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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.

Treatment with vaginal progesterone lowers newborn complications

Treatment with vaginal progesterone lowers newborn complications

Dear mommies to-be, a study finds that treatment with vaginal progesterone in women with a short cervix and a twin pregnancy may reduce the frequency of preterm birth and related serious outcomes.

The results indicated, women who received vaginal progesterone were 31 percent less likely to deliver before 33 weeks of pregnancy.

The findings come from an Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology meta-analysis of six studies encompassing 303 women pregnant with twins, all of whom had a cervical length of 25 mm or less in the mid-trimester.

For older adults, shorter hospital stay can increase 'readmission' chances

For older adults, shorter hospital stay can increase 'readmission' chances

A study has discovered that shorter stay in the hospital of people of about 65-years-old and older, is linked to quicker readmission to hospital within seven to 30 days from post-acute care facilities.

The findings, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, suggested that older adults who are readmitted to hospitals within one week tend to have a heavier burden of chronic disease than who are not readmitted as quickly.

Healthy sex life can boost performance at work: Study

Healthy sex life can boost performance at work: Study

Want to stay happy and perform better at work? Start performing better in bed, as a study reveals, workers who had sex the night before are doing better at their jobs the next day.

According to researchers from Oregon State University a happy sex life boosts their own job satisfaction which, in turn, gives them a better work-life balance, said researchers from a US university for the specialist Journal of Management.

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