, researchers found that taking monthly or twice-monthly injections of the medication, called evolocumab, on top of statins could cut cholesterol levels by almost 60 percent on average in patients with an underlying risk of cardiovascular disease.

New 'gene silencer' cholesterol drug can 'switch off' heart disease

New 'gene silencer' cholesterol drug can 'switch off' heart disease

A breakthrough ' gene silencer' drug has the power to 'switch off' heart disease by reducing cholesterol by over 50 percent.

The findings come from the largest trial yet to test the safety and effectiveness of this kind of therapy. The technique, known as RNA interference (RNAi) therapy, essentially 'switches off' one of the genes responsible for elevated cholesterol.

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Restoring Pluto's planetary identity in crisis

Restoring Pluto's planetary identity in crisis

A decade after Pluto was ousted from the planet lineup, a supporter of the now dwarf planet is fighting to restore its title.

Johns Hopkins University scientist Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: Regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet.

So, he said, is Europa, commonly known as a moon of Jupiter, and so is the Earth's moon, and so are more than 100 other celestial bodies in our solar system that are denied this status under the prevailing definition of "planet."

Turns out, antithrombotic therapy can't keep offbeat hearts from wrecking

Turns out, antithrombotic therapy can't keep offbeat hearts from wrecking

If you are a low-risk atrial fibrillation patient, then you may want to steer clear of antithrombotic therapy as a recent study has suggested that it doesn't cut the chances of suffering a stroke within five years.

In fact, researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that low-risk patients fared better without any antithrombotic therapy.

Antithrombotic agents are drugs that reduce the formation of blood clots. Antithrombotics can be used therapeutically for prevention or treatment of a dangerous blood clots.

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Reducing likelihood of patient harm with medication reconciliation

Reducing likelihood of patient harm with medication reconciliation

A recent study has found that medicines reconciliation provided by pharmacists can significantly reduce medicine discrepancies and may be associated with reductions in length of hospital stay and readmission.

The UK government currently recommends that all patients receive medicines reconciliation (MR) from a member of the pharmacy team within 24 hours of hospital admission to ensure accurate transfer of information about medication between the different care settings.

Did you know: Millennials most unhappy with their work-life balance!

Did you know: Millennials most unhappy with their work-life balance!

Did you know, people in their late 20s and early 30s are most unhappy about their work-life balance than any other age group.

A study finds that expectation from employers to work outside normal hours is the major reason for people aged 25-34 for being unhappy with their work-life balance, reports the Independent.

The findings, published in international Internet-based market research firm YouGov poll, reveal that one in five 25-34 year-olds and around one in six 18-24 year-olds are unhappy with their work-life balance.

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Urban living makes asthma worse for children, study finds

Urban living makes asthma worse for children, study finds

According to a new study, living in urban areas can make asthma worse for your children.

These findings were published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

The study shows that urban living is a strong independent risk factor for increased asthma morbidity -- defined as higher rates of asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations -- but urban living does not increase the risk for having asthma.

Just a cup of tea daily may lower risk of dementia

Just a cup of tea daily may lower risk of dementia

Good news for tea lovers, as a study finds drinking just one cup of tea daily may significantly lower the risk of dementia by 50 percent.

The findings, published in journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, indicate that those carrying the gene of dementia can also slash their likelihood of developing toxic clumps in their brain by as much as 86 percent.

Researchers finds warfarin alternative which helps dialysis patients

Researchers finds warfarin alternative which helps dialysis patients

Dialysis Patients, we might have some good news for you.

A new research suggests that an alternative to warfarin, if given in low capacity to dialysis patients, can be maintained in the blood at safe levels to prevent higher risks of stroke.

The findings are published in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

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