General Health articles


Only 20% of young people treated for anxiety stay well: Study

Only 20% of young people treated for anxiety stay well: Study

New York: Researchers have found that only 20 per cent of young people diagnosed with anxiety will stay well over the long term, no matter which treatment they get. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, examined 319 young people aged 10 to 25 who had been diagnosed


Work stress may lead to irregular heart rate

London: Too much job pressure may increase your risk developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure and other complications. The study found that being stressed at work was associated with a 48 per cent higher risk of atrial fibrillation. “Work stress has previously


Insufficient vitamin D can raise miscarriage risk: Lancet

New York: Apart from boosting bone health, vitamin D also plays an important role in maintaining pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, a study has shown. The findings, appearing in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, showed that women who had sufficient preconception vitamin D concentrations were 10 per cent more likely to become pregnant and 15


Mother’s depression can adversely affect child’s IQ

New York: When a mother’s depression goes untreated, it can negatively affect a child’s cognitive development up to the age of 16, suggests new research. The findings, published in the journal Child Development, suggest that early identification and treatment of maternal depression is key healthy growth of her children. The researchers surveyed approximately 900 healthy children


Here’s good news for coffee lovers: They live longer

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, according to a new study reported by US researchers at the University Of Southern California (USC). In a study of more than 180,000 participants, the researchers found that people who drank regular or decaffeinated coffee experienced health benefits, such as increased longevity. The researchers report in the

Viagra doesn't cause skin cancer

Viagra doesn’t cause skin cancer

Lifestyle factors, not Viagra, put users of erectile dysfunction drugs at higher risk of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, says a study. The study that involved analysis of medical records of over 20,235 men concluded that use of erectile dysfunction drugs does not cause melanoma and that the likely source of the observed

Three to five coffee cups a day may cut heart disease risk

Three to five coffee cups a day may cut heart disease risk

Drinking three to five cups of coffee per day could cut an individual’s cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risk by up to 21 percent, says new research. “It is important to acknowledge factors which might have a protective effect against CVD mortality. Moderate coffee consumption could play a significant role in reducing CVD mortality risk, which

Smoking linked to breast cancer in young women

Smoking linked to breast cancer in young women

Smoking may increase the risk of dying early in pre-menopausal women with breast cancer, a research said. “Overall, this work is monumental in advising patients about how smoking might affect breast cancer outcome,” said co-author Yuko Minami from Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. This study included 848 patients admitted to a

Eat nuts to cut cancer risk

Eat nuts to cut cancer risk

Consuming nuts is associated with a decreased risk of certain types of cancer, but not Type-2 diabetes, says new study. For the study, researchers conducted a systematic review of 36 observational studies, which included 30,708 patients on the disease-preventive powers of nut consumption to create a comprehensive analysis. The study was published in the journal