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High cholesterol food causes liver cancer, says study

Turns out, a high cholesterol diet can trigger changes in the immune system that can lead to a serious form of fatty liver disease.   Known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), it eventually progresses to cirrhosis or liver cancer, especially in those with obesity or Type 2 diabetes.  Researchers at Keck School of Medicine found how a toxic combination of dietary ...

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Flu cases double in Georgia, two dead

Flu cases doubled and two cases of death have been reported in Georgia so far this winter, according to the country’s National Center for Disease Control and Public Health on Tuesday.   “We now have 221 reported cases per 100,000 citizens,” said Pata Imnadze, scientific director of the center, adding that this number is twice last year’s.  Most flu cases ...

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52 people dead, over 48,000 affected by dengue in Sri Lanka

Fifty-two people have died and over 48,000 affected by the dengue virus in Sri Lanka, so far this year, the government information department said in a report Monday.   Quoting the Epidemiology Unit, the report said that the highest number of dengue cases had been reported from the capital Colombo District with over 9,500 cases.  The second worst affected district ...

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More than 3,000 patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis

Saddle Brook, Dec 25 : The New Jersey Department of Health says more than 3,000 patients at a surgery center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Officials say patients who had procedures done at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook between January 2018 and Sept. 7, 2018 may have been exposed. Surgery center administrator ...

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Exposure to cannabis may alter genetic profile of sperms

Exposure to cannabis can alter the genetic profile of sperms in men, and possibly affect the children too, a recent study suggests.   As legal access to marijuana continues to expand across the U.S., more scientists are studying the effects of its active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in teens, adults and pregnant women.  Experiments in rats and a study with 24 ...

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Pregnant women at higher risk of flu complications

Mothers-to-be, take note! According to a study, pregnant women are at greater risk of complications from flu. The findings, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, also stated that even extremely obese people are at high risk of the complications. The guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recommend using newer and highly accurate molecular tests that ...

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Global diets lacking vitamins, minerals: Australian scientists

Diets all over the world are lacking vitamins and minerals essential for healthy growth, Australia’s peak scientific body found.   An analysis of global diets, released by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) on Monday, revealed that the worldwide intake of calcium, vitamin D, vitamin E and folate is likely to remain inadequate through to 2050.  In poorer ...

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30 mln premature, sick newborns globally every year: study

Nearly 30 million babies are born prematurely or become sick every year and of those 2.5 million die, mostly from preventable causes, a global coalition of concerned organizations said in a new report on Thursday.   It finds that among the newborn babies most at risk of death and disability are those with complications from being premature, brain injury during ...

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Pregnant? Here’s another reason why you must eat healthy to stay fit

While it is known that inadequate nutrition during foetal development can cause diabetes and heart disease, a new study warns that it could also lead to early menopause at age younger than 45. Prenatal malnutrition was also associated with a higher risk of premature ovarian failure. Natural menopause is a milestone of ovarian aging that results in the end of ...

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Drinking orange juice reduces dementia risk by almost 50 percent: study

Drinking a glass of orange juice daily could significantly reduce one’s risk of getting dementia, a new study suggested.   The study, published in the journal Neurology, tracked nearly 28,000 U.S. men over their consumption of fruit and vegetables from 1986 to 2002 and subjective cognitive function for nearly three decades. The mean age of men when data were first ...

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