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Plant-based diet can reduce risk of heart disease

You don’t have to become a vegetarian or vegan for healthy heart health. Eating mostly plant–based foods and very little meats and dairy lowers your chances of dying from a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and other cardiovascular diseases, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. People who ate the most plant–based foods had a 16% lower risk of having ...

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Dark chocolate can reduce depression

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Now science is giving you even more reasons to relish this absolutely wonderful food. A recent study found that eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depression symptoms. The study performed at University College London and published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, is the first to examine the association with depression according to the ...

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Why women are using technology to conceive?

According to the UN, India’s population is set to surpass China’s by 2027, rising to almost 1.64 billion by 2050 and making it the most populous country in the world. In the face of these figures, it might be surprising to learn that fertility issues in India have risen exponentially over the past few decades. Approximately 30 million Indians across ...

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Study links high levels of oestrogen in the womb to autism

Researchers have identified a link between exposure to high levels of the sex hormone oestrogen in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. Published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, the discovery adds further evidence to support the prenatal sex steroid theory of autism first proposed 20 years ago. In 2015, the researchers measured the levels of four prenatal steroid hormones, ...

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University of East London employee and activist for BAME organ donors participates in British Transplant Games and calls for more BAME donors

  Suzanne McDonald, school manager at the School of Business and Law at the University of East London (UEL), and her brother Derrick McDonald triumphed at the recent British Transplant Games in Newport. Suzanne, from Collier Row, east London, donated a kidney to Derrick, of Gidea Park, Romford, ten years ago.  Two years ago Derrick received another kidney from a ...

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Diabetic women more likely to have stillborn baby, study finds

Diabetic women are more than four times more likely to have a stillborn baby than those without the condition, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Glasgow looked at the records of nearly 4,000 Scottish diabetic mothers.They found high blood sugar levels in pregnant diabetics was a “risk factor” in stillbirths. The Body Mass Index (BMI) of ...

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Charges for dengue tests fixed

A representational photo for dengue diagnosis. Dhaka, Jul 28 : Amid the alarming rise in the number of dengue patients in the country, the government on Sunday fixed charges for diagnosing dengue and directed all the public and private hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres to abide by the official instruction. Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof ...

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Bangladesh achieves Hepatitis B control: WHO

Bangladesh is among the first four countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve Hepatitis B control, with prevalence of the deadly disease dropping to less than one per cent among five-year-old children. “Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Thailand have become the first countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve Hepatitis B control, with prevalence of the deadly disease dropping ...

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Too many in Congo’s Ebola outbreak are dying at home

Two-month-old Lahya Kathembo became an orphan in a day. Her mother succumbed to Ebola on a Saturday morning. By sunset her father was dead, too. They had been sick for more than a week before health workers finally persuaded them to seek treatment, neighbors said. They believed their illness was the work of people jealous about their newborn daughter, a ...

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561 more dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

A total of 561 new patients infected with mosquito-borne disease dengue were admitted to different hospitals across the country during the last 24 hours. Among the infected patients, two were hospitalised with dengue hemorrhagic, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Of the patients, 145 were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, 57 to Mitford Hospital, 11 to ...

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