Gut bacteria linked to cause of heart attack

Toronto, May 4 The gut microbiome plays an important role in an individual’s risk for atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke, says a study.

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries.

The researchers believe that the new finding could…

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Obesity can cause progressive disability in people with rheumatoid arthritis

New York, May 3  Obese patients with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to experience progressive disability than patients who are overweight, according to a new study.

Overweight means having more body weight than is considered normal or healthy for one’s age or build, while obesity is the condition of…

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Smoking raises lifetime risk of irregular heart rate

New York, May 2  Smoking and alcohol consumption increase lifetime risk of a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure and other complications, a new study says.

The results, published in the journal The BMJ, showed that that among individuals…

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Males more prone to asthma: Survey (May 1 is World Asthma Day)

New Delhi, May 1  Males are more sensitive to allergens such as dust, pollen, food products, and fungi, and therefore, more prone to respiratory allergies like asthma, compared with females, finds a survey by SRL Diagnostics.

The survey showed that dust has the biggest allergic reactions in men (65.48…

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'Blue light' from LEDs may trigger breast, prostate cancer: Researchers

London, April 28  Reigniting the debate over exposure to the “blue light” emitted by outdoor LED screens and heightened risk of cancer, an international team of researchers have concluded that there is a “strong link” between the two.

To reach this conclusion, the researchers from University of Exeter in Britain…

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