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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

Does your child prefer saltines or sweet treats? Snack preference is linked to genetics

Does your child prefer saltines or sweet treats? Snack preference is linked to genetics

The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study has claimed. The researcher investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet preference, fat taste sensitivity and aversion to bitter green leafy vegetables influenced the snacks chosen by the study participants. They found that nearly 80% of the [...]

March 6, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Does your child prefer saltines or sweet treats? Snack preference is linked to genetics

Disability cause: Early childhood poor nutrition linked to hearing loss

Disability cause: Early childhood poor nutrition linked to hearing loss

Under nutrition in the preschool years is associated with hearing impairment later in life, a study suggests. Hearing loss is the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide, and an estimated 80 % of affected individuals live in low- and middle-income countries. The study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, [...]

February 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Disability cause: Early childhood poor nutrition linked to hearing loss

Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance and walking efficiency

Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance and walking efficiency

Active older adults with back pain may experience less energy efficient walking and poorer endurance, a new study suggests. “Older adults are living longer and healthier active lives, so paying attention to conditions that may threaten independent function is increasingly important,” said lead author of the study Eleanor Simonsick, from the National Institute on Aging [...]

February 13, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance and walking efficiency

Traumatic brain injury linked to dementia risk even after 30 years

Traumatic brain injury linked to dementia risk even after 30 years

People who suffer a traumatic brain injury – occurring when an external force injures the brain – may be at increased risk of developing dementia even after 30 years, says a study. A traumatic brain injury, also known as intracranial injury, is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, especially in younger individuals and [...]

February 3, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Traumatic brain injury linked to dementia risk even after 30 years

Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

Autism is a neurodegenerative disorder that surfaces in a child around the age of 2-3 years. The condition differs from person to person and manifests itself in motor disability, gestural inability, speech problems and a host of other symptoms. Risk of autism in a child often gets linked to mother’s health and the phase of [...]

June 15, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

Arab uprising linked to detrimental effects on health and life expectancy in several countries

Arab uprising linked to detrimental effects on health and life expectancy in several countries

The Arab uprising in 2010 and subsequent wars in the eastern Mediterranean region have had serious detrimental effects on the health and life expectancy of the people living in many of the 22 countries in the region, according to a major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013), published in [...]

August 26, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Arab uprising linked to detrimental effects on health and life expectancy in several countries

These Jobs Are Linked to the Worst Heart Health

These Jobs Are Linked to the Worst Heart Health

Truck drivers and social service workers have something in common: The people who work in these two occupations are the least likely to be heart healthy, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the study, researchers looked at seven measures of heart health in more than 66,000 employees [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on These Jobs Are Linked to the Worst Heart Health

Jobs Linked to the Worst Heart Health

Jobs Linked to the Worst Heart Health

Truck drivers and social service workers have something in common: The people who work in these two occupations are the least likely to be heart healthy, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the study, researchers looked at seven measures of heart health in more than 66,000 employees [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Jobs Linked to the Worst Heart Health

Regular nut consumption linked to less inflammation

Regular nut consumption linked to less inflammation

Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes are made worse by inflammation, but researchers suggest eating nuts at least a few times a week could reduce inflammatory biomarkers. Eating a few servings of nuts per week, or replacing meats or grains in some meals with nuts, may help lower the risk or [...]

August 1, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Regular nut consumption linked to less inflammation

Geneva prosecutor opens inquiry linked to Panama Papers: Swiss media

Geneva prosecutor opens inquiry linked to Panama Papers: Swiss media

The Geneva prosecutor said on Thursday he had launched a criminal inquiry in connection with the Panama Papers, which revealed the use of offshore companies, including many set up by lawyers and financial institutions in the Swiss city. “We have decided to open a procedure in the framework of the Panama Papers affair, but I [...]

April 7, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Geneva prosecutor opens inquiry linked to Panama Papers: Swiss media