Oct 202015
 
High-stress jobs may have an increased risk of stroke: Study

People who have high-stress jobs may have an increased risk of stroke. The researchers found that people who had high-stress jobs were 22 percent more likely to experience a stroke than those who had low-stress jobs. Moreover, those with high-stress jobs were 58 percent more likely to have an ischemic stroke, which is the most common type of stroke, caused by a blockage of blood flow in the brain, compared to people with low-stress jobs. Contributed By Sonia Narula

May 212015
 
World's Top 20 Cities Most At Risk of a Terror Attack

A RECENT report has identified the cities most likely to be hit by a terror attack. The report analysed 1300 commercial hubs and urban centres and ranked them based on the intensity and frequency of terror attacks in the 12 months following February 2014, as well as the number and severity of incidents in the previous five years. Baghdad was named the most riskiest city after a year which saw 380 attacks resulting in 1141 deaths and more than 3,600 wounded. 64 cities around the […]

Feb 242015
 
Feeling really angry or anxious can greatly increase your risk of having a heart attack: Study

Feeling really angry or anxious can greatly increase your risk of having a heart attack, especially if you feel so tense that you clench your fists, a new study reports. People’s risk of having a heart attack is 8.5 times higher during the two hours following an episode of intense anger, compared with when people feel less angry. Anxiety is even more threatening, the researchers found. People’s heart attack risk is 9.5 times higher during the two hours following elevated levels of anxiety (higher than […]

Fatty foods harm men more than women: Study

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Oct 202014
 
Fatty foods harm men more than women: Study

Men who munch on fatty foods are at increased health risks in comparison to women who consume high-fat meals, a new study has found, reports PTI. Researchers have found that male and female brains respond in remarkably different ways to high-fat meals. The findings may help to explain observed differences in obesity outcomes between women and men and suggest that dietary advice should be made more sex-specific, researchers said. “Our findings, for the first time, suggest that males and females respond to high-fat diets differently,” […]

Woman’s low birth weight may be at increased risk for fertility problems as adult: New Study

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Mar 182014
 
Woman's low birth weight may be at increased risk for fertility problems as adult: New Study

Girls born with a low birth weight may be at increased risk for fertility problems as adults, a new study. Women who were seeking fertility treatment— whether it was because they were infertile or their partner was — and found women who were infertile themselves were about twice as likely to have been born with a low birth weight (less than 5.5 pounds) compared with those who were seeking fertility treatment because their husband/partner was infertile, or because the couple’s infertility was unexplained. About 3 […]

Death of Spouse increases risk for heart attack, stroke: New Study

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Feb 262014
 

Widows and widowers are at increased risk for heart attack or stroke in the month following their spouse’s death. According to the recent study, Older adults who had lost their partner were about twice as likely to experience a heart attack or stroke in the 30 days following their partner’s death compared with people who had not lost their partner during the same time period. This elevated risk declined after one month. And after more than three months, people who had lost their partner were […]