Daily consumption of diet drinks can increase stroke risk, cautions study

Diet sodas are often considered to be healthier alternatives to sugary beverages. A study this week is cautioning that immoderate drinking of the low-calorie drinks is associated with a greater risk of strokes or heart attacks

Daily consumption of diet drinks can increase stroke risk, cautions studyNew evidence shows that consuming two or more cans of diet drinks like diet coke everyday could be linked to a raised risk of dying young due to stroke or heart disease. Experts warn the public against regular consumption of such artificially sweetened drinks. The results of the study were published in the latest issue […]

Lung cancer risk drops significantly within five years of quitting cigarettes

New research has found that quitting smoking can substantially reduce the risk of lung cancer within five years although also warns that ex-smokers still have a greater risk of the disease even years later

Lung cancer risk drops significantly within five years of quitting cigarettesJust because you stopped smoking years ago doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods when it comes to developing lung cancer. That’s the ‘bad’ news. The good news is your risk of lung cancer drops substantially within five years of quitting. These are the main findings of a new analysis of the landmark Framingham Heart […]

Living alone has an impact on your overall health, suggest Danish study

Men who lived alone had a 23 per cent increased risk for dying prematurely from any cause and a 36 per cent increased risk for cardiovascular death

Living alone has an impact on your overall health, suggest Danish studyDanish researchers began studying 3,346 men, average age 63, in 1985, tracking their health for 32 years. Over the period, 89 percent of the men died, 39 percent from cardiovascular diseases. The analysis, in European Heart Journal Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes, controlled for a variety of health and behavioural characteristics, including body mass […]

The real dangers of smoking nobody tells you about

Additives don't change tobacco smoke and make it dangerous – tobacco is inherently dangerous

The real dangers of smoking nobody tells you aboutMost people don’t grasp that the chemicals produced by burning a cigarette are more harmful than the manufacturer’s additives that cigarette also contains, and many mistakenly believe filters can protect them from breathing toxic fumes, a recent study suggests. “We already knew that many people, especially smokers, think smoking might be dangerous for other people […]

Do you wake up feeling anxious? Know why this occurs

While ‘morning anxiety’ is not a medical term, many have reported feeling anxious and stressed after they wake up without any known trigger. According to experts, here are some of the possible causes

Do you wake up feeling anxious? Know why this occursAll of us have experienced anxiety and stress at some point but should we be paying more attention to the factor of timing? In a new study from Japan, researchers examined how evening stress may be different from morning stress. The finding stated that the body only activates the sympathetic nervous system as a response […]

Adults smoking at home can cause kids to develop COPD as grown-ups

Are you a chain smoker? Besides harming your own life, you may also be exposing your kids to second-hand smoke, which can increase their risk of death due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood, researchers have warned

Adults smoking at home can cause kids to develop COPD as grown-upsAdults with long-term exposure to second-hand smoke as children are at increased risk of early death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. The American Cancer Society study also linked exposure to second-hand smoke in adulthood with increased risk of premature death from COPD and several other conditions. “Overall, our findings provide further […]

Not exercising is worse than smoking and diabetes, finds study

We’ve all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease

Not exercising is worse than smoking and diabetes, finds studyNot exercising enough? It might pose a greater risk to your health than smoking, diabetes or heart disease, a study suggests. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic studied more than 122,000 patients who participated in treadmill testing between 1991 and 2014. Results showed better cardiorespiratory fitness was linked to living longer, while extreme aerobic fitness provided […]

Know about walnuts and their amazing health benefits

Previous studies have found that people with higher nut consumption have improved cardiovascular risk factors and lower rates of cardiovascular disease. And nuts are an important part of the Mediterranean diet, which has been found to be heart-healthy as well

Know about walnuts and their amazing health benefitsFor many, choosing a healthy diet is all about sacrifice: foregoing the appetizers, cutting back on carbs or saturated fat, giving up dessert. But what if there was something you really liked that turned out to be good for you? No, I’m not talking about chocolate (although in small quantities, chocolate may not be so […]

Tobacco companies using tempting strategies to lure in young students, states study   

A study carried out by the Consumer Voice and Voluntary Health Association of India, revealed that the tobacco companies are using various methods to entice young students and prompt them to use tobacco products such as cigarettes

Tobacco companies using tempting strategies to lure in young students, states study   While it is well-known, that smoking can cause cancer and a host of other respiratory illness. Early exposure to smoking can make vulnerable to the guilty pleasure of smoking and lead them astray, when it comes to taking care of their health A new report reveals that tobacco companies are using vendors and targeting children, […]

Smoking significantly increases your biological age, warns study

Smokers in their twenties are biologically two decades older than they should be, according to the first study of its kind. Researchers now warn the 'fascinating evidence' proves the notoriously bad habit accelerates the ageing process.  The human body has two different ages - chronological and biological. The latter refers to how old a person seems

Smoking significantly increases your biological age, warns studySmokers are often portrayed as older looking and haggard with facial features that are associated with worn leather; such depictions most often carry over into reality. Regardless of how smokers are portrayed what cannot be denied is the association between smoking, cancer, and cardiovascular disease being very strong. Unfortunately, however, the connection between smoking and […]
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