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Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “We ... Read More »

High bad cholesterol increases risk of death even for healthy people

People who are young and healthy may still be vulnerable to the risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease if they have higher levels of bad cholesterol, according to a new research. Bad cholesterol, or LDL, contributes to clogged arteries which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The findings showed that compared with participants who had LDL readings of under 100 mg/dL, ... Read More »

Risky operation: Frailty increases delirium post-surgery among older adults

Older adults, who are frail are twice more likely to experience delirium following a surgery, a study found. Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of your environment. The researchers noted that frailty and cognitive impairment are the risk factors most strongly associated with the development of postoperative delirium. Other risk ... Read More »

Childhood depression increases risk of adult addictions: Study

Suffering from depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood may increase the risk of developing addictions later in life, according to a new study. Based on a large amount of data from previous studies on these participants, the researchers identified a correlation between various psychiatric disorders among children and later risk of developing addictions. The findings showed that individuals diagnosed ... Read More »

Businesses brace for crippling energy bill increases

BUSINESSES will be forced to cut staff or shut down altogether as crippling energy price hikes begin sweeping across the nation this month. The small business lobby group says urgent action is needed to resolve the decade-long national deadlock on energy policy in the face of what’s being described as a bigger crisis than the GFC. “This is the biggest ... Read More »

Honda Increases Prices Across Range by Up to 79,000

Following the Union Budget 2016, now Honda has also announced a price hike across its range in India. Effective from March 1, 2016, the levy of ‘Infrastructure Cess’ announced in Union Budget 2016 – 17 translates into an increase of up to 79,000 for Honda cars in India. One must note, Tata Motors, Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki have already announced ... Read More »