Driving cuts dementia risk

Driving cuts dementia risk London, Jan 24 : You may want to keep getting behind the wheel as a new study has revealed that driving can ward off dementia.

According to the study, driving a car is a way of warding off cognitive decline as it encourages the driver to stay alert, as well as giving them a feeling of self-control, personal freedom and independence, the Mirror reported.


Oral sex can give you head, neck cancer

Oral sex can give you head, neck cancerLondon, Jan 23 - You may want to rethink before playing the body trumpet as a new study has revealed that oral sex can raise the risk for head and neck cancer by seven times.


Hormone, not money, behind rich people's longer lifespan

Hormone, not money, behind rich people's longer lifespanLondon, Dec 28 - If you think money is the only thing that differentiates the rich from the poor, then it is time to burst your bubble as a new study has revealed that they are "biologically different."

A team of researchers has stated "higher levels of testosterone" as the reason behind richest of us living up to eight years longer than the poorest, the Daily Mail reported.


Here`s why Britain already hit 'peak obesity'

Here`s why Britain already hit 'peak obesity'London, Dec 28 - Britain has actually already reached peak obesity, according to Goldman Sachs analysis.

In its 100th edition of its Fortnightly Thoughts report, the company brought out a chart that shows those going to hospital in Britain that are related to obesity are dropping off, the Independent reported.

And Goldman Sachs pointed out the reason for this could be closely correlated to the fact Britain is consuming less calories than it used to.


Antibiotic resistance putting 'super gonorrhea' at untreatability risk

Antibiotic resistance putting 'super gonorrhea' at untreatability riskLondon, Dec 28 - An outbreak of a new strain of 'super gonorrhoea,' which is making the disease resistant to antibiotics, has led experts to warn about the risk of "untreatability."

The outbreak of the sexually transmitted disease began in Leeds, with other cases having been reported in Oldham, Macclesfield and Scunthorpe. Some patients reported having sexual partners from other areas of England, the Independent reported.


Why it's nearly impossible to shed those extra kilos

Why it's nearly impossible to shed those extra kilosLondon, Dec 26 - A new chart has been revealed that shows why it's nearly impossible to lose weight and keep it off.

The study, analysing electronic health records of over 278,000 people living in England over a nine-year period, found that in a given year, the average obese woman has roughly a 1 in 124 chance of returning to a normal weight and for obese men, the odds are even worse: 1 in 210, the Independent reported.


Drug overdose deaths in US hit record high

Drug overdose deaths in US hit record highLondon, Dec 21 - Deaths from drug overdoses have surged across the US to record levels, according to a recent research.

New figures released by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows there were 47,055 deaths from drug overdose across the country in 2014, the Independent reported.

Opioids, which are primarily prescription pain relief drugs and heroine, counted for 28,647 deaths in 2014, according to the report.


Obesity, a poverty issue

Obesity, a poverty issueLondon, Dec 14 - A new study has found that poor children are three times more likely to be obese than the rich kids, suggesting that obesity and poverty go hand in hand.

Children who are overweight or obese are far more likely to suffer serious illnesses like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer later in life, the Mirror reported.


`Killer` cancer risks the heart

`Killer` cancer risks the heartLondon, Dec 6 - Cancer is not just a killer, it also risks the heart, according to a new study.

Rajdeep Khattar, one of the lead researchers of the study from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, said that the findings raise the possibility that cancer itself and not just the drugs used to treat it may have an adverse impact on heart function, the Daily Express reports.


Men's brains decline faster than women's

Men's brains decline faster than women'sLondon, Dec 6 - An old adage may state "Men age like a fine wine, while women age like a glass of milk," but a team of scientists has found that men's brains age faster than women's.

The University of Szeged researchers drew their conclusions from scanning the brains of 53 men and 50 women, with an average age of 32. The results showed differences between the sexes in their sub cortical brain structures, the Daily Mail reported.


Cauliflower, potatoes, onions cut stomach cancer risk

Cauliflower, potatoes, onions cut stomach cancer riskLondon, Nov 29 - You may want to start eating large amounts of white vegetables as scientists have found that they keep stomach cancer risk at bay.

The study, undertaken by Chinese scientists at Zhejiang University, found eating cauliflower, potatoes and onions reduces the chance of contracting stomach cancer but that beer, spirits, salt and preserved foods increased a person's risk of the cancer, The Independent reported.


How doctors coped with `chilling` Paris attack causalities

How doctors coped with `chilling` Paris attack causalitiesLondon, Nov 25 - In a Viewpoint, a group of doctors from the Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris (APHP) describe in chilling detail how they coped with the large influx of wounded on the night of Friday November 13,
2015, following the co-ordinated attacks.

Operating continuously through the night, 35 surgical teams from 10 hospitals across Paris operated on the most seriously injured. Most of the patients were less than 40 years old.


Smoking makes you less intelligent

Smoking makes you less intelligentLondon, Nov 18 - You may want to quit smoking as a new study has suggested that smoking dumbs down the brain and kicking the habit will make you smarter.

