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High BMI can reduce risk of rheumatoid arthritis in men

A new study has claimed that men with high BMI (Body Mass Index) have a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis. In the study, scientists in Sweden analysed data from 383 patients, taken from two population based health surveys with a total of 50,705 participants, to discover that there was a strong association between a high BMI in men and a ...

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Flu jab worked in one in three cases

Last winter’s flu jab worked in 34% of cases, according to a final report by Public Health England. At one stage early in the season, it was estimated that the vaccine was stopping only three out of every 100 immunised people developing symptoms. But the report said there had been a “shift” in the dominant circulating strains during the rest ...

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Addenbrooke’s Hospital chief executive Keith McNeil resigns

The chief executive of a major NHS hospital has resigned after it was revealed the hospital is running a deficit of up to £1.2m a week. Dr Keith McNeil had been appointed to the job at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in November 2012. The hospital’s chief finance officer Paul James has also resigned. They have stepped down ahead of a ...

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Embolisation can cure women with lower abdominal pain, need not remove uterus

Many women who have chronic pelvic or belly pain, which is associated with ovarian vein varicosities (dilation) termed as pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS), undergo surgery and remove their uterus. It is not widely known that Embolisation can cure women of this pain and they need not undergo surgery. Most women who suffer from this are young , having more than ...

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WHO raises alarm over indiscriminate use of antibiotics

Amid the indiscriminate use of antibiotics and other drugs leading to treatment failure, the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged member countries in South-East Asia Region, including Bangladesh, to urgently address this threat to public health, reports UNB. “Immediate action is needed to stop the world from heading towards pre-antibiotic era in which all achievements made in prevention and control ...

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Anaesthetic used in dental surgery can harm your child’s teeth

Dentist, using anaesthetic in dental surgery might affect tooth cell growth and development A new study has suggested that local anaesthetic used during orthodontic surgeries may affect the development of children’s teeth. The study comes at a time when more children than ever before are subjected to dental surgery — and local anaesthetic — because of tooth decay or other ...

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Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia

A drug used to treat diabetes could help in the fight against blood cancer, early research in the journal Nature suggests. An international team of scientists gave the drug to patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia, alongside standard treatment. Those who received the combination therapy were more likely to be free of the disease for longer. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is ...

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4 essential sources of vitamin C

With the dip in temperature again, a dose of vitamin C is a must to protect you against infections and help build your immunity. Oranges We all know that oranges contain vitamin C. They are known to the most recognised fruit that gives people a healthy dose of this vitamin. Apart from this, according to a recent survey, merely the ...

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Benefits of running at night

The mercury is rising and with the heat starting off as early as 7am these days, people who work out regularly, especially runners, experience some kind of difficulty running in the sun. Maybe it is time you switched over to running at night, not just to gain some respite from the heat, but also to get healthy. Summer nights, especially, ...

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Omega-3 may reduce psychosis risk

For young people at high risk of developing schizophrenia, a 12-week intervention with omega-3 supplements might reduce the long-term risk of progression to the psychotic disorder. According to a paper published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from Australia carried out a study over seven years on the effect of omega-3 on the risk of psychotic disorder, reported Xinhua news ...

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