Researchers study perceptions of e-cigarettes

Researchers study perceptions of e-cigarettes

Daily users of e-cigarettes see them as about as satisfying or even more satisfying, and less harmful, than cigarettes, according to the results of a small study from the University at Buffalo.

The study of 105 U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers and their partners found that those study participants who vape daily reported e-cigarettes as "at least as satisfying" as cigarettes, and that 58 percent said vaping was "much more" satisfying.

Depressed? Yoga comes to your rescue

Depressed? Yoga comes to your rescue

Suffering from depression? Attending yoga classes at least twice a week plus practice at home tremendously reduces the symptoms, suggests a study.

The findings, which appear in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, provide preliminary support for the use of yoga-based interventions as an alternative or supplement to pharmacologic treatments for depression.

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New effective treatment for children with migraine

New effective treatment for children with migraine

An effective treatment for migraine headaches used for adults is also proving to be a safe and effective treatment for children and teenagers, and only takes minutes for a child to feel relief.

The research has been presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Migraines are a common medical condition among youth and adults, affecting 12 percent of people ages 12 and older. They can be especially debilitating in teenagers and often disrupt everyday activities, such as school, music and sports.

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Early periods linked with risk of gestational diabetes: Study

Early periods linked with risk of gestational diabetes: Study

According to a recent study, the age at which girls start menstruating is an important factor that could flag a later risk of diabetes during pregnancy.

The research is published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

UQ School of Public Health researchers analysed data from more than 4700 women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health and found a higher number of women who reported having their first period at a younger age had later developed gestational diabetes.

Study finds common gene variants linked to gallbladder cancer

Study finds common gene variants linked to gallbladder cancer

A recent study compared the genetic code of gallbladder cancer patients with those of healthy volunteers at about 700,000 different locations in the genome.

Researchers say they have found several gene variants which may predispose individuals to develop the disease.

The findings, published in The Lancet Oncology, could lead to a better understanding of the causes of this highly fatal condition, which could in turn lead to better treatments for the disease.

Decoded! Is rice healthy or not?

Decoded! Is rice healthy or not?

Rice is a staple food for many Asian countries, serving as a main food source for about half the world's population. But, is the carbohydrate-rich grain a healthy one?

The answer to this lies in the type of rice you choose.

A report in CNN reads white rice is considered a nutritionally inferior "refined grain" because its bran and germ are removed during the milling process, which strips away B vitamins, iron and fiber. Though white rice is typically enriched with iron and B vitamins, fiber is not added back.

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Polluted environment kills 1.7 million children every year: WHO

Polluted environment kills 1.7 million children every year: WHO

A shocking report by World Health Organisation reveals that each year, environmental pollutants cost an estimated 1.7 million lives among children under five.

The causes include unsafe water, lack of sanitation, poor hygiene practices and indoor and outdoor pollution, as well as injuries.

The new numbers equate to these pollutants being the cause of one in four deaths of children 1 month to 5 years old.

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Believe it or not! De-stressing helps you lose weight

Believe it or not! De-stressing helps you lose weight

Have you ever noticed that your eating habits change whenever you are stressed?

It's long been suspected that stress can lead to weight gain, but a new study - the first of its kind - now suggests that long term stress can lead to gaining weight over time.

Researchers from University College London (UCL) conducted the study on 2,527 men and women over the age of 50.

They measured the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, in two centimetre clippings of hair (about two months' growth).

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This diet reduces risk of breast cancer by 40%

This diet reduces risk of breast cancer by 40%

A recent study has found that Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of developing one of the worst types of breast cancer by 40 percent.

The study has been published in the International Journal of Cancer.

Scientists monitored more than 62,000 women over a period of 20 years to see how their breast cancer risk was affected by what they ate.

Those who adhered most closely to a Mediterranean diet rich in plant protein, fish and olive oil were 40 per cent less likely to develop ER-negative breast cancer than women who adopted the diet the least.

Good news! 2 drugs approved for treatment of bowel cancer

Good news! 2 drugs approved for treatment of bowel cancer

A health watchdog has recommended two drugs could improve care for patients with bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer is diagnosed every 15 minutes in the UK and the deadly disease claims the lives of more than 40 people each day - partly because the symptoms are so hard to spot.

It is the country's second biggest cancer killer.

Treatment for bowel cancer will usually depend on which part of your bowel is affected and how far the cancer has spread.

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