Thursday 21st June 2018,
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Dear senior citizens, beware of head injuries. They may increase dementia risk

Dear senior citizens, beware of head injuries. They may increase dementia risk

Suffering a traumatic brain injury from a blow to the head boosted dementia risk by 24 percent in a Danish study group of nearly three million people, researchers said Wednesday. The survey of 36 years’ worth of data — collected from the Danish national patient register — found that the risk of dementia rose with [...]

April 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dear senior citizens, beware of head injuries. They may increase dementia risk

Non-smokers, beware: Use of marijuana is linked to increase in cigarette smoking

Non-smokers, beware: Use of marijuana is linked to increase in cigarette smoking

If you only smoke marijuana, there are higher chances that you may end up smoking cigarettes too, a new study suggests. According to researchers, cannabis use is associated with an increased initiation of cigarette smoking among non-cigarette smokers. Previous studies have linked marijuana use in adolescence to bipolar symptoms in adulthood. While cigarette smoking has long [...]

April 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Non-smokers, beware: Use of marijuana is linked to increase in cigarette smoking

Beware, Asians are more vulnerable to severe dengue

Beware, Asians are more vulnerable to severe dengue

Turns out, genetics make Asians and Europeans susceptible to severe dengue, a new study has stated. As globalisation and climate change spread tropical infectious diseases around the globe, not all populations have the same degree of susceptibility. A study conducted by researchers from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS and the Institute for Research, and Innovation in [...]

March 6, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, Asians are more vulnerable to severe dengue

Binge-watchers, beware: You may be at greater risk of developing blood clots

Binge-watchers, beware: You may be at greater risk of developing blood clots

Watching television for too long may double the chances of developing blood clots, a study has warned. Prolonged TV viewing has already been associated with heart disease, but this is the first study to look at blood clots in veins of the legs, arms, pelvis and lungs known as venous thromboembolism (VTE). Previous research has [...]

November 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Binge-watchers, beware: You may be at greater risk of developing blood clots

Beware, your love for energy drinks may damage your health

Beware, your love for energy drinks may damage your health

A new review of current scientific knowledge on energy drinks found their advertised short-term benefits can be outweighed by serious health risks, which include risk-seeking behaviour, mental health problems, increased blood pressure, obesity and kidney damage. The study also highlighted the worrying trend of mixing energy drinks with alcohol. Previous research suggested that energy drinks can be [...]

November 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, your love for energy drinks may damage your health

Heart patients, beware: Heart attack ups dementia risk

Heart patients, beware: Heart attack ups dementia risk

A recent study has found that heart attack increased the risk of vascular dementia by 35%, and the risk remains elevated for up to 35 years after the heart attack. Researcher Jens Sundbøll from the Aarhus University, Denmark, looked into the number of dementia diagnoses among the roughly 2,00,000 Danes who survived the first year [...]

November 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Heart patients, beware: Heart attack ups dementia risk

Smokers, beware: E-cigarettes may not be a healthier alternative. Here’s why

Smokers, beware: E-cigarettes may not be a healthier alternative. Here’s why

Vaping may not only be as harmful as smoking regular cigarettes, but can also trigger unique immune responses in lungs, causing deadly inflammatory diseases, a study warns. Immune responses are the biological reactions of cells and fluids to an outside substance the body does not recognise as its own. Such immune responses play roles in [...]

October 26, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Smokers, beware: E-cigarettes may not be a healthier alternative. Here’s why

Beware, online shopping can affect your muscle strength and bone health

Beware, online shopping can affect your muscle strength and bone health

The digital age is surely making shopping easier and accessible for many. While online stores are giving us convenience in many matters, they are ruining our muscles, according to a group of physiotherapists. According to a new study, by staying at home and ordering everything directly, people are missing out on a whole load of [...]

October 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, online shopping can affect your muscle strength and bone health

Beware, thinning of the retina may indicate a neurodegenerative condition

Beware, thinning of the retina may indicate a neurodegenerative condition

A simple eye examination and retinal imaging test may help improve diagnosis of a progressive neurodegenerative condition called frontotemporal degeneration (FTD). Neurodegenerative diseases in general are challenging to diagnose, and often are confirmed only by direct examination of brain tissue at autopsy. In a study published online in the journal Neurology, the scientists found that [...]

September 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, thinning of the retina may indicate a neurodegenerative condition

Beware, stroke survivors are at double risk of colon and lung cancer

Beware, stroke survivors are at double risk of colon and lung cancer

A study has recently warned that stroke survivors are almost doubly at risk of developing cancer. The findings indicated that nearly 45% of cancer diagnoses occurred within the first six months after a stroke diagnosis. “Post-mortem studies have suggested that cancer can develop after a stroke, but the magnitude of this association has not been described,” [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, stroke survivors are at double risk of colon and lung cancer

If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers

If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers

The confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos provided an inordinate amount of drama: guns and grizzlies, an all-night talkathon on the Senate floor, and Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote — and with good reason. DeVos, now confirmed as secretary of Education, is not just another inexperienced member of the president’s Cabinet. She is an ideologue [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers

Builders beware: SC reaffirms protections for homebuyers, real estate sector must clean its act

Builders beware: SC reaffirms protections for homebuyers, real estate sector must clean its act

In yet another ruling upholding the rights of homebuyers, the Supreme Court directed real estate company Supertech to refund money to those who wanted to opt out of one of its projects in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Using strong language, the apex court told the builder that it wasn’t concerned if the latter were to “sink [...]

September 10, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Builders beware: SC reaffirms protections for homebuyers, real estate sector must clean its act