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No link between cutting salt intake and heart health -- study

Advice to cut back your sodium intake should be taken with a pinch of salt, claims the latest medical research.

Watching too much TV can kill you -- study

Watching too much TV can make you sick or even can kill you, warns a new study carried out by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

Men with bigger bellies more likely to go blind--study

Obesity is known to boost the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Now a new study warns that bulging tummy in middle age raises a man's risk of going blind later in life.

Mercury in fish doesn't harm heart--study

Mercury obtained from consumption of fish does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests.

Lack of sleep ups heart attack risk--study

Are you sleeping late at night and working early in the morning? If so, it's a matter of concern as a new study states that long period of short sleep increases the risk of heart attack.

Widespread use of statins unjustified--study

Statins may be a life-saving drug for patients with a heart disease, but those who are consuming the cholesterol lowering statins needlessly, the harms posed by it may outweigh the benefits, states a new research.

Parental smoking ups risk of high BP in kids--study

There is no doubt that second hand smoking poses many health hazards, but ever wondered how it impacts the young ones? Parents who smoke around their children not only expose them to lung disease, but also increase their risk of developing high blood pressure, a new study warns.

Depression with diabetes ups death risk in women

Coexistence of depression and diabetes has been linked to an increased risk of dying, particularly from heart disease, in middle aged women, a recent study suggests.

Nestle to explore medical nutrition business

Swiss food giant Nestle is looking to expand into medical nutrition business. The world’s largest food company is setting up a unit to focus on developing personalized nutrition products that would help the consumer tackle chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s.

Omega-3 fortified margarine doesn't help heart

Adding margarine enriched with omega-3 fatty acids to diets of patients with a history of heart attacks appears to make no difference to their chances of having a second attack, findings is of a new study suggest.