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Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression

Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression

Health February 20, 2018 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Washington: A study of middle-aged women by the University of Illinois (UI) found that sleep problems vary across the stages of menopause, yet are consistently correlated with hot flashes and depression. The UI researchers used data from the Midlife Women’s Health Study, which followed 776 women aged 45-54 in theRead More

Sharing bed with parents prime reason for infants dying from suffocation: Study

Health February 20, 2018 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

New Delhi: Citing an increase in the number of parents sharing beds with their infants as the reason, a US study has suggested that the number of babies dying of suffocation before their first birthday has been rising in recent years. The suffocation death rate for babies younger than 1Read More

US hotel chain offers discounts to families if they give up their phones

Health February 20, 2018 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

New Delhi: The dangers of the excessive use of mobile phones have come forth through numerous studies. Despite being aware of the harmful effects, it is hard for many people to stay away from the slabs of metal. However, in a step to raise awareness about the dangers of mobileRead More

Scientists find link between chronic pain and diet change

Scientists find link between chronic pain and diet change

Health February 19, 2018 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

WASHINGTON: Scientists have found that dietary change could be an effective low-cost treatment for people with chronic pain. Preliminary research from a small pilot study carried out in Meru, in eastern Kenya, shows a link between chronic pain and consumption of glutamate, a common flavour enhancer found in western andRead More

How female hormones are linked to asthma

Health February 19, 2018 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

Washington DC: Variation in female sex hormones could be linked to the development of allergies and asthma, according to experts. Analysis of studies involving more than 500,000 women highlights a link between asthma symptoms and key life changes such as puberty and menopause. Further investigation could help explain why asthmaRead More

Blood pressure drug may help prevent Type 1 diabetes

Health February 19, 2018 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

WASHINGTON: A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of Type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk for the disease, a study has found. The drug, methyldopa, has been used for over 50 years to treat highRead More

Scientists find link between chronic pain and diet change

Scientists find link between chronic pain and diet change

Health February 17, 2018 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

WASHINGTON: Scientists have found that dietary change could be an effective low-cost treatment for people with chronic pain. Preliminary research from a small pilot study carried out in Meru, in eastern Kenya, shows a link between chronic pain and consumption of glutamate, a common flavour enhancer found in western andRead More

Blood pressure drug may help prevent Type 1 diabetes

Health February 17, 2018 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

WASHINGTON: A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of Type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk for the disease, a study has found. The drug, methyldopa, has been used for over 50 years to treat highRead More

How female hormones are linked to asthma

How female hormones are linked to asthma

Health February 16, 2018 at 6:13 pm 0 comments

Washington DC: Variation in female sex hormones could be linked to the development of allergies and asthma, according to experts. Analysis of studies involving more than 500,000 women highlights a link between asthma symptoms and key life changes such as puberty and menopause. Further investigation could help explain why asthmaRead More

Eating yogurt may reduce risk of heart diseases

Health February 16, 2018 at 6:12 pm 0 comments

NEW YORK: Higher intake of yogurt may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among hypertensive men and women, a new study suggests. According to the researchers, clinical trials have previously demonstrated beneficial effects of dairy consumption on cardiovascular health. Yogurt may independently be related to cardiovascular disease risk. “Our resultsRead More