E-cigarettes linked to risk of heart attack and stroke: study

E-cigarettes linked to risk of heart attack and stroke: study

London, September 11 (IANS) Vaping e-cigarettes with nicotine may cause stiffening of the arteries in humans and that may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life, researchers have found.   Researchers conducted a study that included young adults — average age of 26 — with no history of electronic cigarette use […]

Cow’s milk harmful for toddlers below one year

Cow’s milk harmful for toddlers below one year

New Delhi, September 10 (IANS) Feeding cow’s milk to toddlers below the age of one year is a growing factor behind allergic diseases, including in the respiratory and digestive system, as they cannot tolerate protein in the milk, experts said on Sunday.   Observing that infants who do not get breast milk need an alternative […]

Affordable medicine: WHO wants bold steps

Male/New Delhi, September 9 (IANS): Aiming to make medicines and treatment affordable for everyone, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday asked the South East Asian nations to take bold action ensuring citizens access to safe efficacious, quality and affordable medical products.   The WHO also wants more emphasis to be given on leveraging collective […]

Eating hot dogs, bacon may up colorectal cancer risk

New York, September 8 (IANS) Love to gorge on hot dogs, bacon, ham, sausages and salami? Beware, you may be at an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer — the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women, a study has found.   The findings showed that eating high amounts of red meat […]

Zika virus may help fight brain cancer

Zika virus may help fight brain cancer

New York, September 6 (IANS) While Zika virus is known to cause devastating damage to the brains of developing foetuses, it might one day help in the treatment against a deadly form of brain cancer, researchers claim.   The findings showed that Zika virus kills stem cells — the kind of cells most resistant to […]

Eating meat increases diabetes risk: Study

Eating meat increases diabetes risk: Study

Singapore, September 6 (IANS) Eating too much red meat and poultry may increase risk of developing diabetes, a large Asian study suggests.   The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, partially attributes the risk to the higher content of heme iron in these meats.   The results suggest that eating fish/shellfish is not […]

Sugarcane component cuts stress, increases sleep

Sugarcane component cuts stress, increases sleep

Tokyo, September 6 (IANS) There is good news for people who are not getting proper sleep due to stress. Researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have found that an active component rich in sugarcane and other natural products may ameliorate stress and help in having sound sleep.   Currently available sleeping pills do not address […]

Diabetes, heart disease linked by same genes: Study

Diabetes, heart disease linked by same genes: Study

New York, September 5 (IANS) Researchers have identified gene variants that boost the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease — the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality, a finding that points to potential targets for common drugs.   While the study confirmed most of the known diabetes “risk loci”– sites […]

Heavy drinking may harm men more than women

Heavy drinking may harm men more than women

London, September 4 (IANS) Contradicting prevalent belief, new research has found that heavy alcohol use may put men more at risk of long-term harm than women.   The findings, presented at the annual European College of Neuropsychopharmacology meeting being held in Paris from September 2-5, suggest that long-term alcohol use can change brain functions and […]

Fat may affect cancer development

Fat may affect cancer development

New York, September 3 (IANS) Adipose tissue, or fat, may influence the development of cancer in diverse ways, depending on the type of fat and the location in the body, say researchers.   “Obesity is increasing dramatically worldwide, and is now also recognised as one of the major risk factors for cancer, with 16 different […]

Sleep problems may cause ADHD

Sleep problems may cause ADHD

London, September 3 (IANS) Lack of regular circadian sleep may be behind attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which affects around 75 per cent of children and adults, according to a new study.   ADHD, which is associated with many sleep-related disorders, including restless-leg syndrome, sleep apnea, circadian rhythm disturbance and delayed sleep phase syndrome, was […]

Financial stress may up migraine risk

Financial stress may up migraine risk

London, September 3 (IANS) Stress caused by financial hardship can increase the risk of developing migraine in people with a particular gene variant, a study has showed.   Migraine is a serious and debilitating neurological disease affecting one billion people worldwide.   The findings showed that the genetics of circadian rhythms has an effect on […]