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Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Are Occurring Across the U.S. What Is It, and Are You at Risk?

Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Are Occurring Across the U.S. What Is It, and Are You at Risk?

You’ve probably been seeing an increase in Legionnaires’ disease coverage in the news lately. Legionnaires’ was blamed for the illnesses of four L.A. Fitness gym members in Florida late last month, and a New York City police officer is currently in the hospital recovering from Legionnaires’ as well. (Fellow cops were warned not to shower at a precinct in East Harlem, where traces of the [...]

June 16, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Are Occurring Across the U.S. What Is It, and Are You at Risk?

Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

Autism is a neurodegenerative disorder that surfaces in a child around the age of 2-3 years. The condition differs from person to person and manifests itself in motor disability, gestural inability, speech problems and a host of other symptoms. Risk of autism in a child often gets linked to mother’s health and the phase of [...]

June 15, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

A Cup of Coffee Every Day May Lower the Risk of Liver Cancer

A Cup of Coffee Every Day May Lower the Risk of Liver Cancer

Finally, some respite for caffeine lovers! Your daily cup of coffee may not be as bad as you have been told. A new study, published in the journal BMJ Open, suggests that a your daily dose of coffee can help prevent the risk of liver cancer by nearly 50 per cent. For the longest time, coffee has [...]

May 27, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A Cup of Coffee Every Day May Lower the Risk of Liver Cancer

Respiratory Infection Can Heighten the Risk of Heart Attack by 17 Times

Respiratory Infection Can Heighten the Risk of Heart Attack by 17 Times

Respiratory infection can affect any part of your respiratory tract and make it difficult for you to breathe properly. It can either affect your upper respiratory channel – from sinuses to vocal chords – or the lower tract starting from the vocal chords to the lungs. Besides meddling with your breathing, those suffering from acute [...]

May 17, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Respiratory Infection Can Heighten the Risk of Heart Attack by 17 Times

Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage

Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage

A researcher holds up two culture plates growing bacteria in the presence of discs containing various antibiotics. Photograph: Science History Images/Alamy Stock Photo Many common antibiotics may double the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy, research has shown. A Canadian study has found that taking the drugs raised the chances of having a miscarriage by [...]

May 2, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage

Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

ating fruits daily can cut the risk of diabetes by 12% Eating healthy meals everyday is the best thing you can do to reduce your risk of diabetes. A bowl of fresh fruits can be a refreshing addition to your daily meals. They are full of fiber and antioxidants and supply you the essential micro-nutrients that [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

We have come across umpteen reports linking obesity to depression. Compared with normal weight adolescents, obese adolescents have a higher prevalence of mental health problems, self-esteem, anxiety, depressive disorders, due to their body image issues. According to a new study things aren’t as picture perfect in the other side of the spectrum too. A significant [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

Diets which cut out dairy food could be a “ticking time bomb” for young people’s bone health, a charity is warning. A National Osteoporosis Society survey found a fifth of under-25s are cutting out or reducing dairy in their diet. It said it was concerned many young adults were putting their health at risk by [...]

April 12, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

A New Alzheimer’s Test Can Predict Your Risk

A New Alzheimer’s Test Can Predict Your Risk

  Alzheimer’s is a chronic disease that damages your mental functions and ultimately leads to memory loss. The disease affects your brain connections that start to degrade due to the damage caused to the brain cells. This causes difficulties with thinking, problem-solving and language. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease which means that symptoms appear gradually [...]

March 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A New Alzheimer’s Test Can Predict Your Risk

Inadequate Intake of Good Cholesterol Can Put You at Risk of Heart Disease

Inadequate Intake of Good Cholesterol Can Put You at Risk of Heart Disease

You think you did your part in preventing risk of heart disease by avoiding oily junk food. Think again. While you avoided the risk of increased bad cholesterol, did you do enough to counter it with good cholesterol? Recent study suggests that an adequate level of ‘good cholesterol’ is as essential as avoiding bad cholesterol [...]

March 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Inadequate Intake of Good Cholesterol Can Put You at Risk of Heart Disease

Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

new report is highlighting the alarming number of children in poor countries that are dying preventable deaths from congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease and other serious birth defects are among the top five causes of death of children worldwide. More than 1 million children are born with congenital heart disease each year. n the [...]

December 19, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

A new report is highlighting the alarming number of children in poor countries that are dying preventable deaths from congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease and other serious birth defects are among the top five causes of death of children worldwide. More than 1 million children are born with congenital heart disease each year. n [...]

December 19, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death