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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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Flawed gene explains why flu can kill in rare cases

While most people affected by the flu recover easily, children with a rare genetic mutation may fall so ill that they could end up in the hospital and even lose the battle against the influenza virus, suggests a new study.Mutation in the gene IRF7 could prevent children from producing a protein that helps fight off the virus, showed the findings ...

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Swine flu claims nine more lives, toll at 2,044

Swine flu claimed the lives of nine more persons even as the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus across the country inched towards the 34,000-mark.The Union Health Ministry said that 2,044 persons have died of the disease while the number of affected persons has touched 33,877 as on March 29.The ministry said that the toll has increased to ...

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Diabetes drugs may increase risk of heart failure

A new study has examined that glucose or sugar-lowering medications prescribed to patients with diabetes may pose an increased risk for the development of heart failure in these patients. The study conducted at American College of Cardiology examined clinical trials of more than 95,000 patients and found that for every one kilogram of weight gain attributed to a sugar-lowering diabetes ...

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Swine flu claims 47 more lives in India

Swine flu has claimed the lives of 47 more people in India as the death toll rose to 1,674 and the number of persons affected by the H1N1 virus exceeded 29,000. The Health Ministry of India on Saturday said that as on March 13, a total of 1,674 deaths have been reported from across the country while the total number ...

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