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Gut microbes are connected to brain diseases; probiotic foods, high fibre, low sugar diet key in keeping your stomach healthy
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Gut microbes are connected to brain diseases; probiotic foods, high fibre, low sugar diet key in keeping your stomach healthy

Many studies in the past have suggested that the microorganisms in the gut can affect the brain.

Gut mucus has an intrinsic relation with neurological diseases caused by bacterial imbalance, finds study
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Gut mucus has an intrinsic relation with neurological diseases caused by bacterial imbalance, finds study

Researchers have shown changes to intestinal mucus affect the balance of gut bacteria but no-one made the connection between gut mucus and the brain.

Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer
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Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer

Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking

Artificial intelligence can help doctors diagnose life-threatening diseases: Here are five examples
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Artificial intelligence can help doctors diagnose life-threatening diseases: Here are five examples

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) may soon overtake doctors to correctly diagnose conditions from breast cancer to kidney disease.

One in ten samples from major Indian rivers contaminated with heavy metals, as per a nationwide survey of surface water by CWC
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One in ten samples from major Indian rivers contaminated with heavy metals, as per a nationwide survey of surface water by CWC

The CWC cited population growth, rise in agricultural and industrial activities were are largely responsible for the heavy metal pollution.

CCMB scientists find that 'secretagogin' protein plays a previously unknown role in diabetes
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CCMB scientists find that 'secretagogin' protein plays a previously unknown role in diabetes

The processes of regulating insulin synthesis, maturation, secretion and signaling in diabetes were not well-understood.

Five reasons why an apple a day keeps the doctor away
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Five reasons why an apple a day keeps the doctor away

Apples can protect us from a range of diseases — from lung cancer to brain stroke — and offer health benefits like improved memory.

WHO data shows 2.2 lakh suicide deaths happen per year in India making upcoming World Mental Health Day's theme more relevant
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WHO data shows 2.2 lakh suicide deaths happen per year in India making upcoming World Mental Health Day's theme more relevant

The theme of this year is 'Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention', an important subject for us in the 21st century. India sees more than two lakh suicides each year, many of them by young adults aged 15 to 39 years, according to the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2016.

Alzheimer's Day: Carriers of risky gene show brain changes in its 20s but we don't need to worry
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Alzheimer's Day: Carriers of risky gene show brain changes in its 20s but we don't need to worry

Research has shown that some individuals carry variants of genes that risk them developing Alzheimer’s in life.

World Alzheimer's Day 2019: Everything we know, don’t know and suspect about Alzheimer’s disease
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World Alzheimer's Day 2019: Everything we know, don’t know and suspect about Alzheimer’s disease

Maintaining physical, social and mental health is a key part of reducing dementia risk, and thereby, Alzheimer's.

World Alzheimer’s Day 2019: When does 'forgetfulness' become 'dementia' become Alzheimer's?
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World Alzheimer’s Day 2019: When does 'forgetfulness' become 'dementia' become Alzheimer's?

In India alone, more than 4 million people suffer from some sort of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease.

Zapping the brain boosts working memory in people over age 60, study finds
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Zapping the brain boosts working memory in people over age 60, study finds

While still uncertain, previous research suggests the effect may last 5 hours or more after stimulation.

Scientists scour Antarctic for clues on everything from climate change to cancer
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Scientists scour Antarctic for clues on everything from climate change to cancer

Scientists there are also looking at ways to treat Alzheimer’s disease, enzymes to remove lactose from milk.

Indian meditation Kirtan Kriya may reduce Alzheimer’s risk in older adults: Study
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Indian meditation Kirtan Kriya may reduce Alzheimer’s risk in older adults: Study

The music & repetitive finger movements in Kirtan Kriya improved memory, cognition, sleep & mood.

World Mental Health Day 2018: IRDAI must define illness for insurers; lack of clarity, policy is pushing India towards crisis
India

World Mental Health Day 2018: IRDAI must define illness for insurers; lack of clarity, policy is pushing India towards crisis

Despite a circular issued in August asking health insurance providers to cover mental health problems with immediate effect, there's not a single policy in the market that covers mental healthcare. In fact, most policies continue to have clauses that exclude diseases like schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s.

Scientists create most detailed map yet of brain region linked to Alzheimer's disease
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Scientists create most detailed map yet of brain region linked to Alzheimer's disease

The map of brain's memory bank, the hippocampus, was created using fluorescent tracers. 3D animation.

Living with Alzheimer's: A memory thief vexing 1.6 millions Indians and counting
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Living with Alzheimer's: A memory thief vexing 1.6 millions Indians and counting

Roughly 1.6 million Indians currently live with Alzheimer's, a number said to triple by 2050.

Antivirals may help find link between herpes virus and Alzheimer's disease: Study
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Antivirals may help find link between herpes virus and Alzheimer's disease: Study

In the study, when people who suffered with severe herpes infection were treated aggressively with antiviral drugs, the relative risk of dementia was reduced by a factor of 10.

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 in Chemistry awarded to trio who developed cryo-electron microscopy to help see molecules clearly
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Nobel Peace Prize 2017 in Chemistry awarded to trio who developed cryo-electron microscopy to help see molecules clearly

Indeed, cryo-electron microscopy is already delivering results, such as the recent discovery of the structure of tau protein filaments in Alzheimer’s disease.

Loss of Y chromosome may spike Alzheimer's risk in men, says study
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Loss of Y chromosome may spike Alzheimer's risk in men, says study

Men with blood cells that do not carry the Y chromosome are at higher risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, says a study.