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‘Sitting disease’ increases cancer risk

‘Sitting disease’ increases cancer risk

People who have a sedentary lifestyle and sit at their table for a long time are at a higher risk of developing different forms of cancer. A new report presented at the annual conference of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) warned that sedentary life could lead to more than 90,000 new cases of [&hellip

Liver donation can cause complications

Liver donation can cause complications

A German study says people who donate liver are more likely to experience psychological and physical problems within years after the surgery. Liver transplantation has saved many lives among patients suffering from failure and severe dysfunction of the vital organ. Doctors already use liver obtained from cadaver or living donors but the second source has [&hellip

Quakes have biggest health toll

Quakes have biggest health toll

A new US report says earthquakes cause the biggest impact on health and highest death toll in comparison with other natural disasters. A review of the medical literature on the health effects of earthquakes published in The Lancet, showed that in the past 10 years, earthquakes have caused more than 780,000 deaths including about 60 [&hellip

Air fresheners can trigger allergies

Air fresheners can trigger allergies

Chemicals used in products such as air fresheners and scented candles may trigger allergic reactions or asthma attacks in sensitive people. Experts say the increasing use of fragrance and scented products in homes and workplaces has lead to a rise in respiratory and allergic problems. “The chemicals in some of these products can trigger the [&hellip

Stem cells treat Parkinson’s in animals

Stem cells treat Parkinson’s in animals

  Researchers have used stem cells obtained from human embryos to treat Parkinson’s in animals. Scientists have successfully grown nerve cells from human embryonic stem cells and implanted them into the brain of animals with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system which often develops after the age of [&hellip

Knee arthritis striking younger people

Knee arthritis striking younger people

Knee Osteoarthritis is joining other lifestyle and obesity related disease such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke, striking people at younger ages. The latest estimates show that nearly 6.5 million of US Americans between the ages of 35 and 84 are expected to be diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis in the next 10 years. [&hellip

Home life affects asthmatic children

Home life affects asthmatic children

A new study shows that children with asthma who live in single-parent homes are significantly more likely to experience flare ups and hospital treatments. Researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center found that both physical and psychosocial conditions of asthmatic kids’ homes may increase or reduce their risk of experiencing severe attacks. Results showed [&hellip

Study finds why screeching sound irks

Study finds why screeching sound irks

German and Austrian scientists have found the reason why the sound of scraping fingernails on a blackboard is so annoying to most of the people. A new study suggests that the annoying feeling is caused partly by the shape of the human ear that amplifies certain aspects of the sound of fingernails or chalk scraping [&hellip

‘Loneliness increases sleep problems’

‘Loneliness increases sleep problems’

People who feel lonely and disconnected from others are more likely to wake up during the night and suffer fragmented sleep, a recent study says. The strong association between sleep disturbances and several health issues has led many scientists to focus on the major causes of sleep problems. In a new effort, researchers at the [&hellip

Laser operation can change eye color

Laser operation can change eye color

  A US scientist claims to have developed a simple procedure that can turn people’s eye color from brown to blue permanently and without posing any harm. Dr. Gregg Homer of California-based Stroma Medical Company claimed his new “Lumineyes” treatment could be a safe permanent alternative to colored contact lenses. The procedure which takes almost [&hellip