Testosterone supplements double the chances of blood clots in men, finds study

Men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they’d been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported in the Nov. 11 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine. The increased risk occurred whether or not a man had the low-testosterone condition known as hypogonadism, but appeared to be more pronounced […]

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Just 2 glasses of soft drinks daily tied to higher death risk

Because the findings are that of an observational study, they do not prove that regular soft drink consumption drives early death. However, the research team concludes that the results endorse health initiatives to reduce public consumption of such beverages. A recent paper in JAMA Internal Medicine describes how the international study group analysed data on […]

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Getting your protein from plants may help you live longer, says study

Researchers prospectively followed 70,696 Japanese men and women, average age 55, for an average of 18 years. All had completed detailed health and diet questionnaires, and none had a history of cancer or cardiovascular disease at the start. There were 12,381 deaths over the period. After adjusting for age, sex, smoking, fat intake, body mass […]

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Know about keto diet and its negative effects

Keto diet limits carbohydrates and promotes the consumption of fats. But Dr Shivam Joshi of NYC Health and Hospitals Bellevue said it wrongly restricts very important foods that previous studies linked to improved health. “What people are doing is essentially throwing the baby out with the bathwater when they label all carbs as being bad,” […]

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#WorldCancerDay: Missed cancer screenings tied to earlier death from other causes

Researchers think skipping screenings may be a marker for more generally neglecting one’s own health. “It was not a direct effect of missing the cancer screening that led to the increased mortality in the non-compliers,” said study co-author Dr Paul Pinsky of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. “Rather, we believe that non-compliance with […]

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Regular exercise helps senior citizens reduce their risk of falls, suggest study

Older adults who have exercised regularly for at least a year may be less likely to experience falls or related injuries than their less active peers, reveals a new research review. Exercising regularly appears to protect older adults against falls, including serious ones, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers analysed data […]

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Patients find it harder to sleep in hospitals, reveals study

While previous research has also tied sleep problems in hospitals to worse outcomes for patients, few studies to date have quantified exactly how little rest patients get, researchers note in JAMA Internal Medicine. For the current study, researchers examined data collected from about 2,000 adults who spent a night at one of 39 hospitals in […]

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