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Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia

A drug used to treat diabetes could help in the fight against blood cancer, early research in the journal Nature suggests. An international team of scientists gave the drug to patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia, alongside standard treatment. Those who received the combination therapy were more likely to be free of the disease for longer. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is ...

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4 essential sources of vitamin C

With the dip in temperature again, a dose of vitamin C is a must to protect you against infections and help build your immunity. Oranges We all know that oranges contain vitamin C. They are known to the most recognised fruit that gives people a healthy dose of this vitamin. Apart from this, according to a recent survey, merely the ...

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Benefits of running at night

The mercury is rising and with the heat starting off as early as 7am these days, people who work out regularly, especially runners, experience some kind of difficulty running in the sun. Maybe it is time you switched over to running at night, not just to gain some respite from the heat, but also to get healthy. Summer nights, especially, ...

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Omega-3 may reduce psychosis risk

For young people at high risk of developing schizophrenia, a 12-week intervention with omega-3 supplements might reduce the long-term risk of progression to the psychotic disorder. According to a paper published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from Australia carried out a study over seven years on the effect of omega-3 on the risk of psychotic disorder, reported Xinhua news ...

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Vitamin D pills can increase cholesterol in teens

Giving obese teenagers extra vitamin D pills can elevate their cholesterol and fat-storing triglycerides levels, an Indian American researcher has discovered. Seema Kumar, pediatric endocrinologist in the Mayo Clinic Children’s Centre also found no benefits of extra vitamin D supplements in improving heart health or decreasing diabetes risk. Parents and providers often put obese adolescent children on vitamin D regiments ...

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One in five kidney patients die each hour

Although 60 percent kidney ailments are curable yet one in five kidney patients die in every hour in the country, leading health experts told a seminar here today. The number of kidney patients has increased alarmingly as two crore people in the country are now somehow suffering from kidney disease, said the seminar titled “Kidney disease prevention and living and ...

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Hyderabad scientists synthesise novel low-calorie fats

Studies have also indicated similarities in thermo-physical properties of bakery fats and the newly synthesised fats. Health-conscious individuals need no longer worry about the high calorific value of the vegetable oils they consume. Scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, have developed novel low-calorie fats based on edible oils like sunflower that provide 5.2 K cals/g as ...

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More male care workers needed, says providers’ chief

More male care workers are needed to look after older people, the chief executive of Care England has said. Prof Martin Green told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the government should do more to recruit men into front-line adult social care roles. He claimed that as an increasing number of men are living longer, more men are needed for ...

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Ebola nurse working at NHS hospital that saved his life

The first British healthcare worker who caught and survived Ebola is working as an NHS nurse in the hospital that helped save his life. He spoke to the BBC while working nights in A&E at the Royal Free Hospital in north London. In an exclusive interview, Will Pooley said everyone should “honour and remember” the African healthcare staff who fought ...

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A daily walk ‘can add 7yrs to life’

Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years to your life, according to health experts. Researchers have found that moderate exercise could halve the risk of dying from a heart attack for someone in their fifties or sixties. Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, causing one death every seven seconds, and ...

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