Dear men, work-related stress may cause cancer

Washingtington.D.C. [USA], Jan. 18 : Dear men, beware! Prolonged exposure to work-related stress may increase likelihood of cancer.

The findings indicate that the link was observed in men, who had been exposed to 15 to 30 years of work-related stress and in some cases, more than 30 years.

According to the study published in journal of Preventive Medicine, prolonged exposure of men to work-related stress has been linked to an increased likelihood of lung, colon, rectal and stomach cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Addicted to smoking? Blame James Bond for it

London [UK], Jan. 18 : After getting you addicted to vodka Martinis, James Bond could now be blamed for turning you into a smoker!

Cigarettes feature in all but one of the 24 movies filmed to date, new research has discovered.

And despite kicking the habit in 2002 - before Daniel Craig took over - he continues to be exposed to second-hand smoke from his sexual partners, experts say.

However, the typically brief encounters would have helped to cut his risk of lung cancer, scientists claim.

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Don't consider your child as 'overweight'! It might lead to more weight gain

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 14 : Do you see your child as 'overweight'? May be that is the reason for his/her gaining more weight over the period of time.

A study says that children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight,' tended to gain more weight over the following decade, compared with children, whose parents thought they were a 'normal' weight.

This has been deduced from an analysis of data from two nationally representative studies, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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Undergo tobacco counseling, and cut down on smoking

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 14 : Cutting down on smoking can now be a bit easier for you!

A study, published in Annals of Family Medicine, says that tobacco counseling for youth or adults can reduce the prevalence of smoking cigarettes during adult years.

The researchers conducted a microsimulation analysis to estimate the health impact and cost-effectiveness of tobacco counseling of youth and adults in a U.S. birth cohort of 4,000,000.

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Beware! Burgers, chips at lunch may cause food comas

London [England], Jan. 13 : Next time, think twice before you eat that burger or chips during lunch, as a new study reveals that eating a meal particularly high in protein and salt can make us feel more fatigued and causes us to fall into a 'food coma'.

According to researchers, if you have had a particularly huge meal, then you may even fall into a food coma - postprandial somnolence- where all you want to do is lie down and have a snooze.

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Attention parents! Superhero culture may up aggression in your kids

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 12 : Is your kid fascinated with superheroes? Does he love to dress up like a Spiderman thinking that he will go around pretending to spin webs?

Dear parents, a new study warns that kids, who frequently engage with superhero culture, are more likely to be physically and relationally aggressive.

The research appears in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

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Has Cancer found its bane in Vitamin C?

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 11 : US researchers have found that giving Vitamin C intravenously can produce super-high concentration in the blood, which has ability to attack cancer cells.

The findings, published recently in the journal Redox Biology, revealed that vitamin C breaks down easily, generating hydrogen peroxide, a so-called reactive oxygen species that can damage tissue and DNA.

Researchers from University of Iowa Health Care in the US also showed that tumor cells are much less capable of removing the damaging hydrogen peroxide than normal cells.

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Dear parents! Your regular exercise routine may set habit in your kids

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 10 : Dear parents, if you exercise regularly, then it can directly affect the health of your kids in childhood as well as adulthood.

A new study suggests that kids aged three to five are more likely to be physically active if their parents increase activity and reduce sedentary lifestyle.

The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, examined the impact of parent modeling of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in low-income American ethnic minorities, included data from more than 1,000 parent-child pairs.

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How long will you live? Your blood test can give the answer

London [UK], Jan. 8 : If it's true, it could be a game changer!

Believe it or not, scientists at Boston University claim to have discovered a game-changing blood test that could help predict lifespans.

The study, published in the journal Aging Cell on Friday, used biomarker data collected from 5,000 blood samples and analysed it against the donors' health developments over the subsequent eight years.

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Witnessing fear in loved ones can cause PSTD

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 7 : A study reveals that if a person hears about a serious incident -- such as a gunfire exchange - from his/her loved ones or even strangers, it may change how information flows in the brain and can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Scientists in the study, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, observed that fear in others may change how information flows in the brain.

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