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First organ donation drop for decade

The number of people in the UK donating organs after death has fallen for the first time in more than a decade, figures show. Last year the number fell by 3% compared with the previous 12 months to 1,282. NHS Blood and Transplant said fewer people were suitable for donating organs and there had been a fall in families giving ...

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Natural Ingredients to Cure Pain

Naturally we’re dependent on pain killer to remove any kind of pain in our body. These kinds of medicines create a lot of problems though they give us relief for a time being. There’ll have no risk if we cure this pain by some natural ingredients. How you’ll do this mentioned below- 1. Root of ginger: It’s very helpful using ...

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A solution to get rid of passive smoking

People, exposed to passive smoking, now can be free of danger using a new air-cleaning filter. The filter can prevent all the harmful smoke substances in a room – where ten people are simultaneously smoking – in less than an hour, researchers say, reports Press Trust of India. The filter is coated with a manganese oxide-based nano-catalyst, which can be ...

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Obesity: ‘Slim chance’ of return to normal weight

The chance of returning to a normal weight after becoming obese is only one in 210 for men and one in 124 for women over a year, research suggests. For severe obesity, shedding excess weight in a year is even more unlikely, a study of UK health records concluded. Researchers say current strategies for helping obese patients are failing. A ...

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‘Softener’ may help kill cancers

It may be possible to “soften-up” cancers before hitting them with chemotherapy drugs, researchers suggest. A study, published in the Cancer Cell, uncovered how tumours can become resistant to commonly used drugs. The University of Manchester team suggest drugs already in development may be able to counter this resistance to make chemotherapy more effective. The approach has not yet been ...

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Entrepreneur Pinky Lilani and journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown urge Asian

women over 70 to be aware of non-lump breast cancer symptomsOne in three women diagnosed with breast cancer each year are aged 70 and over The Founder of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, Pinky Lilani and Journalist, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown are supporting Public Health England’s ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ breast cancer campaign aimed at women aged 70 and over. The ...

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Researchers detect signs of ageing in young adults; some age faster than others

Researchers have now found a way to measure the aging process in young adults as they have identified the factors that can determine whether people are aging faster or slower than their peers. In the study conducted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the researchers showed that even among young adults, a person’s biological age may differ by many years ...

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Getting smokers to quit with an unlikely drug: Nicotine

Longtime smokers know that smoking may lead to cancer, but quitting cold turkey isn’t easy and may not even be the answer in getting people to stop. Ed Ellerbeck, M.D., M.P.H., co-leader of The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s Cancer Control & Population Health Program, and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at The University of ...

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Smoking may play schizophrenia role

Smoking could play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia and needs to be investigated, researchers say. The team at King’s College London say smokers are more likely to develop the disorder and at a younger age. Published in the Lancet Psychiatry, their analysis of 61 separate studies suggests nicotine in cigarette smoke may be altering the brain. Experts ...

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Vitamin A key to fight intestine infections

Vitamin A directs a key set of immune cells that protect the body from infection to the intestines, says a study.   These set of immune cells will otherwise be lost without directions in case of vitamin A deficiency, the researchers reported in a paper published in the journal Immunity.   It is known that vitamin A deficiencies lead to ...

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