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Grandparents risk harming health of grandchildren by giving too many treats, say health experts

Grandparents may be raising their grandchildren’s cancer risk by giving too many sugary treats Grandparents are inadvertently exposing their grandchildren to cancer by giving them too many treats and allowing them to loaf around, public health experts have warned. A review of 56 studies found grandparents are killing youngsters with kindness, by overfeeding them with snacks and sweets, which sets ... Read More »

Heart disease: Staying in education ‘could slash YOUR risk by substantial amount’

The study suggests that doing a three year degree course at university reduces the risk of heart disease by around a third. The findings, published by The BMJ, provide the strongest evidence to date that increasing the number of years that people spend in the education system may lower their risk of developing coronary heart disease by a “substantial” amount. ... Read More »

Recreational activity may up facial fracture risk in elderly

Although participating in recreational activities such as aerobics and muscle-strengthening activities could make older adults active, they may adversely increase the risk of facial fractures and other injuries, a study has warned. The study showed that bicycling was the most common source of injury and was responsible for 26.6 per cent of the injuries. Playing a team sport, such as ... Read More »

Childhood passive smoking may up arthritis risk later

Exposure to passive smoking in childhood significantly increased the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in adult smokers, a study has showed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet. The findings showed that in smokers who had childhood passive exposure to smoke, the hazard ratio was 1.73 compared with non-smokers not ... Read More »

Teenagers’ sleep quality and mental health at risk over late-night mobile phone use

  Teenagers’ late-night mobile phone use is harming their sleep and potentially their mental health, say researchers who advised that “physical boundaries” be set over use of such devices in the bedroom. A longitudinal study of 1,101 Australian high school students aged between 13 and 16 found poor-quality sleep associated with late-night texting or calling was linked to a decline ... Read More »

The Health Risk of Working Night Shifts: It May Affect Your Liver!

Working night shifts has become a common scenario especially for multinational companies, media houses, call centres and customer care services. It’s convenient and sometimes beneficial to rotate the work cycle but it may pose a health risk for your sleep cycle and cause other issues connected with it. A new study, published in the Journal Cell, warns that reversing your ... Read More »

Lack of post-hospital mental health care ‘increasing risk of suicides’

Guidelines say people discharged after a mental health crisis should receive a visit or call to assess their needs. Photograph: Reza Estakhrian/Getty Images Denis Campbell Health policy editor Wednesday 12 April 2017 19.01 EDTLast modified on Thursday 13 April 2017 03.46 EDT Thousands of vulnerable people are being left at increased risk of suicide because NHS mental health teams in England and ... Read More »

Bonds: Italian risk premium at highest since 2014

These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2.32% (-5bp) UK: 1.05% (-2bp) Germany: 0.20% (-0bp) France: 0.96% (+3bp) Spain: 1.64% (+3bp) Italy: 2.28% (+4bp) Portugal: 3.85% (+3bp) Greece: 6.72% (-6bp) Japan: 0.04% (-2bp) Longer-term Gilts tagged along for the ride with debt from the other G4 economies, as heightened tensions around the ... Read More »

ACA Repeal Would Mean Massive Cuts To Public Health, Leaving Cities And States At Risk

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed a little over six years ago, it brought with it the promise of health insurance for all Americans. It also sought to begin to shift the paradigm for health care in this country, emphasizing value over volume, and recognizing the importance of prevention coupled with appropriate access to care. By now, it ... Read More »

Consuming butter may double your risk of diabetes

Consuming butter may double your risk of diabetes Next time you order pizza with extra cheese or paranthas with dollops of butter, remember, you may be twice at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, researchers have warned. The findings in the study led by Marta Guasch-Ferre, researcher at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the US, showed that ... Read More »