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New Research Classifies Diabetes in Five Types

New Research Classifies Diabetes in Five Types

Diabetes is complex health condition which deteriorates lifestyle of patients and currently, medical experts classify diabetes as Type I and Type II diabetes. However, a new research suggests that diabetes can be classified in five different types. Researchers from Sweden and Finland consider five different types of diabetes and suggest that it would be better if patients are offered different treatment based on their condition. It could be more effective if personalized treatment can be offered for diabetes, the research team added.

1 in 14 Women Smoke During Pregnancy: CDC Data

1 in 14 Women Smoke During Pregnancy: CDC Data

As per freshly published CDC report, 1 in 14 pregnant women still smoke in the United States. The data for year 2016 suggests that highest number of women smoking during pregnancy was reported in West Virginia at 25.1 percent. The lowest incidence of smoking during pregnancy was recorded in California at 1.6 percent. The risks of smoking during pregnancy are well known and health experts all over the world have supported campaigns to stop smoking among pregnant women.

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New Study Links Moderate Alcohol and Coffee Consumption to Long Life

New Study Links Moderate Alcohol and Coffee Consumption to Long Life

Moderate consumption of wine or beer and coffee can increase lifespan, new study conducted by researchers at University of California-Irvine has found. However, the study team stressed that consumption of alcoholic drink and coffee should be moderate. The study team worked with a group of subjects in age group above 80 years.

Hand dryers spread germs: University of Leeds Research

Hand dryers spread germs: University of Leeds Research

Hand dryers generally used in public toilets have a major role in spreading germs, as per a new study conducted by research team at the University of Leeds. Earlier studies have also suggested that air dryers spread germs further compared to paper towels or napkins. Air dryers spread germs into the air and even people who don’t air dryers can get infected due to germs spread by strong stream of air.

The research team noticed 27 times more germs in the air around air dryers compared to air around paper napkin dispensers.

Vitamin D Supplements Can Help in dealing with IBS: Study

Vitamin D Supplements Can Help in dealing with IBS: Study

Vitamin D supplements have been found effective in dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) as per a new study conducted by a research team at the University of Sheffield. The study team found Vitamin D deficiency in majority of individuals suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The team also noticed that Vitamin D supplements can ease abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation among individuals suffering from IBS.

Nearly 60% of People trying Cigarette for First Time turn into Regular Smokers

Nearly 60% of People trying Cigarette for First Time turn into Regular Smokers

Many people try cigarettes during teenage just as an experiment but a new study suggests that nearly 60 percent of those turn into regular smokers. Survey results were analyzed by a team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London. The study team noticed that 61 percent of first time smokers turn into regular smokers. The study team checked results of a survey involving 215,000 participants. Results of the study have been published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

Weight Loss Patch Showcases Impressive Reduction in weight and body fat

Weight Loss Patch Showcases Impressive Reduction in weight and body fat

Researchers in Singapore have witnessed success in laboratory test with a weight loss patch that converts energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat. The patch delivers medicine using microneedles smaller than a human hair. Researchers at Nanyang Technological University noticed 30 percent reduction in body fat for lab mice after the patch was used for four weeks. The study team also noticed lower level of cholesterol and fatty acids.

Green Leafy Vegetables Slow Brain Aging: Study

Green Leafy Vegetables Slow Brain Aging: Study

Regular consumption of green leafy vegetables can reduce cognitive decline as per results of a new study. The study conducted by a team of researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago claims that regular consumption of green vegetables can improve brain health. The study team checked health records and cognitive function for 1,000 study participants. Individuals eating one or two daily servings of vegetables like spinach, lettuce or kale, witnessed much slower cognitive decline.

FDA approves Gene Therapy for rare form of blindness

FDA approves Gene Therapy for rare form of blindness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first ever gene therapy for a rare form of inherited blindness. The approval marks a major milestone for genetic medicine. Spark Therapeutics has received FDA approval for gene therapy in which a corrective gene is directly given to patients. The injection will be marketed under brand name Luxturna. The treatment has been approved for patients with confirmed biallelic RPE65 mutation-associated retinal dystrophy that leads to vision loss.

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‘Mermaid Baby’ Dies Four Hours After Birth in Indian Hospital

‘Mermaid Baby’ Dies Four Hours After Birth in Indian Hospital

A baby born with Sirenomelia (or Mermaid Syndrome) died four hours after birth in Kolkata, India. The baby born with underdeveloped pelvis and fused legs couldn’t survive. The doctors have been unable to identify sex of the baby.

23-year old Muskura Bibi surprised medical staff at government hospital after delivering the baby with Sirenomelia (or Mermaid Syndrome). The baby marks second case of mermaid baby born in India and the fifth across the world.

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