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Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

While bad cholesterol has been blamed for increasing risk of heart disease, variations in the good cholesterol levels may also lead to infectious diseases such as gastroenteritis or pneumonia, according to a study. Individuals with very low high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol had a 75 per cent higher risk of infectious disease, whereas the risk was [...]

April 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

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

Delhiites, you are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis. Here’s why

Delhiites, you are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis. Here’s why

A new study has found that people living in the city are at a high risk of suffering from brittle bones, which can cause fractures, even from simple acts like bending over or coughing. Nearly 60% of respondents in Delhi, including men and women, were found to be suffering from osteopenia and nine per cent [...]

April 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Delhiites, you are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis. Here’s why

Slow walking speed in elderly could be an indicator of dementia risk

Slow walking speed in elderly could be an indicator of dementia risk

Older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk of dementia than those with faster walking speeds, researchers have found. The findings, led by Ruth A. Hackett, from the University College London, showed that people who experienced a faster decline in walking speed over a two-year period were also at higher risk [...]

March 26, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Slow walking speed in elderly could be an indicator of dementia risk

Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Menopausal hormone therapy, used to treat hot flashes, sleep disturbances and vaginal dryness, may also have the potential to lower risk of heart failure, say researchers, led by one of Indian origin. The study found that menopausal hormone therapy caused significantly smaller change in the structure and function of left ventricle and left arterial chamber [...]

March 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Vitamin D can cut heart failure risk after an attack. Here’s how

Vitamin D can cut heart failure risk after an attack. Here’s how

Besides helping build strong bones and muscles, Vitamin D may also protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, finds a study conducted on mice. Heart failure is a life-threatening condition affecting an estimated 23 million people worldwide. A previous study had shown that people who have suffered from cardiovascular disease, and have [...]

March 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vitamin D can cut heart failure risk after an attack. Here’s how

Soak up the sunshine: Vitamin D reduces risk of early mortality

Soak up the sunshine: Vitamin D reduces risk of early mortality

A normal intake of vitamin D can reduce the risk of early death substantially in people with cardiovascular disease, a study has found. The research concludes that people who have suffered from cardiovascular disease, and have a normal intake of vitamin D, reduce their risk of morality as a consequence of the disease by 30%. [...]

March 8, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Soak up the sunshine: Vitamin D reduces risk of early mortality

Age is just a number: Having a positive attitude towards growing old can reduce risk of dementia

Age is just a number: Having a positive attitude towards growing old can reduce risk of dementia

Older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia, a study has found. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, examined whether culture-based age beliefs influence the risk of developing dementia among older people, including those who carry the high-risk gene variant. “We [...]

February 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Age is just a number: Having a positive attitude towards growing old can reduce risk of dementia

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

Not just your diet: Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Not just your diet: Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Obese middle-aged men and women who undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss may have reduced their risk of death by 50 % than those tackling their weight through diet and behaviour alone, finds a study. Weight loss in bariatric surgery is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through [...]

January 19, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Not just your diet: Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Ladies, take note. Diabetes during pregnancy increases risk of heart disease, BP

Ladies, take note. Diabetes during pregnancy increases risk of heart disease, BP

Women who have diabetes during pregnancy are at a higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes, hypertension and ischemic heart disease in the future, warns a recent study. The findings indicated that women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) were over 20 times more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes later in life, over [...]

January 19, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Ladies, take note. Diabetes during pregnancy increases risk of heart disease, BP

Poor Oral Health May Increase The Risk Of Weakness In Older Men; Try These Foods To Keep Healthy

Poor Oral Health May Increase The Risk Of Weakness In Older Men; Try These Foods To Keep Healthy

HIGHLIGHTS Oral health is known to affect overall health and wellness Men with dental issues were more likely to frail Frailty is basically a medical term for becoming weak Oral health is known to affect overall health and wellness; turns out it may be linked with frailty in older men. According to a study published [...]

January 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Poor Oral Health May Increase The Risk Of Weakness In Older Men; Try These Foods To Keep Healthy