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Vitamin pills are bad for heart and have no health benefits, says study

The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, a study has found. Researchers from the St Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto in Canada conducted a systematic review of existing data and single randomised control trials published in English from January 2012 to October 2017. They found that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C – the most common supplements – showed no advantage or added risk in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke or premature death. Generally, vitamin and…

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Anti-depressants really do work, according to major new study

It’s hoped the latest research could help end any stigma about taking the medication   Scientists have finally concluded that anti-depressants work following the results of a major new study. According to the results – published in the Lancet – which analysed data from 522 trials involving 116,477 people, it was found 21 common anti-depressants were all more effective at reducing symptoms of acute depression than placebos. The authors of the report said it showed that many more people could benefit from the drugs, although the study also showed big differences in how effective…

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A weekend lie-in could help you live longer, study shows

If you’re planning to sleep in this weekend, there’s no need to feel guilty – it could help you live longer. A large Swedish study looked into the ways in which a person’s age and sleep can impact their longevity. The researchers, who examined the data of roughly 43,000 participants, found that those aged 65 or under were the most affected by how much sleep they got. It was concluded that those who had an average of less than five hours’ sleep per night had a higher likelihood of early death. Crucially, though,…

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Regular Cycling May Not Have A Negative Impact On Male Sexual Health: Study

Challenging previous studies that claimed cycling could take a toll on the sexual health of men, a new study has said that the common form of exercise and transportation may not have the harmful consequences as previously cited.Cycling is one of the most common and popular choice of transportation and workout across the world, and the latest study addresses the claims which said that the physical activity could be harmful for the sexual health and urinary function of males. The new study revealed that the benefits of cycling “far outweigh…

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Study Shows Education Can Reduce Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. As a result of the country’s aging population, this progressive brain disorder has grown to be the the sixth leading cause of death among all adults and the fifth leading cause for those aged 65 or older. Although there is no cure for this debilitating disease, a new study has found a way to reduce the risk of developing it: education. A Cambridge University study of over 54,000 people found that every year spent in school reduces the chances of…

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Toyota and Panasonic launch car battery study

Toyota and Panasonic are to launch a study into a partnership to develop battery technology for electric cars. The move by the Japanese carmaker and the world’s biggest supplier of automotive batteries signals a deeper push into the development of electric vehicles. In a rare public appearance, Akio Toyoda, Toyota’s president, and Kazuhiro Tsuga, his counterpart at Panasonic, announced the companies would look at joining forces to speed up commercialisation of next-generation battery technologies. The tie-up could give Toyota confidence over battery supply. The company aims to hit annual sales of 5.5m electrified vehicles, which…

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