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Running marathons may up heart attack risk

After reviewing more than 300 scientific studies, the research team found that physically active people, such as regular walkers, have up to a 50 per cent lower risk of heart attack and sudden cardiac death. Feb 28, 2020

Eating walnut linked to healthy life in women

In the study, published in the Journal of Aging Research, "healthy aging" was defined as longevity with sound mental health and no major chronic diseases, cognitive issues or physical impairments following the age of 65. Feb 27, 2020

Stress may lead to surprising social benefits

The research, published in the journal Stress & Health, found that experiencing stress made people both more likely to give and receive emotional support from another person. Feb 26, 2020

Childhood physical abuse leads to heavy cigarette use

The study, published in the journal Substance Use & Misuse, showed that physical abuse of children in high-risk homes, especially when they're toddlers or teens, dramatically increases the odds that their adolescent experimentation with cigarettes will lead to a heavy smoking habit. Feb 26, 2020

Exposure to alcohol ads can lead to teenage drinking

In the study, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, researchers used a framework developed to show causality between tobacco advertising and youth smoking and applied it to alcohol advertising. Feb 25, 2020

Eat fruits, yoghurt daily to reduce stroke risk

For the study, published in the European Heart Journal, the researchers picked over 4,18,000 people in nine European countries and investigated ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke separately. Feb 25, 2020

Harmful metals in e-cigarettes linked to DNA damage

For the study, researchers found that the biomarkers, which reflect exposure, effect, and potential harm, are both elevated in e-cigarette users compared to the other groups and linked to metal exposure and oxidative DNA damage. Feb 24, 2020

Using daily moisturisers cannot prevent eczema in babies

Eczema is a very common skin problem affecting around one in five children in the UK. It usually starts in infancy, and a generally dry skin is often one of the first symptoms in babies who go on to develop the condition. Feb 21, 2020