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An egg a day lowers risk of heart disease: Study

Eating an egg a day may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, a study of more than 400,000 adults in China suggests. Daily egg eaters had an 18% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, which manifests as heart attacks and strokes, compared with adults who avoided eggs, according to the research published Monday in the journal Heart. Commonly called ...

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Chewing gum while walking can help you lose weight: study

Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggested on Saturday. In experiments, they said, the heart rate of 46 people, aged 21 to 69, increased when they were given gum to chew while walking at a natural pace. And while masticating caused a measurable physical difference ...

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Seafood-rich diet may up sexual intimacy, pregnancy chances

If you are planning to have a baby then try including seafood to your diet as couples who eat seafood tend to be more sexually active and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, a new study suggests.   The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, found that, among the participants, 92 per cent ...

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Does running a mile a day really improve children’s lives?

The Scottish school that asked primary pupils to do 15 minutes of exercise every day started a global trend – and research suggests it really is transforming lives It was an 80-year-old volunteer who prompted Elaine Wylie, the then headteacher of St Ninians primary school in Stirling, to reappraise the fitness of the children in her school. “Your children are ...

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Wales to ban smoking outside hospitals and schools in UK first

Government to enforce ban by summer 2019 in bid to cut passive smoking and ‘de-normalise’ act Wales is to become the first country in the UK to ban smoking in outdoor school spaces, playgrounds and hospital grounds. The Labour-led government said on Friday it would bring in the restriction by summer 2019, arguing it would protect people from secondhand smoke ...

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World Thyroid Day, keep your thyroid healthy with the right diet, exercise

Do you have tremors, feel bloated pretty often or have been finding it difficult to concentrate lately? Although these can be symptoms for various other conditions, these three are also indicative of thyroid. Hence, it is best to go for a check up and see if you have hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.   World Thyroid Day is observed on May 25 ...

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NHS needs £2,000 in tax from every household to stay afloat – report

Higher taxation is only way to address demands on buckling health service, thinktanks say British households will need to pay an extra £2,000 a year in tax to help the NHS cope with the demands of an ageing population, according to a new report that highlights the unprecedented financial pressures on the health system. Two thinktanks – the Institute for ...

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Can drinking too much water harm you?

Do you drink too much water? Beware, overhydration — excess fluid accumulation — can lead to dangerously low sodium levels or in the blood or result in brain swelling, researchers say.   Hyponatremia, a life-threatening condition of brain swelling, is more common in elderly patients and can cause cognitive problems and seizures.   “(Hyponatremia) occurs in common pathological conditions, including ...

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Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

Kinshasa, May 23 : Congo’s health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital, Mbandaka, have received vaccinations amid expectations that some will be ...

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Fashion influencer Mariah Idrissi visits Harrow Horizons children’s mental health service

Muslim model, presenter and actress is taking part in #FastForADay to support Barnardo’s children’s charity during Ramadan Harrow Horizons service supports hundreds of children and young people in north west London who struggle with emotional and mental health British Muslim model Mariah Idrissi visited a Barnardo’s service in London today (Tue 22 May) as part of a Ramadan campaign to support the ...

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