Lutein is a naturally available carotenoid antioxidant produced only by plants. Major sources of lutein include avocado, potato, and various fruits and vegetables. This lutein commonly accumulates in the blood, eyes, and brain and acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent.
A research article has been published in the journal Nutrients, saying that consuming one avocado a day had improved cognitive functions in older adults. This study includes 40 people who were above 50 years old, a
An article from September issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings says that woman who have a past history of pre-eclampsia are more prone to atherosclerosis. But this atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of blood vessels) may not occur soon after pregnancy, but may appear decades after the pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia can affect 2 to 7 of pregnancies and is commonly characterized by increased blood pressure which can occur soon after pregnancy or may develop slowly.
Several observational and follow-
Unhealed wounds or majorly foot ulcer is a complicated condition for patients with type 2 diabetes which result in skin and tissue damage, and may finally leads to limb amputations. Presently there are no strong promising drugs that can treat chronic diabetic wounds and frequently it makes us to move to choose an option of surgical procedure. Diabetes is accompanied by a significant oxidative stress which may affect even blood vessels leading to vessel dysfunction known as diabetic angiopathy, o
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, and convulsions associated with abnormal electrical conductivity in brain.
A natural food supplement which has nutritive and curative effects is always a better preventive and therapeutic approach compared to conventional drug therapy.
Several medications are available for the treatment of seizures and are effective only in 7 out of 10 patients with epilepsy.Yasuhir
Tinnitus is characterized by a chronic abnormal noise (ringing or buzzing) experienced in one or both of the ears which can be unpleasant, frustrating and sometimes it is severe enough to seek treatment. Fatima Husain, professor at University of Illinois says that, tinnitus is invisible and there is no device to measure the severity which varies from patient to patient in terms of type of sound and duration.
Observations from functional MRI reveals various neural patterns saying that chronic
At the American Naturopathic Medical Association 36th Annual Convention and Educational Seminar, Nathan Bryan, delivered a lecture on the critical importance of nitric oxide for the health of vital organs and system of physiological functions. Nitric oxide is naturally produced in our body and plays a vital role in various functions such as inflammation, and regulation of blood pressure which is a prime factor in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
He added that, lack of nitric oxide c
Male infertility refers to inability of a man to cause pregnancy in a fertile woman. Though there are many causes for this infertility such as low sperm count, and hormonal imbalances, but common cause of this infertility in man lies in genetic defects.
Generally X and Y chromosomes are responsible for the sex determination. It is well known that combination of two X chromosomes (XX) results in baby girl, and combination of one X and one Y chromosomes (XY) results in baby boy. Observations fr
For researchers, there is a great interest in identifying new therapeutic applications for the existing class of drugs, now, Duke Scientists choose Statins, cholesterol lowering drugs.
Article from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, gave a new insight for Dennis C. Ko (assistant professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at Duke University School of Medicine) to understand the mechanisms that govern human susceptibility for various infectious diseases, particularly Salmone
Pancreatic cancer is a deadly disease with too little options of effective treatment so far. But the study conducted at Yale Cancer Centre has identified a gene critical to the growth of pancreatic cancer cells, revealing new options in its field of treatment.
Cancer cells require specific nutrients to survive and divide quickly. This property of cancer cells has been utilized in this study conducted by Narendra Wajapayee, associate professor of pathology, and his team. They searched the sets
Antibiotic resistance is a growing health concern owing to the incorrect use of antibiotics for treatment. The problem can only be counteracted by reliable, quick, and easy methods for determination of bacterial resistance patterns and providing the right antibiotic from the beginning. But the current methods take too long to determine the antibiotic resistance.
Therefore, researchers at Uppsala University have developed a test to rapidly determine the resistance or susceptibility of bacteria