The University of Edinburgh research revealed that smoking accelerates normal brain ageing in ways that can impair thinking skills such as planning, decision-making and problem-solving, the Daily Express reported.


Mediterranean diet cuts blindness risk by 26 pc

Mediterranean Diet.jpgLondon, Nov 16 : You may want to start taking Mediterranean diet as fish, vegetables, fruit, olive oil and nuts are powerful enough to help you with the sight loss.

Scientists who made the discovery say their findings show diet is of the utmost importance in the fight against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the Daily Express reported.


Lounge in the sun to be `hearty`

Lounge in the sun to be `hearty`London, Nov 15 - You may want to start relaxing in the sunshine as a team of researchers has discovered that a lack of vitamin D is linked to coronary artery disease, heart attacks and stroke.

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Centre Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, found that patients are protected against heart trouble if their vitamin D level is anywhere above 15 nanograms [billionths of a gram] per milliliter, the Daily Express reported.


`Toxic` vegetable oils `not` better than butter

`Toxic` vegetable oils `not` better than butterLondon, Nov 9 - Just when you thought cooking with vegetable oils is a "healthy" alternative to lard and butter, a team of scientists revealed that vegetable oils contain 'toxic' chemical linked to cancer and brain degeneration.


RTS,S malaria vaccine's public health impact

RTS,S malaria vaccine's public health impactLondon, Nov 6 - A new study has projected the considerable public health impact for RTS,S malaria vaccine.

The researchers found that over a 15 year time horizon, an average of 116,500 cases of clinical malaria disease and 484 deaths would be averted for every 100,000 children vaccinated under a four-dose schedule of immunizations at 6, 7.5, 9 and 27 months of age.


Global warming can ruin our sex lives

Global warming can ruin our sex livesLondon, Nov 4 - You should start taking global warming seriously as it's probably impacting your life in more ways than you can imagine.

The research suggests that as the temperatures increase, people may feel less inclined to have sex or, as the report from the National Bureau of Economic Research more delicately puts it, their "coital frequency" could diminish, the Independent reported.


Beer makes you `demon in the sack`

Beer makes you `demon in the sack`London, Nov 2 - Feel free to crack open a can of beer the next time you want to have sex as a recent study has revealed that a couple of pints can make you better in bed.

According to sex expert Kat Van Kirk, beer provides men with four different benefits beneath the sheets, the Independent reported.

Van Kirk noted that sloshing down a couple of brews can delay premature ejaculation as phytoestrogens in alcohol overload the body and are proven to delay orgasm.


China's life expectancy rises, but health inequalities remain

China's life expectancy rises, but health inequalities remainLondon, Oct 26 - According to a new research, last two decades have seen a rise in the life expectancy in every province of China, but the large inequalities between provinces remain, suggesting that localisation of policies will be crucial to government health reforms

Heart patients worldwide losing out on key meds

Heart patients worldwide losing out on key medsLondon, Oct 21 - A new study has highlighted the poor levels of use, availability and affordability of vital heart medicines.

The research shows that the use of vital life-saving generic (and supposedly inexpensive) medicines for prevention in people with existing heart disease is poor worldwide. In low-income and middle-income countries these medicines are not widely available and, when available, can often be unaffordable.


Men too experience antenatal blues

Men too experience antenatal bluesLondon, Oct 18 - As per a recent study, antenatal depression affects men too, revealing that a first baby is a reality check as dads suddenly find they are no longer the centre of attention.

The study reveals that an astonishing number of fathers, nearly 13 percent, experience depressive symptoms during their partner's pregnancy, the Guardian reports.

Very little research has been done on male reactions to pregnancy and childbirth.


Cold sores linked to Alzheimer's

Cold sores linked to Alzheimer'sLondon, Oct. 17 - A new study has claimed that people suffering from cold sores are more likely to get Alzheimer's.

A graphic created by the 'Information is Beautiful' team also states that male individuals who are prone to baldness might be at a greater risk of coronary heart disease and heart attacks, while blue eyed individuals may also be more likely to have anaemia, The Independent reports.


Marijuana may not be `gateway` drug

Marijuana may not be `gateway` drugLondon, Oct. 17 - Contradicting the common belief that weed is a gateway drug, a researcher has claimed that smoking pot does not necessarily cause addiction to other drugs.

While interacting with the people on Reddit, Psychiatrist Kevin Hill of the Harvard University said that early use of any of these substances (marijuana, alcohol, nicotine) increased the likelihood of future addiction, The Independent reports.


Antibiotic resistance threatening post-surgery recovery

Antibiotic resistance threatening post-surgery recoveryLondon, Oct 16 - A new study has quantified the threat of rising antibiotic resistance on surgery and chemotherapy.

Researchers have reported the strongest evidence yet that rising antibiotic resistance could have disastrous consequences for patients undergoing surgery or cancer chemotherapy.