Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study finds

The study, by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, analysed a large cohort of over 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer

Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study findsModels were applied to estimate the relationship between cancer risk and self-reported oral health conditions, such as painful or bleeding gums, mouth ulcers and loose teeth. Whilst no significant associations were observed on the risk of the majority gastrointestinal cancers and poor oral health, a substantial link was found for hepatobiliary cancer. “Poor oral health […]

Men must pay attention to their weight to remain fertile, warns study

A new study confirms that weight affects men’s fertility, highlighting that those who are overweight are at a higher risk of infertility

Men must pay attention to their weight to remain fertile, warns studyDiet should be one of the main priorities of men. That is a call highlighted in a new study that confirmed the negative impact of being overweight in a man’s fertility. Over the past years, health experts have been warning about the potential link between extra fat and fertility problems. More and more men have […]

Tobacco consumption will rob you of your breath

All over the world, 1 person dies every 4 seconds due to tobacco use, 8 million deaths are associated with tobacco use and many are premature deaths. 12.9% of all deaths in men in India in 2016 were attributable to tobacco while the same for females was at 5.28% and 60% all cancers in males are tobacco-related

Tobacco consumption will rob you of your breathEvery day from morning to evening you must be seeing tens if not hundreds of people smoking away, some taking a drag leisurely wiling away their time and others frantically puffing and pacing with a lit up cigarette in their fingers. The subways, doors of the local train, public buildings, and hospital walls are decorated […]

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Athletes invest hours practising before a big game. Runners train for months leading up to a marathon. A mother-to-be should likewise prepare herself for the mental and physical rigour of pregnancy, labour and caring for a newborn

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s healthDr Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one. Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance […]

Smoking: Impact on the kidneys, sexual life, and fertility

On World No Tobacco Day 2019, Dr Pankaj Maheshwari, Chief of Urology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, helps us understand the implications of smoking and other ailments it can cause

Smoking: Impact on the kidneys, sexual life, and fertilitySmoking has become a common trend among men and women in both urban and rural India, and, over the past few years, there is a significant rise in the number of smokers. Smoking can pose an extra burden on an individual’s health, finance, and relationships. It is recognized as a preventable cause of ill health […]

P.D. Hinduja Hospital starts signature campaign for Mumbai’s first ‘No Smoking Street’

More than 3,500 (as of now), Mumbaikars pledge their support via the signature campaign to declare a part of the iconic Cadel Road (Veer Savarkar Marg) as a no smoking street 

P.D. Hinduja Hospital starts signature campaign for Mumbai’s first ‘No Smoking Street’P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre announced the launch of a first of its kind initiative in the city, a proposal for Mumbai’s first ‘No Smoking Street.’ The hospital proposes to declare the 1.8 km stretch on Cadel road between the Kaapad Bazaar Junction (including the PN Kotnis Rd) and Chaityabhoomi (Sant Dyaneshwar […]

Say no to tobacco and second-hand smoke for healthy lungs, warn experts

The focus of the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) this year is ‘tobacco and lung health.’ Every year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and global partners observe WNTD on May 31 and people are made aware about the ill-effects of tobacco and discourage them from using tobacco in any form

Say no to tobacco and second-hand smoke for healthy lungs, warn expertsAs per the World Health Organisation (WHO), this year the campaign will focus on the impact of tobacco has on lungs from cancer to chronic respiratory disease (COPD). People will be informed about lung cancer, the primary cause of which is tobacco smoking. Smoking tobacco is responsible for two-thirds of lung cancer deaths globally. Even […]

Welding fumes raise lung cancer risk, reveal researchers

Workers exposed to welding fumes are more likely to develop lung cancer than those not exposed to the fumes

Welding fumes raise lung cancer risk, reveal researchersA new study suggests this holds true regardless of other risk factors like smoking or exposure to asbestos. “Welding fumes have previously been classified as ‘possibly carcinogenic’ to people,” said Dr Denitza Blagev, a researcher at the University of Utah and Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. “Although welders have been observed to experience higher […]

Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people, reveals study

Older people who experience significant weight gain or weight loss could be raising their risk of developing dementia, suggests a study from Korea published today in the online journal BMJ Open

Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people, reveals studyDementia is an important health problem especially with increasing life expectancy and an ageing population. Meanwhile, the global prevalence of obesity, which is closely related to cardiometabolic diseases, has increased by more than 100% over the past four decades. There is existing evidence of a possible association between cardiometabolic risk factors (such as high blood […]

Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes, reveals study

Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don’t quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests

Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes, reveals studySmoking has long been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and serious cardiac events like heart attacks and strokes. But the new study sheds light on how smoking influences the risk of a second stroke in patients who already had one. Among the 3,069 stroke survivors in the study, 1,475, or 48 per […]
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