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Depression and early old age go hand-in-hand, finds study

This is an image of how depression and anxiety speed up cognitive ageing. Credit: Amber John, University of Sussex

Amid increasing instances of depression among the celebrities, common people and even teenagers, psychologists at the University of Sussex have come up with a new dimension to the alarming mental health issue saying the brain ages faster when people undergo frequent depression. Depression is the leading cause of mental ill health across the world with more than 300 million people ...

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Eat healthy diet to keep hearing aid away

Hearing loss, which affects nearly 48 million Americans, can be mitigated with healthy diet, said a new study by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who examined the relation between three different diets and risk of developing hearing loss. The researchers studied the Alternate Mediterranean diet (AMED), Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), and the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010 (AHEI-2010) ...

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Frequent sauna bathing brings down stroke risk, says study

Frequent sauna bathing can bring down the risk of stroke, said a new international study, based on a 15-year follow-up on people taking a sauna 4-7 times a week. the study found that they were 61% less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week. This is the first such large-scale study and the findings ...

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Faster walking patients are hospitalized less: Study

Faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalised less, according to research presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress, and published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1,2 The three-year study was conducted in 1,078 hypertensive patients, of whom 85% also had coronary heart disease and 15% also had valve disease. Patients were then asked to ...

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Fatty fish, camelina oil good for HDL, IDL cholesterol: study

Eating fatty fish increases the size and lipid composition of HDL particles in people with impaired glucose metabolism, said a new study by the University of Eastern Finland. The changes in size and lipid composition of HDL (good cholestrol) particles make them beneficial for cardiovascular health, said the study published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. It also found that ...

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Ketamine may help treat migraine compared to other therapies

Ketamine, a medication commonly used for pain relief and increasingly used for depression, may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments, said a new study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2017 annual meeting. The study of 61 patients found that almost 75 percent experienced an improvement in their migraine intensity after a three- to ...

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New Blood Pressure Monitoring Device Developed to Make it More Accurate

Amid recent reports of blood pressure devices not being accurate, a team of doctors from Jerusalem have come up with a new oscillometry device to measure it accurately. The device, developed by a group of researchers from the Jerusalem College of Technology and the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Israel, uses photoplethysmography technique, a pressure cuff wrapped around the arm ...

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Age of Father in IVF Births Crucial: Study

Men, unlike women, do not have a menopause to say they cease to help in fertility but a recent study has found that the chance of natural conception can be affected by the age of the male partner, particularly in the genetic health of sperm cells. Despite a wide belief and celebrity examples of Charlie Chaplin or Luciano Pavarotti, which have ...

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Flax Seeds Help Women Most: Study

Flaxseed is the new sought-after supplement in faily diet owing to its component lignans which help women to get regular menstrual cycle and also reduce the risk of breast cancer, show recent research findings. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, flax seed contains lignans, also called phytoestrogens, bearing a chemical structure similar to estrogen but unlike estrogen that ...

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Mozart’s Music Reduces Hypertension (BP), Says Study

A study from the University Bochum in Germany showed in its recent comparative research of the classical music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss II vis-a-vis Abba of the 1980s that the hepertension comes down when you listen to Mozart or Strauss but not ABBA. They corraborated how Mozart’s music can reduce blood lipid concentration, blood pressure and heart ...

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Blood Vessels Can Actually Get Better With Age

  Although the causes of many age-related diseases remain unknown, oxidative stress has been linked to cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases including diabetes, hypertension and age-related cancers. However, researchers at the University of Missouri recently found that aging actually offered significant protection against oxidative stress, suggesting that aging may trigger an adaptive response to counteract the effects of oxidative stress on ...

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