Regular yoga sessions can reduce the risk of atrial fibrilation by half, in addition to its already proven effects of lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Researchers in Kansas studied the effect of yoga on the common and potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat, which is a leading cause of stroke and affects mostly the elderly.
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A study performed by Scottish scientists from Edinburgh University shows that diabetics have 70 percent more chances to die from liver disease than those who don’t suffer from the condition, as it can lead to scarring of the liver – also known as cirrhosis – and cancer.
U.S. scientists have discovered a link between migraine auras and problems with the heart in children, in a study of 109 children over six who suffered from migraines. Migraine aura is a visual disturbance that sometimes accompanies a type of migraines, and manifests as seeing flashing or flickering lights, numbness, tingling sensations and slurred speech.
A new study carried out by a team from the University of Leeds suggests that a good round of laughter can help heal leg ulcers, the experts claiming that good nursing and the occasional laugh can get the body heal faster than using the latest technology.
Medical researchers in the United States have managed to develop from stem cells a type of brain cell that dies off early in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The new findings published on Friday in the journal Stem Cell could help providing a ready supply of cells for use in testing new drugs or even transplants to help restore lost memory.
Dutch researchers claim that dairy products might not have such an important effect on people’s longevity, despite worries about the saturated fats contained by them. The study in question was conducted on more than 120,000 older adults, who were monitored over a decade, and was funded by the Dutch Dairy Foundation.
A recent study shows that air pollution has the power of alcohol, coffee or physical exertion in triggering a heart attack, posing a risk which is higher than the one when using cocaine.
A small study indicates that putting a tax on high-calorie food might prompt people to say pass. However, the effect-cause relationship is not fulfilled in each and every case.
Comparing two of the most popular weight lost surgeries, namely gastric bypass and lap-band device, a recent study has reached the conclusion that the former is more efficient. It is a fact that the obese diabetics who underwent gastric bypass surgery lost 64 percent of their excess weight after a year, whereas the patients that were treated with Allergan Inc’s Lap-Band device shed only 36 percent of their extra pounds in the same period of time.
Cancer researchers have succeeded in identifying the first oncogene in the last five years, discovering the particular DNA segment that can trigger an aggressive form of breast cancer.