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Breastfeeding for 2 months reduces risk of cot death by 50 percent

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

According to a recent study, the risk of cot death, also known sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), reduces by 50 percent when the child is breastfeed for 2 months. Breastfeeding for a greater duration lowers the risk even further. For this study, the researchers examined data of over 7,000 babies from several different countries. SIDS […]

Teen moms have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Teenage first-time mothers are at a higher risk of heart disease than women who deliver their first child later in life, according to a new study. For this study, the researchers examined data of more than 1000 women. These women were from different parts of the world, like Canada, Brazil, Colombia, and Albania. At the […]

A New Treatment Might Help Relieve MS Fatigue

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Researchers used a new brain stimulation process to alleviate fatigue linked to multiple sclerosis. The name of this technique is transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Fatigue is not only an extremely common MS symptom but also one of the most debilitating. According to data, no fewer than eighty percent of MS patients experience fatigue. MS […]

Low Testosterone Levels In Men Linked With Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

According to a new research, men who have seriously low testosterone levels carry a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. It is believed that this is the first study to probe the link between low testosterone levels and prostate cancer risk. Incidentally, this study is also the biggest one till date to probe how hormones […]

Marijuana Use Linked to Increased Sex Drive

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Recently researchers investigated how marijuana use affects sexual drive in a large study. They found that use of cannabis on a regular basis might increase sexual drive, in both men and women. The researchers revealed that they conducted this study because even though many people use marijuana, its effect on sexual drive has not been […]

E-cig Aerosols Lead to Embryo Defects in New Study

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

The risks associated with e-cigs use during pregnancy have not been studied well. A new study, however, delved into this and claims that exposure to e-cig aerosol can lead to facial defects in frog embryos. The researchers also noticed that e-cig aerosol interferes with embryonic cell growth. The bad effects of smoking conventional cigarettes are […]

Underweight Women Might Have Increased Risk of Early Menopause

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

In a new study involving about 80,000 women, the researchers have found that women who are underweight are at a greater risk of developing menopause early, which in turn increases the risk of other health conditions. Previous research has shown that reproductive function is affected by low and high levels of fat. The present researchers […]

Ketamine Might Alleviate Migraine Pain

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Migraine affects millions of individuals in the U.S. alone. There’s no cure for it, but treatments are available for managing it. However, many migraine sufferers don’t respond to available treatments. There’s some good news for such migraine patients (as well as others). According to a new study, ketamine, which is mainly an anesthetic, can be […]

Postpartum Depression Risk Might Be Linked to Birth Season

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Giving birth during certain seasons increases mothers’ risk of postpartum depression (PPD for short), according to a new study. Women who give birth during summer and fall have a greater risk of developing PPD. It is also noted that the risk of developing PPD is greater in women who give birth without anesthesia. The risk […]

Depression Increases Mortality Risk

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Depression is the most common mental disorder, but it effects more than just your mood. Previous studies have suggested that depression increases the risk of heart disease, as well as cardiac death. Women are more likely to suffer either of these two than men. Now a new study claims that depression also increases mortality risk. […]

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