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  • ‘Too much sitting may cause health risks’

    Houston: Sitting for too long without taking a break may increase a wide range of health risks, even if one engages in recommended amounts of physical activity, scientists say. Further studies are needed to determine “the most effective and practical interventions for reducing habitual sitting,” said Linda Eanes from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in the US. “Nurses have a pivotal role to play in increasing public awareness about the

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    Soy may cut health risks in women with hormonal disorder

    Tehran: Consuming a diet rich in soy may help women with a type of hormonal disorder associated with infertility prevent the risk of diabetes and heart disease, says a study. The study examined how soy isoflavones — naturally occurring plant-based oestrogens found in the soybean plant — could benefit women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) — a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges and a major

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    Do you know what you’re smoking?

    New York: Are you aware of what you are smoking? If no then you are not alone. Majority of the US people who smoke are not aware of tobacco product use and its associated health risks even though they report having looked for relevant information, researchers report, says IANS. The majority of the US public wants easy access to information about chemicals in cigarettes and other tobacco products.

  • Exercise regularly to undo a life spent sitting down

    Washington D.C : Couch potato-ness is the new smoking, we are being told and now, a team of researchers has found that a daily bout of exercise can help us cancel out the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. Being physically active may offset some of the deleterious consequences of spending large amounts of time not being active, the University of Leicester paper revealed.

  • Smoking risks health by altering bacterial balance in mouth

    Washington D.C : Smokers, if you didn’t have enough reasons to kick the butt, then a new study is giving you one more: smoking alters bacterial balance in mouth, putting you at many health risks. The study led by NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center found that smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people’s mouths.

  • When one twin gets cancer, other faces higher risk

    Washington, D.C. – A new study of twins has found that having a twin sibling diagnosed with cancer poses an excess risk for the other twin to develop any form of cancer.

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    WHO warns against unnecessarily resorting to C-sections

    London : World Health Organization (WHO) has said that Caesarean sections should be performed only if medically required, as it carries health risks for both women and their babies. According to the WHO, though the procedure does save lives in case of obstructed labour, two new studies have shown that in countries where they account for more than 10 percent of births, “there is no evidence that mortality rates improve,” the Guardian reported.

  • Male smokers at higher risk for osteoporosis

    Washington: Male smokers are more likely than women smokers to have osteoporosis and fractures of their vertebrae, a new study has found. The large study of middle-aged to elderly smokers found that smoking history and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were independent risk factors for low bone density among both men and women.