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Prolonged Sitting Accountable for 3.8 Percent Deaths

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

In the past few years, prolonged sitting has been linked to an increased risk of obesity as well as heart disease. It has been even linked with early death. A latest research reveals that the previous speculations were not without reasons. It states that more than 3 hour sitting daily is accountable for no less […]

Mammograms Might Be Used For Early Detection of Risk of Heart Disease

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Digital mammography can help detect calcium buildup in arteries and therefore can be used for early detection of increased risk of heart disease. One in every eight women develops breast cancer, survival rates of which increase with early detection. While heart disease in women doesn’t get half as much attention as breast cancer, it is […]

Longer Daytime Naps Linked with Greater Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Those who take longer naps during the day are more likely to develop high cholesterol, high blood pressure, excess fat around the abdomen region, and high sugar levels in blood. All of these are linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and collectively called metabolic syndrome. The current study was headed by Dr. Tomohide […]

SSRIs Might Not Increase Risk of Heart Problems

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs for short) belong to a class of antidepressants and are commonly used as first line of treatment of depression. Many suspect that SSRIs increase the risk of cardiovascular event, like heart attack. However, a recent study suggests this might not be the case. People suffering from depression are likely to […]

A Large Study Links Social Media Use and Depression

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

The percentage of adults spending time on social media sites has increased manifold, about 6 to 8 times if not more, in the last decade. There’s a downside to this trend. According to research, the chances of depression increases with the time spent on online social media. The latest study builds up on the evidence […]

Stress Levels before Pregnancy Associated with Lower Birth Weight

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

The pattern of stress hormone in the mother even before she has conceived is interlinked with the weight of the child at birth. If the pattern is unhealthy, the baby delivered is likely to have a lower-than-normal weight at birth, according to a new research. Cortisol is known as stress hormone. When we are under […]

FDA Gives Approval to Taltz for Plaque Psoriasis Treatment

Friday, March 25th, 2016

The FDA has given approval to Taltz for treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults. The most common symptoms of this skin condition is appearances of patches of redness on the skin and skin flaking. An auto-immune disorder, psoriasis is commonly found in people who have a family history of it. It usually […]

FDA Gives Approval to Cinqair for Treating Severe Asthma

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The FDA has given approval to Cinqair to be used along with other medications of asthma for the treatment of severe asthma in patients who are 18 years of age or above. Cinqair has been approved for patients who experience recurring severe asthma exacerbations in spite of taking other prescribed asthma medicines. In asthma, the […]

Vitamin C Linked with Lower Cataract Risk

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. That high vitamin C intake keeps cataract away might be equally true. Genetics play a role in cataract development, but a bigger role is played by diet as well as lifestyle. Taking adequate amounts of Vitamin C regularly can reduce the risk of cataract by three times, […]

Rosacea Might Be Linked to Parkinsons

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Rosacea, a chronic skin condition which looks like acne, might be linked to Parkinson’s, according to a recent study. Rosacea is an incurable skin condition, although an easily manageable and treatable one, characterized by redness in the face. This condition can affect anyone, but is more common in middle-aged women, and to some extent middle-aged […]

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