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Folic Acid Shows Promise in Reducing Congenital Heart Defects

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Folic acid fortified foods have shown promise in decreasing incidence rates of certain types of congenital heart defects (or CHDs for short), according to a new research.
This research took into account data of nearly six million Canadian children born between the years 1990 and 2011. Their finding showed that folic acid fortified foods reduced [...]

Breast Milk Protects Infants against Deadly Strep Infection

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Many have long believed that breast milk is best for a child. Some studies have also supported this claim. Now a new study presents new evidence why nothing beats the goodness of breast milk for an infant.
According to this study, breast milk contains a certain kind of sugar which keeps babies protected from life-threatening [...]

Older Adults Who Drink in Moderation Have Lower Inflammation, Heart Disease Risk

Monday, August 29th, 2016

If you are an older adult and like to drink moderate amounts of alcohol, there’s some good news for you. A new research reveals that drinking in moderation could reduce frailty, heart disease, and other age-related health conditions.
According to the latest report published in a newspaper, there is substantial amount of evidence that suggests alcohol [...]

Scientists Learn Why SSRIs Cause Negative Effects in Some Depression Patients

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Two common drugs used for treating depression worldwide are Zoloft and Prozac. However, they also cause a potentially severe side effect. The feelings of anxiety as well as fear can become more severe during the first few days of use.
Scientists have now understood why this happens. Both of these drugs are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [...]

A New Reversible Blood Thinner Linked to Reduced Bleeding Risk

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Researchers have created a new antibody which prevents blood clot formation without increasing the risk of uncontrolled bleeding. The antibody was successfully tested in several animal models. In none of these studies, the antibody was found to increase the risk of uncontrolled bleeding. So that the new antibody could be fit for human use one [...]

Mental Stress Linked to Increased Risk of Myocardial Ischemia in Younger Women with Heart Disease

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Younger women who have had a heart attack and also have mental stress have an increased risk of myocardial ischemia (a condition in which the flow of blood to the heat is reduced) than older patients and men, according to a new study.
Coronary heart disease (CAD for short) causes more death in both men [...]

Late-onset Asthma Associated with Increased Cardiovascular Event Risk

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Not all asthma are the same, says a new study. According to this study individuals who develop asthma when they reach adulthood might also be at an increased risk of stroke and heart disease.
According to the researchers, there are more than one type of asthma. The researchers also stated that late-onset asthma is harder [...]

Psychosis Linked to Lower Physical Activity Levels

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

An international study involving over 200,000 people reveals that individuals with psychosis are likely to exercise less than those without the condition. The same study also states that men suffering with a psychotic condition are twice more likely to not meet the physical activity targets than men without a psychotic condition.
This new study also [...]

A New Study Links Obesity with 8 New Cancers

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Several studies have linked obesity with an increased risk of certain cancers. A new study fortifies this claim. It claims obesity is linked with eight additional cancers, including liver, pancreas, and stomach cancers.
All is not bad, though. The researchers of the latest study reveal shedding of the extra pounds and keeping them off can [...]

Soluble Corn Fiber Might Improve Bone Health in Women

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Researchers have found that soluble corn fiber improves absorption as well as retention of calcium. Soluble corn fiber supplementation, the research shows, helps women in their teens and postmenopausal years to retain calcium content in bone.
A non-digestible carbohydrate, soluble corn fiber is used in cereals, dairy products, carbonated beverages, baked goods, flavor water, and [...]

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