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Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke increases risk of COPD death in adulthood

1 month ago   |   By News Medical

A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease death in adulthood.
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Long-term Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Up COPD Death Risk

Long-term Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Up COPD Death Risk

1 month ago   |   By Medindia Health

Childhood exposure to passive smoking or secondhand smoke may increase chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and death risk in adulthood.
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Aging: Driving Force Behind Alarming Diabetes Epidemic in Guatemala

Aging: Driving Force Behind Alarming Diabetes Epidemic in Guatemala

1 month ago   |   By Medindia Health

The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.
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Risk factor modification can reduce, eliminate excess mortality, CVD risk in type 2 diabetes

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Aidin Rawshani
Swedish adults with type 2 diabetes with five selected risk factor variables within the target range had only marginally higher risks for death, stroke and myocardial infarction vs. the overall population without diabetes, although excess risk for hospitalization for heart failure persisted, according to findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
“The extent to which the excess risk associated with type 2 diabetes may be mitigated, or potentially eliminated, by contemporary evidence-based treatment and multifactorial risk-factor modification is unclear,”
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Weight gain after smoking cessation increases risk for type 2 diabetes

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Qi Sun
Men and women who gain weight in the 5 to 7 years after quitting smoking experience a short-term, increased risk for type 2 diabetes vs. current smokers and those who do not gain weight after smoking cessation, according to findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
“Weight gain after quitting smoking may lead to a temporarily increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, although the long-term substantial reduction in cardiovascular or total mortality is sustained regardless of weight gain after quitting,” Qi Sun, MD, PhD, associate professor in the
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It doesn't matter how long you sleep, it's WHEN you go to bed

It doesn't matter how long you sleep, it's WHEN you go to bed

A new study on sleep patterns suggests that a regular bedtime and wake time are just as important for heart and metabolic health among older adults, Duke researchers found. Read more ...

More than 80% of people with cancer risk genes don't know it, study warns  

More than 80% of people with cancer risk genes don't know it, study warns  

Genetic testing is cheaper and more accurate than ever, helping people to understand how their DNA raises cancer risks. But less than 20% of people with BRCA mutations know it... Read more ...

First HIV immunotherapy drug proves safe in phase 1 trial

First HIV immunotherapy drug proves safe in phase 1 trial

The phase 1 trial is an early but significant milestone for the team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which won a $20 million grant to make their ideas a... Read more ...

Context before vocabulary: New research shows babies as young as 6 months...

Context before vocabulary: New research shows babies as young as 6 months use it to integrate learning

Babies are naturally curious, and their drive to explore the world around them can help them become fast learners. A recent study has even discovered that infants as young as... Read more ...

High Gluten Diet in Pregnancy can Increase Diabetes Risk in Children

High Gluten Diet in Pregnancy can Increase Diabetes Risk in Children

High consumption of gluten pregnant women can increase the risk of Type-1 diabetes in children. Proteins found in foods rich in gluten such as wheat, rye, and barley can... Read more ...

Artificial Intelligence can Help Doctors Diagnose Lung Disease Accurately

Artificial Intelligence can Help Doctors Diagnose Lung Disease Accurately

Artificial intelligence or AI correctly interprets lung function test results and helps pulmonologists diagnose lung disease in patients. Read more ...

Neuroscientist reveals the five ways you can boost your boring commute

Neuroscientist reveals the five ways you can boost your boring commute

Neuroscientist Dr Liron Jacobson works at Peak Labs in London and has shared five ways you can improve your mind during your commute. And none of them involve scrolling on... Read more ...

Do YOU wear contact lenses? Beware of a rare infection

Do YOU wear contact lenses? Beware of a rare infection

Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers checked medical records since 1986 to analyse and compare rates of the infection in south east England. Read more ...

New Study Reports Poor Physical and Mental Health in Rural Borderland...

New Study Reports Poor Physical and Mental Health in Rural Borderland Communities

Poor mental and physical health is seen among American rural borderline communities due to the impact of high stress. Read more ...

TINY Cancer Detection Tool Proves Effective as Kaposi Sarcoma-associated...

TINY Cancer Detection Tool Proves Effective as Kaposi Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus Detector

New TINY cancer detection device shows promise as a Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus detector. Read more ...