Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tobacco availability increases smoking rates in pregnant women

EDINBURGH: Pregnant women are more likely to smoke if they live in areas with a number of cigarette selling shops, according to a new study. Conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, the findings...

Poll suggests a third of GPs will leave profession in five years

LONDON: Nearly a third of GPs say they are likely to leave their roles within five years, a survey has found, as experts warn stress and huge workloads are forcing many to quit the profession.

100,000 children and young people in Scotland have obesity

EDINBURGH: More than 100,000 young Scots are now obese, with current methods of measuring weight at risk of underestimating the scale of the problem by as much as half, researchers said.

Just being overweight can lead to depression

LONDON: In spite of the absence of other health issues, being overweight alone can cause depression, suggested a study. The research - jointly led by the University of Exeter and the University of South...

425m people are diabetic worldwide, Lifestyle changes can reduce risk of decease

WASHINGTON: Diabetes currently affects over 425 million people worldwide, with more than 72.9 million cases of diabetes in India in 2017, with most people having type 2 diabetes and at an increased risk of...

Marijuana may not affect kidney transplant outcomes

WASHINGTON: Turns out, the usage of marijuana by kidney donors has no measurable effect on the outcome of kidney transplants for donors or recipients. A new study in Clinical Kidney Journal reviewed living kidney transplants...

Study links insufficient sleep with unhealthy lifestyle

WASHINGTON: Parents, take note! Insufficient sleep in children is linked to poor diet, obesity and more screen time, according to a study. The findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Results show...

New study suggests climate change damaging male fertility

WASHINGTON: According to a recent study, climate change could pose a threat to male fertility. New findings published today in the journal Nature Communications reveal that heat waves damage sperm in insects, with negative...

Don’t drink too much water…

LONDON: Experts have warned that too much is unhealthy and in extreme cases can lead to death. Cases of dehydration are well-documented but overhydration is also a serious condition. Exceeding the recommended daily intake of...

Coffee could lower diabetes risk

WASHINGTON: according to a new study, drinking your favourite cup of coffee could lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. Experts gathered at a satellite symposium hosted by The Institute for Scientific Information on...