Health

How fruit juice affects the gut

07.02.2018 | Readed: 1427

It was previously believed that fructose, which is the sugar found in fruit and fruit juice, is processed by the liver. However, a new study suggests that fructose is mainly processed in the small......

Can beet juice help treat erectile dysfunction?

23.01.2018 | Readed: 2010

Erectile dysfunction occurs when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection during sexual activity. Can drinking beet juice help a man get and keep an erection? The compounds in......

Vegetarian and vegan sources of B-12

08.01.2018 | Readed: 1701

Vitamin B-12 plays an essential role in a person's health. A lack of vitamin B-12 in a person's diet can adversely affect their physical and mental health. Vegetarians and vegans must take......

Could blueberry vinegar tackle memory loss?

21.12.2017 | Readed: 1928

Scientists might have discovered a potential new treatment for dementia, in the form of blueberry vinegar. In the recent study, researchers show how the fermented product improved short-term memory in mice with amnesia. Dementia is one of the......

Lemon, honey, and alcohol: Which is best for sore throat?

07.12.2017 | Readed: 2429

As sore throats are making the rounds through the Medical News Today editorial office, the debate is rife: what is the best drink to soothe the pain? More importantly, whether it's alcohol, spices, or lemon and honey, what is the scientific......

Can diabetics eat bananas?

20.11.2017 | Readed: 2414

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Six surprising health risks in your home

07.11.2017 | Readed: 2490

We all know that our homes can be a repository of health risks, if not managed properly. Mold, bleach, gas leaks — these are all certified hazards. But what are some of the less obvious household risks? We......

What are the benefits of drinking hot water?

19.10.2017 | Readed: 2534

Drinking enough water can support skin, muscle, and joint health. Water helps the body's cells absorb nutrients and fight infections. Drinking a few glasses of warm or hot water each day might offer even more......

How childhood trauma affects the brain

07.10.2017 | Readed: 2555

It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of......

Apple cider vinegar for hair growth: Does it work?

18.09.2017 | Readed: 2809

Apple cider vinegar has never been so popular and is credited with all manner of health benefits, from aiding weight loss to stabilizing blood sugar levels. Some advocates claim that......

Brain cancer could be treated with Zika virus

06.09.2017 | Readed: 3043

A new study looks into the potential of the Zika virus to target and kill brain cancer cells. The results, so far, are encouraging, but researchers suggest that there is a long way to go until a safe and effective treatment is......

Costochondritis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

14.08.2017 | Readed: 2538

The ribs are connected to the breastbone by tough, protective tissue called cartilage. When this cartilage becomes inflamed, the condition is known as costochondritis or chest wall pain. While this......

15 natural ways to lower your blood pressure

03.08.2017 | Readed: 2505

High blood pressure is a dangerous condition that can damage your heart. It affects one in three people in the US and 1 billion people worldwide . If left uncontrolled, it raises your......

Vitamin D guidelines may be changed following new study

13.07.2017 | Readed: 2559

A new study finds that, contrary to popular belief, vitamin D-2 and D-3 do not have equal nutritional value. With vitamin D deficiency on the rise, the authors call for a rethink of official......

Uro-Technology Training Symposium kicks off in Baku

03.07.2017 | Readed: 2590

Baku is hosting the Uro-Technology Training Symposium, co-organized by Azerbaijan Medical University and the International Society of......

What is the vagus nerve?

30.06.2017 | Readed: 2578

The vagus nerve is the longest and most complex of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves that emanate from the brain. It transmits information to or from the surface of the brain to tissues and organs elsewhere in the......

Bronchitis: Is it contagious?

12.06.2017 | Readed: 2698

Bronchitis is a condition affecting the lungs and airways. It is an inflammation of the bronchi, which are the main breathing passages within the lungs. In some cases, bronchitis may be......

Foods to avoid for people with diabetes

02.06.2017 | Readed: 2729

Taking control of what foods they eat not only helps people manage their diabetes but also influences how well they feel and how much energy they have every day. We take a look at what......

“Baku Heart Days” 5th International Congress kicks off in Baku

30.05.2017 | Readed: 2653

“Baku Heart Days” 5th International Congress organized by the Azerbaijan Society for Cardiovascular Surgery has today started in......

Liver pain: Symptoms and causes

11.05.2017 | Readed: 2686

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Apple cider vinegar and diabetes: Does it help and how is it taken?

01.05.2017 | Readed: 2704

For many years, apple cider vinegar has been linked with an array of health benefits. These have ranged from aiding weight loss to relieving cold symptoms. But does taking it help people with......

Potassium as important as sodium for healthy blood pressure

10.04.2017 | Readed: 2715

A high salt diet is known to increase the risk of hypertension. A recent review concludes that consuming adequate potassium levels might be just as important for maintaining a healthy blood pressure. High blood pressure (or......

Clinical trial finds that vitamin D, calcium have no effect on cancer risk

30.03.2017 | Readed: 2672

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and a major public health burden. Previous studies have suggested that vitamin D may lower......

