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News tag: Disease


Keen sense of smell in elephants may help locate cancerous tumors

2 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
For most us, seeing dogs around us who attempt to identify illegal substances is sufficiently unnerving, but the feeling is insignificant compared to the prospect of an oversized land mammal being used for the same purpose. The exceptional sense of smell characterizing elephants is the reason some pachyderms in South…


Screening for Ebola obstructed by Ibuprofen, experts warn

3 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Health expert Sean Kaufman, specialized in disease screening, recently put forth a horrifying hypothesis: Ebola check procedures performed in airports might be marred by using plain ibuprofen, which reduces the patient’s fever, making the disease less likely to be identified. Liberian authorities have announced the recently Ebola infected American citizen,…


Sage herb’s impressive health benefits

18 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
With a sharp flavor, sage herb or garden sage has been grown as a pot herb since ancient Roman times. Famous as being the guardian over all other herbs, sage has many virtues, both culinary and health promoting. Chinese and traditional European medicines have been using it for its disease…


Ebola outbreak at scale impossible to predict

17 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The mathematical model used to represent Ebola outbreaks cannot predict the eventual scale of the epidemic anymore, a recent study reveals. At University Warwick Mathematics Institute, Dr. Thomas House created the mathematical model by incorporating data from past outbreaks. The model successfully replicated the scale of past outbreaks. The new…


Kidney stones may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

10 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
People prone to developing kidney stones have additional reasons to worry about this condition. With its ill famed reputation of causing renal diseases, kidney stones may also increase the risk of heart disease, a recent study in American Journal of Kidney Disease suggests. According to this study, people with kidney…


Eating nuts regularly may reduce Type 2 diabetes risk

5 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Eating pistachios on a regular basis may reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a new study in Spain suggests. Between 15 to 30 percent of people having blood sugar levels higher than normal but below the value indicating diabetes will likely develop diabetes in the next five years…


Vitamin D deficit may lead to dementia

22 Aug, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Journal of Neurology published an article recently indicating Alzheimer’s disease is associated with low levels of vitamin D. As old adults have an alarming deficit of vitamin D, they have a greater risk for dementia later. The research involving 1,658 dementia-free people with ages over 65 tested the vitamin D…


Female triathletes risking more health complications

30 Jul, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The recent study presented in Washington, DC at the Scientific Meeting of the American Urogynecologic Society 2014 suggests that female triathletes have a higher risk of pelvic floor disorders and female athlete triad syndrome. Both conditions result in symptoms such as urinary or bowel incontinence, reduced energy resulting from eating patterns,…