Recent studies state that the quality of dietary intake can majorly affect the incidence rate of breast cancer. Addition of fibre-rich foods in diet can be a fruitful step towards a healthy lifestyle and a preventive measure for the women who are at the risk of developing breast cancer. The common etiological factors that can be stated behind the incidence of breast cancer are alcoholism, family history of breast cancer, and obesity.
An advanced form of neurosurgery performed at University of California has been proclaimed as a potential treatment option for the epilepsy cases that are resistant to the action of anticonvulsant drugs. This advanced neurosurgery procedure involves the removal of the diseased tissue from the brain that is responsible for frequent seizures. This surgical procedure has been specifically indicated and is beneficial for the epilepsy patients who suffer with multiple seizures in a day after following the anti-epileptic meds for a long time.
Uneven sleeping pattern can be indicative of a psychiatric condition or anxiety. A long-term, depreciated quality of sleep can majorly affect the memory consolidation power of the brain. It is believed that sudden rousal from sleep and elevates the stress levels of the body. Stress and anxiety are some of the most common factors that have been implicated for memory impairment. It is for this reason that insomniacs and people who suffer with sleep apnoea bear a likelihood of developing memory problems at some stage in life.
It was in 1995 when varicella vaccine was introduced in the market. after years of testing this vaccine’s potency Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) came up with the vaccine regimen that requires the first shot of varicella vaccine at 12 months and a booster shot for this vaccine around 4-6 year to prevent its onset. People who have recovered from chicken pox face the possibility of developing it again in life as the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) continues to remain existent in a dormant state in the body.
Soy legume contains soy protein which can remarkably lower the diastolic and systolic pressures in a person. People who suffer with stage 1 hypertension or the ones who have a family background of hypertension. Soy protein diet can do wonders for a hypertensive patient of any age when followed for approx. 2 months. Nevertheless, it is suggested for the patients to consider the optimal intake of essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron when they are following a diet based on soy legume as soy protein has a tendency of binding to ingested minerals and therefore lowering their levels in the body.
Recent surveys performed on the periodontal condition of post-menopausal females reveal that most of them develop a periodontal problem within a period of 5 years after the onset of menopause. The possibilities of tooth loss get increased when the post-menopausal women suffer with diabetes or are chronic smokers. Periodontal problem is caused by the loss of bone structure around the teeth. The probable factor that has been implicated for bone loss is of oestrogen deficiency. Periodontal problem linked with bone loss is not affected with the high or low maintenance of oral hygiene.
While obesity is one of the commonest causes that have been indicted as a cause for heart attack for decades, genes too play an essential role to some extent. For instance people with a family history of cardiac problems are prone to developing the same at some or the other stage in life. Aspirin- a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant has been confirmed as a preventive medication for heart strokes and attacks. Aspirin intervenes with the clotting of blood in vessels and therefore precludes the formation of thrombus in the vessels that supply the heart. In this way the heart continues to remain functional with the regular supply of blood and oxygen. Aspirin can be helpful for elderlies with a cardiac problem as well as for the people who suffer with some cardiac ailment from their childhood.
Falls and unbalanced walk can be the early symptoms of development of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists continue to debate over the issue that these symptoms might be present in elderlies as a part of dementia which is the physiological element of aging process. Nevertheless, the performance of brain scans on patients revealed the fact that people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can be differentiated based on the presence or absence of amyloid plaques in the lobes of the brain. Balancing problem can be a serious issue for the elderlies as it might give way to bone fractures that would eventually take a longer time to heal in old age.
An advanced technique introduced as a part of the stem cell research has possibilitated the generation of blood cells from the stem cells of human body. This advanced step in medical industry is a boon for the people who suffer with diseases of blood cells and/or bone marrow dysfunction. the commonest diseases that are caused by deficiency of blood cells in today’s times are anaemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia. This technique converts ordinary skin cells into induced pluripotential stem cells (iPSCs). iPSCs are further turned into blood-forming ‘hematopoietic’ stem cells (HSCs). HSCs maintain a regular supply of sufficient blood cells and therefore forestall the ingress of many diseases into the body of the patients with an immunocompromised state.
A research performed at the University of California, San Diego, and Stanford University on alcoholism reveals that the grey matter in the brain of a teenage girl is more likely to receive damage from binge drinking than that of a teenage boy. This phenomenon has been based on many factors like metabolic rate of girls is lower than boys and the brain of girls develops faster than that of boys. The lifestyle changes that were experienced by teenage girls were of spatial memory impairment, remembering directions while driving, and figural reasoning. Teenage girls who were categorized as binge drinkers were the ones who consumed four or more drink at a time.