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Younger female smokers at greater risk of deadly heart attack

July 1, 2019

Smoking is an acquired habit, and while it may cause major heart attacks in men and women who smoke, it has been found to especially affect young women under 50. They risk a more deadly type of heart attack by a whopping 13 times. However, these risks can be eliminated by quitting smoking and so […]

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Paternal secondary smoke in pregnancy risks asthma in kids

June 21, 2019

Smoke exposure from a pregnant mother has been a causative risk for childhood asthma, and it is now evident that the same exposure from fathers may likely lead to early asthma development in their kids. This comes from Taiwanese research of DNA methylation, where three genes along the DNA strand that influences gene activity, such […]

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Too many eggs tied to cardiac disease, death

June 12, 2019

Eggs, consumed in large quantities daily, has been found to bode ill health – new research data has highlighted that every additional 300mg of cholesterol-in-eggs consumed over the usual  was associated with a 17% higher risk of cardiovascular disease and an 18% higher risk of death. Study data accounting for the American participants’ exercise regimen […]

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Spanish discovery may down radiation side effects

June 5, 2019

Radiotherapy is known to effectively destroy and shrink cancer cells, but will also affect/damage the surrounding healthy cells, leading to toxicity in about 60% of treated patients. For patients with gastrointestinal tumours, intensive radiation therapy could result in gastrointestinal syndrome -characterised by intestinal cell death and ultimately, patient death. However, data published by Spanish scientists […]

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Diabetics with fatty liver more prone to cirrhosis, cancer

May 31, 2019

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is currently the most common type of liver disease affecting the global community. It’s causing factors include obesity, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease; potentially risking cirrhosis or liver cancer – cirrhosis is an advanced scarring of the liver tissue that impedes its function. A European study of 18 million subjects, […]

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WHO names excessive gaming a “disease”

May 28, 2019

Gaming addiction is an officially recognised disorder by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and will be referred to as such by medical institutions worldwide by 2022. The disorder encompasses debilitating gaming behavior inclusive of impaired gaming control, increased priority for gaming over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite losses […]

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WHO reveals guidelines to cut dementia risk

May 16, 2019

Dementia affects some 50 million people globally, either as a natural consequence of aging or from genetics/hereditary factors. Physical attributes include shrunken brain matter and abnormalities in/around nerve cells. Non-biological risk factors are modifiable,but the population remains strikingly unaware of the onset of dementia or how to cope with it afterwards. There is no treatment […]

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Careless badminton players at risk of permanent eye damage

April 22, 2019

Badminton is a common sport in Asia, but has recently been tied to increasing consequences – the inexpensive outdoor activity is a leading cause of sports-related eye injuries in Southeast Asia and accounts for two-thirds of sports-related eye injuries in Malaysia. According to Dr. Yi Liu of Capital Medical University, Beijing, who studied the medical […]

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A bacon a day does not keep the doctor away!

April 19, 2019

Most people eat some form of meat but a recent study led by Oxford University and funded by Cancer Research UK (CRUK), has added to mounting evidence that eating red meat can be harmful. Data from some half a million people in the UK Biobank study noted that 2,609 people developed bowel or colorectal cancer […]

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Irregular periods may signal worse consequences for women

April 18, 2019

Irregular menstruation can be caused by various factors like hormones, pregnancy, poor sleeping schedules, dietary changes, and/or chronic stress. A normal cycle happens monthly, for around 21 to 35 days apart, and periods usually last for two to seven days. Each woman has different durations, but you should be concerned when you start bleeding for […]

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