Cliffhangers Can Triple The Risks Of A Heart Attacks – Study

Soccer_FansA new study published in the England Journal of Medicine has found watching a cliffhanger or stressful game can triple the risk of a heart attack or irregular heartbeat in male fans. The study articulates that emotional rollercoaster ride brought about by the thrill of victory — or the agony of defeat — may cause heart attacks.

The study by doctors Ute Wilbert-Lampen and David Leistner from the Ludwig-Maximilians- Universitaet in Munich, focused on the occurrence of heart emergencies during another major sports event — the 2006 World Cup, which Germany hosted in June and July of that year.

Shorter Legs Increase Liver Disease Risks – Study

The study by Dr. Abigail Fraser has affirmed that the people with shorter legs face increased risk of liver disease. The researchers in the study found that the liver enzyme levels indicate how well the liver works. According to the researchers, great level of liver enzymes may increase liver size, but the lower level of enzymes helps liver work more effectively.

Researchers conducted study on randomly selected 4300 women, aging between 60 - 79 from the British Women's Health and Heart study. These women came from 23 British Towns.

British Scientists Detect “New Bowel Cancer Genes”

A study report published in Nature Genetics (Sunday Edition) has affirmed that British Scientists have detected two genes that could triple the chance of developing bowel cancer.

According to the report, the risk of bowel cancer is small, when only these two genes are present, but if both these and two other high-risk genetic variants identified earlier are present, a person might have a two- to three-fold increased risk of the cancer.

Bowel cancer, also called colorectal cancer, is the cancer of the colon or rectum. It arises from the cells that line the bowel. It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the Western world.

High-Dose Chemotherapy Is No More Needed – Study

A study by a team of researchers at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston revealed at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium that that high-dose chemotherapy (followed by a stem-cell transplant to rebuild the immune system) after surgery does not extend the life of breast-cancer patients.

The result of a thorough analysis of 15 trials involving 6,200 patients, the new findings supports for closing the chapter of the controversial treatment that was popular during the 1980s and 1990s.

At the time, doctors believed chemotherapy was effective, but it was painful for patients; oncologists thought ramping up chemo would ultimately benefit patients by destroying any cancer cells that had eluded the surgeon's knife.

Honey More Effective In Treating Cough In Children: Study

HoneyHoney is more effective in treating cough in children.

Researchers of Pennsylvania State University reported that honey was more effective than dextromethorphan at relieving the severity, frequency and bothersome nature of the cough.

In the study, they examined 130 children (age range 2 to 18) with cough and had a cough from colds for about days. Parents rated the severity of the kids’ cough symptoms, including frequency of coughing and effects on sleep.

Ian Paul, MD, and colleagues sent the parents home with one of three treatments:
- A dose of dextromethorphan, a drug used in many over-the-counter cough suppressants

Early, late sexual debut linked to sexual functioning problems

Washington, Nov 30: A new study has revealed that early and late sexual debut is linked to problems in sexual functioning.

For the study, researchers examined the adult consequences of early or late sexual debut by conducting a secondary analysis of data from the National Sexual Health Survey.

They also compared individuals whose first sexual intercourse occurred after marriage with those whose first experience occurred before marriage.

It was found that the timing of first sexual intercourse was linked to several sexual risk factors in men and women.

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