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Hyderabad scientists synthesise novel low-calorie fats

Studies have also indicated similarities in thermo-physical properties of bakery fats and the newly synthesised fats. Health-conscious individuals need no longer worry about the high calorific value of the vegetable oils they consume. Scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, have developed novel low-calorie fats based on edible oils like sunflower that provide 5.2 K cals/g as ...

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More male care workers needed, says providers’ chief

More male care workers are needed to look after older people, the chief executive of Care England has said. Prof Martin Green told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the government should do more to recruit men into front-line adult social care roles. He claimed that as an increasing number of men are living longer, more men are needed for ...

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Ebola nurse working at NHS hospital that saved his life

The first British healthcare worker who caught and survived Ebola is working as an NHS nurse in the hospital that helped save his life. He spoke to the BBC while working nights in A&E at the Royal Free Hospital in north London. In an exclusive interview, Will Pooley said everyone should “honour and remember” the African healthcare staff who fought ...

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A daily walk ‘can add 7yrs to life’

Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years to your life, according to health experts. Researchers have found that moderate exercise could halve the risk of dying from a heart attack for someone in their fifties or sixties. Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, causing one death every seven seconds, and ...

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High-protein diet lowers blood pressure too

Eating high-levels of certain proteins found in meat and plant-based foods can lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness leading to better heart health, a study has found. Eating foods rich in amino acids – building blocks of proteins – could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or physical exercise – researchers from the University of East Anglia ...

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Universal flu vaccine comes closer, scientists say

Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals. Two separate US teams have found success with an approach that homes in on a stable part of the flu virus. That should remove the problem with current flu vaccines which must be given anew each year ...

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Diabetes crisis in Britain can bankrupt NHS

Experts have stated that diabetes crisis in Britain can cripple the National Health Service (NHS) as there is a huge increase in the number of sufferers. There is an increase of 60 percent of diabetics compared to the last decade and almost four million adults in Britain are suffering from the disease, the Daily Express reported. Campaigners have urged people ...

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Working longer hours increases stroke risk

The likely toll of long working hours is revealed in a major new study which shows that employees still at their desks into the evening run an increased risk of stroke – and the longer the hours they put in, the higher the risk. The largest study conducted on the issue, carried out in three continents and led by scientists ...

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Physician`s starring role key to weight loss: John Hopkins

Want to drop those extra pounds? It’s time to consult your doctor as a new study has revealed that physician’s support is the key to successful weight loss. Johns Hopkins researchers have said that their findings could inform the development of weight loss programs that give primary care physicians a starring role. In the study, Primary care physician Wendy L. ...

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Surprising facts about exercise sweat

For most of us, sweating is one of the major decisive factors that make us feel that we have worked hard and achieved the day’s fitness goals thoroughly. Truly, sweating is one of the major determinants of increased fitness levels. However, as it turns out, there are many factors about exercise sweat and sweating, in general, that we are completely ...

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