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Tag: Adulthood

Heart Disease
Minor Heart Defects Linked To Long-Term Problems In Adulthood

London: Researchers have found that a congenital heart defect in childhood increases the risk of chronic diseases, such as arrhythmia and heart failure, in adulthood. The risk of other diseases, including asthma, epilepsy and even psychiatric diseases, is also higher than usual. These adverse effects occur regardless of the severity of the heart defect. According […]

Adulthood Linked To Lower Amount Of Physical Activity

New York: Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, researchers have found. Many people tend to put on weight as they leave adolescence and move into adulthood and this is the age when the levels […]

Quit smoking to offset arthritis risk

New York: Long-term smoking cessation in women was associated with a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to those who had recently quit, a new study has shown. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet. The study showed that the risk of seropositive RA […]

Zika's effects on newborns persist even in adults: Study

Sao Paulo: Scientists have discovered that Zika virus infection that can lead to birth defects and other complications such as seizures and long-term deficits in brain structure and behaviour, also persists in adulthood. In the study, a team of neuroscientists from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, infected three-day-old infant mice with […]

Falling IQ level in childhood may up schizophrenia risk later

London: Children as young as four, who show a continuous decline in their intelligent quotient (IQ) levels could be at higher risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and other mental illnesses in adulthood, finds a study. The researchers found that those who developed psychotic disorders as adults had normal IQ scores in infancy, […]