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First live broadcast cardiac surgical training from London to USA

  Barts Health NHS Trust is leading the training of pioneering heart care, broadcasting a complex operation to clinicians in the USA live and for the first time enabling them to put their questions direct to the medical team. On Wednesday, 29 June 2016 at 13:40pm (GMT) Elliot Smith, Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Health NHS Trust, led the 30 minute ...

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NHS first and a new hope for people with uncontrollable high blood pressure

  First time in the UK that the device, slightly larger than a two-pound coin, is implanted in patients at high risk of stroke and heart attack Attached to carotid artery in the neck, it tunes into the cardiovascular system – the body’s natural blood pressure control system – to send signals to the brain to control blood pressure ‘Truly ...

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Malaria vaccine loses effectiveness over seven-year span

An experimental vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix – or RTS,S – weakens over time and is only about four percent effective over a seven-year span, researchers said Wednesday. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, are based on a phase II clinical trial involving more than 400 young children in Kenya. There is currently no vaccine ...

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New game to resist fast food cravings

Researchers at Drexel University have developed a computer game and smartphone app to help people control unhealthy eating habits and ultimately lose weight. The game is designed to improve a person’s “inhibitory control,” the part of the brain that stops you from giving into unhealthy cravings — even when the smell of French fries is practically begging you to step ...

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NHS first and a new hope for people with uncontrollable high blood pressure

    First time in the UK that the device, slightly larger than a two-pound coin, is implanted in patients at high risk of stroke and heart attack Attached to carotid artery in the neck, it tunes into the cardiovascular system – the body’s natural blood pressure control system – to send signals to the brain to control blood pressure ...

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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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