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Being married may lower heart disease, stroke risk

London, Jun 20: Marriage can help protect people from heart diseases or strokes, as well as reduce the risk of death from these conditions, a study claims.

Published in the journal Heart, the study is the largest to date, with the age and ethnicity of the participants strengthening the wider applicability of the findings, researchers said.

Previous research...

Sleeping too much may up stroke, heart disease risk

Seoul, Jun 14: Sleeping for over ten hours or less than six hours a day is likely to cause metabolic syndrome – a cluster of conditions that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, a study has found. Researchers at Seoul National University in South Korea found that compared to individuals who slept six to seven hours per...

Avatar-based app helps recognise heart attack symptoms

Melbourne, Jun 11: Scientists have developed an app that uses a simulated digital nurse to teach patients how to recognise symptoms of heart attack and call emergency. Patients using the SAVE app are more likely to call an ambulance when they had symptoms and had fewer hospital admissions, researchers said.

“Most deaths from heart attacks occur within the first...

Kitchen towels could be behind food poisoning, reveals study

Washington D.C, Jun 10: Dirty kitchen towels can aid the growth of pathogens and cause food poisoning, a new research has claimed.

Researchers from the University of Mauritius have shown that factors such as family size, type of diet, multi-usage of towels, among other factors, impact the growth of pathogens on kitchen towels, potentially causing food poisoning.

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Exposure to second-hand smoke down in India, but remains major concern – Here are survey details

New Delhi, Jun 9: Exposure to second-hand smoke remains a major concern in India even though there has been a reduction in such exposure at home and public places since 2009-10, as per the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS 2), released here by the Health Ministry. However, exposure to second-hand smoke at healthcare facilities has increased in this...

Sleep for 7 hours to keep your heart younger, says study

Washington, Jun 8: Sleeping for seven hours a day may reduce the age of your heart, and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, a study has found. Preliminary results from the study published in the journal Sleep show that excess heart age (EHA) appeared to be lowest among adults who reported sleeping seven hours per 24-hour period. Sleeping times less...

Regular exercise more beneficial for men than women, claims study

Washington, June 5: Regular physical activity may be more beneficial for men than post-menopausal women, a study has suggested.

Researchers at Loughborough University examined the effects of regular exercise training on the blood vessels of 12 men and post-menopausal women. Blood pressure and arterial stiffness were assessed before and one hour after a brisk walk.

Their preliminary findings...

Inadequate sleep may cost countries billions: Study

Melbourne, Jun 4: Inadequate sleep, a health problem affecting at least one in three adults worldwide, could cost countries billions, a study has found.

Researchers from Victoria Universityand University of Western Australiaattempted to measure the economic consequences of limited sleep times in Australia.

Limited sleep times is defined as "difficulties with sleep initiation, maintenance or...

Common toothpaste ingredient triclosan may up colon cancer risk, says study

A common antimicrobial ingredient triclosan, found in hand soaps and toothpastes, may alter gut bacteria and increase the risk of colon cancer, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, suggests that short-time treatment with low-dose triclosan caused colonic inflammation, and exaggerated disease development of colitis and colitis-associated colon cancer in mice. “These results, for...