Depression may heighten risk of kidney failure

depressedDepression, already implicated in cardiac disease, is also a factor in the increased risk of developing kidney failure. Lead investigator Willem Kop, neuropsychologist at the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands, and colleagues studied 5,785 people from four counties across the US for 10 years. Investigators examined whether depression predicted the onset of kidney disease or

Study: Best Actress Oscar Winners At Greater Risk For Divorce

The so-called Oscar Curse that left Best Actress Academy Award winners like Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, and Sandra Bullock single not long after winning the most esteemed prize may be more common than you think, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Pittsburgh Carnegie Mellon University

Poor Vit D levels in newborns up risk of respiratory infections

vitamin DNewborns with low vitamin D levels seem to be more vulnerable to respiratory infections and the occurrence of wheezing. Researchers analysed data from the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study which followed more than 1,000 children in the cities of Wellington and Christchurch. The study was designed to examine the relationship between the actual

Western diet ‘ups prostate cancer risk’

cancerA new study has revealed that elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet plays an important role in the growth and spread of prostate cancer. Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University’s Kimmel Cancer Center demonstrate how mice eating a Western diet, and predisposed to develop prostate cancer, can develop larger tumors that

Strict diet 2 days a week ”cuts breast cancer risk by 40pc”

A new study has indicated that a strict diet for two days a week consisting solely of vegetables, fruit, milk and a mug of Bovril could prevent breast cancer. Women who cut back to just 650 calories a day, twice a week, had significantly lower levels of cancer-causing hormones in their blood, the study found,

Swimming in indoor pools could increase cancer risk

Taking a dip in indoor chlorinated pools may induce genotoxicity (DNA damage that may lead to cancer) as well as respiratory problems, revealed a study. However, the authors of the study claimed that the positive health effects of swimming could be maintained by reducing pool levels of the chemicals behind these potential health risks. The

Mobile use’ can raise brain cancer risk’

The debate over whether cell phone radiation causes brain cancer continues, with a new study by the WHO now claiming that just half-an-hour daily on mobile can increase a person’s risk of the disease by a third. The Interphone report by the World Health Organisation has found those in the heaviest user category were in

Vitamin pills cut breast cancer risk

Taking multivitamin tablets may help reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new study claims.
Women who took regular doses of vitamin pills saw their chance of suffering from the disease fall by as much as 40 percent, reports express.co.uk.
The authors believe the study provides early evidence that along with other important lifestyle factors, such as