Plant-Based Insect Repellents: A Review of Their Efficacy.

Plant-based repellents have been used in traditional practice as a personal protection measure against host-seeking mosquitoes. Knowledge on traditional repellent plants obtained through ethnobotanical studies, provides valuable resource for the development of new natural products. For example, hanging bruised plants in houses because of the repellency of the plant materials, has been exploited for thousands … Read more

How to Manage COPD Symptoms Through Lifestyle Changes

How to Manage COPD Symptoms Through Lifestyle Changes

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can significantly impact daily life, but with strategic lifestyle changes, individuals can effectively manage symptoms and improve their quality of life. This post explores practical and knowledgeable strategies to help those with COPD breathe easier and lead fulfilling lives. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Lifestyle Changes for Managing COPD Symptoms … Read more

CVD-21: A novel instrument for predicting and monitoring cardiovascular disease

Scientists at Uppsala University have invented a new blood test technology; CDV-21 that currently defy all odds by making possible simultaneous measuring of 21 biomarkers for cardiovascular disease. Aside the major possibilities presented by this new instrument, it is also recorded to have great precision. According to the scientific paper which was published in journal … Read more

9 Effective Strategies to Rapidly Lower ALT Levels and Support Liver Health

9 Effective Strategies to Rapidly Lower ALT Levels and Support Liver Health

Elevated alanine transaminase (ALT) levels can signal liver distress, but adopting certain lifestyle changes can contribute to their reduction. While “quick” fixes aren’t realistic, these nine strategies offer a comprehensive approach to promoting liver health and swiftly lowering ALT levels. 1. Limit Alcohol Intake 2. Embrace Caffeine 3. Opt for Organic Foods 4. Prioritize Fruits … Read more

Smoking-Induced DNA Mutations: A Gateway to Cancer Development

Smoking-Induced DNA Mutations A Gateway to Cancer Development

A study by the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research reveals how smoking triggers cancer development. The research found that smoking initiates “stop-gain” mutations in the DNA, leading to the inhibition of protective proteins that regulate cell growth. This disruption allows abnormal cells to proliferate unchecked, potentially promoting cancer onset. The study also demonstrated a strong correlation between smoking duration, intensity, and mutation occurrence. These findings improve understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying smoking-induced cancer.

Low Blood Pressure: Causes, Symptoms, and Management

Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)

Low blood pressure, medically referred to as hypotension, is characterized by a reduction in the normal pressure of blood flow through the blood vessels. Typically, blood pressure is measured in two numbers: systolic (the top number) and diastolic (the bottom number) in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). For most adults, a normal blood pressure is generally … Read more

Impact of COVID-19 on Brain Health in Over-50s: Study Reveals Concerning Decline

Impact of COVID-19 on Brain Health in Over-50s Study Reveals Concerning Decline

A recent study conducted in the UK with over 3,000 participants aged 50 and above reveals an apparent decline in brain health among this demographic during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research suggests a negative impact on cognitive function, regardless of actual COVID-19 infection, highlighting potential explanations and concerns regarding stress, loneliness, and alcohol consumption.

Zhifei Secures Exclusive Rights to Distribute GSK’s Shingles Vaccine in China

Zhifei Secures Exclusive Rights to Distribute GSK's Shingles Vaccine in China

The recent deal between China’s leading vaccine company, Zhifei, and British drugmaker GSK marks a significant move in Western pharmaceutical firms’ efforts to penetrate China’s pharmaceutical market. Valued at 2.5 billion pounds ($3.05 billion), this agreement grants Zhifei exclusive distribution rights for GSK’s top-selling shingles vaccine, Shingrix, in the second-largest pharmaceutical market globally.