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Being overweight ‘reduces dementia risk’

Those who were overweight had an 18% reduction in dementia, researchers found. Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship. The researchers admit they were surprised by the findings, which run contrary to current health advice. The analysis of nearly two million British people, in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, ...

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Birth control pills can change the shape of brain

Washington: Birth control pills may shrink portions of a woman’s brain and affect its function, scientists have warned. It’s possible that the synthetic hormones found in the pill – and possibly the suppression of natural hormones that occurs when women are using the pill – cause these alterations in brain structure and function, according to a new study. Researchers at the ...

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10 herbs to battle diabetes

Studies have revealed that herbs and supplements have shown promise in lowering blood sugar, boosting insulin sensitivity and reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol. Along with Dr. Jaishree Bhattacharjee, Ayurvedic consultant with Satvikshop we give you a list of easily available herbs that will help you battle diabetes. But with any herbal treatments, it is also important to continue to ...

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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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