Could eating yogurt help treat depression?

10.03.2017 | Readed: 2806

A new study suggests that there may be an effective alternative to medication for the treatment of depression: probiotic bacteria found in......

Alzheimer's disease: Molecular study clarifies potential link to high blood sugar

27.02.2017 | Readed: 3037

A new molecular study reveals for the first time that high blood sugar or glucose damages an important enzyme that is involved with how the immune system responds in the......

Azerbaijanis to have free annual medical check-ups from February 15 to May 15

14.02.2017 | Readed: 3723

Citizens of Azerbaijan will be able to have free medical check-ups from February 15 to May 15. An annual free-of-charge medical examination was endorsed by the Azerbaijani President in 2014. All citizens of the country aged above 18 will have the......

Visual evidence shows brain 'resetting' during sleep

07.02.2017 | Readed: 3515

Throughout the day, the human brain absorbs a torrent of knowledge, processes the information, and learns, before "switching off" over night. New research explains this process......

Autism symptoms improve after fecal transplant, small study finds

26.01.2017 | Readed: 3531

Children with autism may benefit from fecal transplants – a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut, a new study has......

Vegetarianism harms the brain?

07.01.2017 | Readed: 3689

According to a half-year-long study conducted by scientists from Oxford University, perceived health benefits of vegetarianism might eventually turn into health......

Nail Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment

26.12.2016 | Readed: 3561

Nail psoriasis refers to changes that occur in the fingernails and toenails when a person has psoriasis. These changes range from discoloration to alterations in the nail bed. Nail psoriasis can have a physical and emotional impact on a person's life. It......

How to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose:Six Possible Treatments

06.12.2016 | Readed: 3528

Nasal congestion is a very common condition. In fact, most people get a stuffy nose from time to time. Nasal congestion can develop when the blood vessels inside the nose become......

What Drinks are Good and Bad for People with Diabetes?

21.11.2016 | Readed: 3589

Diabetes comes in two main forms: type 1 and type 2. Both result in high blood sugar levels if left untreated. Insulin, a hormone that helps our cells absorb glucose, is either nonexistent......

Azerbaijan, Mexico discuss healthcare cooperation

19.11.2016 | Readed: 3526

Azerbaijan and Mexico have discussed cooperation in the field of healthcare as Minister of Health Ogtay Shiraliyev met with Mexican ambassador Juan Rodrigo Labardini Flores. Shiraliyev highlighted activities of the ministry.......

12 DNA areas ‘linked with the age at which we have our first child and family size’

04.11.2016 | Readed: 3508

Researchers have identified 12 specific areas of the DNA sequence that are robustly related with the age at which we have our first child, and the total number of children we have during the course of our life. The study, led by the University of Oxford, working......

Baku hosts 2nd Azerbaijani-Turkish Oncology Days

22.10.2016 | Readed: 3529

The second Azerbaijani-Turkish Oncology Days have today kicked off in Baku. Co-organized by the Turkish Society of Medical Oncology and the National Center of Oncology of Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Health, the event addresses several topics, including oncological......

'Only drink water when thirsty,' study suggests

12.10.2016 | Readed: 3539

Popular notion holds that eight glasses of water is the optimal amount to drink each day, but many people find this hard to achieve. Now, a new study may shed light on why, after identifying a swallowing mechanism that stops us from consuming too much liquid when we are not......

US FDA bans chemicals in antibacterial hand soap over health concerns

06.09.2016 | Readed: 3626

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned several key chemicals in antibacterial hand soap, warning of health risks and saying they were not more effective than ordinary soap. The FDA move took aim at 19......

Very hot drinks may cause cancer, but coffee does not, says WHO

04.08.2016 | Readed: 3676

The World Health Organization has cleared coffee of causing cancer, but a detailed investigation has found that very hot drinks may be linked to cancer of the oesophagus, or gullet. Coffee was classified as a possible cause......

Very hot drinks may cause cancer, but coffee does not, says WHO

21.06.2016 | Readed: 3600

The World Health Organization has cleared coffee of causing cancer, but a detailed investigation has found that very hot drinks may be linked to cancer of the oesophagus, or gullet. Coffee was classified as a possible cause......

USD 122 million needed to fight Zika over 18 months: WHO

18.06.2016 | Readed: 3564

The World Health Organisation said Friday that USD 122 million is needed to fund an 18-monthanti-Zika battle plan that will focus on women of child-bearing age, according to AFP. The mosquito-borne virus has recently been......

99-year-old Victor Marston is the oldest cancer survivor in the world

11.06.2016 | Readed: 4066

A 99-year-old man from England is thought to be the oldest person in the world to ever beat cancer. Victor Marston, from Dorset, was rushed to hospital earlier this month with excruciating stomach......

UN launches multi-partner trust fund for Zika virus response

11.06.2016 | Readed: 3802

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the establishment of the UN Zika Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) to finance critical unfunded priorities in the response to the Zika outbreak, according to UN News......

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