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Harry Potter series helps people cope with death, finds study

Harry Potter series helps people cope with death, finds study

J K Rowling’s popular Harry Potter series may have helped fans cope with death, according to a study which suggests that the people who dwell on the idea of dying are likely to read the books or watch the movies of the fantasy franchise multiple times. For some, it seems that anxiety about or obsession [...]

August 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Harry Potter series helps people cope with death, finds study

Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

A higher lifetime exposure to sunlight may increase the risk of developing eye freckles or dark spots on the coloured part of the eye called iris, a study has warned. While not malignant, eye freckles could indicate the presence or risk of sunlight-triggered eye diseases like cataract or macular degeneration, researchers said. Over 600 swimmers [...]

August 5, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 per cent of digital blood pressure monitors used at homes are “unacceptably inaccurate”, and could cause serious implications for people who rely on them, said researchers in a recent study. The study found that these digital devices weren’t accurate within five mmHg, when compared to the mercury reading of the sphygmomanometer (used by medical [...]

June 12, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

World Hypertension Day 2017: Study Suggests High Incidence of Increased Blood Pressure Among Doctors

World Hypertension Day 2017: Study Suggests High Incidence of Increased Blood Pressure Among Doctors

Hypertension continues to affect millions across the world and leads to close to 7 million premature death every year globally. The World Health Organisation describes blood pressure as “the force of blood against the artery walls as it circulates through the body. High blood pressure or hypertension is the constant pumping of blood through blood [...]

May 18, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on World Hypertension Day 2017: Study Suggests High Incidence of Increased Blood Pressure Among Doctors

Lower level of education may double heart attack risk: Study

Lower level of education may double heart attack risk: Study

People who leave school without a school certificate are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those with a university degree, a new study has warned. Researchers from Sax Institute in Australia investigated the links between education and cardiovascular disease events – such as a heart attack or stroke – by [...]

December 19, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Lower level of education may double heart attack risk: Study

After car crash, opioids no better than ibuprofen for pain: Study

After car crash, opioids no better than ibuprofen for pain: Study

For treating persistent pain after a car crash, prescription opioid painkillers such as oxycodone (Oxycontin) are no more effective than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like ibuprofen, a new study finds. “You’d think there would be a wealth of studies comparing our ‘go-to’ pain meds, but there just aren’t,” said study lead author Dr. Francesca Beaudoin. [...]

November 28, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on After car crash, opioids no better than ibuprofen for pain: Study

Why This Father-Daughter Duo Left Norway To Study International Business Together At Hult

Why This Father-Daughter Duo Left Norway To Study International Business Together At Hult

For most students, going to business school with your father sounds like a terrible idea. But for Malene Eiksund, the experience opened new doors. While her classmates looked for part-time employment, she networked with senior execs. Malene relocated to Hult International Business School’s undergraduate campus in London, as her father, Ole, entered his second year [...]

November 28, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Why This Father-Daughter Duo Left Norway To Study International Business Together At Hult

Study reveals new insights into drug-caused deaths among health care professionals

Study reveals new insights into drug-caused deaths among health care professionals

An Australian-first study conducted by Monash University has found that from 2003-2013 nearly five deaths per 1000 employed Australian health care professionals were caused by drugs, with a significant association between specific professions and drug type. These deaths were more likely to involve females in their mid-40s, with a mental health condition, professional and/or personal [...]

November 23, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Study reveals new insights into drug-caused deaths among health care professionals

Study reveals new insights into drug-caused deaths among health care professionals

Study reveals new insights into drug-caused deaths among health care professionals

An Australian-first study conducted by Monash University has found that from 2003-2013 nearly five deaths per 1000 employed Australian health care professionals were caused by drugs, with a significant association between specific professions and drug type. These deaths were more likely to involve females in their mid-40s, with a mental health condition, professional and/or personal [...]

November 23, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Study reveals new insights into drug-caused deaths among health care professionals

Study links first kidney stone event with chronic kidney disease

Study links first kidney stone event with chronic kidney disease

– Mayo Clinic scientists have connected first-time kidney stone formations with chronic kidney disease in a new study. Chronic kidney disease is characterized by a progressive loss in kidney function, reducing the body’s ability to clear waste. Symptoms include nerve damage, high blood pressure, anemia and weak bones. The National Kidney Foundation estimates the disease [...]

November 6, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Study links first kidney stone event with chronic kidney disease

Study links autism to mitochondrial DNA

Study links autism to mitochondrial DNA

A new study conducted by Cornell University researchers confirms the link between some forms of autism and defects in mitochondrial DNA. The study builds on previous scholarship linking mitochondrial functions with autism spectrum disorder by providing a larger sample size. Researchers compared mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, samples of autistic children from 903 families with their [...]

November 6, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Study links autism to mitochondrial DNA

Study identifies method for slowing skin fibrosis in scleroderma

Study identifies method for slowing skin fibrosis in scleroderma

Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City have uncovered a potential method for slowing skin fibrosis for patients with scleroderma. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation in fibrotic tissue below the skin. The disease can also affect the lungs, blood vessels, and other organs in the body. Treatment [...]

November 6, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Study identifies method for slowing skin fibrosis in scleroderma