New Metabolic Process Can Switch Off Inflammation

Rejoice! Scientists may have found a new way to curb chronic inflammation! Researchers from the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Dublin have discovered a new metabolic process that can switch off inflammation. They have discovered ‘itaconate’, a molecule derived from glucose, which has the power to switch off the macrophages. What are macrophages? Macrophages are the cells of the immune system, which are formed in response to various infections. It is important to note that any infection or wound cannot be healed without inflammation, however, chronic inflammation can lead to various diseases. These include…

Bacteria found in milk and beef linked to rheumatoid arthritis

“Drinking milk or eating beef could cause rheumatoid arthritis, scientists warn,” reports the Mail Online. However, the story is more complicated than the headline suggests. Researchers investigated genetic mutations in the blood cells of people with rheumatoid arthritis. They believe that mutations to a gene that regulates the immune system may “take off the brakes”, so that the body mounts an over-the-top immune response which causes inflammation and damages joints and tissues. They also tested people’s blood for DNA from Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis bacteria, known as MAP. Researchers have linked…

Knee pain,very common in every woman

Symptoms and causes Symptoms The location and severity of knee pain may vary, depending on the cause of the problem. Signs and symptoms that sometimes accompany knee pain include: Swelling and stiffness Redness and warmth to the touch Weakness or instability Popping or crunching noises Inability to fully straighten the knee When to see a doctor Call your doctor if you: Can’t bear weight on your knee Have marked knee swelling Are unable to fully extend or flex your knee See an obvious deformity in your leg or knee Have…

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Giloy

Looking for a herb that will treat most of your health problems? Try Giloy! It offers a large number of benefits and is something you should definitely add to your lifestyle. Would you like to know more? Read on! What is Giloy? Giloy is one of the most important herbs to exist in Ayurveda. It is also known as Indian Tinospora or (Giloya/Guduchi) in Hindi. Giloy has often been called Amruta, the Indian name for nectar. It is used for a variety of purposes, especially when it comes to treating diseases. How Giloy…

Chikungunya-Its Prevention And Cure

Chikungunya is an infection caused by the chikungunya virus. Symptoms include the sudden onset of fever two to four days after exposure. The fever usually lasts two to seven days, while accompanyingjoint pains typically last weeks or months but sometimes years.[2][3][4] The risk is a little less than 1 in 1,000; the elderly or those with underlying chronic medical problems are most likely to have severe complications.[5] The virus is passed to humans by two species of mosquito of the genusAedes: A. albopictus and A. aegypti.[6][7] The virus circulates within a number of animals including monkeys, birds, cattle, and rodents.[8] This is in contrast to dengue, for…