Day: November 28, 2019

Treating alcoholic liver diseases by targeting a gut bacterium

A new study conducted in mice with bacteriophages has reduced the incidence of alcoholic liver disease. These bacteriophages specifically target Enterobacterium faecalis present in the gut. Higher numbers of this bacterium are found to be associated with the disease. Alcoholic liver disease is one of the health concerns among the adults and older populations of the …

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Protecting your pregnancy when travelling

Travelling pregnant women should consult their doctor well in advance of their planned trip. Travelling pregnant women should consult their doctor well in advance of their planned trip, according to Dr Pete Vincent of Netcare Travel Clinics and Medicross. This was to obtain advice on what measures they should take to best protect their health and that …

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7 Best Vitamins and Supplements to Relieve Stress

While everyone has specific life stressors, factors related to job pressure, money, health, and relationships tend to be the most common. Stress can be acute or chronic and lead to fatigue, headaches, upset stomach, nervousness, and irritability or anger. Regular exercise, adequate sleep, and good nutrition are some of the best ways to better equip …

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First male birth control injection almost ready for penises

Would men endure a shot in the groin to prevent pregnancy? Indian researchers think so. The Indian Council of Medical Research, a government-funded biomedical research agency, has successfully completed a clinical trial on an injectable male contraceptive, the Hindustan Times reported. “The product is ready, with only regulatory approvals pending [from the government],” Dr. R.S. Sharma, …

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