Study finds link between ecigarettes smoking in US youths

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 | Leave a Comment

MIAMI: A study of high school students in California out Tuesday has shown that those who have tried e-cigarettes are more likely to also try traditional cigarettes or cigars. However, the findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association stop short of showing that e-cigarettes cause teens to try other forms of tobacco, and scientists said more research is needed to explore any such link. E-cigarettes are battery-powered... 

Music eases pain after surgery study

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Paris: Listening to music before, after and even during surgery reduces anxiety and the need for painkillers, according to a comprehensive study published Wednesday. In a review of more than 70 clinical trials involving nearly 7,000 patients, researchers found music to be a powerful analgesic under almost all circumstances. On a scale of one to 10, post-operative pain was reduced on average by about a fifth compared to... 

Kids’ picky eating can have depression anxiety links study

Posted by on Aug 04, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Washington: Picky eating among children may not be just a passing phase but could flag potential concerns such as depression and anxiety, a study released Monday found. According to the Duke Medicine report in the journal Pediatrics, more than 20 percent of children aged 2-6 are picky eaters. About 18 percent of those were classified as moderately picky and another three percent as extremely so. It was in these subsets... 

Molecule clue to memory decline study

Posted by on Jul 06, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Paris: A molecule that accumulates in the blood with age may be linked to cognitive decline, said scientists Monday who mooted hopes of a memory-restoring treatment. The protein, dubbed B2M, is found in higher concentrations in the blood and cerebral spinal fluid of ageing humans, they said. And in mice, inhibiting B2M improved learning and memory in lab experiments. “We are very excited about the findings because... 

Sugary drinks may cause 184000 global deaths a year study

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Washington: Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation. Billed as a first, the report analyzed the global risks of death due to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancers linked to the consumption of sugary drinks. Researchers estimated that around 133,000 people died from diabetes due to the consumption of what the... 

Earth faces sixth mass extinction phase study

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

MIAMI: The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction with animals disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to, scientists warned Friday, and humans could be among the first victims. Not since the age of the dinosaurs ended 66 million years ago has the planet been losing species at this rapid a rate, said a study led by experts at Stanford University, Princeton University and the University of California,... 

Smoking behind half of major cancer deaths study

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: Smoking is responsible for nearly half of deaths due to certain types of cancers in 2011, a US study said Monday. Some 48.5 percent of nearly 346,000 deaths attributed to one of the 12 types of cancer known to be caused by smoking were due to cigarette use, according to the study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine. The large number of deaths comes despite concerted efforts to reduce cigarette use across... 

Study links heartburn drugs to higher heart attack risk

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 | Leave a Comment

MIAMI: Popular over-the-counter antacids for treating heartburn, like Prilosec, are linked to a 20 per cent higher risk of heart attack, researchers said Wednesday. The study in the journal PLOS ONE was based on a large data-mining study of nearly three million health records, and was carried out by scientists at Stanford University. The study looked at drugs like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, which are part of a class... 

Wars in Pakistan and Afghanistan leave 150000 dead study

Posted by on Jun 02, 2015 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: The wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan have left nearly 150,000 soldiers and civilians dead since 2001, a new US study estimates. Another 162,000 have been wounded since the US-led offensive that toppled the Taliban government in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, says the study by the Costs of War Project, based at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. The war in Afghanistan is... 

Ebola outbreak likely driving malaria deaths study

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Paris: The collapse of health services in three west African countries devastated by Ebola may have caused some 11,000 additional deaths from malaria, a preventable and curable disease, researchers said Friday. A further 3,900 deaths may have resulted from interruptions in the delivery of insecticide-treated bed nets, according to outbreak modelling data published in The Lancet on the eve of World Malaria Day. This suggested... 
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