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Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer says new study

Many people start their day with a cup of tea. But those who drink it piping hot could be increasing their risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study.   Researchers found that tea drinkers who liked their beverage to be warmer than 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) and consumed more than 700 ml of tea per day ...

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How to fight anxiety by eating right

Anxiety is a very common emotion experienced by many of us in response to being confronted with an unpleasant and potentially harmful trigger, typically characterised by feelings of fear, anger, sadness, and panic. Anxiety is, in fact, a protective mechanism designed to prevent ourselves from engaging in potentially harmful behaviours and to cope with a stressful scenario. But when anxiety ...

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BAFTA-nominated Operation:Live returns to Barts Health for second series

Staff and patients from Barts Health NHS Trust will step into the limelight once again from 9-11 April 2019 for the second series of Channel 5’s Operation:Live. Following the success of the first series, viewers now have another opportunity to go behind the scenes at Barts Health NHS Trust, as three different operations are performed and broadcast live on air ...

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Do you need to treat borderline underactive thyroid?

 Your thyroid gland governs much of the metabolic activity in your body, and when it’s underactive (meaning it’s not producing enough thyroid hormone), that can cause all sorts of symptoms, including weight gain, feeling cold, and fatigue. However, sometimes hypothyroidism is so minor that there are only very mild, nonspecific symptoms, or none at all, and it’s detectable only through blood tests.   ...

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First ever awake craniotomy for brain tumor in Bangladesh

This is the first ever awake brain surgery for brain tumor in Bangladesh. Dr. Amitabha Chanda is one of the pioneers of Awake Brain Surgery for tumors in India and he has performed the one of the largest numbers of awake brain surgeries for brain tumor in India.   An awake craniotomy is a unique operation performed in the same ...

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Do you lose nutrients when juicing fruits and veggies?

Juice extracted from fruits and veggies will contain concentrated amounts of vitamins, minerals, and other plant nutrients. If you tend to avoid fresh, frozen or canned fruits and veggies, juicing can provide a convenient and refreshing way to get a healthy dose of nutrients that are easily absorbed.   But when juicing fruits and vegetables, some of the healthy, filling ...

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Public Health England launches Government’s first national cervical screening campaign to tackle decline in numbers getting tested

Number of women attending cervical screening falls to a 20-year low Two women die every day of cervical cancer in England Research from PHE finds that 9 out of 10 women would take a test that could help prevent cancer, but 1 in 4 do not attend their cervical screening Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new national campaign, ...

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10 year olds in the UK have consumed 19 years’ worth of sugar

The latest Change4Life campaign is encouraging parents to “Make a swap when you next shop” to halve their children’s sugar intake from some everyday food and drinks. Children are currently consuming around 2,800 extra sugar cubes per year. The latest data shows that Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian children aged 10 and 11 years old were the most likely to be ...

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Mushrooms may ‘reduce the risk of mild brain decline’

Eating mushrooms more than twice a week could prevent memory and language problems occurring in the over-60s, research from Singapore suggests. A unique antioxidant present in mushrooms could have a protective effect on the brain, the study found.   The more mushrooms people ate, the better they performed in tests of thinking and processing.   But researchers said it was ...

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Eating a large breakfast maybe key to a healthy heart

Breakfast is said to be one of the ‘most important’ meals of the day and this belief is often echoed by nutritionists and health experts. Even for losing weight and keeping it off, a number of health experts have said that one should never skip breakfast. But it may have bigger more profound benefits than just weight management.   Two ...

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