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Nicotine Exposure During Pregnancy Could Trigger Hearing Problems in Kids

Health experts have highlighted this fact several times before that smoking during pregnancy can lead to serious health issues for the growing baby inside. Nicotine is a potent chemical with the capability of causing havoc for kids and adults alike. The phase of pregnancy is an important phase, where several factors must be kept in mind in order to secure the life of the mother and growing baby. As much difficult as it may be to give up smoking, since nicotine is highly addictive, there is no other way to…

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Stressful jobs can actually make you find ways to solve problems

Is stress at your workplace affecting your life? A new study finds that stressful jobs can make you find ways to solve problems and work through ways to get the work done, instead of making something debilitating, it can actually be something that is energising. A new study finds that stress in your office – concentrates the mind, keeps you alert, improves your efficiency and even hikes up your productivity. According to The Mirror, the new research says, however, to enjoy these benefits of stress you have to feel in…

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Depression May Up Risk of Arthritis, Stomach Problems: Study

Arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression, while anxiety disorders tend to be followed by skin diseases, a new study has warned. Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel in Switzerland and Ruhr University Bochum in Germany have identified temporal patterns in young people. Physical diseases and mental disorders affect a person’s quality of life and present a huge challenge for the healthcare system. If physical and mental disorders systematically co-occur from…

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Fatty Food May Up Mental Problems in Children

Love to binge on fatty foods such as oily samosas and cheese-laden pizzas? Beware, as a new study warns that such children may be at risk of developing cognitive and psychiatric problems such as schizophrenia or Alzheimer’s disease in their adulthood. According to the study, diets rich in fat deplete the levels of a key protein known as reelin which help synapses in the brain to work properly. This hampers behavioural flexibility and memory. Low levels of reelin have been associated with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in…

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Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Health Problems With Newer Treatments

Despite advances that have made treatments safer and more effective, childhood cancer survivors don’t appear to have experienced gains in long-term health outcomes, a new study suggests. Their survival odds are better, but as adults they may have chronic medical problems linked to cancer and tumor treatments, the study found. Up to one in four childhood cancer survivors report health problems in their 20s and 30s, researchers report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “They have chronic conditions at higher rates than siblings and the general population and they perceive…

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Balanced Combination of Diet, Exercise May Prevent Heart Problems

Shedding those extra kilos through a balanced combination of diet and exercise may provide strong protection against heart disease for people suffering from obesity, a new study has found. According to the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a combination of healthy eating and exercise is the preferred roadmap to a healthy heart. “For men and women with excess body weight, modest weight loss provides powerful protection against cardiovascular disease, regardless of whether weight loss is achieved by using exercise, a healthy low-calorie diet, or both,” said…

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