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Inadequate sleep may lead to cardiovascular diseases in men | health

Men who sleep five hours or less per night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event during the following two decades than those who sleep seven to eight hours, according to a new study. “For people with busy lives, sleeping may feel like a waste of time ...

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World Mosquito Day: 5 of the deadliest diseases spread by mosquitoes | fitness

World Mosquito Day is observed on August 20 to commemorate British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’ 1897 discovery that female mosquitoes transmit malaria to humans. A tiny bite is all it takes to make you fall ill from life-threatening diseases. Here are 5 of the deadliest diseases that are spread by ...

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Math has answers to how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases | health

Math has answers to how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases | health

Turns out, mathematics can help public health workers understand and influence human behaviours that lead to the spread of infectious diseases. According to a study from the University of Waterloo, current models used to predict the emergence and evolution of pathogens within populations do not include social behaviour. Co-author Chris ...

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Are e-cigarettes safe? Health experts say vaping can lead to lung diseases

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 14, 2018 1:35:43 pm According to a study, vaping can damage immune disable cells in the lungs and cause inflammation. (Source: Pixabay) Vaping or smoking e-cigarettes has been found to be a harmful practice. According to a study, it can damage ...

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40% women with asthma may get chronic lung diseases: Study

40% women with asthma may get chronic lung diseases: Study

More than 4 in 10 individuals with asthma run the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it harder to breathe, says a new study involving around 4,000 women. The researchers examined risk factors for developing asthma and COPD ...

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Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s have been linked to this virus | health

Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s have been linked to this virus | health

Turns out, there is a key connection between viruses and inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. A study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus focused on viruses inhabiting bacteria in the intestine known as bacteriophages or simply phages. “Phage numbers are ...

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Scientists identify molecule to treat fibrotic diseases

Scientists identify molecule to treat fibrotic diseases

Scientists have identified a molecule that can act as a potential therapy for fibrotic diseases — a progressive scarring and hardening of internal organs.   According to estimates, fibrotic diseases including diabetic kidney fibrosis, alcoholic liver cirrhosis, hepatitis C, pulmonary fibrosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, contribute to almost 45 ...

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Deaths from heart diseases rising in India, says study | health

Deaths due to cardiovascular (heart) disease is on the rise in India, causing more than one quarter of all deaths in the country in 2015, and affecting rural populations and young adults the most, says a study published in The Lancet Global Health. This work is the first nationally representative ...

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Multivitamins may not prevent cardiovascular diseases

Multivitamins may not prevent cardiovascular diseases

If you are taking multivitamin and mineral supplements to protect your heart’s health, think again. A new analysis of 18 studies has found that it does not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death.   The study, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found no association between ...

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Men are genetically prone to suffer from these neurodevelopment diseases | health

Your gender may play an important role in determining whether you will suffer from neurological and mental disorders and mental like hypertension, diabetes, arthritis and depression. Neurodevelopmental disorders are a brain function disorder that affects emotion, learning ability, self-control and memory. To understand this disparity, the researchers focused on a ...

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