Male infertility linked to prostate cancer risk, reveals study

Men who have fertility treatment have a higher risk of prostate cancer in later life, a study has suggested

Male infertility linked to prostate cancer risk, reveals studyThe research – in the British Medical Journal – looked at 1.2 million pregnancies in Sweden over 20 years. Men who had ICSI – a treatment specifically for male infertility – had an increased prostate cancer risk. But Prostate Cancer UK said researchers must look at a much broader age range before concluding men who […]

Vegans and vegetarians might have a higher stroke risk, reveals study

People who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke, a major study suggests

Vegans and vegetarians might have a higher stroke risk, reveals studyThey had 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more strokes per 1,000 people compared with the meat-eaters. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at 48,000 people for up to 18 years. However, it cannot prove whether the effect is down to their diet or some other aspect of their lifestyle. […]

Supplement for joint pain linked to lower heart disease risk, finds study

Supplements commonly used to treat arthritic pain and stiffness may be related to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published in the British Medical Journal on Tuesday. Researchers found that glucosamine use was associated with a 15% lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Supplement for joint pain linked to lower heart disease risk, finds studyGlucosamine supplements, better known as a remedy for joint pain, may lower a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), research suggests. The findings in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) come from nearly half a million people in the UK. Almost one in five of the 466,039 participants said they took glucosamine. Users were less likely […]

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesity

Restaurants frequently serve oversized meals, not only in the United States but also in many other countries, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers and supported by FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesityThe study which was conducted in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India and the United States found 94 per cent of meals served in restaurants contain more than the recommended number of calories according to the UK’s National Health Service Published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the study weighed and measured the energy content of […]

Solving crosswords puzzles and Sudoku may not stop mental decline, suggests new study

Mental engagement through problem-solving games likes crossword puzzles, Sudoku and brain teasers may not offset cognitive losses due to age-related dementia. Instead of this, one can always take up reading, playing board games, and playing musical instruments which could be beneficial according to researchers

Solving crosswords puzzles and Sudoku  may not stop mental decline, suggests new studyThe idea of ‘use it or lose it’ and doing problem-solving activities such as crosswords has been widely accepted as a way of protecting brains from cognitive decline in later life. However, researchers have found that while doing this throughout life could boost mental ability and give a person a ‘higher starting point’ from which […]

Woman fractures eye socket while blowing her nose

Her symptoms all pointed to an eye socket fracture - what’s called an orbital blowout fracture, an injury typically sustained from punches or other facial trauma. But all this woman had done was blow her nose

Woman fractures eye socket while blowing her noseAbout a year ago, a 36-year-old woman entered London’s North Middlesex University Hospital experiencing all of the tell-tale signs of a fist-fight. She was bleeding from the nose, complaining of vision loss and experiencing swelling and extreme pain on the left side of her face, according to a recent case report published in The BMJ. […]

Stringent action on doctors involved in ‘Cut Practice’, says Maha medical education minister

Girish Mahajan welcomes the Asian Heart Institute’s request to curb ‘cut practice’ in healthcare. He adds that the state government will not encourage cut practice in healthcare. If they receive any complaint against any doctor indulging in cut practice and found guilty, stern action will be taken against him/her.

Stringent action on doctors involved in ‘Cut Practice’, says Maha medical education ministerWelcoming the Asian Heart Institute’s (AHI) request to aggressively curb ‘cut practice’ in healthcare, the state medical education minister Girish Mahajan said that stringent action will be taken on people found guilty. The hospital had put up a hoarding that says, ‘Honest Opinion. No Commission to Doctors’ at a prominent location in the city. Taking […]