Scientists may be getting closer to creating a universal flu vaccine

Islamabad, (Barwaqt News): We already have vaccines that prevent influenza, but there is a catch. Specialists have to keep creating vaccines that target specific flu strains if they want this preventive strategy to be effective. Can scientists create one flu vaccine to rule them all? Influenza — which people commonly refer to as “the flu” — is […]

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Work and family demands may impact women’s heart health

Islamabad, (Barwaqt News): Researchers believe that stress and cardiovascular health are linked in some way, but the association is not yet fully clear. A large-scale new study has recently delved into the effects of a unique kind of stress. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), stress may affect factors that increase the risk of heart disease, including blood […]

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First-time evidence suggests that fat can accumulate in the lungs

Islamabad, (Barwaqt News): A new study has found that fatty tissue can accumulate in the airways of people with obesity, possibly contributing to asthma and other respiratory problems. New research suggests that fatty tissue accumulated in the airways may contribute to asthma in some cases. In the United States, as well as across the world, obesity has […]

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Green tea compound could help in the battle against super bugs

Islamabad, (Barwaqt News): Antibiotic resistant bacteria are one of the biggest threats to global health. As researchers scramble to find solutions, a recent study concludes that a compound found in green tea might boost existing drugs. A recent study investigated epigallocatechin, which is a compound in green tea. Antibiotics have proven essential for treating bacterial infections […]

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4 gold molecules point to the future of cancer treatment

ISLAMABAD, (Barwaqt News): Newly engineered gold based molecules look to be safer and more effective at fighting cancer than prominent platinum based therapies. For the past few decades, platinum based cisplatin has been a compound of choice in the treatment of many cancers. It is especially effective at halting testicular cancer, with a success rate […]

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How can mouthwash interfere with the benefits of exercise?

Islamabad, (Barwaqt News): Surprising new research shows that antibacterial mouthwash can limit the cardiovascular benefits of exercise. The effect of mouthwash on mouth bacteria interferes with a complex molecular mechanism that usually sustains the blood pressure-lowering effects of exercise. Antibacterial mouthwash may help oral health, but new research shows that it interferes with the cardiovascular […]

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Is 5G technology bad for our health?

Islamabad, (Barwaqt News): As 5G wireless technology is slowly making its way across the globe, many government agencies and organizations advise that there is no reason to be alarmed about the effects of radiofrequency waves on our health. But some experts strongly disagree. 5G technology and health Why do some people believe that 5G technology […]

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Differences in gut bacteria may predispose to heart attacks

Islamabad, (Barwaqt News): A small study has recently made two breakthrough discoveries. First, that the bacteria present in coronary (heart) plaques are pro-inflammatory, and second, that some people with heart disease harbor different sets of gut bacteria that may contribute to their risk of a heart attack. According to data from the Centers for Disease […]

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Just 2 glasses of soft drinks daily tied to higher death risk

Islamabad, (Barwaqt News): A new study looking at hundreds of thousands of individuals has linked higher consumption of soft drinks with greater risk of premature death. The researchers saw that the association held for both artificially and sugar sweetened drinks. Because the findings are that of an observational study, they do not prove that regular […]

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