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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.

Did you know hearing tests fail to diagnose hearing loss?

Did you know hearing tests fail to diagnose hearing loss?

A team of US researchers has revealed that the traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage, which otherwise might be detected by some behavioural tests.

According to researchers, the reason why some forms of hearing loss may go un-recognised in the clinic is that hearing involves a complex partnership between the ear and the brain and the central auditory system can compensate for significant damage to the inner ear by turning up its volume control, partially overcoming the deficiency.

Beware! Consuming diet soda daily ups three times risk of dementia, stroke

Beware! Consuming diet soda daily ups three times risk of dementia, stroke

Watch it before you gulp that fizzy drink or sugary beverage as a study reveals that people who drink diet soda daily are three times more likely to develop stroke and dementia.

The findings, appeared in the journal of Alzheimer's & Dementia, indicated that people who frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volumes and smaller hippocampal volumes - an area of the brain important for memory.

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Multiple sclerosis start showing signs five years before onset of disease

Multiple sclerosis start showing signs five years before onset of disease

Canadian researchers have found that people with multiple sclerosis start showing symptoms of something wrong, five years before the onset of disease.

Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune disease where the body attacks the protective coating, known as myelin, around brain cells.

The research, published in Lancet Neurology, could help doctors screen for the disease and start interventions earlier in a new direction for finding the root cause of the disease.

Daily intake of strawberries cuts breast cancer risk: Study

Daily intake of strawberries cuts breast cancer risk: Study

Dear ladies! Include strawberries in your diet daily to stay healthy, as a study finds that eating 15 percent strawberries along with fruits and vegetables every day for five weeks may help in preventing and curing breast cancer.

The results, published in the open-access journal 'Scientific Reports', revealed that supplementing diet with strawberry extract had served to stop the propagation of cancer cells to adjacent healthy tissue.

Moderate-severe hot flashes in menopausal women ups risk of depression

Moderate-severe hot flashes in menopausal women ups risk of depression

Menopausal or pre- menopausal women, aged 40-65, who experience hot flashes or excessive sweating during sleep, are at increased risk of moderate and severe depression.

The results demonstrate that among a group of women ages 40-65, those with moderate-severe hot flashes were significantly more likely to have moderate-severe depression than women with no or mild vasomotor symptoms.

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Scared of dentists? You are more likely to have tooth decay

Scared of dentists? You are more likely to have tooth decay

Are you afraid of visiting a dentist and this dental phobia is not letting you treat your decayed tooth?

If yes, then you may have to keep that anxiety at bay as a study finds that people who have a severe fear of the dentist are more likely to have missing teeth and poor quality of life.

The results, published in the British Dental Journal, showed that people with dental phobia are more likely to have one or more decayed teeth, as well as missing teeth.

In addition, the study found that those with dental phobia reported that their quality of life is poor.

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This Summer, say no to body odour

This Summer, say no to body odour

Summer is here and with this is sweat and rashes. Sweat leads to odour, which most of the time, is depressing and literally nightmarish!

So if you are also struggling with the issue of body odour, here are some expert tips that might help you keep it at bay.

- Shower twice a day: Taking bath twice a day, is a perfect solution for those who are likely to have excessive sweat. It not only cools you during the summer months but perfectly targets your body odor.

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Milk sans fortification is nothing but wasted

Milk sans fortification is nothing but wasted

Much of the milk that we drink is in fact wasted!

This may sound odd as it has long been flaunted as rich source of calcium and beverage for good health. But actually it is not the case due to the lack of Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is the carrier necessary for depositing calcium on to the bone. So, milk sans Vitamin D worth nothing.

There are two reasons of Vitamin D deficiency in India:

First, we have stopped soaking in the sun rays in the morning for this.

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