Osteoporosis Drug Could be the Cure for Baldness

osteoporosis drug for baldness
Here is some good news for people worrying about going bald due to stress, thinning of hair or male pattern baldness. A new drug originally meant for thinning of bones disease - osteoporosis could be the cure for baldness. As per the researchers from University of Manchester's Centre for Dermatology Research, a new study on the osteoporosis drug originally meant to treat the bone disorder had positive effects on hair follicles in humans. Study Finds Cure for Baldness in Osteoporosis Drug The s...

I-Motif – New DNA Form In Human Cells

i-motif New DNA Form
Recently, scientists identified a new DNA structure inside human cells called the "i-motif". It resembles a twisted knot quite different from the James Watson and Francis Crick double helix model. Previous lab work had suggested the existence of this form of DNA. But only recently it was observed in living cells. The function of the i-motif is not known exactly. But the scientists suspect its involvement in the process of reading DNA sequences and in their conversion to useful substances. ...

Superblood – New Therapy Targets Deadly Cancers

superblood treatment
Scientists are working on a new treatment to help fight cancers and other deadly diseases by harnessing the untapped potential of the red blood cells. The treatment nicknamed "superblood" is under research by three companies following a similar approach. For this treatment, researchers collect red blood cells from patients. They then modify it to contain anti-cancer or other medications within them and inject back into the patients. This helps to improve the effectiveness of the medicines at the...

Hepatitis C Treatment & Prevention

hepatitis C treatment
Hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus. This virus can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis C. Hepatitis C treatment included oral medications and weekly injections till recently. Many people with hepatitis C were not able to take these medications due to other health problems or severe side effects. But things are changing. Nowadays, chronic hepatitis C is curable by taking oral medications daily for 2 to 6 months. Hepatitis C Treatment Lot of changes have occurred in hepatitis C tr...

Best And Worst Liver Foods

Liver Foods
Liver is an important organ of the digestive system. It produces proteins, bile and cholesterol, stores minerals, vitamins and also carbohydrates. It helps to break down medications, alcohol and byproducts of metabolism. In order to maintain good health, its important to keep your liver in good shape. Your diet plays an essential role in keeping your liver in good shape. Try to include the best liver foods and eliminate the worst foods for your liver. Liver Foods to eat and avoid Coffee Some ...

Fatty Liver Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

fatty liver symptoms
Doctors say that fatty liver doesn't cause any damage to your body on its own. But the buildup of the fatty tissue may lead to liver damage which is severe which includes scarring and inflammation. Intake of fat and calories more than your liver can process causes fatty liver. As a result, the fats replace the liver cells making the liver prone to damage. Even though weight gain and fatty diet is the main cause, diabetes, alcohol abuse and hyperlipidemia also can increase the chances of the dise...

Fatty Liver Disease – An Overview

fatty liver disease
Fatty liver is a term that describes the build up of too much fat in the liver. It is normal to have some amount of fat in the liver. But if it crosses more than 5 to 10% of the organ's weight, it means you have the fatty liver disease. Alcohol consumption is one of the key causes of this disease. Hence if you have the habit of drinking then stop it immediately. Fatty liver disease is mainly of two types: Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). You may also ge...

High Fat Diet Increases Longevity And Strength

High Fat Diet
There are many people living in their 80s and 90s. Researchers have tried to delve into issues of quality of life and health during aging.  A study on mouse recently throws light on these questions. This study demonstrates that a high fat diet along with increasing longevity also improves physical strength. Eat Fat - Live Longer And Healthier The results show a 13 % increase in the median life span of the mice on a high carb versus high fat diet. For humans this may amount to an increase o...

Dancing has an anti-aging effect on the brain

anti-aging effect
Hippocampus is the part of the brain that controls our memory, balance and learning. Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on this part of our brain. Comparing the different forms of exercise like dancing and endurance training, a new study on elderly volunteers for 18 months shows that both of them have anti-aging effect on brain. But a noticeable difference in behavior was only due to dancing. The difference in behavior may be due to the extra challenges of learning the dancing routines. ...

Women Have More Active Brains Than Men

The Amen Clinics compared 46,034 brain SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) imaging studies acquired from 9 clinics for a largest functional brain imaging study, thereby quantifying the differences between the brains of men and women. You can find the study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Daniel G Amen, MD, founder of Amen Clinics, Inc., says "This study is very important to help understand the brain differences in men and women. The quantifiable differences identified betw...