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Too much exercise can raise early death risk: Study

Too much exercise can raise early death risk: Study

Exercise for extended periods on a regular basis can raise the risk of heart disease, as per a new study. A research team in Chicago compared heart disease rate among men with moderate exercise to those engaging in increased workout schedules. The study team found nearly twice the risk of heart disease among men exercising 7 hours or more per week compared to men who engaged in moderate exercise.

Heart and lung transplant saves Chicago teen’s life

Heart-lung transplant saves Chicago teen’s life

After a successful heart-lung transplant surgery, a 15-year-old Chicago teen is looking forward to return to routine activities that boys of his age typically enjoy.

Spencer Kolman underwent the heart-lung transplant surgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital on 29th of November last year. He is now thrilled that he no longer has to depend on an oxygen tank to survive and get around.

Novel solar-powered technology results into no new emissions by removing carbon from atmosphere

Novel solar-powered technology results into no new emissions by removing carbon from atmosphere

Scientists are having big hopes from their new type of solar-powered technology that it can lessen climate change. In the journal Science, a team of scientists disclosed that they have developed a device that absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and with the help of sunlight, it is broken into a mix of carbon monoxide and hydrogen known as synthetis gas or syngas.

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Novel technology that directly uses sun’s energy could lessen climate change

Novel technology that directly uses sun’s energy could lessen climate change

If this experimental solar-powered technology makes a successful transition from the laboratory to industrials-scale use, it can prove quite beneficial in reducing the effect of climate change.

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Excessive stress can lead to memory problems among breast cancer survivors, but exercise can help

Excessive stress can lead to memory problems among breast cancer survivors, but exercise can help

A latest research conducted on breast cancer patients suggests that excessive stress can cause memory problems among breast cancer survivors, but exercise can prove helpful. Cancer survivors face many challenges and stress can lead to serious health issues. Study's main author, Siobhan Phillips, assistant professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, informed that his team has discovered that moderate to vigorous physical activity really helps women psychologically, which then proves beneficial for their memory.

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50% of most popular sunscreen products do not meet all AAD guidelines: Study

50% of most popular sunscreen products do not meet all AAD guidelines: Study

A new research paper has found that nearly 50% of the sunscreen products available in the United States do not meet the basic sun safety guidelines provided by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

As per the guidelines of the AAD, a sunscreen needs to be of broad-spectrum, which means that it can protect against both UVA and UVB rays, it should have a sun protection factor (SPF) or at least 30 or higher and also water and sweat resistant.

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Continually sleep-deprived people especially shift workers at increased risk of heart disease

Continually sleep-deprived people especially shift workers at increased risk of heart disease

Working in shifts seems to be a common pattern followed by many these days. One major thing that becomes part of shift workers is they continually remain sleep-deprived. Problem in concentration, lack of energy and irritability are among symptoms of sleep deprivation and could harm a body a lot.

American Heart Association's journal Hypertension-published research paper has unveiled that by not getting proper sleep, responses that control body’s internal environment to not work properly. This may up the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Loneliness affects body and health

Loneliness affects body and health

Feeling lonely is not at all good and especially for elderly, says a new study. Researchers at the University of Chicago have said that social isolation increases the risk of premature death by 14%. Loneliness feeling may also bring changes in the production of white blood cells.

While studying gene expression in leukocytes, the researchers have studied loneliness in both humans and rhesus monkeys. Human participants were from the Chicago Health, Aging, and Social Relations Study, which started in 2002 and the participants were aged between 50 and 68.

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74 People in Chicago Last Week Found Overdosed On Heroin

74 People in Chicago Last Week Found Overdosed On Heroin

According to city health and fire officials, nearly 74 people were found overdosed on heroin last week. Officials suspect that the drug had been mixed with powerful painkillers possibly fentanyl.

According to the Chicago Tribune, nearly 14 people on Friday afternoon were rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago for treatment for possible heroin overdoses. The hospital officials said that some patients that arrived at the hospital even had needles in their arms.

Immunotherapy Likely to Replace Chemotherapy as Standard Treatment for Cancer

Immunotherapy Likely to Replace Chemotherapy as Standard Treatment for Cancer

Hailing Immunotherapy as the new treatment for advanced melanoma skin cancer, UK doctors presented the results of a trial, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual conference in Chicago, this Sunday.

In the trial, 945 patients were administered doses of nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy), individually and as a combination. These two drugs have been approved by the US FDA for treating melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer, claiming lives of over 2,000 people in Britain every year.

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