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Tall children have higher risk of developing obesity

New York – If your child is taller, kindly take note. Researchers have found that children who are relatively tall for their age have a higher risk of developing obesity. Several studies have shown that height in childhood is correlated with body mass index (BMI) and with body fatness.”As about …

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Researchers identify compounds that halt Covid-19 virus replication

New York – In a fight against Covid-19 pandemic, the researchers have found several existing compounds that block replication of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) within human cells grown in the laboratory. According to the study, published in the journal Cell Research, the inhibitors all demonstrated potent chemical and structural interactions with …

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Morning walk key to good night’s sleep after heart bypass surgery

London – Just half an hour of morning walk can help heart bypass surgery patients get a sound sleep at night, says a study. “Many patients have trouble sleeping after heart bypass surgery,” said study author Hady Atef of Cairo University, Egypt. “When this persists beyond six months it exacerbates …

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High BP pills can also reduce colorectal cancer risk

Hong Kong – Researchers have now claimed that medications commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure may also reduce patients’ colorectal cancer risk. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-i) or angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) medications are prescribed for conditions such as heart failure, high blood pressure or heart disease. These …

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Women with high BP during pregnancy susceptible to heart disease

London – Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease and heart failure in later life, warn researchers. Published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the study found that women who experienced high blood pressure during their first pregnancy were at …

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Depression more prevalent during menopause transition: Study

New York – Depression has been shown to be prevalent during menopause, affecting as many as 70 per cent of women transitioning into menopause, say researchers. The study, published in the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), not only confirms the high prevalence of depression but also the …

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Even minor heart defects linked to long-term problems in adulthood

London – Researchers have found that a congenital heart defect in childhood increases the risk of chronic diseases, such as arrhythmia and heart failure, in adulthood. The risk of other diseases, including asthma, epilepsy and even psychiatric diseases, is also higher than usual. These adverse effects occur regardless of the …

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Study provides evidence on link between air pollution & early death

New York – Researchers have found more evidence to suggest that long-term exposure to air pollution is a cause of premature death among older people. The study, published in the journal ”Sciences Advances”, provides the most comprehensive evidence till date of the causal link between long-term exposure to fine particulate …

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Spend some time near gas cooker in kitchen to lower BP

London, June 27 (IANS) Those who work in the kitchen can find solace in the fact that standing next to a gas cooker can keep their blood pressure in check. According to a unique research, exposure to gas cooker can lower blood pressure and partially offset the adverse cardiovascular effects …

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Wearable skin patch monitors health using your sweat

New York – No need to sweat it out anymore in these social distancing times as scientists have developed a wearable skin patch that will monitor your health using simply your sweat and nothing else. The device will be on a patch applied to the skin near sweat glands. It …

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