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Good health and longevity: Why happiness matters?

Good health and longevity: Why happiness matters?

A study has claimed that people who experience a range of positive emotions in their daily lives - from enthusiasm to cheerfulness and calm - may have a lower risk of chronic diseases and premature death.

 

Perturbed skin microbiome can be contagious: Study

Perturbed skin microbiome can be contagious: Study

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a tropical disease caused by a parasite and transmitted by the bite of a sand fly.

Crohn's and colitis: What's the difference? Symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease

Crohn's and colitis: What's the difference? Symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease primarily consists of two long-term disorders that involve inflammation of the gut - ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. 

Fighting arthritis: Researchers edit stem cells to fight inflammation

Fighting arthritis: Researchers edit stem cells to fight inflammation

SMART cells, develop into cartilage cells that produce a biologic anti-inflammatory drug that could replace arthritic cartilage and simultaneously protect joints and other tissues from damage that occurs with chronic inflammation.

Pure maple syrup keeps down chronic inflammation: Study

Pure maple syrup keeps down chronic inflammation: Study

The study by Dr Navindra Seeram at University of Rhode Island in the US revealed the presence of inulin, a type of carbohydrate recently discovered, for the first time in 100 per cent pure maple syrup from Canada.

Ulcerative colitis: Try these simple natural remedies to treat the disease

Ulcerative colitis: Try these simple natural remedies to treat the disease

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract.

Suffering from chronic pain? Reading a good book may help ease the pain

Suffering from chronic pain? Reading a good book may help ease the pain

A new study has showed that reading a good book may not only be captivating but may also help people suffering with chronic pain.

Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods

Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods

New research suggests that regularly eating vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains, could boost bone health and prevent fractures in women.

Do you know that every meal you consume triggers inflammation? - Read

Do you know that every meal you consume triggers inflammation? - Read

In healthy individuals, short-term inflammatory responses play an important role in sugar uptake and the activation of the immune system.

Inflammation in the body: Is it good or bad?

Inflammation in the body: Is it good or bad?

Without inflammation, wounds and infections wound become septic and eventually the body would perish.

Protein drives inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Protein drives inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients

A recent research has found that a certain protein in the body causes inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients which in turn will help avoid trial and error when prescribing medications.

How smoking causes inflammation

The cancer-causing effects of smoking have been known for decades, but how smoking is related to immune changes had been previously unclear. 

Discrimination against obese people may increase health risks

Obese people risk getting diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, inflammation and other disorders, if they are discriminated in society, finds a study conducted by an Indian-origin researcher.

High body mass index linked to cognitive decline in older adults!

Researchers have found that a higher body mass index can also negatively impact cognitive functioning in older adults.

Amylase-trypsin inhibitors: Wheat protein can worsen chronic health conditions!

The amylase-trypsin inhibitors (ATIs) protein can worsen the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, lupus and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as well as inflammatory bowel disease.

Crohn's disease: Who gets it? Symptoms, causes, complications, treatment!

Over time, Crohn's can result in other complications such as anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye.

Fatty diet may increase risk of intestinal tumour

 Specific types of high-fat diets -- based on corn or coconut oils like those found in certain salad dressings and ice cream -- may increase risk of tumour formation in intestinal cancer, finds a study.

Nanoparticle injections hold hope for osteoarthritis patients

US researchers have designed a peptide-based nanoparticle, which when injected into an injured joint will not only suppress the inflammation immediately but also reduce the destruction of cartilage, thus lowering the risk for osteoarthritis.

Pac-Man like protein eats dead cells, helps prevent cancer

Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the UK discovered the Rac1 protein switches cell function and causes cells to respond to 'eat me' signals omitted from their dying neighbouring cells and clears them away efficiently to minimise damaging inflammation.

Panchakarma treatment for a week may reduce heart disease risk

One week of Panchakarma programme -- an Ayurvedic-based well being programme that features a vegetarian diet, meditation, yoga and massages -- can lead to measurable decreases in a set of blood-based metabolites associated with inflammation, cholesterol regulation and cardiovascular disease risk, the results of a clinical trial have shown.