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Birth pill linked to lower risk of arthritis in women

By: IANS | London | Published:August 19, 2017 8:42 pm Are you using birth control pills? (Source: Thinkstock Images) Besides birth control, contraceptive pills may also aid in decreasing the risk of women developing rheumatoid arthritis — two to three times more common in women than in men — as …

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High BP during pregnancy may up heart disease risk later

By: IANS | Toronto | Published:August 19, 2017 8:53 pm Get yourself checked! (Source: File Photo) Women who experience high blood pressure condition during pregnancy are likely to face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a study. Hypertension or high blood pressure is …

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Vitamin C jabs may stave off blood cancer: Study

By: PTI | New York | Published:August 19, 2017 1:27 pm To determine the effect of mutations that reduce TET2 function in abnormal stem cells, the team genetically engineered mice such that the scientists could switch the TET2 gene on or off. (Photo: Thinkstock/Representational) Vitamin C injections may halt the …

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Diet diary: From Andes to Japanese islands, lessons in longevity

Written by Ishi Khosla | Published:August 19, 2017 2:23 am Scientific studies and research have shown that besides genetic factors, longevity is strongly linked to food and exercise habits. Immortality is impossible but living a long life isn’t. Some cultures like the Vilcabambans of the Ecuadorian Andes, the Hunza of …

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New pain reliever may help combat opioid abuse

By: IANS | New York | Published:August 18, 2017 4:56 pm The new pain drug binds to a receptor on cells throughout the central nervous system called the sigma 2 receptor. (Source: File Photo) Scientists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that is effective in alleviating neuropathic pain, a discovery …

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E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers

By: IANS | London | Published:August 18, 2017 5:34 pm Some had tried tobacco but the vast majority were non-smokers. A third had used an e-cigarette. (Source: File Photo) Researchers have identified a “robust association” between e-cigarette use among teenagers and the increased probability of smoking a cigarette within a …

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Quit smoking to delay frailty in old age

By: IANS | London | Published:August 18, 2017 5:43 pm The researchers used data from a nationally representative sample of older men and women living in England. (Source: File Photo) Giving up smoking early may potentially prevent or delay developing frailty, even in old age, suggests new research. The study, …

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Skipping breakfast could make your kid undernourished

By: IANS | London | Published:August 17, 2017 6:21 pm The findings showed that 31.5 per cent of children who skipped breakfast did not meet even the lower recommended nutrient intake (LRNI) of iron. (Source: File Photo) Is your son or daughter in the habit of skipping breakfast regularly? If …

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