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No breakfast and late dinner may up heart attack risk: Study

People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime may have worse outcomes after a heart attack, a study has warned. The study found that people with the two eating habits had a four to five times higher likelihood of death, another heart attack, or angina (chest pain) within 30 days after hospital discharge for heart attack. The study, published ...

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Mums share how they are reducing their children’s sugar intake

The recent Change4Life campaign highlighted that children in England are consuming too much sugar – an extra 2,800 sugar cubes per year. That’s equivalent to 312 cans of sugary cola,469 higher-sugar yoghurts or 562 chocolate bars! Too much sugar is bad for children’s health and has contributed to increased obesity levels. It can also lead to the build-up of harmful ...

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HIV used to cure ‘bubble boy’ disease

US scientists say they used HIV to make a gene therapy that cured eight infants of severe combined immunodeficiency, or “bubble boy” disease. Results of the research, developed at a Tennessee hospital, were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The babies, born with little to no immune protection, now have fully functional immune systems.Untreated babies with this disorder ...

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Measles cases triple globally in 2019, says UN

The UN body said provisional data indicated a “a clear trend”, with all regions of the world seeing outbreaks. Africa had witnessed the most dramatic rise – up 700%. The agency said actual numbers may be far greater, since only one in 10 cases globally are reported.Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious health ...

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7 symptoms of Schizophrenia

As with most mental illnesses, recognizing the signs of schizophrenia isn’t always easy. But one thing is clear: Schizophrenia does not mean having split or multiple personalities, despite commonly held stereotypes. Instead, schizophrenia symptoms often reflect difficulty sorting out reality from fantasy. Schizophrenia symptoms can affect all aspects of a person—thoughts, emotions, and behavior—which can filter down into difficulty negotiating many aspects of life. ...

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Green Peas good for regulating blood sugar

Type-2 diabetes is a condition which affects the way the body processes blood sugar. In this condition, the body of the patient either doesn’t produce the hormone insulin or it resists the effects of insulin, making it incapable of regulating blood sugar. There are over 10 million cases of Type-2 diabetes in India every year. Some of the reported symptoms ...

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Web therapy ‘calmed irritable bowels’

Bespoke web or phone-based psychological therapy should be offered to people with severe irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers say. Their work, published in the journal Gut, shows cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could reduce symptoms – even when not delivered face-to-face. England’s health watchdog already recommends face-to-face CBT for people who have IBS, despite other treatment.But researchers say many people are ...

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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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