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Progesterone Might Help Reduce Preterm Birth Risk

Monday, November 20th, 2017

A recent study provides further support for using vaginal progesterone for lowering the risk of neonatal complications and preterm birth, as well as of infant death in those pregnant women who have a short cervix. According to experts, a short cervix predicts preterm birth more accurately than any other predictor. These are substantial findings and […]

Owning a Dog Linked with Lower All Cause Mortality

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

There’s some great news for people who own dogs. Owning a dog might significantly lower the risk of premature death, according to a new study. Many people love dogs—and that’s good for them. In this study, the researchers analyzed data of over 3.4 million people and noticed that individuals who kept a dog had a […]

Excessive TV Viewing Increases Risk of Venous thromboembolism

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

According to a new study, people who watch TV very often have a greater risk of developing venous thromboembolism, compared those who hardly watch TV. Venous thromboembolism (or VTE for short) is used to refer different conditions involving blood clots in veins. The term includes pulmonary embolism (or PE for short) as well as deep […]

E-cig might cause heart rate to slow down

Friday, November 10th, 2017

More and more people are now using e-cigarettes believing they are safer than conventional cigarettes. A new study, however, reveals that e-cig might slow down the heart rate. In this study, the researchers tested the effect of aerosols on heart function and rhythm in mice. In this research, the scientists exposed mice to e-cigarettes for […]

Regular Late-Night Snacking Might Increase Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Every once in a while, many of us indulge in nigh-time snacking, whether prodded on by insatiable hunger or uncontrollable craving to munch something tasty. And this is fine. But if late-night snacking becomes a habit, that’s not good. New research has linked it many increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There […]

Peyronies Disease Linked to Greater Overall Cancer Risk

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Men who have Peyronie’s disease, a condition that causes the penis to curve and shorten, carry a greater overall cancer risk. In Peyronie’s disease, also called penile fibrosis, fibrous plaques start growing in soft issue, resulting in painful erections, as well as erectile dysfunction. The penis also becomes curved and shorter. While data is not […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aerobics and Yoga Together Might Significantly Reduce Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Risk factors for heart disease include cholesterol levels, body mass index (BMI), and blood pressure. In a new study, the researchers have found that heart disease patients who did Indian yoga and diabetes recorded two times greater reduction in their blood pressure, compared to heart disease patients who did only either of these two. Heart […]

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