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Salt—A slow poison

Did you know that salt consumption in India is around 10 to 15 grams, which is two to three times the recommended amount (5 gm) by WHO?   The maximum consumption of salt is through items such as pickles, chutneys, and papad. Fast food, sauces, and soups are also high on salt.  A high level of sodium or salt in ...

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Autistic kids’ parents need special training

Autistic kids, their parents and other caregivers need proper training in combating the neuro-developmental disorder among children, experts said.   “Continuous high-quality training, both for the autistic children and parents is an integral part of the treatment. It aids the children to achieve their rights and enjoy equal opportunities in all aspects of their lives,” Director of Center for Neurodevelopment ...

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Australia ramps up measles warnings as cases jump

Australia on Monday launched a major education campaign to encourage its residents, particularly those travelling overseas, to get vaccinated against measles as a sudden spike in cases amid a global resurgence causes alarm. Measles — an airborne infection causing fever, coughing and rashes that can be deadly in rare cases — was declared officially eliminated from Australia by the World ...

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Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer says new study

Many people start their day with a cup of tea. But those who drink it piping hot could be increasing their risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study.   Researchers found that tea drinkers who liked their beverage to be warmer than 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) and consumed more than 700 ml of tea per day ...

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How to fight anxiety by eating right

Anxiety is a very common emotion experienced by many of us in response to being confronted with an unpleasant and potentially harmful trigger, typically characterised by feelings of fear, anger, sadness, and panic. Anxiety is, in fact, a protective mechanism designed to prevent ourselves from engaging in potentially harmful behaviours and to cope with a stressful scenario. But when anxiety ...

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BAFTA-nominated Operation:Live returns to Barts Health for second series

Staff and patients from Barts Health NHS Trust will step into the limelight once again from 9-11 April 2019 for the second series of Channel 5’s Operation:Live. Following the success of the first series, viewers now have another opportunity to go behind the scenes at Barts Health NHS Trust, as three different operations are performed and broadcast live on air ...

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Do you need to treat borderline underactive thyroid?

 Your thyroid gland governs much of the metabolic activity in your body, and when it’s underactive (meaning it’s not producing enough thyroid hormone), that can cause all sorts of symptoms, including weight gain, feeling cold, and fatigue. However, sometimes hypothyroidism is so minor that there are only very mild, nonspecific symptoms, or none at all, and it’s detectable only through blood tests.   ...

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First ever awake craniotomy for brain tumor in Bangladesh

This is the first ever awake brain surgery for brain tumor in Bangladesh. Dr. Amitabha Chanda is one of the pioneers of Awake Brain Surgery for tumors in India and he has performed the one of the largest numbers of awake brain surgeries for brain tumor in India.   An awake craniotomy is a unique operation performed in the same ...

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Do you lose nutrients when juicing fruits and veggies?

Juice extracted from fruits and veggies will contain concentrated amounts of vitamins, minerals, and other plant nutrients. If you tend to avoid fresh, frozen or canned fruits and veggies, juicing can provide a convenient and refreshing way to get a healthy dose of nutrients that are easily absorbed.   But when juicing fruits and vegetables, some of the healthy, filling ...

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Public Health England launches Government’s first national cervical screening campaign to tackle decline in numbers getting tested

Number of women attending cervical screening falls to a 20-year low Two women die every day of cervical cancer in England Research from PHE finds that 9 out of 10 women would take a test that could help prevent cancer, but 1 in 4 do not attend their cervical screening Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new national campaign, ...

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