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Working longer hours increases stroke risk

The likely toll of long working hours is revealed in a major new study which shows that employees still at their desks into the evening run an increased risk of stroke – and the longer the hours they put in, the higher the risk. The largest study conducted on the issue, carried out in three continents and led by scientists ...

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Physician`s starring role key to weight loss: John Hopkins

Want to drop those extra pounds? It’s time to consult your doctor as a new study has revealed that physician’s support is the key to successful weight loss. Johns Hopkins researchers have said that their findings could inform the development of weight loss programs that give primary care physicians a starring role. In the study, Primary care physician Wendy L. ...

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Surprising facts about exercise sweat

For most of us, sweating is one of the major decisive factors that make us feel that we have worked hard and achieved the day’s fitness goals thoroughly. Truly, sweating is one of the major determinants of increased fitness levels. However, as it turns out, there are many factors about exercise sweat and sweating, in general, that we are completely ...

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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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Country’s first ‘stomach laparoscopic bypass surgery’

A team of doctors here on Monday conducted the first-ever “stomach laparoscopic bypass operation” to reduce obesity. The operation was carried out at Bangladesh-Japan Friendship Hospital (BJFH). Chairman of the hospital and eminent laparoscopic surgeon Professor Dr Sardar A Nayeem led the 10-member specialist surgery team, BSS reports. The team included Surgeon of Bel View Hospital in India Dr Sarfaraz ...

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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 in Dhaka on Thursday. 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 ...

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NHS vulnerable to health card fraud, government admits

The NHS is potentially vulnerable to fraud due to loopholes in the issuing of European Health Insurance cards, the Department of Health has admitted. An investigation by the Daily Mail found people who had never worked in Britain were able to obtain a free EHIC card in the UK, the paper says. Health services abroad were then able to claim ...

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New plan to boost early diagnose of cancer will be `cost-cutting

Scientists have come up with a new strategy to increase early diagnosis of cancer that not only save many lives but also cut the cost of treatment. According to Cancer Research UK, more than 90 percent of people diagnosed with stage one of the eight most common cancers were alive after 10 years compared with 5 percent found at stage ...

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‘Anti-diabetic drug’ may help keep cholesterol in check

In a new study, researchers have claimed that a drug, used to treat type 2 diabetes, can help modulate cholesterol levels in patients. The researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and German Diabetes Center Dusseldorf analysed more than 1.800 blood samples of participants. They found that the administration of the drug Metformin in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes led to ...

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Powerful DNA ‘Editing’ has arrived, are we ready for it?

Jeff Bessen, Harvard University CRISPR/Cas is a new technology that allows unprecedented control over the DNA code. It’s sparked a revolution in the fields of genetics and cell biology, becoming the scientific equivalent of a household name by raising hopes about new ways to cure diseases including cancer and to unlock the remaining mysteries of our cells. The gene editing ...

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