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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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Asthmatics less able to fight off flu

Asthmatics less able to fight off flu

People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, a new research has shown.

The study, led by Dr Ben Nicholas from University of Southampton, assessed lung samples from asthmatics and healthy volunteers. The samples were exposed to influenza and their reactions were analysed.

This study was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

You can create your own 'mind palace' like Sherlock Holmes!

You can create your own 'mind palace' like Sherlock Holmes!

Wish to remember hundreds of random words, numbers and images? Try to train your brain by picturing familiar places and filling them with imaginary objects, like a cow eating moss to represent the city of Moscow for six weeks.

As per reports of CNN, by imagining that cow in the doorway of your home, the research suggests, you can make memories stick by capitalising on something that humans are naturally good at: visual learning and navigation.

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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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Beat the heat and protect your skin!

Beat the heat and protect your skin!

Summer is knocking the door! Before it arrives, let's bring on the stock for our beauty routine to welcome the the long days and even longer evenings.

Dr Alia Rizvi, dermatologist at Me Clinic, New Delhi, brings some tips to protect your skin from tanning.

- Protect your lips: More than winters, our lips dry out very often during the summer. So it is the time when you are going to need SPF enhanced Lip Balm regularly to keep your lips moisturized.

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