Study uncovers mechanism behind establishment of chronic infection by Hepatitis B virus New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): A research has found the mechanism behind establishment and maintenance of persistent infection by Hepatitis B virus (HBV). It could help in the development of new therapeutic strategies. HBV is a blood-borne pathogen that chronically infects approximately 350

According to the researchers, these results suggest that the threshold of the favourable association for physical activity with brain ageing may be at a lower. New research established that indulging in light physical activities during the day is associated with larger brain volume and reduces brain ageing. The study was published in ‘JAMA Network Open’.

In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists have shown in mice that felodipine may be a candidate for re-purposing. Felodipine was effective at reducing the build-up of “aggregates” in mice with the Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease mutations and in the zebrafish dementia model. Felodipine, a prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure,

Britain’s obesity crisis means one in five young adults now have a potentially harmful liver condition. Junk food and a lack of exercise have been blamed for people in their twenties suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. A study of more than 4,000 young adults found more than 20 per cent are walking around with

Reduced-salt foods may be healthier, but they aren’t known for being tasty because they are low in sodium. But scientists now claim to have found a way to make keep the taste of salt – without actually containing too much of the bad kind. Tasters agreed the mix, which contains less sodium chloride, was just

Violent attacks in England and Wales are becoming less common – despite the wave of knife crime in ‘bloodbath Britain’, figures show. Cardiff University researchers analysed attendance data from dozens of A&E departments, walk-in centres and minor injury units. They estimated that 187,584 people sought help for injuries they sustained through violent attack over the

A gruesome video shows a podiatrist chipping away at a build-up of cracked skin on the bottom of a patient’s foot. Marion Yau, who names herself ‘Miss Foot Fixer’ on YouTube, said she loves treating hard skin and cracked heels. Working at London’s Harley Street Foot and Nail Clinic, she gently scraped away at an unnamed

The study brought out that chronic diseases were behind the significant decrease in the measured amount of mobility without the research subjects noticing it. Washington D.C. [USA]: Chronic diseases are a key factor behind the declining mobility of old people, a new study suggests. The study was published in the Journal ‘Annals of Medicine’. “Healthcare

The killer germ, a fungus called Candida auris, has showed up in countries as far apart as Australia and Canada, Venezuela and Japan, over the past few years. It has set alarm bells ringing because it is often resistant to multiple anti-fungal drugs. International media has been abuzz this week with reports of a mystery

Washington: While childhood obesity is a rising concern for several mothers, a new study proposes that providing mothers with simple facts about the risks of consuming sugary beverages during pregnancy and early childhood can help in coming up with strategies to reduce childhood obesity. The study was published in the Journal ‘Academic Pediatrics’. “Emerging evidence suggests