Health

More sexual partners doubles prostrate cancer risk: Study

The more sexual partners a man has may double his risk of developing prostate cancer, a study has claimed.

The study found that men who had more than seven sexual partners in their lifetime were twice as likely to have prostate cancer than those with fewer than three partners.

Men who are sexually active earlier may also be a risk, the researchers said.

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Is your addiction to your smartphone robbing off your sleep?

When we talk about the ills of smart-phone addiction, we usually refer to visual fatigue, sedentary lifestyles and a low-on-human-interaction society as the probable negative outcomes.

However, do you know that excessive addiction to smart-phones and the chats and e-reading sessions that keep you plugged right up to your bed time might be eating up into your sleep?

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Stop India from turning diabetes capital!

It is indeed disheartening, but India is the diabetes capital of the world.

It is home around 50 million people suffering from type-2 diabetes. India has a challenge to face. Nonetheless, medical experts sense that well-timed detection and accurate supervision can go a long way in aiding patients lead an ordinary life. About 17 percent of India has diabetes and about 77 million are considered to be pre-diabetic, which refers to those individuals who have higher than normal blood glucose levels, but not high enough to categorize them as diabetic.

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Eat walnuts and be stress-free!

Stress is inevitable for a college student following an intense daily routine, but a recent study has come up with a solution to alleviate stress and cheer you up.

In addition to the familiar mantra of healthy food, regular exercise and proper sleep, now a recent study published in the Nutrients journal, has found that walnuts could be a key to a happier state-of-mind.

In this first intervention study in humans, Pribis measured the effect of walnut consumption on mood.

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Children admitted to ICUs develop acute kidney injury

A study published online in The New England Journal of Medicine has found acute kidney disease developing in children admitted to pediatric intensive care units.

One of every four children admitted to pediatric ICU's around the world develops acute kidney injury (AKI), which increases the risk of death, as well as longer and more intensive hospitalizations.

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Vehicular pollution escalates asthma risk in children: Study

A recent study published in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Journal showed that residential distance to a major road (a marker of exposure to traffic-related air pollution TRAP) is associated with increased allergic inflammation.

The exposure is associated with increased plasma levels of interleukin 31 (IL-31), a cytokine that promotes allergic inflammation.

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Menopausal hormone therapy can improve bone health: Study

Women who undergo hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes can not only increase bone mass, but also can improve bone structure, according to a new study.
According to previous studies, menopausal hormone therapy can have positive impact on bone mineral density.

The new study showed that menopausal hormone therapy also can improve bone mass and structure and that the bone health benefits persist for at least two years after women stop treatment.

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Newly developed Biomaterial could treat vascular bleeding

The Science Translational Medicine journal recently reported about development of a universal shear-thinning biomaterial that may provide an alternative for treating vascular bleeding.

Developed by the researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the biomaterial has potential to protect patients at high risk for bleeding in surgery.

Endovascular embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that treats abnormal blood vessels in the brain and other parts of the body beginning with a pinhole puncture in the femoral artery.

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Gulp of red wine before smoking prevents vascular injury

Red wine helps prevent cardiovascular disease and drinking a glass or two of it, before lighting up a cigarette, can counteract some of the short-term negative effects of smoking on blood vessels, says a study published in The American Journal of Medicine.

Cigarette smoke causes acute endothelial damage, vascular and systemic inflammation, and cellular aging. Red wine stimulates the formation of endothelium-dependent relaxation factors such as nitric oxide, which improve endothelial function in coronary arteries possibly because of the high phenol concentration in red wine.

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Stop Smoking Services facing budget cut: Report

Stop Smoking Services across England are under threat as a result of ongoing budget cuts after six in ten local authorities (59 per cent) were forced to reduce their funding in the last year, says a joint report by ASH and Cancer Research UK.

Local authorities became responsible for Stop Smoking Services and tobacco control in 2013. These services were previously delivered by the NHS.

Cuts to the Public Health Grant from HM Treasury - which local authorities rely on to fund these services are putting enormous pressure on councils.

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