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Diabetes patients, beware: Glucose control can increase risk of death

A team of researchers has found that the common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality. Looking at routine data from over 3,00,000 people in the UK, collected between 2004 and 2015, researchers found that lower levels of glycated haemoglobin — typically regarded as being good ... Read More »

Is your baby born preterm? They are at greater risk of having cognitive difficulties later in childhood

A new large-scale UK study has found that preterm babies are at a higher risk of developing cognitive, motor and behavioural difficulties in later childhood, which could affect school performance. Previous research showed that preterm babies are more likely to sleep independently but perform poorly in academics. Led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the research looked at 74 separate studies which ... Read More »

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger May Still Put User Information at Risk, Claims Study

HIGHLIGHTS Apps like Messenger, Whatsapp are leaving themselves exposed to hacking Users are unaware of security options like authentication ceremony Important to identify message recipient before sending out sensitive info Do you know that despite the end-to-end encryption provided by popular messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber, your sensitive information is vulnerable to hacking? A research report has highlighted the importance ... 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 »

Families could see up to half the value of their home put at risk under ‘dementia tax’

Ministers refused yesterday to rule out that the cap could be as high as £200,000 or £300,000 Families could see up to half the value of their home put at risk under the Conservative’s plans for a cap on their controversial “dementia tax”, according to Liberal Democrat research. Theresa May is under pressure to spell out exactly how much pensioners ... Read More »

‘Indian Banks Take More Risk During Upturn In Credit Growth’

New Delhi: Indian banks tend to take more risks during times of higher credit growth while the non performing loans of private sector lenders are more reactive to changes in interest rates, says a working paper released by Switzerland-based BIS. Titled ‘Bank lending and loan quality: the case of India’, the working paper said the non-performing loans (NPLs) of private ... Read More »

‘Indian Banks Take More Risk During Upturn In Credit Growth’

New Delhi: Indian banks tend to take more risks during times of higher credit growth while the non performing loans of private sector lenders are more reactive to changes in interest rates, says a working paper released by Switzerland-based BIS. Titled ‘Bank lending and loan quality: the case of India’, the working paper said the non-performing loans (NPLs) of private ... Read More »

Daily Exercise Can Cut Alzheimer’s Risk

Older adults who burn calories in moderate physical activities like jogging, swimming, gardening and dancing are likely to have lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, says a study. Exercise-associated calorie-burn can increase the level of grey matter volume in key brain areas which are responsible for memory, enabling the active adults to protect their brain from cognitive decline. “Grey matter ... Read More »

White Bread, Corn Flakes Intake Push Up Lung Cancer Risk

Consuming foods and beverages with a high glycemic index, such as white bread or bagels, corn flakes and puffed rice, is linked with an increased risk of developing lung cancer, says a study. Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of the quality of dietary carbohydrates, defined by how quickly blood sugar levels are raised following a meal. The link between ... Read More »

Smartphone Ads Can Put Users’ Personal Data at Risk: Study

Personal information of millions of smartphone users is at risk due to in-app advertising that can leak potentially sensitive user information between ad networks and mobile app developers, a new study has found. The study by researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology in US examined more than 200 participants who used a custom-built app for Android-based smartphones. Researchers reviewed the ... Read More »