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Beware! Passive Smoking May Up Snoring Risk In Kids

Parents who smoke at home exposing their children to passive tobacco inhalation may increase the risk of developing habitual snoring in kids, according to a study. The findings showed that children are at a two per cent higher risk of snoring for every cigarette smoke in home daily. Children born to fathers who smoke were at a 45 per cent higher risk of snoring than unexposed children. While mothers who smoke increase the risk of developing habitual snoring in their kids by nearly 90 per cent. Those exposed to prenatal…

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Antidepressants May Up Mortality Risk In Lung Disease Patients

While popping antidepressants may lift your mood, it may turn deadly especially for elderly suffering from obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — progressive lung disease that causes increasing breathlessness, say researchers. The findings showed that new users of serotonergic antidepressants were at 20 per cent increased risk of death. They may also have 15 per cent higher likelihood of hospitalization including higher rates of emergency room visits, and mortality related to respiratory conditions, as well as death overall versus non-users of the medications. “There are biological reasons why antidepressants could lead…

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Grandparents’ Exposure To This Plastic Chemical Could Up Autism Risk In Kids

Your exposure to a plastic chemical can affect the communications skills of your grandchildren, says a study over mice that found a link between early exposure to the chemical and the risk of autism. Bisphenol A is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in consumer products such as water bottles, dental composites among others and is known to affect the crucial stages of development. The study, published in the journal PLOS One, showed that mice pups whose grandparents were exposed to BPA, demonstrated different vocalisation patterns. “There are potential concerns that…

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Benefits Of Vitamin D: Here’s Why You Should Load Up On The Sunshine Vitamin

Talk about some of the most important vitamins a human body needs; vitamin D tops the list. This wonder vitamin has turned out to be a key nourisher that protects most parts of our body and keep most health conditions at bay. Also known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin, vitamin D is produced in your skin in response to sunlight. It is said to be fat-soluble vitamin that is vital for regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, two of which are known to strengthen bones and facilitate normal immune system…

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This widely used pesticide is messing up your hormones

The most widely used pesticides in the world may disrupt our hormones and adversely affect human health, a study has found. Neonicotinoids frequently make headlines because of their harmful effects on honeybees and other insect pollinators. Neonicotinoids act on insects’ nervous systems, killing them by paralysis. Very little research has been done on their effects on human health. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, shows that they may also have an impact on human health by disrupting our hormonal systems. “Endocrine disrupters are natural or synthetic molecules that…

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Soak up the sun. It can reduce risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis

People living in areas which receive more of the Sun’s rays are less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, says a study. In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers nerve fibres and causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of your body. Ultimately, the disease can cause the nerves themselves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged, according to the Mayo Clinic in the US. The findings published in the journal Neurology suggest that adequate exposure to the Sun in childhood and…

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