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Snoring may worsen cardiac function, especially in women

A new study says snoring and obstructive sleep apnea can possibly lead to earlier cardiac function impairment in women. Snoring is referred to as the vibration of respiratory structures resulting in obstructed air movement during breathing emitting grunting or snorting sounds while sleeping. 90 million people in the United States snore as suggested by The National …

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Obese children more likely to develop asthma than kids of a healthy weight, warns study

US Researchers say it is possible that weight gain is fuelling the rise in childhood asthma. Researchers discovered that obese youngsters were more likely to develop the lung condition than children of a healthy weight. The findings suggest that the incidence of an asthma diagnosis among children with obesity was significantly higher than …

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Sucking your baby’s pacifier may help benefit their health

If you think sucking your baby’s pacifier to clean it and then popping it in your child’s mouth is gross, think again! Turns out, doing so may benefit their health. The research was presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting and suggested a …

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New cases of HIV rise in Eastern Europe, decline in the West

More than 130,000 people were newly diagnosed with HIV last year in Eastern Europe, the highest rate ever for the region, while the number of new cases in Western Europe declined, global public health experts said on Wednesday. European Union and European Economic Area countries saw a reduction in 2017 rates, mainly …

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Lack of sleep makes you angrier: Study

Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations, a study has found. Other studies have shown a link between sleep and anger, but questions remained about whether sleep loss was to blame or if anger was responsible for disrupted sleep, said Zlatan …

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Zebrafish help unlock mystery of motor neurone disease

Scientists from the University of Sheffield in the UK have successfully created zebrafish that carry the complex genetic change known to cause the most common genetic form of motor neurone disease (MND). The breakthrough will help to accelerate pioneering research and experimental drug trials to tackle the degenerative disease. Until …

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Babies born in withdrawal new complication in opioid cases

The expansive court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born dependent on the drugs? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in …

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Study says eight-hour sleep may boost academic performance

Worried that your son or daughter sleep more even during final exams week? If so, take heart. According to a study, students who sleep for eight hours are more likely to perform better. “Better sleep helped in final exam performance, which is contrary to most college students’ perceptions that they have to sacrifice …

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Winter increases heart attacks, strokes risk: DAK

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has warned that with the drop in mercury, the risk of heart attack increases. AK president Dr. Nisar ul Hassan quotes as saying “you are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke during winter months. Research shows that there are up to 53 percent more heart …

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Venkaiah Naidu says modern lifestyle diseases turning into killers

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday urged the medical fraternity to campaign against modern day lifestyle as non-communicable diseases (NCD) were turning into killers. Inaugurating the GEM Hospital here, Naidu said that NCDs were becoming a major killer and it was incumbent upon the medical fraternity to launch a nationwide campaign to create …

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