For its health and yours, keep the cat indoors

Pet cats allowed outdoors, in fact, are nearly three times as likely to become infected with pathogens or parasites than those confined to quarters, they reported in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely…

Study links breastfeeding with lower risk of heart disease

Mothers who breastfeed their babies have a lower risk of developing or dying from heart disease than those who don’t breastfeed, finds new research from the University of Sydney, Australia. Published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the study of over 100,000 Australian mothers participating in the Sax Institute’s…

Scientists expose hidden risks of diarrhoeal disease

A rapidly evolving new subspecies of the cryptosporidium parasite—a leading cause of diarrhoeal disease in children worldwide—has been revealed by scientists at the University of East Anglia. The study, published in Nature Microbiology, sheds new light on how this parasite has evolved the ability to spread more easily between people….

Diagnostic delays common in inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Diagnostic delays are common in inflammatory bowel disease, with 68 percent of patients reporting a delay in diagnosis, according to a study presented at the 2019 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress, held from Feb. 7 to 9 in Las Vegas. Zane Gallinger, M.D., from Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and colleagues…

A new hope in treating neurodegenerative disease

Korean researchers have identified the inhibition of autophagy in microglia, brain immune cells. It is expected to help develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease which occur due to the inhibition of autophagy. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most representative degenerative brain disease, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all dementia…