‘Healthiest lifestyle’ linked to 75 per cent reduction in diabetes risk: Study

Lifestyle factors for type 2 diabetes may include smoking, drinking alcohol, physical activity/sedentary behaviour, diet, being overweight or obese, and sleep duration/quality. (Source: File Photo) A new study suggests that people with the “healthiest lifestyle” have a 75 lower risk of type 2 diabetes than those with the least healthy lifestyle. Published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European […]

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Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, […]

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Lower indoor temperatures linked to higher blood pressure

According to a recent study, one can manage hypertension by turning up the thermostat. Comparing blood pressure readings of people in their own homes with temperature readings, the researchers at University College London found that lower indoor temperatures were linked to higher blood pressure. “Our research has helped to explain the higher rates of hypertension, as well as […]

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Are you on antidepressants? It is linked to higher risk of dementia

While anti-depressants can help mental health patients deal with depression, long-term use of certain anti-depressants could have serious side effects. A large study done by researchers from the University of East Anglia’s School of Health Science have linked use of antidepressants to dementia, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause. Previous studies […]

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Hope for cancer patients: Enzyme linked to colon cancer identified

Researchers have identified an enzyme that appears to drive the conversion of normal colon tissue into cancer by attaching sugar molecules, or glycans, to certain proteins in the cell. The research, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, showed that the enzyme was absent in healthy colon tissue but abundant in colon cancer cells. “Our […]

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Education and politics have always been linked

I voted yesterday. Ironically, this right we enjoy as free citizens living in a democratic society made me feel more reflective than proactive. Thomas Jefferson argued that a democracy can only function effectively when the citizenry is educated. In fact, he maintained democracies fail when education fails. Politics and education have been inextricably interwoven into […]

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