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A bowl of ‘cereal’ in the morning can increase your lifespan

If you want to have a longer life, make sure to have that bowl of cereal in the morning, as new study has indicated that cereal fiber are potentially protective component for a longer and healthy life. The Harvard School of Public Health research, which included over 367,000 AARP members, aged 50 to 71 years, from 6 states and two ...

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British medic declared free of Ebola

A UK military medic who has been discharged from  hospital after being declared free of Ebola said it was thanks to medics that she is alive.Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental Ebola drug MIL 77, her doctors said. Cpl Cross, aged 25, from Cambridge, caught the virus  while working as a ...

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Flawed gene explains why flu can kill in rare cases

While most people affected by the flu recover easily, children with a rare genetic mutation may fall so ill that they could end up in the hospital and even lose the battle against the influenza virus, suggests a new study.Mutation in the gene IRF7 could prevent children from producing a protein that helps fight off the virus, showed the findings ...

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Swine flu claims nine more lives, toll at 2,044

Swine flu claimed the lives of nine more persons even as the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus across the country inched towards the 34,000-mark.The Union Health Ministry said that 2,044 persons have died of the disease while the number of affected persons has touched 33,877 as on March 29.The ministry said that the toll has increased to ...

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Diabetes drugs may increase risk of heart failure

A new study has examined that glucose or sugar-lowering medications prescribed to patients with diabetes may pose an increased risk for the development of heart failure in these patients. The study conducted at American College of Cardiology examined clinical trials of more than 95,000 patients and found that for every one kilogram of weight gain attributed to a sugar-lowering diabetes ...

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