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Smoking after stroke raises death risk three-fold


August 29th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 29 (IANS) Patients who resume smoking after a stroke tend to face a three-fold increase in death-risk, says an Italian study.Researchers led by Furio Colivicchi, professor at the ... Read more...

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Belly fat linked to higher death risk


August 28th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) People envied for their normal weight surprisingly face a higher death risk than the obese -- if they carry a prominent belly, according to latest research."We ... Read more...

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Being overweight does not carry higher death risk


July 8th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Those who are overweight need not worry - it does not necessarily carry a higher death risk, say researchers from the University of California-Davis.Compared to those ... Read more...

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Living along roadways increases death risk for heart patients


May 8th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Heart attack survivors living within 100 metres of major roadways face increased risk of death from all causes.A survey of 3,547 heart attack survivors (average age ... Read more...

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Daily aspirin cuts bowel cancer death risk


April 26th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) People suffering from bowel cancer who take aspirin daily could cut their chance of dying from the disease by about one-third, a decade-long study has said.The ... Read more...

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BP drug not tied to death risk among heart patients


April 11th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 11 (IANS) Losartan, prescribed for lowering high blood pressure (BP), may not be linked with higher death risk in heart failure patients, says a new study.Henrik Svanstrom of ... Read more...

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Moderate drinking after heart attack lowers death risk


March 28th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Men who drink moderately have a lower risk of death than non-drinkers, especially after surviving the first heart attack.Study co-author Jennifer Pai, assistant professor of medicine ... Read more...

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Obesity-sleeping pill combo raises death risk


March 18th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Sleeping pills taken by an obese person magnify the death risk, nearly doubling its rate even among those prescribed 18 or fewer pills in a year. ... Read more...

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Extra selenium can spur type-2 diabetes risk


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Scientists have sounded warning bells over high consumption of supplements of selenium, a mineral found in soil and foods, as it can spur increased type-2 ... Read more...

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Sleeping pills cause higher death risk


February 28th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) People taking pills for a good night's rest could be facing a 4.6 times higher death risk and also significant increase in cancer cases, report said.These ... Read more...

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Exercising beneficial for the obese


February 21st, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Exercise is beneficial for you, especially if you are obese or have diabetes, maintain researchers.Daniel Green professor at The University of Western Australia School of Sports ... Read more...

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Mini strokes elevate death risk


November 16th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) People who suffer stroke-like attacks have a mortality rate 20 percent higher than the general population.In one of the largest studies of its kind, over 20,000 ... Read more...

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Beware - eating disorders might hasten death


July 14th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Don't take eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia lightly, they could bring on premature death, says a new research.Anorexia is characterized by refusal to maintain a ... Read more...

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Painkillers shoot up death risk in heart attacks


May 10th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Taking popular painkillers like Ibuprofen could kill people who have suffered a heart attack, researchers say. Scientists looked at patients who had previously had a heart ... Read more...

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Losing a job increases risk of dying prematurely


April 5th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 5 (IANS) People without jobs face a 63 percent risk of dying prematurely, according to surveys covering 20 million people in 15 countries over the last 40 years. ... Read more...

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Death risk high in older adults with sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the risk of death is more than two times higher in older adults who have sleep apnea and report struggling with excessive ... Read more...

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20-year-long study finds prostate cancer screening doesn’t cut death risk


April 1st, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 1 (ANI): A 20-year-long study has found that screening men for prostate cancer does not significantly reduce deaths from the disease, but increases the risk of treating many people unnecessarily.The ... Read more...

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Heavy drinking ‘ups death risk from pancreatic cancer’


March 15th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A study has indicated that heavy alcohol consumption, specifically three or more glasses of liquor a day, is associated with an increased risk of death from pancreatic cancer."Alcoholic ... Read more...

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Body weight influences death risk among Asians: Study


March 5th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) People of normal weight are far less likely to die from any cause compared to individuals who were overweight or obese, says a recent study on ... Read more...

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Heart’s response to early beat can predict cardiac death risk


February 16th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that the manner in which the heart responds to an early beat is predictive ... Read more...

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Fibre intake lowers death risk


February 15th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Dietary fibre tends to lower death risk from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, a study conducted over a nine-year period says. Fibre from edible plants is known to ... Read more...

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Exercise ‘cuts death risk for men with prostate cancer’


January 6th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Physical activity is associated with a lower risk of overall mortality and of death due to prostate cancer, a new study has found.Researchers at the Harvard School of ... Read more...

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Obesity ups death risk for swine flu patients


January 5th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Extreme obesity upped the death risk for those infected with H1N1 or swine flu in 2009, a study shows.Researchers co-related extreme obesity with a nearly three-fold increased odds ... Read more...

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Diabetic women with depression at higher risk of dying from heart disease


January 4th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that older women who suffer from both diabetes and depression are at a higher risk of dying from all causes, including heart disease, ... Read more...

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Obesity ‘ups death risk in severe vehicle crashes’


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Drivers who are involved in a vehicle crash are more likely to die if they are obese, says a new US study.In a severe motor vehicle crash, ... Read more...

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Obesity increases death risk in vehicle crashes


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Obesity spells a higher death risk in severe vehicular crashes. In a motor crash or collision, a moderately obese driver faces a 21 percent higher risk of death, ... Read more...

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Cholesterol busting drugs might be bad for you


December 21st, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Millions of people worldwide take cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins to prevent heart attacks and strokes but a new study questions whether they actually work. Hailed as 'wonder ... Read more...

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Circulating tumour cells in blood up death risk in early-stage breast cancer patients


December 11th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has shown that the presence of one to four circulating tumour cells in the blood of patients, who are in the early stages of breast ... Read more...

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Why smoking in pregnancy ups baby’s sudden death risk


November 11th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Babies whose mothers smoke during pregnancy have a far higher risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death during the first year of life. ... Read more...

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Smoking ups death risk due to breast cancer


November 9th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): A new study has revealed the women who smoke or have a history of smoking are at 39 percent higher risk of death due to breast cancer.Although smoking ... Read more...

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Lack of vitamin D in patients with leukemia ‘ups death risk’


November 5th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have found a significant difference in cancer progression and death in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients who had sufficient vitamin D levels in their blood compared to ... Read more...

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Plane crashes in developing countries 13 times likelier than in US, First World


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): If you were planning to fly in a developing country, the results of this new study might change those plans, for the risk of airplane crashes is 13 ... Read more...

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Insomniac men at four-time higher death risk than normal counterparts


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Men who are chronic insomniacs or sleep for short durations are at an increased risk of death, says a new study."We believe that cumulatively these findings will increase ... Read more...

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Elevated heart rate over time linked to death risk


August 13th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Scientists have found that an elevated resting heart rate that develops or persists during follow-up is associated with a significantly increased risk of death, whether from heart disease ... Read more...

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Parents who smoke around kids are ‘child abusers,’ says Brit doc


August 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Parents who smoke around their children are putting them at early death risk, says a British doctor.Professor Steve Field, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, said ... Read more...

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