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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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8 soups that will make you feel healthy and happy

The city is witness to a myriad health trends and healthy food hotspots catering to the discerning health buff on eat streets, one of them being a healthy concoction of superfoods and herbs served piping hot between 6 am and 8 am in the morning everyday at some of the hotspots. The outlets, most of which have been serving an ...

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Indian scientist claims ancient herbal therapy may protect heart from hypertrophy

Indian scientist claims ancient herbal therapy may protect heart from hypertrophy IndiaIndian scientist claims ancient herbal therapy may protect heart from hypertrophy n scientist Mahesh Gupta has claimed that ancient herbal therapy can protect the heart from hypertrophy. Hypertrophy is a thickening of cardiac muscle often caused by chronic high blood pressure that can lead to heart failure. Gupta, director ...

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When it comes to exercises’ cardio benefits, ‘one shoe doesn’t fit all’

Recent review has indicated the places, where cardio benefits of exercise may lie. To gain a more precise understanding of how exercise improves health and whom it helps most, researchers analyzed the results of 160 randomized clinical trials with nearly 7,500 participants. The meta-analysis is one of the first studies to systematically and comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of exercise interventions ...

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Drink cranberry juice to keep heart disease, diabetes at bay

A new study has revealed that cranberry juice may help protect against heart disease and diabetes risk factors. As per the study, drinking low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail may help lower the risk of chronic diseases that rank among the leading causes of death worldwide, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The finding shows that cranberries provide a rich source of ...

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Medical legal costs ‘excessive and should be capped’

The government intends to put strict limits on the “excessive fees” some lawyers claim in medical negligence cases against the NHS in England. Officials want a defined limit on legal costs in cases where the claims are below £100,000, saying that some lawyers submit bills that charge more than patients receive in compensation. But solicitors warn the move could deny ...

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Orange juice good for ageing brain

London: Drinking orange juice could help improve brain function in elderly people, says a new study. ‘The population is ageing rapidly across the world. Estimates suggest that the number of persons aged 60 or over could triple by 2,100. It’s therefore imperative that we explore simple, cost-effective ways to improve cognitive function in old age,’ said study co-author Daniel Lamport ...

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Now, you can smoke in Hawaii only if you are 21

Hawaii has become the very first state of US to push the authorised smoking age from 18 to 21 with effect of which purchase and use of digital cigarettes will also be banned for individuals under the age of 21 from January 1, 2016. Governoe of Hawaii David Ige signed the bill of raising the minimum smoking age in the ...

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