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Hearing loss before 50 may raise drug abuse risk

Hearing loss before 50 may raise drug abuse risk

New York: People below 50 years who suffer from hearing loss are more likely to misuse opioids, alcohol and other drugs than their peers who have no such disorder, say researchers. The findings showed adults under 35 years with a hearing loss were 2.5 times more likely to have a[Read More…]

Smoking not linked to higher dementia risk: Study

Smoking not linked to higher dementia risk: Study

New York: It is no secret that smoking increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even blindness. But puffing on a cigarette is not associated with a higher risk of dementia, says a new study. The present study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, stands in contrast[Read More…]

Human brain cells develop throughout life: Study

Human brain cells develop throughout life: Study

London: Human beings keep making new brain cells throughout their lives, even into the 90s, a finding that may pave the way to treatments for Alzheimer’s disease — linked to a loss in brain cells, according to a study. Scientists had earlier thought that most of our neurons — brain[Read More…]

Decoded: Why some young adults engage in unsafe sex

Decoded: Why some young adults engage in unsafe sex

Toronto: Factors such as gender, sexual orientation and the desire to form lasting romantic relationships appear to influence sexual risk-taking among young adults, a new study suggests. The study, published in the Journal of Sex Research, categorised people into three groups — heterosexual men, heterosexual women, and homosexual men —[Read More…]

Ways to prep your skin for summer heat: Expert tips

Ways to prep your skin for summer heat: Expert tips

New Delhi: The harsh summer heat can spoil your skin. Don’t forget to moisturise and keep yourself hydrated, say, experts. Krishnan Venkateshwaran, Chief Scientist – ITC Ltd R&D, Dermafique and Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head, Medical Services & R & D from Kaya Limited, have shared tips to save[Read More…]

Say no to cheese omelettes for healthier heart

Say no to cheese omelettes for healthier heart

New York: Do you savour cheese omelettes? If so, think again as consuming more eggs and dietary cholesterol may up the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death from any cause, researchers have warned. The study suggests that egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol among[Read More…]

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