Rank in social order is linked with being healthy or not

Washington D. C. [USA], Oct. 21 : A new study says that uncertainty about one's social rank may lead to health deterioration.

In the study by University of California - Davis, center researchers showed that having an uncertain position in the rhesus social hierarchy may be harmful to the health of those at the top of the hierarchy but not necessarily for those at the bottom.


Alcohol abuse is linked to increased risk of schizophrenia in later life

Washington D. C. [USA], Oct. 21 : A new study shows that alcohol, cannabis and other illicit drugs can greatly increase the risk of developing schizophrenia in later life.

Previous research has analysed potential links between substance abuse and schizophrenia. However, due to methodological limitations in the existing literature (including lack of adjustment for co-abuse), uncertainties remain.


Misuse of certain prescription drugs can be key factor in college sexual assaults

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 20 : It has already been seen that alcohol consumption, either by the victim or the perpetrator, is a key factor in more than half of sexual assaults on college campuses.

A study by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have now found out that the abuse of prescription drugs by college students also can play a role in negative sexual events such as sexual assault and regretted sex.


Tips to keep your kids away from Halloween threats

Washington D. C.[US], Oct. 16 : Meant to be the spookiest time of the year, Halloween is just round the corner and here are some tips for kids to steer clear from hidden health and safety dangers suggested by Stony Brook Children's.

Costume Caution: Picking out costumes kicks off the Halloween spirit, but before hitting the streets, parents should know that their children's costumes are not only silly, spooky or sweet, but most importantly, safe!

Expert from the Ambulatory Primary Care Pediatrics, Jill Creighton suggests:


Scientists discover coenzyme with potentials to postpone aging

Washington D.C. [US], Oct. 15 : New research conducted at the Center for Healthy Aging and the American National Institute of Health found that coenzyme NAD+ plays a main role in aging processes.

The researchers when injected the coenzyme in mice and roundworm, it not only postponed the onset of aging but also extended life.

The researchers found that this new knowledge will eventually be able to help patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.


Test for coronary artery disease motivates people to adopt healthier habits

Washington D. C.[US], Oct. 15 : Researchers have found that undergoing a computer tomographic angiography was a better motivator to get people with suspected coronary artery disease to adopt healthier lifestyle practices than an exercise electrocardiography and stress test.

A higher percentage of people, who underwent the CTA test adopted healthier practices, including taking preventive medication, eating better and losing weight, while those who underwent the other tests did so at a lower rate.


Study explains association between marriage attitudes and sexual behaviours

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 14 : A recent research conducted at the University of Missouri has found that attitudes and desires about marriage can place young people on trajectories toward or away from healthy sexua behaviours .

The first of its kind study examined links between marriage attitudes and sexual behaviours across racial and ethnic minority groups as well as the role skin tone plays in shaping marriage attitudes.


Smokeless tobacco products may escalate death risk in prostate cancer patients

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 13 : Consumption of smokeless tobacco product 'snus' on a regular basis may prove fatal to men with prostate cancer and can even lead them to the risk of premature death, suggests

a new study led by researchers at Harvard University.

The findings, which are also influenced by previous studies showing increased risk of death from prostate cancer in smokers with the disease, suggest that nicotine or other non-combustion-related components of tobacco may play a role in prostate cancer progression.


Exercise beneficial for patients with type 1 diabetes

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 13 : Type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients on insulin pumps stand to benefit by engaging in aerobic exercise, showed a recent three-month observational study on two groups of diabetics.

The patients in the study group who engaged in aerobic exercise benefited by improving their metabolic control and reducing their insulin requirement as compared to those who did not exercise.

They also witnessed a reduction in the number of hyperglycemic events which they experienced.

Study identifies everyday factors that may trigger dementia risk

Washington D. C [USA], Oct. 12 : In a recent study, experts have created a shortlist of environmental factors that may possibly contribute to our risk of developing dementia.

The list includes exposure to air pollution and a lack of vitamin D but the evidence is not yet sufficient to draw solid conclusions.

Dementia is known to be associated with lifestyle factors such as high blood pressure in mid-life, smoking, diabetes, obesity, depression and low educational attainment, as well as genetic factors.