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Opting for bicycle could lower your risk for type 2 diabetes: Research

Opting for bicycle could lower your risk for type 2 diabetes: Research

According to a latest research, the decision of going on two wheels instead of four may decrease your risk for type 2 diabetes. The study discovered that people who bike to office or cycle for fun face lesser chances of getting the illness.

Magnesium supplement lowers BP among hypertensive adults: Study

Magnesium supplement lowers BP among hypertensive adults: Study

As per results of a meta-analysis, magnesium supplementation results into decrease in blood pressure in both hypertensive and normotensive grownups. Yiqing Song, MD, ScD, of the Indiana University School of Public Health in Indianapolis, and colleagues mentioned in meta-analysis of 34 separate trials, appeared online in Hypertension, that intake of 368-mg magnesium every day for three months caused 2.00 mm Hg drop in systolic blood pressure and 1.78 mm Hg reductions in diastolic blood pressure.

Synthetic marijuana overdose leaves 33 sick in New York City

Synthetic marijuana overdose leaves 33 sick in New York City

As many as 33 people were hospitalized owing to a possible overdose of K2, also known as synthetic marijuana. The mass drug overdose took place on a New York City street corner- Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Police said that 33 people were taken to hospitals with non life-threatening injuries. For now, it has been clear as to what resulted into this condition, but police said that some of the victims were smoking K2. It is being said that people in that area have gone out of control. They do not even mind sleeping on the streets there.

Global Obesity: People should Reduce Amount of Calories They Consume From Fat

Global Obesity: People should Reduce Amount of Calories They Consume From Fat

Instead of giving too much attention to sugar in battle against obesity, it is important to consider fat consumption, suggested a new study by a team of researchers at the University of Glasgow. It even claimed that fat is more responsible for global obesity crisis than sugar.

The team found that people who are obese or overweight consumed more calories from fat, rather than sugar. The study suggests people to think of reducing their overall calorie intake, said Jill Pell, a researcher at the University of Glasgow and an author of the study.

Study finds How Body Temperature Affects Immune System's Response to Common Cold

Study finds How Body Temperature Affects Immune System's Response to Common Cold

The most effective instruction if you have cold is to stay warm. Researchers from the United States have suggested that a warm body temperature is capable of fighting the common cold virus effectively.

A study by the researchers from the Yale University has shed new light on warm body’s association with common cold virus. It revealed how an individual’s immune system responds at different body temperatures. The team conducted experiments on mice and discovered that when temperature in the nose of mice dropped below 37C, the virus replicated more readily.

14-month-old Italian baby hospitalized due to vegan diet

14-month-old Italian baby hospitalized due to vegan diet

Nearly three percent of Italians are vegans, who follow a diet devoid of all kind of animal products. Affected by the vegan diet, a 14 months old Italian baby was hospitalized in Milan on July 2. The baby now is recovering, but is kept away from his parents who reportedly put the baby on strict vegan diet.

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Constraint in prescribing opioid causes abusers to shift to heroin

Constraint in prescribing opioid causes abusers to shift to heroin

On one hand, authorities are trying to bring down number of opioid prescription, on other, addicted people are shifting their inclination toward heroin and other illicit narcotics that are leading to problems of overdoes. For quite some time, there are several measures taken to restrict prescription opioid.

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