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  • Poor diet increases risk of vision loss in later life
    Poor diet increases risk of vision loss in later life
    New York, December 12 (IANS): If you want to protect your vision in old age, make sure you eat healthy food. Researchers have found that people eating a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy products may…
  • Over 9 hours' of sleep may raise stroke risk by 23%
    Over 9 hours' of sleep may raise stroke risk by 23%
    New York, December 12 (IANS) People who sleep nine or more hours per night are 23 per cent more likely to later have a stroke than people who sleep seven to less than eight hours per night, warns a new study. The results revealed that long naps are…
  • Physical illness ups suicide risk in men, not women: Study
    Physical illness ups suicide risk in men, not women: Study
    New York, December 11 (IANS) When it comes to identify who is more at suicide risk, scientists have found that physical illness and injury raises the risk of suicide in men but not women, along with a plethora of other insights into the complex…
  • Keto diet may fight against Alzheimer's disease
    Keto diet may fight against Alzheimer's disease
    Washington, December 11 (IANS) Eating low-carb and high-fat diet can help you fight against Alzheimer's disease, by protect neurons from death during the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research in mice. "Ketogenic" is a term…
  • AI can help doctors identify cancer cells
    AI can help doctors identify cancer cells
    New York, December 10 (IANS) Researchers at University of Texas Southwestern have developed a software tool that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to recognize cancer cells from digital pathology images - giving clinicians a powerful way of…
  • New Mediterranean diet lets you eat meat without any guilt
    New Mediterranean diet lets you eat meat without any guilt
    Sydney, December 10 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new version of Mediterranean diet that includes meat to cater to Western tastes and also deliver health benefits. A typical Mediterranean diet includes extra virgin olive oil, fruits,…
  • Even one drink a day may increase cancer risk
    Even one drink a day may increase cancer risk
    Tokyo, December 9 (IANS) If you thought one-two drinks a day would not do any harm, think again. Researchers in Japan have found that even light alcohol consumption might increase the cancer risk. In the study published in the journal Cancer, the…
  • Malaysia launches vaccination campaign after 1st polio infection in 27 years
    Malaysia launches vaccination campaign after 1st polio infection in 27 years
    Kuala Lumpur, December 9 (IANS): Malaysian health authorities on Monday launched a vaccination campaign in rural areas of the jungle-covered island of Borneo after detecting the first case of polio since the Southeast Asian country declared itself…
  • Vigorous exercise lowers mortality risk in women: Study
    Vigorous exercise lowers mortality risk in women: Study
    London, December 9 (IANS) Women who exercise vigorously are at significantly lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer and other causes, reveals a new study. The study, presented at EuroEcho 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society…
  • Brain region smaller in birth control pill users: Study
    Brain region smaller in birth control pill users: Study
    New York, December 8 (IANS) Researchers have found that women taking oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared to women not taking the pill. Located at the base of the brain…
  • Blood test can identify people at risk of night-time high BP
    Blood test can identify people at risk of night-time high BP
    New York, December 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that a simple blood test can help identify people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who are at higher risk of cardiovascular problems because of a phenomenon called "reverse dipping" that causes…
  • Kids born through C-sections not at higher obesity risk
    Kids born through C-sections not at higher obesity risk
    London, December 7 (IANS) A child born through cesarean procedure or C-section is no more likely to develop obesity than those born through vaginal delivery, new research has found. The findings contradict several smaller studies that did find an…
  • Brain differences detected in kids with depressed parents
    Brain differences detected in kids with depressed parents
    New York, December 7 (IANS) Researchers have found structural differences in the brains of children at high risk for depression due to parental depressive history. Depression is a common and debilitating mental health condition that typically…
  • Time-restricted eating benefits those at risk for diabetes
    Time-restricted eating benefits those at risk for diabetes
    New York, December 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that people who are at high risk of developing diabetes improved their health when they consumed all of their meals over a span of just 10 hours, or less over a period of 12 weeks. The study…
  • Reducing air pollution can prevent early deaths: Study
    Reducing air pollution can prevent early deaths: Study
    New York, December 6 (IANS) Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Annals of the American Thoracic…
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