Health news of the week 12.09.2016


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A gluten-free diet is gaining in popularity!A gluten-free diet is gaining in popularity!

Although celiac disease, is not a greater problem than usual, the number of people choosing gluten-free diet is increasing!

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune illness that is characterized by intolerance to gluten – a protein that occurs naturally in wheat, rye, and barley. A gluten-free diet, as it turns out, has become not only a necessity but a fashion that promotes by the stars and celebrities, became famous as a way to slim figure. Unfortunately, according to research, the diet isn’t necessarily beneficial for people who do not suffer from celiac disease. We should not, therefore, be subject to trends – a better solution is to bet for a healthy and balanced diet, which will provide the body with all the essential nutrients – including gluten.

Supplementation of the vitamin D and the asthmaSupplementation of the vitamin D and the asthma

People suffering from asthma will appreciate the latest discovery! According to the research, the introduction into the diet the vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of acute asthma attacks!

Asthma is a very troublesome health problem that occurs due to inflammation and airway obstruction. Although the causes of asthma are not completely clear and tested, it may take place as a result of exposure to allergens or irritants, including grasses or weed pollen, mites, molds and the like. Many medications help alleviate the symptoms of the disease and also reduce the risk of asthma attacks, but research suggests, the vitamin D may be the easiest way to prevent acute attacks of the disease.

A caesarean section increases the risk of obesity in children?

According to recent studies, a caesarean section may increase the possibility of obesity in children, compared to those born vaginally.A caesarean section increases the risk of obesity in children

This fact raises concerns, especially because the caesarean section is an increasing percentage of total births. The study suggests that procedure is associated with problems in breathing, and also increases the risk of many other health complications in adulthood. Scientists by the results of the survey found that women who underwent a caesarean section had higher BMI before pregnancy, and were also more prone to gestational diabetes. Children born this way, in turn, demonstrated a 15% greater risk for obesity compared to babies born naturally.

Yoga - a remedy for chronic painYoga – a remedy for chronic pain

Yoga, as well as tai chi and other traditional techniques for enhancing health, is an excellent way of chronic alleviation pain, which has been proven scientifically!

Most of us suffer from various painful illnesses, which frequently occur, maintaining, even more than 12 weeks. Available medicaments, including anti-inflammatory drugs, are not always effective or merely bring only temporary relief. But, as recent discoveries have shown, the use of yoga, acupuncture, tai chi and the like unconventional methods may be beneficial for sufferers of chronic pain of all kinds.

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Health news of the week 05.09.2016


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The secret of wine has been revealed!The secret of wine has been revealed!

Scientists have discovered why older of wine tastes to us more. Aroma of the wine consists of hundreds of volatile compounds that create its unique flavor.

The secret of getting a better taste of wine appears with the time CYP76F14 enzyme that aids the formation of a lactone of wine, which guarantees a strong and rich aroma. Certainly not without significance, are here are the adequate fermentation, stabilization, and storage.

Drinking wine is an excellent way to delay the aging process, and also, it is good for the heart because it helps to prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces levels of “bad” cholesterol in the blood and prevents blood clots.

Smoking and the Crohn's diseaseSmoking and the Crohn’s disease

According to recent research, smoking is strongly associated with recurrence of a severe intestinal condition, which is Crohn’s disease.

Patients who are after passing surgery continues to smoke, increase the risk of relapse. It is important, therefore, to abandon of this pernicious addiction to avoid threats to health again. Researchers also took into account whether the use, the popular in the treatment of Crohn’s disease medication, can prevent recurrence of the problem. As resulted from the tests, the drug has limited effects in non-smokers who use it after surgery, but in the case of smokers, it seems to provide some protection.

A chance for the cure for Zika virus!A chance for the cure for Zika virus!

According to recent reports, were identified three drugs that demonstrate a tremendous potential in the fight against the virus Zika.

Since the problem is growing in strength, researchers with even greater commitment began to look for solutions, including among the existing drugs. Although the studies are still at the stage of trial, we can say that niclosamide (a medicine used to treat parasitic infections), PHA-690509 (still in the research stage and used in cancer patients) and emricasan (which is in the phase of testing the drug for hepatitis type C) are a good chance of finding a way to combat the virus Zika.

The Mediterranean diet for the heart patientsThe Mediterranean diet for the heart patients

Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of death for patients with diseases of the cardiovascular system.

As shown by a new study, consumption of foods of plant origin, lean proteins, and healthy fats is beneficial to health in many aspects. Mediterranean diet helps in losing weight, reducing cholesterol and prevents numerous chronic diseases. Improving overall health is a fundamental element in reducing the risk of premature death from cardiovascular diseases.

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Health news of the week 29.08.2016


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The passion for coffee may lie in our DNAThe passion for coffee may lie in our DNA

New research suggests that our genes have an impact on how much coffee we drink. Scientists analyzed genetic data from more than 1,200 Italians and came to the conclusion that those of them who had the variant gene PDSS2, drink a daily an average of one cup of coffee less, compared to those who do not have the gene.

A similar study done in the Netherlands confirmed this thesis. The findings suggest that PDSS2 reduces the cell’s ability to break down caffeine, which means that it shall be in the body for a longer time. In other words, people with this gene variant do not need so much coffee, as those who do not have the gene, to get the desired effect.

Mushrooms and their anti-cancer propertiesMushrooms and their anti-cancer properties

As shown by recent studies, mushrooms are an excellent way to fight cancer cells. Scientists also claim that they can prevent the reproduction of the HIV. Their properties, do not end there! They can further reduce cholesterol levels and help regulate blood pressure.

Scientists from Japan found that mushrooms (especially shiitake), can be the indispensable aid in the treatment of any diseases, including acting anti-cancer – inhibiting the growth of cancer cells in our body.

Dark side of serotonin

Serotonin dark side.

As it turns out, antidepressants such as Prozac or Zoloft – bringing relief to thousands of people throughout the world, have some potentially dangerous side effects. It should be among them include an increased feeling of fear and anxiety in the first weeks of using medications.

Antidepressants can, therefore, help to improve mood, but not always right away. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors acting on specific brain circuits, seem to improve mood, but acting on different systems, may initially produce the opposite effect.

Citrus fruits helpful in obeseCitrus fruits helpful in obese

Citrus fruits can be a great help in preventing complications associated with obesity. According to the research, they can prevent heart disease the liver and diabetes. All this thanks to the wealth of flavonoids – the type of antioxidants that effectively support our bodies in the fight against many chronic diseases associated with excess body weight. These beneficial substances reduce the oxidative stress is useful in preventing the development of illness.

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