Tag Archives: Study

Vaping could increase lung, bladder cancers and heart disease risk: Study

Vaping may raise the risk of cancer because it leads to DNA damage, even though it contains fewer carcinogens than tobacco smoke, a US study has found. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences did not compare the cancer-causing potential of traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes. However, in studies on lab mice, those exposed to e-cigarette smoke ... Read More »

Drinking tea every day could be linked to a lower risk of glaucoma, study shows

Scientific research has previously shown tea to have a whole host of health benefits – from boosting gut health to improving brain function – and now a new study suggests that it may benefit eyesight. US researchers have found that regularly drinking a hot cup of tea could substantially reduce a person’s likelihood of developing glaucoma – a fairly common eye condition that can result in ... Read More »

Ibuprofen overuse could cause men’s testicles to shrink, according to study

It’s tempting to reach for painkillers when you’ve got a pounding headache, but new research suggests that overusing ibuprofen could be affecting men’s fertility… By causing their testicles to shrink. The small study, made up of just 31 male participants aged 18 to 35 years old, showed that taking ibuprofen increased the risk of compensated hypogonadism– a hormone imbalance whereby an individual has higher ... Read More »

Can supplements of calcium, vitamin D help prevent fractures? This study says no

Supplements containing calcium, vitamin D or both may not protect older adults against hip fracture and other bone breaks, a study claims. Practice guidelines recommend calcium and vitamin D supplements for older people to prevent fractures in those with osteoporosis, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Previous studies have come to mixed ... Read More »

Microsoft, IIT Kharagpur Partner on Search Algorithm Study

Microsoft said on Monday it is working with professors from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur towards developing a system that can form the basis for a deeper, more meaningful search engine. The new search algorithm could assist users looking for subjective information and trusted opinions, the company said in a statement. Bing is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft. ... Read More »

What is best for eczema patients: Water or bleach bath? New study clears the myth

If you are suffering from eczema, don’t ignore this. When it comes to treating eczema, there’s no difference in the effectiveness of a bleach bath compared to regular water baths, suggests a study. In addition, the Northwestern Medicine study sound that bleach baths can cause stinging and burning of skin, and occasionally even trigger asthma flare-ups in patients. “I don’t ... Read More »

A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

We love walking here at NetDoctor. Whether it be a stroll round the park with friends or a weekend hike with family, it’s becoming clearer that this particular pastime is one of the best things you can do for your health. Indeed, one new study has suggested that – in addition to increasing fitness levels and benefitting mental health – simply ... Read More »

Staying healthy in middle age slows down the ageing process, study shows

The importance of a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regime are well-known, but the extent to which such a lifestyle can benefit individuals in the long-term is still coming to light. For example, a new study now suggests that people who eat healthily from their thirties are as fit as those a decade younger by the time they reach traditional retirement age – while ... Read More »

Low Calcium Intake Could Trigger Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study

According to a latest study, those with deficiency in calcium in their blood are on a higher risk of experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) than those with optimal levels. Calcium plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones and joints, strong teeth and healthy blood vessels. It also helps regulate blood pressure and prevent diabetes. The researchers revealed that Sudden Cardiac Arrest ... Read More »

Flipkart, Amazon digital marketing strategy paying off: RedSeer study

At least 70% of respondents got to know of Flipkart, Amazon sale events through low-cost digital channels such as social media, says RedSeer study. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint Bengaluru: The shift towards digital marketing from traditional advertising by online retailers Flipkart and Amazon is working out well as awareness of this year’s sale events—The Big Billion Days and Great Indian Festival—has increased ... Read More »