Diabetic senior citizens need to be cautious. They are at increased risk of fracture

The deadly disease, diabetes, is on a rise in India. If your parents or grandparents are suffering from it, take note. “Fracture in older adults with Type-2 diabetes is a highly important public health problem and will only increase with the ageing of the population and growing epidemic of diabetes,” said lead author of the study Elizabeth Samelson of the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, US. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, found older adults withType-2 diabetes had deficits in cortical bone –…

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Harmful Chemicals and Plastic Matter in Food Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases in Men

Do you usually consume foods packed in plastic? Experts now suggest that potentially harmful chemicals found in plastic products, such as phthalates, may pose severe threat to human health. Researchers at the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute joined hands to investigate the presence of harmful chemicals in around 1500 male participants. The urine samples of close to 99.6% of the participants contained phthalates. Traces of phthalates in human body have often been linked to triggering a range of ailments. “We found that the prevalence of cardiovascular disease,…

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Is your teenage son overweight? It might up his risk of getting a stroke as an adult

Obesity among teenagers is a growing concern in India. One of the factors that leads to it is the drop in the number of calories burned during adolescence due to a lack of exercise. A new finding reveals that men with excessive BMI increase from childhood to age 20 had a higher risk of stroke than those with average BMI increase. For every two-point increase in BMI, men were 20% more likely to have a stroke. Men, who were overweight at both time points, were 70% more likely to have a stroke. Of the…

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Passive Smoking Can Put Young Girls At Risk Of Arthritis And Damaged Spinal Structure

Drop the butt now. Your smoking is not only risking your life but also bringing a host of health risks for that innocent non-smokers round you. Passive smoking or second hand smoking can prove to be dangerous too, having serious implications on one’s health, especially for young girls.According to a latest study, children, especially young girls who have been exposed to passive smoking in childhood, stand at greater risk of developing arthritis later in life.The exposure to tobacco early in life through passive smoking in childhood may put them in…

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Children of Obese Mothers May Have Higher Risk of Fatty Liver During Teens

Maternal obesity does not only increase the risk of several pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure or sleep apnea but it can also put the health of the child at risk. Obesity in pregnancy can have a negative impact on health later in life for the mother and the child. Children have a risk of future obesity and heart disease. According to a new study, published in the journal of Hepatology, children born to obese mothers are  twice as likely to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as adolescents….

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Exposure to Plastic Chemicals During Pregnancy Can Increase Child’s Asthma Risk

The use of plastic and its products has received a lot of flak from health experts. A lot of research and scientific studies have shown that plastics can leach chemicals when they are heated, damaged or used regularly for a very long time. Certain chemicals used to make plastic products like such as bisphenol A (BPA) have also been regarded as carcinogen for humans.A new study suggests that exposure to the toxic chemicals in plastic during pregnancy can impact your child’s health. According to the study, published in the Journal of Allergy…

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Women’s Health: Teeth Loss Post Menopause May Increase Death Risk

Menopauses or climacteric caused by the decrease in hormones is a phase when women don’t menstruate anymore and can’t conceive a baby. Every woman at an average of 45 years of age goes through this biological change in the body, further involving several other changes. Some common symptoms that are noticed by women at least a year before menopause include change in flow of blood and frequency, hot flashes, night sweats and disturbed sleeping patterns. Post menopause too the body faces several changes, some also leading to severe health problems….

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Heart disease risk: Genetics vs lifestyle choices – Which is higher?

New Delhi: Heart disease is the single largest cause of death in India, with heart attack claiming one life every 33 seconds, making it responsible for one-third of all deaths caused by heart conditions. Currently the country is seeing nearly two million heart attacks a year and majority of the victims are youngsters, as per cardiologists. Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is also the number one killer in the Unites States. Most people have a family history for heart disease that increases an individual’s risk of developing the…

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‘Lives Are At Risk,’ Hillary Clinton Warns Over Fake News, ‘Pizzagate’

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke about the dangers of the promulgation of fake news on Thursday after conspiracy stories involving her campaign spurred violence recently. “The epidemic of malicious fake news and fake propaganda that flooded social media over the past year, it’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said. She was referring to the “Pizzagate” incident in D.C. this weekend, which came to a terrifying head. A man believing a fake news story that Clinton and her aides were running a child…

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Hunter-gatherers in East Africa live active lifestyle that helps lower risk for heart disease

In a remote area of north-central Tanzania, men leave their huts on foot, armed with bows and poison-tipped arrows, to hunt for their next meal. Dinner could come in the form of a small bird, a towering giraffe or something in between. Meanwhile, women gather tubers, berries and other fruits. This is everyday life for the Hadza, an indigenous ethnic group living around Lake Eyasi in East Africa and one of the last hunter-gatherer populations on Earth. The Hadza live a very different kind of lifestyle — and a very…

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