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China bans online medical diagnoses

Beijing: China has banned hospitals from providing medical assistance and diagnoses online to prevent people unqualified in medicine from posing as doctors. Chinese patients are accustomed to seeking medical advice on the Internet, which has a deep penetration in the country. Some private hospitals have launched Internet services offering online diagnoses. Song Shuli, spokeswoman for the National Health and Family ...

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Mobile app tests blood for HIV, syphilis

A new smartphone app that tests blood samples for HIV and syphilis in just 15 minutes could save millions of lives across the world, scientists claim. The software, developed by biomedical experts at Columbia University, analyses blood samples taken with a finger-prick dongle. The kit, which attaches to any smartphone or computer, replicates a lab test and can give a ...

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From farm to plate, make food safe

New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, according to World Health Organisation (WHO), which next week is dedicating its annual World Health Day to the issue of food safety. World Health Day will be celebrated on 7 ...

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From farm to plate, make food safe

New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, according to World Health Organisation (WHO), which next week is dedicating its annual World Health Day to the issue of food safety. World Health Day will be celebrated on 7 ...

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Swine flu deaths occurred in ‘high risk factor group’ patients: Research

About 65 per cent of persons who died due to Swine Flu at the SMS Hospital and College here this January and February, also had a “high risk factor” involved, they all suffered from other chronic diseases including diabetes, TB, chronic lung disorder, a research has revealed. A team of doctors led by Dr Rama Sharma, Professor of Medicine at ...

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Five lesser known health benefits of turnip

Turnips are root vegetables. They belong to the family of  Brassicaceae which is basically the family of green vegetables like cabbage, kale, brussel-sprouts, etc. We generally eat the roots but their sprouts and leaves are also edible and nutritious. Like other vegetables, turnips are very nutritious and good for health. Here are some of the health benefits of the root ...

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An egg a day may keep diabetes away

If you love eggs, there is good news for you. Egg consumption could reduce the risk of Type-2 diabetes, says a new research. The study, published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that men who ate approximately four eggs per week had a 37 percent lower risk of Type-2 diabetes than men who only ate one egg a week. ...

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Roseroot herb may treat depressive disorders

A recent study has suggested that Roseroot herb could be a potential beneficial treatment option for the treatment of major depressive disorders.According to a research conducted by Aassociate Professor Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, and colleagues at the Perelman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania, the study was the first randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, comparison trial of oral R. rosea ...

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A bowl of ‘cereal’ in the morning can increase your lifespan

If you want to have a longer life, make sure to have that bowl of cereal in the morning, as new study has indicated that cereal fiber are potentially protective component for a longer and healthy life. The Harvard School of Public Health research, which included over 367,000 AARP members, aged 50 to 71 years, from 6 states and two ...

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British medic declared free of Ebola

A UK military medic who has been discharged from  hospital after being declared free of Ebola said it was thanks to medics that she is alive.Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental Ebola drug MIL 77, her doctors said. Cpl Cross, aged 25, from Cambridge, caught the virus  while working as a ...

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