Research

More Adults Joining Social Networks, Pew Says

A new data memo called 'Adults and Social Network Websites', released by Pew Internet & American Life Project, indicates the way in which social networking sites - like MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn - are being used by adults.

Risk from epidurals and other spinal anesthetics has been over estimated

Recent study revealed that the risk of severe complications from epidurals and other spinal anesthetics has been over estimated by the experts.

Study by the experts at Royal United Hospital, Bath revealed that the risk of permanent harm from either procedure is lower than one in 20,000, and in some circumstances, even lower.

Gastrointestinal drug may slow aging process

Studies conducted on animals have revealed that clioquinol can slow the aging process. The drug was used to treat diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal disorders.

Skin cancer increases risk of other cancers

A latest research indicates that melanoma, the severest form of cancer could double the risk of other cancers. The less severe skin cancers were also associated with other primary cancers. But the risks were less as compared to melanoma.

Obesity could lead to ovarian cancer

Obesity in post menopausal women who have never been on hormone replacement therapy can be the cause of ovarian cancer. But the women who have been on hormone replacement therapy were safe from the ovarian cancer.

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