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Walking may boost women’s chances of pregnancy

Walking may help boost women’s chances of conceiving, especially in those who have previously suffered from pregnancy losses, a study has found. The study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the US helps better understand modifiable factors such as physical activity that may affect a woman’s ability to conceive a child. “One of our main findings is ...

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Ramadan calling!

Fasting is an essential part of faith in innumerable religions spread across the world. Yet, the fundamental difference between fasting in Islam and other beliefs is that the one prescribed in the sacred book of Islam ensures that although abstinence is there, the permitted period of food consumption guarantees that there is no real chance of malnutrition or inadequate calorie ...

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Gut bacteria linked to causing a heart attack

 The gut microbiome plays an important role in an individual’s risk for atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke, says a study.   Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries.   The researchers believe that the new finding could open the door for new treatment options for those patients with unexplained ...

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Meat-based diet improves length growth in infants, says a study

   Giving formula-fed infants a higher protein diet such as pureed meat can improve their early length growth, new research suggests. The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest that meat, such as pork, can be an important source of much-needed protein in an infant’s diet during the transition to solid foods. “Meat, such as pork, provides ...

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Up to 270 women may have died after breast cancer screening IT error

Health secretary says computer errors led to 450,000 missed screenings since 2009 Women’s lives may have been cut short by a major IT error which meant 450,000 patients in England missed crucial breast cancer screenings, the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has said. Experts fear as many as 270 women may have died because of the 2009 computer error, he said. ...

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Health on the agenda at EEHN Fair

Emdad Rahman: The 2018 East End Health Network Health Fair at the Idea Store Whitechapel was an even bigger success than the previous year as large crowds of local residents and visitors to the borough participated in a host of health workshops, massage and advice from stalls promoting services by organisations like the Alzheimer’s Society. Diabetes was on the agenda ...

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A cross-party solution to NHS pressures?

Just before Easter, Theresa May announced she had finally accepted the case for a longer-term, and bigger financial commitment to the NHS. But how much to pay, and how to find the money is not yet decided. The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has appealed to his colleagues for ideas, promising in a letter to all Tory MPs that solutions for ...

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Eating raw veggies could be more beneficial for mental health: Study

New research has suggested that if you want to boost your mental health, eating raw fruit and vegetables could be more beneficial than cooked, canned and processed options. Carried out by the University of Otago, New Zealand, the study set out to see if how we ate our fruit and vegetables could be just as important, if not more so, ...

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93 per cent deaths from Malaria occur in 3 Chittagong Hill Tract districts

About 93 per cent of the total deaths caused by Malaria are reported from the three Chittagong Hill Tract (CHT) districts – Rangamati, Khagrachari and Banderban. The information came out at a press briefing organised by Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) at the National Press Club in the city this morning on the eve of the World Malaria Day 2018. ...

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170 potential lung cancer drug targets identified

Scientists, who tested over 200,000 chemical compounds, have identified 170 candidates that can be potentially used for developing new drug therapies for lung cancer.   The five-year project set out to identify new therapeutic targets for non-small cell lung cancer as well as potential drugs for these targets – a significant step forward towards personalising cancer care, researchers said.   ...

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