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10 year olds in the UK have consumed 19 years’ worth of sugar

The latest Change4Life campaign is encouraging parents to “Make a swap when you next shop” to halve their children’s sugar intake from some everyday food and drinks. Children are currently consuming around 2,800 extra sugar cubes per year. The latest data shows that Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian children aged 10 and 11 years old were the most likely to be ...

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Mushrooms may ‘reduce the risk of mild brain decline’

Eating mushrooms more than twice a week could prevent memory and language problems occurring in the over-60s, research from Singapore suggests. A unique antioxidant present in mushrooms could have a protective effect on the brain, the study found.   The more mushrooms people ate, the better they performed in tests of thinking and processing.   But researchers said it was ...

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Eating a large breakfast maybe key to a healthy heart

Breakfast is said to be one of the ‘most important’ meals of the day and this belief is often echoed by nutritionists and health experts. Even for losing weight and keeping it off, a number of health experts have said that one should never skip breakfast. But it may have bigger more profound benefits than just weight management.   Two ...

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Helping women who have suffered Female Genital Mutilation

Local medical staff are reaching out to remind the community about a range of services that support women affected by Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – also called cutting and female circumcision – following the UK’s first conviction. At Whipps Cross Hospital a dedicated team provide a walk-in service with staff who are especially trained in caring for women who have ...

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icddr,b develops law cost rapid diagnostic test kit for cholera

Scientists at the icddr,b has developed a locally-made low-cost dipstick device, Cholkit, for rapid and effective diagnosis of cholera in Bangladesh and beyond.   Incepta Pharmaceuticals is the lone partner of this unique development.  Generating new hopes of better management of the disease, the rapid diagnostic test (RDT) has successfully met requirements and guidelines for such tests, which are capable ...

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Early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic autoimmune inflammatory disorder of the joints. The condition begins insidiously with nonspecific aches and pains in the musculoskeletal system of the body that come-and-go.   The symptoms progress over a period of time, within weeks or even some months when actual joint swellings become visible along with increasing stiffness and pains. approximately 1 in ...

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Nutrients you consume can help improve the well being of your hair

Hair plays a pivotal role in the feeling of well-being and in physical attractiveness. Appearance of the hair is primarily determined by its surface texture, colour, thickness and shine. Scalp functioning and hair attractiveness are dependent on nutrition. There are evidences that having a deficiency of nutrients does cause numerous hair problems. Nutrients stimulate hair follicles to grow, and so ...

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High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more

New guidelines on diagnosing high blood pressure could mean thousands more people benefiting from treatment in England and Wales. Health bosses say offering blood-pressure-lowering drugs to more people with stage-1 hypertension would help to cut heart attacks and strokes.   In total, about 450,000 men and 270,000 women could now qualify for the drugs.   But some GPs expressed concerns ...

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London HIV patient becomes second person to be cured of AIDS

An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, his doctors said. Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection – and more than 18 ...

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Hungary man’s love of traditional Chinese acupuncture and massage

Ivan Susanszky withdraws needles from a patient of acupuncture clinic at the First Hospital Affiliated with the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, on Feb 12, 2019. It’s not a usual scene to see a foreigner conducting some Chinese traditional practices like acupuncture in hospitals, but the patients in Harbin of Heilongjiang may get used to it since a foreign intern ...

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