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Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

In recent years, several studies have found that Invokana and some similar drugs may stall or prevent kidney failure. (Photo: Getty Images/Thinkstock) A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of ...

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World Parkinson’s Day 2019: Useful tips to help fight Parkinson’s disease

World Parkinson’s Day 2019: World Parkinson’s Day is celebrated on April 11. (Photo by iStock / Getty Images) Parkinson’s is one of the most common neurodegenerative and movement disorder. Progressive loss of controlled muscle activity, which leads to trembling of the limbs and head while at rest, stiffness, slowness, and ...

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Working in shifts may increase heart disease risk | health

People who work in shifts are at heightened danger of heart disease and the risk increases with years they work in shifts, finds a Chinese study of more than 300,000 people. Shift work “can earn more profit, but it can also cause harm to the health of employees. Thus, employers ...

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Research finds rare genes linked with Alzheimer’s disease | health

Research finds rare genes linked with Alzheimer’s disease | health

For the first time, research has identified two; extremely rare genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). According to the findings appeared in the Journal of JAMA Network Open, the variants, one located in the NOTCH 3 gene and the other in the TREM 2 gene, were observed in persons ...

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Hypertension drug shows promise in liver disease | health

Hypertension drug shows promise in liver disease | health

A drug used to lower blood pressure within a system of veins and inflammation could effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition of the liver, say researchers, including one of the Indian origin. The study on mice showed that the drug sivelestat may lower portal hypertension – associated with cirrhosis and ...

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World Kidney Day: How to prevent diabetic kidney disease | health

There are around 72 million people with diabetes in India and these numbers are expected to increase to 134 million in the next 10-15 years. Uncontrolled diabetes can affect many organs and the kidney is one of the most serious of these complications. On World Kidney Day, its time we ...

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Exposure to secondhand smoke can increase risk of kidney disease: Study

In order to arrive at the result, around 131,196 nonsmokers were examined by the researchers. (Source: File Photo) The perils of passive smoking need no retelling. However, according to a report quoted in The New York Times, being exposed to secondhand smoke can also heighten the risk of chronic kidney ...

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Passive smoking can raise kidney disease risk | health

Passive smoking can raise kidney disease risk | health

Besides affecting your heart and lungs, exposure to second-hand or passive smoking can also raise the chances of chronic kidney disease (CKD), which can lead to renal failure, warns a new study. The findings showed that individuals with less or more than 3 days of exposure per week had nearly ...

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Sufficient sleep cuts cardiovascular disease risk | fitness

Sufficient sleep cuts cardiovascular disease risk | fitness

Getting enough sleep can help protect against cardiovascular disease by preventing the buildup of plaques in the arteries, a study has found. The research. published in the journal Nature, describes the mechanism by which insufficient sleep increases production of inflammatory white blood cells known to be major contributors to atherosclerosis. ...

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Push-ups can keep heart disease risk at bay | fitness

Push-ups can keep heart disease risk at bay | fitness

Active, middle-aged men who can complete more than 40 push-ups at a time had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes compared to those who did less than 10 push-ups, says a new study. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, showed that men who are able to ...

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