Tag Archives: liver

New Study Shows How Malaria Parasite Enters the Body

Malaria is one of many diseases that don’t have a vaccine yet, although it takes several lives each year. Now, a new study by American journalists has indicated a possible area through which the malaria parasite enters the body. Malaria is originated from a parasite called “Plasmodium falciparum” that is transferred to human bodies through mosquito bites. The report stated ...

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Soybean Oil Can Turn You More Obese, Diabetic: Study

We’re all familiar with the harmful effects of sugar, especially fructose content in processed foods. But a new study by American scientists has shown that elevated content of soybean oil in a diet is even more harmful and causes more obesity compared to fructose. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) performed an experiment on male mice by feeding ...

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Is Jayalalitha Seriously Ill? No, Says AIADMK

Amid controversy about the health of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, for not being seen at the Secretariat for 10 days, rumours have been ripe in the media, with her bete noir Subramaniam Swamy hinting that she would be flying soon to the US for treatment. However, the AIADMK has brushed aside all the rumours as baseless and even ...

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Mouth bacteria can tell the status of liver disease

Analysing the ratio of good-bad bacteria in saliva, not just in the gut as earlier thought, could help doctors predict which liver cirrhosis patients would suffer inflammations and require hospitalisation, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. “It has been believed that most of the pathogenesis of cirrhosis starts in the gut, which is what makes this discovery so fascinating,” said ...

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Protein Behind Alcoholism, Alcohol-Induced Heart, Liver Damage Identified

If there is a drug that can contain craving for alcohol, it would be a hit overnight throughout the world. That is precisely what Iowa University researchers are trying to discover and they are halfway through recently identifying the protein that causes the craving for alcohol called RGS6 (regulator of G protein that sends signals). The gene RGS6 also acts ...

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Beetroot Good for Football Players, Heart Patients Too, says New Study

It is well-known that beetroot is good for patients with heart disease and now a study shows that it is also good for football players to enhance their athletic performance with increased blood flow. David Poole, professor of physiology at Kansas State University, and his team of researchers said their study proved that the beetroot juice may benefit football players ...

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New Research Finds Coffee Helps Liver, Regardless of Caffeine or No Caffeine

New findings by researchers of the National Cancer Institute in the US reveal that drinking coffee actually helps liver with lower levels of abnormal enzymes, regardless of caffeine content. In a research paper published in journal ‘Hepatology’ of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the researchers said their findings show that higher coffee consumption, regardless of caffeine ...

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