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Bullied children may suffer depression, diabetes in adulthood

Bullied children may suffer depression, diabetes in adulthood

A study has revealed that children bullied during childhood are at the risk of developing depression, heart disease and diabetes in adulthood.

The study appeared in journal of Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

"Bullying, as a form of chronic social stress, may have significant health consequences if not addressed early," said Susannah J. Tye from Mayo Clinic.

"We encourage child health professionals to assess both the mental and physical health effects of bullying," Dr. Tye added.

Episodes of dizziness, light-headedness in 40s linked to dementia

Episodes of dizziness, light-headedness in 40s linked to dementia

For all middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops - episodes of dizziness or light-headedness when standing up - may be at increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later, warns a new study.

The findings suggested that these temporary episodes - known as orthostatic hypotension - might cause lasting damage, possibly because they reduce needed blood flow to the brain.

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Citric acid may not be as safe to vape as you think

Citric acid may not be as safe to vape as you think

More than 7,000 different flavours of electronic cigarettes are available in the market, but not much is known about the safety of the e-liquids when they are inhaled.

According to the scientists at British American Tobacco, the use of citric acid in e-liquids needs to be investigated to further understand its potential to form potentially harmful anhydrides in the vapour.

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Need flu shot? Let your doctor make appointment for you

Need flu shot? Let your doctor make appointment for you

If you need a flu shot, you may want to ask your doctor to make the appointment for you as according to a recent study, asking patients to schedule their own appointments doesn't work.

A Rutgers University study found that doctors, who take a proactive stance and schedule flu shots for patients, can dramatically up vaccination rates.

Researchers reported that patients are three times more likely to get vaccinations when their physicians make appointments than when they are invited to make the appointments themselves.

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Beware! Coloring your hair can up chances of breast cancer

Beware! Coloring your hair can up chances of breast cancer

Women beware before dying your hair or using hormonal contraceptives, as they may increase your chances of breast cancer.

Researcher Sanna Heikkinen from the University of Helsinki in Finland and Finnish Cancer Registry evaluated the contribution of the use of hormonal contraceptives and hair dyes on breast cancer risk factors.

"The biggest risk factor in breast cancer is high age and known lifestyle-related risk factors include late age at first birth, small number of children, high alcohol consumption and sedentary lifestyle," said Heikkinen.

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Poor sleep may lead to attention, behavioural problems in children

Poor sleep may lead to attention, behavioural problems in children

Attention parents! Let your kids take a sound sleep, as children who do not get enough sleep during preschool and early school-age years are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer relationships in age seven, warn a study.

The findings, appeared online in the journal Academic Pediatricsm indicated that children living in homes with lower household incomes and whose mothers, who had lower education levels were more likely to sleep less than nine hours at ages five to seven.

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Pregnant women should consume leafy greens to protect baby from high BP

Pregnant women should consume leafy greens to protect baby from high BP

Here's another reason for would-be-mommies to eat plenty of leafy green vegetables during pregnancy as it can protect their newborn from high blood pressure, suggests a new research.

The findings, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, indicated that those born to women with high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity were 40 percent less likely to have high blood pressure if their mothers had above average levels of folic acid.

Folic acid - found in spinach, kale and broccoli - is thought to protect childrens' heart health.

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Heads up college students! Boozing, marijuana linked to poor grades

Heads up college students! Boozing, marijuana linked to poor grades

College students who are looking to score in top levels must restrain from smoking marijuana and consuming alcohol, as a study finds that medium-to-high consumption of both substances is linked to poor academic performance.

The findings suggested that despite no differences in pre-college scores, the students who were medium-to-high users of both substances not only had a lower predicted college GPA on average by the end of the first semester, but continued to achieve lower GPAs throughout the two years of the study.

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'Short' men bald prematurely: Study

'Short' men bald prematurely: Study

In first of its kind, a study reveals that men with short height and light skin colour can face increased risk of becoming bald prematurely.

During a study, the University of Bonn researchers investigated the genetic material of more than 20,000 men and the data revealed that premature hair loss is linked to a range of various physical characteristics and illnesses.

The study, appeared in journal Nature Communications, stated that immune and fat cells in the scalp are obviously also involved in hair loss along with the cells of the hair follicle.

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