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3-year Old Diagnosed With Type-2 Diabetes in US, Youngest Ever

In a rare case, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl has been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, making her one of the youngest people ever detected with the disease. Type 2 diabetes is linked to poor diet and obesity. It is most common among the middle-aged and elderly people, but in the last few years type 2 diabetes have taken lives of poor children. ...

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Antibiotics Over-Use Heightens Diabetes 2, Says Study

People who take more antibiotics tend to run the risk of getting the Type 2 diabetes compared to those who did not have the condition, said a new study. The findings have been published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels, when the individual fails to produce enough of the ...

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Omega-3 fatty acids may help cancer patients, but risk of prostate cancer looms

Using omega-3 fatty acids in anti-tumor medications may improve cancer treatment said a new study by researchers at the University Hospitals of Leicester in the United Kingdom, notwithstanding the fact that a year ago another study linked these acids to an increased risk of prostate cancer. The study, published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN), examined 50 ...

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Robotics Help Apollo Hospital Save 65 Children’s Lives with Delicate Surgeries

Chennai-based Apollo Children’s Hospital has treated children from countries as diverse as Dubai and Uzbekistan with the help of robotics, the first hospital to integrate hi-tech with treatment, it said. Surgeries performed at the Children’s Hospital using the da Vinci robot provides advantages suchh as quicker discharge time, minimal scarring, smaller incisions and less blood loss that conventional laparoscopy offers ...

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Diabetes Drug Reduces Parkinson’s Disease Risk: Study

A type of drug used to treat diabetes may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. The research, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, found that diabetes patients taking glitazone antidiabetes drugs (either rosiglitazone or pioglitazone) had a 28% lower incidence of Parkinson’s disease than people taking ...

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Samsung Launches its Thinnest Phone in China, How Thin is it?

Samsung revealed the Galaxy A8 smartphone which measures just 5.9 millimeters (0.23 inches) thick, making it the Samsung’s thinnest phone yet. However, it is not the thinnest phone in the market today, phones like the Vivo X5 Max in China and the Oppo R5 are 4.75 and 4.85 mm thick respectively. Galaxy A8 is still slimmer when compared to iPhone ...

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Longer sitting hours increase risk of mortality in women: New study

Does your job require you to spend prolonged hours sitting? Or do you enjoy your leisure time of watching television or playing computer games? Then you may want to re-think your habits or find a way to engage in physical activity as a new research has shown that too much sitting puts one at an increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular ...

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Lost your smelling sense? Risk of death in 4 years, Warns expert

Lost your smelling capabilities of certain odours? Then it’s time you consult your doctor immediately as people who are unable to smell certain odours in their old age can be at the risk of death, says a US-based study. Davangere Devanand, an Indian-American researcher, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, says those who fail to identify certain ...

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In Praise of Green Tea that Cuts Down Prostate Cancer Risk

In a boost to Japan and green tea lovers around the world, a new study has revealed that the componenet ‘catechins’ in green tea may help reduce development of prostate cancer in men. Led by Indian-origin researcher Nagi Kumar of Moffitt Cancer Center, the team of researchers found that it is helpful in men who have premalignant lesions and prone ...

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4 Eggs Per Week Good But More Harmful: New study

Egg farms will be cheerful to the latest news that at least 4 eggs a week in your diet would reduce the risk of diabetes, contrary to long-held belief that the cholesterol-rich egg is an anamoly to healthy life. Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland were equally surprised when their finding showed that eggs could reduce the risk developing ...

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Cholesterol-lowering drug may curb lung cancer risk: Study

Prolonged use of statins to lower cholesterol may also help to bring down the risk of the death from lung cancer, said new research. The lung cancer patients who used statins in the year prior to a lung cancer diagnosis or after a lung cancer diagnosis had a reduction in the risk of death from the disease, said researchers. “Our ...

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Stroke Signs Different in Women, Many Ignore Them, Warn Experts

When it comes to women, rarely do they notice any symptoms of an impending stroke and if it strikes, they refuse to undergo proper rehab and suffer nervous damage and depression often, say experts. In a survey of 1,000 women by Ohio State University, half of those questioned revealed that they never bothered to know what problems women they face ...

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Protect Teens From Online Risks: Study

Boosting teenagers’ ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from using the internet, is a more effective strategy for keeping them safe, says a new study. More resilient teens were less likely to suffer negative effects even if they were frequently online, said the study. Haiyan Jia, post-doctoral scholar in information sciences and technology. “Internet ...

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Fasting by Women Brings Down Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Here is a reason why Indian women go on fasting during festivals or as often as possible in the name of a God or Goddess — it may reduce the risk of cancer among women, says new research. And overnight fasting gives the best results. The researchers found that a decrease in time spent on eating and an increase in ...

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High-fat milk, diary products reduce diabetes risk, says study

Consumption of high-fat dairy products is associated with reduced risk for Type-2 diabetes, says a study, in line with previous studies that indicated a link between high consumption of dairy products and a reduced risk of Type-2 diabetes. “Those who ate the most high-fat dairy products had a 23 percent lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes than those who ate the ...

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2 hours of TV puts your kids at high BP risk, warns study

Parents must watch out as kids, who spend more than two hours watching television, computers or video consoles in a day run a 30% greater risk of developing high blood pressure, says new research, reiterating many studies which have warned earlier in this direction. Doing no daily physical activity or an activity which is less than an hour a day ...

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Clinical Calculators Over-rate Heart Attack Risk: Study

Most “risk calculators” ususally taken up to screen a patient’s chances of suffering a heart attack actually overestimate the likelihood of it, warn a group of researchers from Johns Hopkins University citing American Heart Association system too. Four out of five widely used clinical calculators over-estimate risk, including the most recent one unveiled in 2013 by the American Heart Association ...

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