Smoking, diabetes linked to dementia risk

London, June 14  While smoking and diabetes have long been known to increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, researchers have warned that it can clog brain region crucial to memory, increasing the risk for dementia.

The findings showed that smoking and diabetes may have link with increased risk…

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GENOME-EDITING TOOL MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK: STUDY

London June 13  Therapeutic use of a popular gene editing technique may inadvertently increase the risk of cancer, according to a study.

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and the University of Helsinki in Finland say that more studies are required in order to guarantee the safety of these ‘molecular scissors…

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Healthy lifestyle habits may quickly lower blood pressure

New York, June 12  Researchers have demonstrated that a programme aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at reducing blood pressure.

The study, presented at the Nutrition 2018 meeting in Boston, suggested that the participants saw their blood pressure drop…

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HIGH STAR RATING ON HEALTH APPS DOESN'T GUARANTEE ACCURACY

New Delhi June 11  Do you use prefer using highly-rated apps that claims to change your smartphone into a blood pressure monitor? Beware, the high “star rating” does not guarantee medical accuracy or value, researchers warned.

Using these unregulated apps can give people false sense of security, leading to…

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SANITATION COVERAGE IN RURAL INDIA UNDER SWACHH BHARAT RISES TO 85%

New Delhi June 9   Sanitation coverage in rural India, under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the “largest behaviour change programme” in the world, has now risen to 85 per cent, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation said today.

A statement issued by the ministry said that through mobilisation of rural…

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