Alcohol intake is key to long-term weight loss in diabetic people: Study

Turns out, alcohol consumption may attenuate long-term weight loss in adults with Type 2 diabetes. It was earlier noted that losing weight can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. While the best practice for weight loss often includes decreasing or eliminating calories from alcohol, few studies examined whether people who undergo weight loss treatment report changes in alcohol […]

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Focal epilepsy poses higher risks during pregnancy

Women’s susceptibility to suffer from an increased number of seizures during pregnancy increases the risk of distress and neurodevelopmental delays for the baby. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder which disrupts the nerve cell activity of the brain causing seizures. Seizures occur due to electrical disturbances in the brain. Focal (partial) seizures are caused when disturbed electrical activity occurs in limited […]

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Snoring may worsen cardiac function, especially in women

A new study says snoring and obstructive sleep apnea can possibly lead to earlier cardiac function impairment in women. Snoring is referred to as the vibration of respiratory structures resulting in obstructed air movement during breathing emitting grunting or snorting sounds while sleeping. 90 million people in the United States snore as suggested by The National Sleep Foundation. With age snoring […]

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Air pollution exposure linked to breast cancer

Women working near busy roads are at high risk of developing breast cancer, due to traffic-related air pollution, researchers have warned. The team, from University of Stirling in Scotland, analysed the case of a woman who developed breast cancer after spending 20 years working as a border guard at the busiest commercial border crossing in North America. […]

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Obese children more likely to develop asthma than kids of a healthy weight, warns study

US Researchers say it is possible that weight gain is fuelling the rise in childhood asthma. Researchers discovered that obese youngsters were more likely to develop the lung condition than children of a healthy weight. The findings suggest that the incidence of an asthma diagnosis among children with obesity was significantly higher than in those in a normal […]

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Lack of sleep makes you angrier: Study

Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations, a study has found. Other studies have shown a link between sleep and anger, but questions remained about whether sleep loss was to blame or if anger was responsible for disrupted sleep, said Zlatan Krizan, a professor at Iowa […]

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