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Aspirin Can Save You from Certain Cancers, Says New Study

A recent US national survey revealed that more than 50 percent of the older adults are turning to aspirin to protect themselves from not only cardiovascular diseases but also from cancer, though the FDA does not recommend it to those who have not had a heart attack or stroke. The survey revealed that aspirin use is continuing to increase among ...

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Depression, diabetes tied to high dementia risk

Individuals diagnosed with either depression or diabetes, or both, are at a higher risk of dementia compared with people who have neither of the conditions, said a new study. While Type-2 diabetes is associated with a 20 percent greater risk of dementia and depression alone was associated with an 83 percent greater risk, having both depression and Type-2 diabetes was ...

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Diabetes Drug TZD Makes People Fat, Finds New Study

Since diabetes medicines activate brain sensor cells in Type II patients to feel hungry and eat more, they are bound to gain more body weight, found new research. The study said a class of drugs called TZDs affect patients to feel hunger in the brain and they tend to eat more than required, increasing their body weight in the process. ...

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Why diesel vehicles are more harmful than petrol vehicles?

Researchers have found new evidence to show how exhaust from diesel engines affects nerves within our lungs and cause pulmonary problems. “Our results indicate that our reliance on fossil fuels, and particularly diesel, could have a detrimental effect on our health, supporting the idea that we should be looking towards alternative fuel sources,” said Ryan Robinson, one of the researchers, ...

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Month of birth influences your lifespan, says study

In an interesting study, it was found out that in two countries of the Northern Hemisphere–Austria and Denmark– people born in autumn or between October and December  live longer compared to those born in spring or from April to June. Authors of the study Gabriele Doblhammer and James W. Vaupel, who have conducted the study on the subject for over ...

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Blindness caused by Diabetes Reversible with Common Drug: Study

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A prescription drug commonly used to treat age-related vision defects can also reverse vision loss caused by diabetes, says a study led by an Indian-origin physician. The drug, Ranibizumab is sold by US-based Genentech under the trade name, Lucentis, to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that causes loss of the ability to see straight ahead and may make it more ...

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How Salt affects Brain Circuit Leading to Rise in BP?

It’s known but scientists at McGill University have found for the first time how excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising. By studying the effect of excessive salt on brains of rats, a team led by professor Charles Bourque of McGill’s faculty of medicine discovered that ...

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Modi Seeks Linking Centre-State Health Schemes, Urges Doctors’ Accountability

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the health ministry to set up mechanisms to link both Centre and State governments’ numerous health care schemes and to ensure more accountability for doctors and health officials in the public sector. “In order to achieve the desired goal of health for all, there is a need to substantially improve the efficiency of existing ...

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Too Much Fruit Diet Can Worsen Depression in Kids: Study

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Going against the norm that fruits are good for health, a new study found that forcing your children to have too much fruit during adolescence can have negative consequences as a diet high in fructose, found naturally in fruits, may exacerbate their depressive behaviours. The consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive and anxiety-like behaviour ...

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Balded Men Prone to Prostate Cancer? Study Says So

Baldness may mean many things to one’s body and one of them is directly related to prostate cancer found in men with male pattern baldness, says a study that found an association between male pattern baldness and aggressive prostate cancer, though it did not prove the real cause and how it affects. “It is conceivable that, in the future, male ...

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