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You risk developing multiple diseases if you sleep for a short time only

October 28, 2022
You risk developing multiple diseases if you sleep for a short time only

University College London (UCL) researchers have found sleep duration has significant impacts to health, especially in older adults – getting less than five hours of sleep each night could increase the risk of being diagnosed with multimorbidity i.e., two or […]

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Lung cells become cancerous when exposed to airborne pollutants

September 15, 2022
Lung cells become cancerous when exposed to airborne pollutants

A new mechanism has been identified through which very small pollutant particles in the air may trigger lung cancer development in people who have never smoked, according to the ESMO Congress 2022 reports from the European Society for Medical Oncology […]

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Unhealthy teen eating influenced by certain ultra-processed foods

September 12, 2022
Unhealthy teen eating influenced by certain ultra-processed foods

Candy, pastries and frozen desserts may be “gateway” foods for adolescents that prompts them to eat more ultra-processed food. Ultra-processed foods are high in sugar, salt, unhealthy trans fats and artificial flavours and colours – research by the American Heart […]

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Millennials and Gen-Z at risk of heart disease

August 25, 2022
Millennials and Gen-Z at risk of heart disease

Heart attacks are on the rise among young adults in Malaysia – those in their 20s and 30s, to be exact: experiencing a heart attack at this age is becoming more common. Additionally, a study on coronary artery disease (CAD) […]

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Adding salt to foods amplifies risk of premature death

July 12, 2022
Adding salt to foods amplifies risk of premature death

Extra sprinkles of salt to your food will increase your chances of dying prematurely – a study of more than half a million people found that those who always added salt to their food had a 28% increased risk of […]

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Prenatal exposure to chemicals associated with childhood fatty liver disease

July 11, 2022

Pregnant women exposed to chemicals leeched from common consumer products risk having children who may one day develop severe chronic liver disease and liver cancer. A research team from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Mount Sinai) have […]

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Stress ages the immune system faster

June 15, 2022

Immune aging increases a person’s risk of developing diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as increased susceptibility to infection. Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) have showed that stress plays a crucial part in aging […]

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Scientists identify new prostate cancer tumour type

May 31, 2022

Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine have identified two new subtypes of prostate cancer. The tumour subtypes can be resistant to hormone therapy, which reduces the levels of androgens (male hormones) like testosterone that the cancer cells depend on to grow […]

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Higher risk of heart disease for people with cognitive impairment

April 22, 2022

A study led by Canadian researchers suggest cognitive function could predict a person’s future risk of heart disease. In assessing the relationship between cognitive function and future cardiovascular events in over 8,700 people – who also had type 2 diabetes, […]

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Inner ear damage increases risk of falling in Alzheimer’s patients

April 14, 2022

Damage or impairment to the vestibular system in the inner ear – a common cause of dizziness, vertigo, and balance issues – has been found to elevate the risk for falls in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s). According to a […]

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