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Playing card games aids stroke recovery

Playing Jenga, bingo or a games consol like Wii worked equally well. They told the Lancet Neurology that the type of task used for motor rehabilitation might be less relevant, as long as it is intensive, repetitive and gets the hands and arms moving. The researchers designed their study to test whether virtual reality gaming, which is increasingly being employed as a ...

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Voluntary unpaid blood donations must increase

Voluntary, unpaid blood donations must be increased rapidly in more than half the world’s countries in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it, WHO said on World Blood Donor Day on June 14. This year, the theme of World Blood Donor Day was “Blood connects us all”, highlighting the common bond ...

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WB to provide an additional $150m financial support for the health sector

The World Bank (WB) approved an additional $150 million for the health sector of Bangladesh in a bid to strengthen and improve health services so that the poor can avail it easily. “This additional financing to the Health Sector Development Programme will continue support to implement the government’s Health Sector-wide Programme,” said a WB release on Sunday. It also mentioned ...

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When you eat is more important than what you eat, study says

Less ‘you are what you eat’, and more ‘you are when you eat’ People who skip meals, eat on the go or late in the evening are lesshealthy than people who have regular sit-down meals with others, a study has found. The authors of the analysis into the nutritional effects of eating habits have now suggested that meal times and recommendations ...

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7 health benefits of cucumber to the body

Cucumbers are one of the most underrated vegetables in the world, although the vegetable is the most cultivated on earth, people tend to shy away from the nutritional and health benefit because they simply do not know. In this article, we will discover some interesting health benefit of Cucumber that has been with man for hundreds of years. The vegetable, ...

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BMA warning over family doctor shortage

The lack of GPs in Scotland has been described as “extremely concerning” by the British Medical Association (BMA). A survey found 28.5% of Scottish practices had at least one GP vacancy as of 1 June, up 2.5% in three months. The BMA said vacancies were putting more strain on remaining GPs who have to cover staffing gaps as well as ...

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Iftar items you should avoid while eating out

As more and more residents are opting for having their Iftars at cafes or restaurants every once in a while, it is natural to feel the urge to devour everything once the Maghrib Ajaan is heard. But did you know that you do have the ability to eat a lot more, almost like the ability to finish off a buffet, ...

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NHS student bursary cut ‘reckless’, unions say

Plans to scrap bursaries for student nurses and other NHS staff in England are reckless, unions and charities say. Ministers plan to overhaul the system in September 2017 and charge those studying to be front-line health workers for their degrees. But in a letter to the prime minister, more than 20 groups led by the Royal College of Nursing said ...

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Heart disease, diabetes may be deadly combination: Study

14 June, 2016 The combination of Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease can be deadly, according to a new study which found that patients with Type 2 diabetes admitted in hospital for heart failure have a one in four chance of dying over the next 18 months. The findings paint a much grimmer picture of the outcome for diabetes ...

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Autism not a disease of the brain

14 June, 2016 Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterized by impaired social interactions and repetitive behaviors, often accompanied by abnormal reactions to sensory stimuli. ASD is generally thought to be caused by deficits in brain development, but a study in mice, published June 9 in Cell, now suggests that at least some aspects of the disorder—including how touch is perceived, ...

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