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Researches in 2016

Published on 2017-03-21 07:03:13

The year 2016 recalls a memory that filled with a number health issues such as sika, Ebola, China air pollution, etc. At the same time this also has witnessed some advances in the field medical science and clinical research. According to the Medical News Today, in 2016 there are quite a lot most talked about the medical researches happened. Let’s take look.


The Active Ingredients in cannabis

Based on the study published in the journal Cell, cannabis created cannabis produces its mind-altering effects by creating a receptor. The active ingredient in cannabis that is - THC - creates the associated "high" by interacting with the CB1 receptor. The study also focused some light to understand how synthetic cannabinoids work so that the ill effect of cannabis such as reduced bone density and increased risk of osteoporosis.

However, Alzheimer’s researchers found positives effect of cannabis’ neuroprotective properties. According to them, the THC reduced beta-amyloid levels and prevented the death of nerve cells.


The Zika connection

Another most talked about heath concern was created by Zika, flu like fever caused by virus and transmitted by mosquitoes. With relatively vague, flu-like symptoms, this disease has comes with symptoms such as a low-level fever, rash, muscle and joint pain, and headache. But this it was proved that Zika virus' can interfere with the growing foetus. Nevertheless, it has now a different links: microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome . According to MNT,

"Up to million childbearing women could become infected.”


Health Risks of Pokémon Go

Though the most talked about Pokeman Go app has been praised with health benefits, there are several countries who have cautioned their people to refrain from the adverse effects of smart phone app. Though it has some physical and mental benefits, according to some, it leads to a range of unfortunate incidents, including multiple injuries and deaths. It has been observed that the users in the United States, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand have met with car accidents, robbery, and dead bodies in rivers.


Cancer causes

The research on cancer has provided the world with interesting aspects of the deadly health hazard.

According to the research data published in the , Nature Communications, scientific understanding of how cancer cells break away and spread to other areas of the body created news.

According to the data, it is difficult to cure cancer once it departs from its point of origin. The researcher found that integrins, the cell surface proteins, bind and communicate with their surroundings. These proteins seem to play an important role in the survival of cancer cells once they have left the primary tumour.