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Witnessing stressful event increases odds for mentally ill patients to engage in violent crime

Witnessing stressful event increases odds for mentally ill patients to engage in violent crime

Stressful experiences are not healthy for both, people with mental illness, and without psychiatric disorders. But researchers said that the former category is affected at the greater extent. They are more likely to indulge into violent crime in the week following the trauma.

Study’s co-author Seena Fazel, professor of forensic psychiatry at the University of Oxford in England, explained that stressful events like being victimized, injured in an accident, losing parent or self harming, act as triggers.

Women with BRCA genetic mutations must consider hysterectomies to prevent uterine cancer

Women with BRCA genetic mutations must consider hysterectomies to prevent uterine cancer

Since long, women with BRCA genetic mutations have been recommended by doctors to think of removing their breasts, ovaries and Fallopian tubes to decrease the chances of contracting breast and ovarian cancer.

The findings of a latest study, published online in JAMA Oncology this week, could now make some of such women to think over having hysterectomies to avoid uterine cancer also.

Cardiovascular disease is still top cause of death in US

Cardiovascular disease is still top cause of death in US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data for 2014 stated cardiovascular disease still is largest cause of death in the United States. An analysis found that though situation is better than before, this progress is quite slow and insufficient to meet targeted goals.

Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids could lower risk of fatal heart disease

Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids could lower risk of fatal heart disease

A new research review came up with findings that say regular intake of food rich in omega-3 fatty acids is likely to reduce the risk of fatal heart disease. The study was funded by the US National Institutes of Health and funders in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Study finds incidences of Parkinson’s disease increasing over three decades

Study finds incidences of Parkinson’s disease increasing over three decades

A report by Mayo Clinic researchers published in JAMA Neurology claimed that cases of Parkinson’s disease have increased considerably from 1976 to 2005. The increase is more noticeable among men aged 70 and older. The study is an addition to number of studies so far that revealed an increasing trend.

Prolong use of marijuana only found to affect dental health negatively

Prolong use of marijuana only found to affect dental health negatively

In an initiative to identify side effects of prolonged consumption of marijuana, a new study landed over a discovery that linked long term use of cannabis to only possible physical implication of marijuana, which is gum disease.

Researchers of the study followed marijuana habits of 1,037 New Zealanders from birth to middle age to report any impact on health markers such as lung function, systemic inflammation, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, body weight, blood sugar, and dental health.

Premature babies with extremely low weight deal with lot more problems than those with normal birth weight

Premature babies with extremely low weight deal with lot more problems than those with normal birth weight

Premature babies born with low weights have higher chance of getting low paid job. They also have higher risk of suffering chronic health problems than the ones delivered with normal birth weights. A study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, has come up with these findings.

Such premature babies were also found to be less likely to get into a relationship or have babies, and highly vulnerable to unemployment.

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