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Only one in five child abuse victims treated at major trauma centres: Study

Only one in five child abuse victims treated at major trauma centres: Study

According to a new study, only one in five victims with serious injuries caused by child abuse in England and Wales gets treated at a major trauma centre.

This happens despite the fact that such children are three times more likely to die of their injuries as compared to those who have been injured unintentionally.

Physical abuse is an important cause of major trauma for children, but has a different injury and age profile from unintentional injuries.

Loose those extra kilos as obesity is more dangerous than diabetes

Loose those extra kilos as obesity is more dangerous than diabetes

Eat healthy and loose those extra kilos to live more, as a study finds that obesity brings in more risk than diabetes, tobacco use or high blood pressure for shortening of lifespan.

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine found that obesity causes 47 percent more life years lost than tobacco, which causes similar life-years lost as high blood pressure.

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Higher prostate cancer risks suggest new approach to screening

Higher prostate cancer risks suggest new approach to screening

Due to increasing deaths because of prostate cancer among men, US researchers have suggested a special screening more frequently and at an early age to avoid the development of preclinical prostate cancer - that is not symptomatic - to advanced stages.

The findings indicated that among black men, the incidence of prostate cancer is 60 percent higher than that of white men, and their mortality rate from prostate cancer is more than twice as high.

Hormone therapy can lower risk of broken bones in postmenopausal women

Hormone therapy can lower risk of broken bones in postmenopausal women

Good news! A team of US researchers has found that postmenopausal women, who are at the highest genetic risk of bone fracture, can benefit the most from hormone therapy.

The study included nearly 10,000 participants from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a national, long-term study of more than 1,50,000 women.

They included more than 1,61,000 generally healthy postmenopausal women, aged 50 to 79.

Cannot cut burgers, pizzas from diet? Blame your genes

Cannot cut burgers, pizzas from diet? Blame your genes

After knowing that burger and pizzas are unhealthy, why are we incapable from cutting them from our diets? Relax and blame gene variants as a study finds that they affect the way our brain works and influence our food preferences.

The new research could lead to new strategies to empower people to enjoy and stick to their optimal diets.

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Love guzzling diet sodas? Here is why you should NOT

Love guzzling diet sodas? Here is why you should NOT

Still downing gallons of diet soda despite knowing that it wrecks your body? Maybe the knowledge of artificially sweetened beverages taking a toll on your brain as well ought to make an impact on your unhealthy habit.

Artificially sweetened drinks, such as diet sodas, were tied to a higher risk of stroke and dementia in the study published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke reports CNN.

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Meditation, yoga work better for women: Study

Meditation, yoga work better for women: Study

A team of American researchers have found that practicing mindfulness - meditation and yoga - benefits women more than men.

According to Brown University researchers, mindfulness practice does not boost the mood of men because women have a higher tendency to spend time reflecting on things than men.

The team assessed a group of 41 male and 36 female students over a period of 12 weeks, during which time they all underwent a course in mindfulness.

Skinny women are more likely to be depressed!

Skinny women are more likely to be depressed!

Skinny jeans or small sized clothes may fit the thin women well, but when it comes to mental health, things may not be the same for them.

A study reveals, skinny women are more likely be depressed, linking to low moods.

Researchers from Seoul National University of Medicine in South Korea conducted the study and revealed that both men and women are affected by negative thoughts about being too thin, unlike depression among obese people, which predominantly affects women.

Early detection of oral cancer can increase survival chances

Early detection of oral cancer can increase survival chances

In today's era of booming medical advancements, the chances of survival from cancer can be increased, if it is detected at an early stage.

Identifying possible warning signs of cancer can help in early diagnosis of the disease. The two major components of early detection of cancer are to educate and promote early diagnosis and spread awareness on the various screening processes.

Early detection of the disease can help decrease the mortality rate as well as improve prognosis.

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Racial discrimination putting kids at asthma risk

Racial discrimination putting kids at asthma risk

Discrimination is contributing to paediatric asthma rates among African American and Latino youths, according to a recent study.

The investigators found that African American children who reported experiencing discrimination had almost twice the probability of having asthma than their peers who did not experience/report discrimination.

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