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Running Marathons May Up Heart Attack Risk

New York: While aerobic exercise generally benefits health, extreme endurance exercise — like marathon and triathlon — can raise a person’s risk for sudden cardiac arrest and atrial fribrillation, according to a new study. After reviewing more than 300 scientific studies, the research team found that physically active people, such as regular walkers, have up […]

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Low humidity raises flu risks during winter season

New York: Low humidity is a key reason behind people falling sick and even dying from flu during the winter months, says a study. Decreased humidity lowers the immune system’s defences against flu infection, says a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It offers an insight into why […]

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Smoking not linked to higher dementia risk, says study

New York: It is no secret that smoking increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even blindness. But puffing on a cigarette is not associated with a higher risk of dementia, says a new study. The present study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, stands in contrast to the previous research that […]

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Just one cigarette a day in pregnancy can spur death risk for baby

New York: Just one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), warned a study. SUID is defined as sudden and unexpected death of a baby below one year of age, in which the cause is not obvious before investigation. For women, who smoked an average of 1-20 […]

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Poor sleep may up Alzheimer's in elderly

New York: Poor sleep among older adults has been associated with Alzheimer’s, suggesting that good sleep habits may help preserve brain health, finds a new study. Studying mice and people, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, found that sleep deprivation increases levels of the key Alzheimer’s protein, tau. And, in […]

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Managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer's risk, say researchers

New York: Researchers have claimed that managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer’s risk including one of Indian-origin, who identified a genetic link between the progressive brain disorder and heart disease. Examining DNA from more than 1.5 million people, the study showed that risk factors for heart disease such as elevated triglyceride and cholesterol levels (HDL, […]

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Death Risk 5 times higher in epileptic pregnant women: Study

New York: The risk of dying during pregnancy is five times higher for women with epilepsy, finds a new study. According to the study, from the Aarhus University in Denmark, pregnant women with epilepsy die of virtually the same conditions and events that women without epilepsy die of — ranging from accidents to blood clots, cancer […]

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Processed meat may up breast cancer risk: Study

London: Consuming processed meat like bacon, ham, sausages, salami, corned beef, beef jerky and canned meat is associated with higher risk of developing breast cancer, warned researchers. In a review of 15 studies, published in the International Journal of Cancer, processed meat consumption was associated with a nine per cent higher breast cancer risk. However, […]

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Obesity, vitamin D deficiency raises breast cancer risk

New York: Obesity coupled with vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women may pose a significant risk of breast cancer — the most common and leading cause of death in women, finds a study. The findings showed that higher levels of vitamin D — well known for its benefits in building healthy bones — may reduce […]

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Prenatal Tdap vaccination does not increase autism risk: Study

New York: Administering Tdap vaccination — tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis — to pregnant women may not increase children’s risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, claims a study of more than 80,000 children born. The study showed that the autism spectrum disorder rate in children was 1.5 per cent in the maternal Tdap vaccinated group and […]

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Sleeping pills linked to Alzheimer's disease risk: Study

London: Regular intake of benzodiazepines, widely used to treat insomnia and anxiety, may be associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a study has warned. Even though the increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease was small in this study, the threshold for prescribing benzodiazepines and related drugs should be high enough due to their several […]

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Fertility treatments may up autism risk in children

Jerusalem: Be cautious while planning fertility treatment as it may increase the risk of autism in your child, a new study has found. The researchers found that the odds of having a child on the autistic spectrum for those who underwent fertility treatments were 1.5 times higher than those who opted out of it, in […]

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Consuming fish may reduce premature birth risk

New York: Eating fish or taking a fish oil supplement may reduce the risk of preterm birth among pregnant women with low level of omega-3 fatty acids, a new study has found. The findings indicated that pregnant women who had low plasma levels of long chain n-3 fatty acids — found in fish oil — […]

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Elderly with high BMI at risk of cognitive decline: Study

London: Being obese in older age may lead to poor brain health as higher waist-hip ratio was associated with reduced cognitive function, according to a study. The association could be explained by an increased secretion of inflammatory markers by belly fat, which has been previously associated with a higher risk of impaired cognition. Previous studies […]

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Women's Polycystic Ovary Syndrome may increase risk of autism in newborns

London: Children born to women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) may be more likely to develop autism, according to a study. PCOS is a condition caused by high testosterone which results in delayed onset of puberty, irregular menstrual cycles, and excess bodily hair. Previous studies had shown that autistic children have elevated levels of “sex […]

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High immunity protein at birth cuts childhood malaria risk: Study

Sydney: Newborn babies who are born with a high level of an immune-related protein in their blood cells are less likely to develop malaria throughout their early childhood, a study revealed. The research showed that babies born with a high level of a certain type of immunity proteins cytokine, known as IL-12, in their umbilical […]

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Feeling faint while standing up linked with dementia risk: Study

New York: Any sudden drop in blood pressure in middle-aged people, which makes them feel faint, dizzy or light-headed while standing up, could be a sign of increased risk of dementia or stroke later, say researchers. The findings suggested that people who experienced the blood pressure drop — known as orthostatic hypotension — had a […]

Older siblings may up risk of flu among babies

London: Children under six months old with an older sister or brother are more than twice as likely to be admitted to hospital with flu than children who do not have older siblings, says a new research. Flu can be serious in very young children because it can cause lung infections and breathing difficulties. It […]

96% Indians at risk while using public Wi-Fi: Norton by Symantec

New Delhi: A whopping 96 per cent of Indians put personal information at risk while using public Wi-Fi for checking bank accounts, sharing personal photos and videos, a report by Norton by Symantec said on Tuesday. According to the ‘Norton Wi-Fi Risk Report 2017’ by Symantec, consumers are unable to resist a strong, free Wi-Fi […]

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