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New Tuberculosis vaccine passes an initial clinical trial

At least 20 million people worldwide suffer from tuberculosis, according to World Health Organization (WHO), with 10 million new cases every year and about 1.5 million deaths annually. No other infectious disease has killed more people than tuberculosis. Currently, only one vaccine is available to prevent severe courses: Bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG). However, it is […]

7-9 hours of sleep is the goldilocks zone to prevent the risk of developing various heart diseases

We all know the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, but can it affect our heart health? People in western countries sleep for about 6.8 hours per night. A century ago, this duration was at 8.3 hours. Sleep deprivation is getting more prevalent in developed societies, and so are the incidences of heart disorders. […]

A increased risk of death before age 65 and a shorter life expectancy are associated with salting food at the table

A recent study published in the European Heart Journal shows that individuals who always add salt to cooked meals were at a 28% higher risk of premature death than those who rarely add salt. A higher frequency of adding salt to the table was also associated with a lower life expectancy. Several studies have shown […]

The severity of Stroke in later life is worsened by shift work

Now, new research published in Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms shows the adverse effects of shift work can be long-lasting, even after returning to a normal schedule. As most Americans wind down for bed, 15 million people are just clocking into work. These hospital workers, emergency responders, factory operators, and others are among the 20 percent […]

Elevated genetic predisposition for Stroke can be reduced by leading a healthy lifestyle

As per research from UTHealth Houston, which was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people who are genetically predisposed to stroke can reduce their risk by as much as 43 percent by leading a good cardiovascular lifestyle. According to the CDC, 795,000 Americans have a stroke each year. A stroke occurs every […]

Vitamin B6 supplements could reduce anxiety and depression

Supplementing with vitamin B6 may lessen anxiety and depression. Recent studies have demonstrated that using high-dose vitamin B6 tablets will lessen anxiety and depressive symptoms. When high dosages of vitamin B6 were administered to young adults for a month, researchers at the University of Reading discovered that they reported feeling less worried and depressed. The […]

Don’t ignore these signs of heat illnesses as Summer temperatures break records

According to the US CDC, more Americans perish from exposure to high heat each year than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined. When temperatures rise, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are potentially lethal conditions. When the body can no longer control its temperature to cool down, heat stroke occurs. Many American communities have […]

Even light-intensity activity may lower risk of Stroke, study finds

A new study explores the relationship between varying levels of physical activity, being sedentary, and the risk of stroke. The study focuses strictly on the latter, unlike other studies that consider both heart disease and stroke. Medical News Today spoke with study co-author and Distinguished Professor Virginia J. Howard, Ph.D. with the School of Public Health at the […]

Women already have longer lifespans, and a healthy diet can increase longevity

Consuming more produce with vibrant colours can help reduce health problems affecting women. “The idea is that men get a lot of the diseases that tend to kill you, but women get those diseases less often or later so they perseverate but with illnesses that are debilitating,” said Billy R. Hammond, a professor in UGA’s […]

How Covid-19 impacts male reproduction?

The virus can occasionally be identified in semen and may even directly bind to sperm cells, according to the evidence, which also implies that covid-19 infections can reduce sperm levels for months. According to the UNFPA Report published in July 2021, the number of births decreased by 3.0 percent in October, 5.0 percent in November, […]

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