Emotional stress key factor for heart attacks in women: Study

Emotional stress key factor for heart attacks in women: Study

Toronto, August 27 (IANS) Emotional stress triggers “spontaneous coronary artery dissection” (SCAD), a condition that causes around one-third of heart attacks in women under 60 years of age, researchers say.   SCAD occurs when the lining of an artery supplying blood to the heart tears away from the artery’s outer layer. Blood leaks into the […]

E-cigarettes overlooked as smoking cessation tool in India: Experts

E-cigarettes overlooked as smoking cessation tool in India: Experts

New Delhi, August 25 (IANS) Backing a recent UK Parliamentary Committee report on e-cigarettes, Indian experts have contended that despite being 95 per cent less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, they are often being overlooked as smoking cessation tool.   According to the recent House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report, e-cigarettes should not be […]

Air pollution can damage your kidneys: Study

New York, August 25 (IANS) Polluted air increases the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which occurs when a person’s kidneys are damaged, or cannot filter blood properly, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found.   The study highlighted that people with diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or heart disease are at an increased […]

There is no safe level of drinking alcohol: Lancet

There is no safe level of drinking alcohol: Lancet

London, August 25 (IANS) Contrary to claims that one or two glasses of wine a day keep you healthy, a study published in the prestigious journal The Lancet has warned that there is no safe level of drinking alcohol as it is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths among middle-aged people.   The findings […]

Eat heart-healthy diet to cut belly fat

Eat heart-healthy diet to cut belly fat

New York, August 25 (IANS) Trying hard to reduce that ever burgeoning waistline? Following a heart-healthy diet — rich in fibre and low in saturated fats — could be the key, suggests a study.   While dieting may help fight abdominal obesity, but the ones touted on the internet including intermittent fasting, high-protein diets, the […]

Early-life alcohol intake may increase prostate cancer risk

Early-life alcohol intake may increase prostate cancer risk

New York, August 24 (IANS) Consuming at least seven drinks of alcohol per week in your adolescence may increase the risk of high grade prostate cancer later, a new study has found.   The study found that heavy alcohol intake at ages 15-19 was not associated with overall prostate cancer. However, consumption of at least […]

All you need to know about hepatitis

All you need to know about hepatitis

New Delhi. August 23 (IANS) According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), hepatitis is one of the widely-recognised public health diseases in India, and liver diseases are the 10th most common cause of death in the country.   Gone are the days when liver diseases were only associated with alcohol consumption, says Dr. D. Palaniyamma, […]

New antibiotic candidate identified in human body

New antibiotic candidate identified in human body

New York, August 21 (IANS) Scientists have identified a new antibiotic candidate in the human body, paving the way for developing new drugs that could be used against drug-resistant bacteria.   In the study, researchers from the MIT and the University of Naples Federico II in Italy found that fragments of the protein pepsinogen — […]

Poor sleep may delay wound healing in diabetics

Poor sleep may delay wound healing in diabetics

New York, August 21 (IANS) People with Type 2 diabetes who do not sleep well could need more time to have their wounds healed, a new study has found.   In people with Type 2 diabetes, high glucose levels lead to poor blood circulation and nerve damage, making the body more vulnerable to infections, especially […]

Vitamin B3 may help treat acute kidney injury

Vitamin B3 may help treat acute kidney injury

New York, August 21 (IANS) Oral intake of vitamin B3 could potentially help prevent acute kidney injury that affects 30-40 per cent of all hospitalised adults in the low-income countries, suggests a study, led by a researcher of Indian-origin.   Acute kidney injury, an often fatal condition without a specific treatment, causes a build-up of […]

High bad cholesterol ups death risk even for healthy: Study

High bad cholesterol ups death risk even for healthy: Study

New York, August 21 (IANS) People who are young and healthy may still be vulnerable to the risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease if they have higher levels of bad cholesterol, according to a new research.   Bad cholesterol, or LDL, contributes to clogged arteries which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. […]

Eat strawberries, improve gut health

Eat strawberries, improve gut health

New York, August 21 (IANS) Eating strawberries at a dose equivalent to as low as three quarters of a cup may reduce colonic inflammation and improve gut health, a study has found.   Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a set of painful conditions that can cause severe diarrhoea and fatigue and the treatment can include […]

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