Death risk

Psychoactive drug use may up death risk in Alzheimer's patients

Psychoactive drug use may up death risk in Alzheimer's patients

The study, led by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, found that the risk of death was increased right from the initiation of benzodiazepine and related drug use.

Nov 22, 2017, 19:27 PM IST
Men, take note! Here's why you need to ensure your blood donor wasn't pregnant in the past

Men, take note! Here's why you need to ensure your blood donor wasn't pregnant in the past

Women who receive blood transfusions from another woman who was pregnant in the past may not be at risk, the researchers observed.

Oct 18, 2017, 19:15 PM IST
This protein may improve flu symptoms, cut death risk

This protein may improve flu symptoms, cut death risk

The protein called retrocyclin-101 (RC-101) is unique in that it not only targets the flu virus itself, but also the harmful inflammation the virus triggers in the host.

Oct 01, 2017, 18:47 PM IST
Antidepressants up risk of death: Study

Antidepressants up risk of death: Study

The researchers reviewed studies involving hundreds of thousands of people and found that antidepressant users had a 33 per cent higher chance of death than non-users. 

Sep 15, 2017, 14:35 PM IST
Skinny legs may up death risk by 300 per cent, says study

Skinny legs may up death risk by 300 per cent, says study

According to the study, lean people who are metabolically unhealthy, but have normal weight, might be at a 300 per cent greater chance of dying. 

Aug 03, 2017, 19:00 PM IST
Animal-based protein vs plant-based protein - Which is better for longevity?

Animal-based protein vs plant-based protein - Which is better for longevity?

Weight loss through diet offers a range of health benefits, including reducing your risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. 

Jul 12, 2017, 13:42 PM IST
New test can predict death risk in breast cancer patients

New test can predict death risk in breast cancer patients

As a result, "ultralow" risk patients could be treated less aggressively and overtreatment avoided, leading to fewer toxic effects, researchers said.

Jul 02, 2017, 18:38 PM IST
Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

According to researchers, people with persistent mental distress, including depression and anxiety, were nearly four times as likely to have died of cardiovascular disease and nearly three times as likely to have died from any cause.

Jun 27, 2017, 13:22 PM IST
You may die if you sleep less than 6 hours a day! - Read

You may die if you sleep less than 6 hours a day! - Read

The study further noted that people with metabolic syndrome who slept for more than six hours were about 1.49 times more likely to die of stroke.

May 28, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Unemployment can be fatal for heart patients; elevates death risk by 50 percent!

Unemployment can be fatal for heart patients; elevates death risk by 50 percent!

The findings were presented at the Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure. 

May 01, 2017, 22:12 PM IST

15 minutes of exercise may lower death risk in elderly: Study

It was observed that, during the study, as people exercised more, their potential death risk dropped considerably.

Jun 16, 2016, 22:20 PM IST

Higher sense of purpose may lower death risk: Study

People who have a higher sense of purpose in life are at lower risk of death and cardiovascular disease, new research has claimed.

Dec 06, 2015, 13:48 PM IST

Single blood test to predict premature death risk

 With identification of a biomarker, researchers have found that a single blood test could reveal whether an apparently healthy person is likely to die of pneumonia or sepsis within the next 14 years.

Oct 23, 2015, 11:22 AM IST

30 minutes of daily walk curbs death risk from heart diseases

Doing less than 600 MET/min/week was responsible for 20 percent (4 907) of deaths from IHD and 13 percent (2,371) of stroke deaths.

Oct 15, 2015, 21:03 PM IST

Men with low-quality partners at early death risk!

New fathers please take note! You can learn a lot about good parenting from insects and save yourselves from an early death, especially if you are in the company of a low-quality partner!

Sep 23, 2015, 16:54 PM IST

What's killing us? Poor diet, high BP top risk factors

A new study has revealed that poor diet and high blood pressure (BP) are now number-one risk factors for death.

Sep 11, 2015, 09:22 AM IST

Shun trans fats to lower death risk

 Trans fats, and not saturated fats found in animal products, are associated with greater risk of death, coronary heart disease and stroke or Type 2 diabetes, researchers from McMaster University have found.

Aug 12, 2015, 13:32 PM IST

Young dads at greater risk of early death: Study

Becoming a dad before the age of 25 increases the risk of dying early in middle age.

Aug 04, 2015, 15:03 PM IST

Eating steaks post prostate cancer diagnosis can increase death risk

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it's better to lay off Western diet, which includes red and processed meat, high-fat dairy foods, and refined grains.

Jun 02, 2015, 22:25 PM IST

Stress ups risk of death from liver disease

In a first, researchers have linked high levels of anxiety or depression with an increased risk of death from liver disease.

May 20, 2015, 11:49 AM IST