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Surprisingly teetotallers, like big drinkers, are more prone to dementia

People who have sworn off alcohol for decades or longer run a higher risk of dementia late in life than moderate drinkers, according to a study published Wednesday. Long-term teetotallers were roughly 50% more likely to suffer Alzheimers or another form of neurodegenerative disease, scientists reported in the BMJ, a medical journal. With heavy drinking, however, dementia became even more ... Read More »

Don’t take insomnia lightly, here are 5 health conditions caused by sleep disorders

While all of us have, at some point, had some trouble sleeping, insomnia is not to be taken lightly. In fact, it is linked to several diseases as well, be it Type 2 diabetes, weight lossproblems, heart disease, and pregnancy complications. There are several factors that can cause insomnia, be it stress, eating the wrong diet, excess exercise or a mental disorder. And just by having sound sleep, you can ... Read More »

In Nipah’s shadow, a look at why bats are our friends and not foes

Fourteen deaths from Nipah virus infection in Kerala have fuelled unprecedented fear of bats, which were initially believed to be the source of the human infection, that led to scores of families abandoning their homes and livestock in the affected Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. Lab tests, however later, showed that public health experts had got it wrong. Fruit bats are natural hosts of ... Read More »

Are You Eating Too Many Tomatoes? 6 Tomato Side Effects You Must Know About!

The health benefits of tomatoes need no introduction. The plump red vegetable, which is also a fruit, is used in a number of cuisines around the world. Not just that, it is also used as a part of beauty treatments and tan removal during summers. Tomatoes are hailed for their potent antioxidant properties as well and are also believed to ... Read More »

Are you on antidepressants? It is linked to higher risk of dementia

While anti-depressants can help mental health patients deal with depression, long-term use of certain anti-depressants could have serious side effects. A large study done by researchers from the University of East Anglia’s School of Health Science have linked use of antidepressants to dementia, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause. Previous studies have shown that medications commonly ... Read More »

Are you losing weight suddenly? Here’s why you should be worried

Sudden weight loss is the second highest risk factor for some forms of cancer, according to a study. The study, led by the Universities of Oxford and Exeter, found that unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for colorectal, lung, pancreatic and renal cancers. The research analysed the findings of 25 studies, incorporating data from more than 11.5 ... Read More »

You thought E-cigarette flavours are harmless? It affects a lot more than just taste buds

Turns out, toxins produced by e-cigarettes vary by flavour. According to a Penn State-led study, the flavour of an e-cigarette may affect more than a consumer’s taste buds. The team of researchers said that the chemicals that make up different flavours also produce different levels of free radicals, toxins often associated with cancer and other diseases. The researchers analysed popular ... Read More »

Doctors are saying that fish foot spa may spread HIV and hepatitis! Is it true?

Fish foot spa may spread HIV and hepatitis!   FISH FOOT SPA MAY SPREAD HIV AND HEPATITIS: The hard selling trend of fish foot spa, which has spread across the world now, has left the doctors warning us about its potential health risks. Fish foot spa/pedicures can spread infections such as HIV and hepatitis, warns government’s Health Protection Agency. According to ... Read More »

What’s the right time to introduce solids to your baby? Here are some answers

Turns out, many parents are spooning up the first mouthfuls of baby food to a growing infant too soon. The first study of a nationally-representative group of U.S. infants reported that many parents started feeding their babies foods or drinks other than breast milk or formula sooner than they should. Babies, who were never breastfed or breastfed for less than ... Read More »

Delhiites, you are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis. Here’s why

A new study has found that people living in the city are at a high risk of suffering from brittle bones, which can cause fractures, even from simple acts like bending over or coughing. Nearly 60% of respondents in Delhi, including men and women, were found to be suffering from osteopenia and nine per cent already had osteoporosis. Osteopenia is ... Read More »