Breastfeeding may reduce hypertension risk

Seoul, Jan 30 :  Breastfeeding mothers, take note! New research suggests that women who breastfeed more children and for a longer duration were less likely to suffer from hypertension after they reach menopause. According to the researchers, elevated blood pressure is the greatest single risk factor for disease and mortality. “Our findings endorsed the current recommendations […]

Hepatitis C drug could be effective against Zika virus

New York, Jan 26 : Researchers have found that a drug used to treat Hepatitis C may work effectively as a potential treatment for Zika-infected adults, including pregnant women. The findings suggested that the repurposed drug effectively protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse foetuses. […]

Marijuana use may not affect fertility: Study

New York, Jan 23 : Marijuana use — by either men or women — does not lower a couple’s chances of becoming parent, finds a study challenging previous theories. While marijuana is one of the most widely used recreational drugs among individuals of reproductive age, it has also long been promoted as an effective treatment for […]