Lutein and Zeaxanthin and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

People with high amounts of lutein+zeaxanthin in their blood have lower risk for developing AMD.  Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is an acquired ocular disorder and a leading cause of legal blindness in persons over sixty. AMD affects the macula, the central part of the retina, which is responsible for providing clear, sharp vision needed for reading, writing, driving and… Read More »

Blacks misdiagnosed with schizophrenia at a much higher rate than whites, study finds

Adobe Stock Images Black people suffering from severe depression face higher odds that they will be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia than white patients, according to a new study from Rutgers University. The study, which was published in the journal Psychiatric Services, backs up long-held claims that clinicians have inherent racial biases and those biases affect… Read More »

Research may predict outcomes for newborns with rare disease

Up until now, scientists have understood that there are two main subtypes of the disease- known as diffuse and focal. Diffuse CHI affects the entire pancreas, whilst focal CHI affects just one area of the organ, forming a focal lesion. The team from Manchester now understand that focal CHI can be further categorised into two types- spreading focal lesions and isolated… Read More »

Get To Know Ghrelin: The Hunger Hormone

Ghrelin, a hunger hormone, is produced in the stomach and plays many roles in hunger. Our body is an incredible machine, making hormones that are responsible for regulating sleep, increasing and decreasing hunger, making us feel full, producing more sex hormones, the list goes on and on! Ghrelin is one of several key players our body… Read More »

Tulip Garden in Kashmir Delights Tourists With Beautiful Blooms; Visitors Throng Srinagar As Tourist Season Begins (View Pics)

Tulip garden in Kashmir (Photo Credits: File Photo) Tulip gardens located on the banks of the popular Dal Lake in Kashmir have laid a colourful carpet in the valley. The flowers primarily in the colours of red and yellow have decorated the gardens. The garden which is situated on the foothills of the Zabarwan hills is… Read More »