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Australia to ban disposable vape imports

Australia will ban imports of disposable vapes from January, in an effort to curb nicotine addiction in children. New laws to stop single-use vapes from being made, advertised, and supplied in the country will also be introduced, reports BBC. It comes amid a broader push to phase out recreational vaping completely. Vaping has been marketed as a way to quit ...

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New diabetes drug better for weight loss

A new diabetes drug leads to more weight loss and lower blood sugar than its blockbuster rival semaglutide, also known as Ozempic, a review of research said on Saturday. Tirzepatide, sold under the brand name Mounjaro by US pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, is currently approved to treat type 2 diabetes in the United States, Europe and most recently the UK. ...

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PrEP: Preventative HIV drug highly effective, study says

A drug which stops HIV infecting the body has proved to be a highly effective “real-world” preventative treatment, a study has confirmed. The results of the research on 24,000 people taking it across England, have been described as “reassuring”. Thousands of people are already taking PrEP through sexual health clinics. HIV charity the Terrence Higgins Trust wants easier access to ...

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Respiratory illnesses in children up: What are the symptoms

A surge in hospitalization cases linked to a mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China has raised concerns, particularly among children who are experiencing symptoms like fever and lung damage, but not exhibiting the typical signs of pneumonia such as breathlessness or coughing. This alarming trend has now found echoes in Ohio, US, where a considerable number of children are being admitted ...

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Adopt these tips for a healthy heart!

Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most common causes of death in the world. Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol smoking and genetic factors increase the risk of heart diseases. Unhealthy lifestyle habits also cause heart diseases. South-East Asian population is genetically prone to develop heart diseases early, which makes prevention by healthy lifestyle even more important. However, the good ...

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Ayurvedic remedies for heartburn

We’ve all experienced dyspepsia or heartburn—the sudden burning sensation at the back of the chest, acid reflux, and the discomfort of stomach cramps. Our stomach secretes digestive acids to break down food; however, in cases where the sphincter relaxes, acid can backflow through the esophagus. Issues like acid reflux or gastritis often stem from the consumption of highly spicy, rich, ...

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Natural ways to lower high cholesterol levels

Moderate amounts of cholesterol are essential for proper bodily functions, efficient metabolism, and cell generation. However, elevated cholesterol levels can impede blood flow, leading to chronic heart diseases. Various factors contribute to high cholesterol, including a poor diet, lack of exercise, and certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure, HIV, diabetes, and lupus. Managing cholesterol levels is a continual ...

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Medical admission test likely to be held on Feb 2

The MBBS admission test for the academic year 2023–2024, will likely to be held on February 2, 2024, at government and private medical colleges. A proposal in this regard has already been sent to the Health Ministry. The decision will be finalised at a meeting with the Health Minister next week. According to sources of Directorate General of Medical Education ...

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Signs that your body has triggered inflammation

There is often a misconception that inflammation is the root cause of several diseases; however, inflammation is what helps boost the immune system to fight further infection and defend your body. Inflammation aids the body in healing; however, if triggered inflammation does not correctly ‘turn off’, it can lead to some serious chronic diseases. Inflammation comes in two types: acute ...

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Human case of flu seen in pigs found in UK for first time

One person in the UK has been confirmed to have a strain of flu similar to viruses spreading in pigs, health officials say. It’s the first time this strain has been detected in the UK and close contacts are now being traced. The A(H1N2)v case was detected after a routine test at a GP surgery was analysed in a lab. ...

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