Health

Heart attack warning: Excitement of watching SPORT could put you at risk

The study shows that supporters experience “significantly elevated heart rates” while watching matches at the stadium or on telly. Researchers found that peak heart rates occurred most often during any scoring opportunity – for or against – and during extra time.  They are now calling on GPs to warn patients most at risk of suffering cardiac arrest or strokes. The ...

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High blood pressure link to dementia: Warning for women in their forties with hypertension

The study found that women who developed the condition, also known as hypertension, in their forties were 73 per cent more likely to develop debilitating brain decay than women who had stable, normal blood pressure throughout their thirties and forties. Doctor Rachel Whitmer, who led the American research said: “High blood pressure in midlife is a known risk factor for ...

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Brain tumours: Pregnant mothers around THIS could be increasing kids’ risk of growths

Expectant mothers could be putting their kids’ health at risk by being exposed to pesticides, particularly insecticides, according to researchers.  Childhood brain tumours can lead to learning difficulties, difficulties with balance and partial or full loss of sight. Pesticide exposure increased the risk of childhood brain tumours by 1.4 times, said the researchers from the French Institute of Health and ...

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Pesticide Use During Pregnancy Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Brain Tumors

Previous epidemiological studies have suggested that exposure to pesticides during pregnancy may have a possible role in the development of childhood brain tumors. In a new International Journal of Cancer analysis, researchers found a link between maternal residential pesticide use—particularly insecticides—and the risk of childhood brain tumors. The analysis included 437 malignant childhood brain tumor cases and 3102 controls from two French ...

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Black tea may help with weight loss, too

Benefits of green tea were already known; new UCLA study shows that polyphenols in both varieties alter gut bacteria Roxanne Moste CLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut. In a study of mice, the scientists showed that black tea alters energy metabolism ...

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