Coffee can keep you away from strokes
For coffee lovers the recent studies have brought an extra cup of sweetness. According to a Swedish research, women who consumed coffee once or up to five times a day were found having less risk of strokes.
It was even observed that, consumption of coffee on a regular basis may also reduce the level of risk for heart attacks by 25 percent. The researchers noted that women who did not drink coffee were more prone to heart diseases and higher risk of heart diseases.
Though, the researchers have clarified that the findings were yet in their initial stage and therefore, should not be taken as facts to decide upon or changing food habits.
The findings of this study were published in ‘Stroke’ in its March 10 issue. The researchers—Larsson and his team collected information from 34,670 women. The study looked into those data that established correlation among diet, living styles and diseases.
It was found that 1680 women under observation experienced strokes, however among all of them, those who drank coffee had less risk of strokes. This difference was remarkable as much as from 22% to 25%.
Women who consumed coffee on a regular basis—i.e. from 1-2 cup every day to 5 or more cups were found enjoying similar advantage of lower risk of strokes in contrast to those who had not taken coffee usually or regularly. The findings remained same even when other factors like weight, smoking, diabetes, drinking and high blood pressure were taken into account under the research.
Therefore, the observers have concluded on the basis of their observation that coffee helps in reducing inflammation, oxidative stress and also increases insulin resistance, which ultimately decrease the risk of strokes.
A recent Finding on the effects of smoking indicates that smoking tobacco can be harmful to DNA and cause permanent genetic damages in few minutes.
Inhaling Cigarettes also increases immediate risk for lung cancer.
Stephen S. Hecht, the author of the research stated that the findings would serve as an alarm to those who are tempted to smoke cigarettes. Hecht works at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in Masonic Cancer Center and department of pharmacology. His statement published in American Chemical Society’s new edition.
During research, cancer-causing factors were found in cigarette smoke that is known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs.
PAHs cause a permanent harm on DNA raising chances of lung cancer. More than 3,000 people die every day all over the world due to lung cancer. It is yet not confirmed in the research how PAH factor damages the DNA molecules.
The researchers based their observations by tracking a PAH in 12 smokers’ bodies. All of them were already habituated of smoking.
The objective behind this research was to see the impact of PAH on human metabolism with an assumption that the PAH have been inhaled only by smoking and not by any other means, air pollution or consumption of any food item. The research showed that the particular PAH under observation—phenanthrene converted into toxin very fast and started affecting DNA within 15 to 30 minutes in an adverse manner.
9/11 attack on world trade center, New York
President Barack Obama clears way for the 9/11 health bill with his signature to make it into law in Hawaii on January 2. The US President signed the bill while on vacation in Hawaii therefore no celebrations followed the signature. Obama issued a statement regarding the bill expressing his gladness for signing the bill and said that he felt ‘honored’
The bill includes compensation for the victims of attack on World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001.
The President paid gratitude toward security officials, firefighters and volunteers who took initiatives to save people’s lives. He added that the health bill aimed to help those victims who were physically affected by the pollution caused by the 9/11 attacks.
A copy of 9/11 health care bill was sent to Oahu island of Hawaii, where Obama is spending his vacation with family. He is staying there in a rented vacation home in Kailua, where the bill was signed.
Formally known as the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act also covers aid for the workers who cleared the debris of World trade center towers after the attack. The bill involves a package of $4.2 billion for providing compensation to victims and families of those who lost their lives in the attack. 9/11 remains worst terrorist attack on USA killing 2700 people in New York.