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New HIV vaccine could soon be on the horizon

Researchers have found a type of regulatory lymphocyte might protect babies in the womb from getting infected with the virus.   Researchers have found that Treg cells, a type of regulatory lymphocyte, might be protect babies in the womb from getting infected with the HIV virus when the mother is infected.  “Finding out what protects the majority of babies is ...

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Thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy linked to diabetes risk

Thyroid dysfunction during the first half of pregnancy may indicate an increased risk for gestational diabetes — a form of diabetes that is typically diagnosed during the second trimester. High thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy is also tied to increased the risk of premature delivery. The researchers also warned that after birth, it may also cause the baby to develop ...

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Vitamin D rich diet may lower cholesterol level in kids

Having vitamin D rich diet may help reduce the cholesterol levels in children and have beneficial impact on other risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases, suggests new research. Children with vitamin D level of more than 80 nmol/l (nanomoles per litre) had lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol levels than those whose vitamin levels were below 50 nmol/l, which ...

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Teen girls more vulnerable to sleep changes in adolescence

Teenage girls are more vulnerable to the negative impact of sleep changes during adolescence, a new study says.   The study showed that teenage girls reported more difficulties staying awake during class in the morning, afternoon and homework hours than boys.  The girls also reported feeling too tired to do activities with their friends, missing school because of being too ...

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A million NHS workers agree to pay rise worth 6.5% over three years

Members of 13 unions in England accept deal to end 1% pay cap but GMB rejects it More than 1 million NHS workers in England are to receive a pay rise worth at least 6.5% over the next three years after the deal was accepted by 13 unions representing staff. The rise comes after seven years of a 1% pay ...

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New research uncovers link between green space and children’s mental health

NEW research has unearthed a link between green space and the mental health of children living in an English inner city. The study looked at the impact of nature on the wellbeing of four-year-old children living in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Said to be the first of its kind to explore the relationship between the quantity, quality, and use of green ...

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Childhood cancer survivors may experience sleep problems as adults

Childhood cancer survivors are more likely to experience sleep problems and daytime sleepiness as adults which may result in greater likelihood of persistent or worsened emotional distress, preliminary results of a study suggests. The findings, presented during the SLEEP 2018 meeting in Baltimore, suggested that cancer survivors were more likely than siblings to report sleep problems as adults. The researchers ...

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This is what the Berkeley’s new rooftop yoga class is like

Frankie McCoy tests out London’s latest yoga offering – which promises to be a summer hit Whale music and chakra-scented candles are all very well for helping you contort yourself into yoga poses. But for real mood-boosting, mind-clearing meditations, you can’t beat sun-saluting the actual sun, outside and high above London’s madding crowds — and with the promise of a ...

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Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy

About 70% of women with the most common form of early stage breast cancer can be spared the “agony of chemotherapy”, researchers say. It follows trials of a genetic test that analyses the danger of a tumour. Cancer doctors said the findings would change practice in UK clinics on Monday, and meant women in this group could be treated safely ...

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Nail polish does not affect patient’s oxygen levels: Study

Despite widespread concern, a recent study shows nail treatments – such as acrylic nails or nail polishes – do not affect the readings of patients’ oxygen levels.   Digital pulse oximetry (DPO) is universally used to measure blood oxygen levels in patients, however there are concerns that the readings they produce can be affected by treatments such as nail polish ...

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