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Research Links Air Pollution to Weaker Bones and Osteoporosis

Research Links Air Pollution to Weaker Bones and Osteoporosis

Two recently conducted studies have found a link between osteoporosis and long term exposure to air pollution. Results of both studies have been published in journal The Lancet Planetary Health. The studies were joint effort of researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, New England Research Institute, Northwestern University, the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.

Majority of Medical Marijuana Products Have Mislabeling Issues: Study

Majority of Medical Marijuana Products Have Mislabeling Issues: Study

Nearly two-third of Medical marijuana products suffer from mislabeling, as per a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. While medical marijuana marketers claim positive impact of products for chronic pain, seizures, PTSD and many other ailments, the labeling of products is correct only in 31 percent of the cases evaluated by the study team. Medical marijuana enjoys legal status in 29 states but it is still illegal under federal law. Due to its legal status, the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t regulate derivates of marijuana.

Insomnia could raise Risk of Kidney Disease

Insomnia could raise Risk of Kidney Disease

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis has linked insomnia with decline in kidney function. The study team checked medical records and kidney health among United States veterans. The study team found that chronic insomnia could impact kidney health and even raise the risk of kidney failure in certain cases. Results of the study were presented at American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2017.

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Drug overdose deaths rise by 21 percent in 2016: CDC

Drug overdose deaths rise by 21 percent in 2016: CDC

Drug overdose related deaths increased by 21 percent across the United States, as per the latest report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC report informed that 20 people on an average died for every 100,000 Americans in year 2016. The report added that death due to heart disease, HIV, liver disease and suicide declined during the period under review.

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Regular Red Wine Boosts Fertility Among Women: Research

Regular Red Wine Boosts Fertility Among Women: Research

Regular consumption of red wine has been linked to many health benefits in the past. A new research has now linked regular red wine consumption to better fertility among women. The research team at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri suggests that due to high amount of resveratrol, red wine protects cells from biological stress and boosts fertility.

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.

Supersized Chocolate Bars Banned in UK Hospitals

Supersized Chocolate Bars Banned in UK Hospitals

NHS CEO has asked hospitals shops to not stock chocolate bars or other confectionary items offering more than 250 calories. The order also puts ban on drinks having more than 5 grams of sugar per 100 ml.

Rising obesity level has prompted medical experts. NHS currently employs 1.3 million people across the United Kingdom. Latest estimates suggest that 700,000 NHS workers are overweight or obese. NHS offers services to nearly one million patients everyday.

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Eating Fibrous Vegetables like Broccoli can resolve majority of gut problems

Eating Fibrous Vegetables like Broccoli can resolve majority of gut problems

Regular consumption of fibrous vegetables can be an effective long-term solution for preventing any gut problems. A new study has recommended regular consumption of broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage for better gut health. Detailed study results have been published in the journal of Functional Foods. Foods with high fiber content have been recommended by health experts for healthy digestive system and they are important for long term health.

Rising Obesity putting additional pressure on Healthcare system

Rising Obesity putting additional pressure on Healthcare system

The rising obesity level across the world, especially in developed economies, has put additional pressure on healthcare systems. A team of researchers in the U.K. and at the World Health Organization has conducted analysis of 2,400 studies involving 32 million children. The study was published online Tuesday in the journal Lancet.

Overweight and obesity lead to many chronic ailments. The additional pressure on healthcare system requires massive investment in improvement of public health system. The need for additional medication is also raising the healthcare bills.

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FDA confirms positive impact of Spark Therapeutics gene therapy

FDA confirms positive impact of Spark Therapeutics gene therapy on vision

The U.S. FDA has confirmed short term benefits with Spark Therapeutics’ gene therapy for vision in a rare, inherited form of blindness. As per the preliminary review conducted by FDA team, the short term benefits have been noticed but it is still unclear if the gene therapy offers long term vision benefit as well. The therapy developed by Spark Therapeutics would be the first gene therapy approved in the United States for an inherited condition.

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