Health

Being fit in middle-age may not prevent you from CVD risk


The study, from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, highlights how important it is for middle-aged adults to have their doctor check their CVD risk factors, especially if they have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of CVD. CVD refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood...

Restricting meal intake in 10-hour window may boost health


The study, conducted over mice, suggests that the health problems associated with disruptions to animals' 24-hour rhythms of activity and rest -- which in humans is linked to eating for most of the day or doing shift work -- can be corrected by eating all calories within a 10-hour window. For many of...

Cannabidiol effective against depression: Study


The findings showed that as compared to the commercial anti-depressants that typically take two to four weeks to have a significant effect, cannabidiol's first results appear in 24 hours after a single dose. Moreover, the beneficial effects were fast acting and sustained, persisting for seven days. It could be because cannabidiol activates mechanisms which...

Cannabidiol effective against depression: Study


The findings showed that as compared to the commercial anti-depressants that typically take two to four weeks to have a significant effect, cannabidiol's first results appear in 24 hours after a single dose. Moreover, the beneficial effects were fast acting and sustained, persisting for seven days. It could be because cannabidiol activates mechanisms which...

WFP starts distributing emergency aid to Ebola victims


Goma (DR Congo), Aug 31: The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched the distribution of emergency food aid to patients and others affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled North Kivu province.This 10th Ebola outbreak is unfolding in an area of active armed conflict and...

Two-headed arrow effective at killing ovarian cancer: Study


According to Jogender Tushir-Singh from the University of Virginia's (UVA), a major problem with immune therapies for ovarian cancer is that the immune cells intended to kill the cancer cells could not infiltrate the solid tumour bed effectively. So he engineered an antibody that he likens to a two-headed arrow. One head of this...

Two-headed arrow effective at killing ovarian cancer: Study


New York, Aug 31: Researchers, led by an Indian origin, have developed a two fisted, antibody approach that can effectively destroy ovarian cancer -- the deadliest gynecological disease -- and could also be utilised to kill breast, prostate and other solid tumours.According to Jogender Tushir-Singh from the University of Virginia's (UVA), a...

Cannabis extract may offer treatment for psychosis: Study


London, Aug 30: A single dose of the non-intoxicating compound of cannabis -- cannabidiol -- can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis, results of a clinical trial, led by an Indian-origin doctor, has revealed.Psychosis is a mental disorder characterised by a disconnection from reality. Brain activity in the people...

Depression in children under-recognised by parents, teachers: Study


New York, Aug 30: Parents and teachers may find it difficult to detect depression in young children, that can affect their social skills and academics, a new study shows.According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, as many as 2-3 per cent of children aged between 6-12 might have a major depressive...