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Running helps lower chance of death: Aussie study

No matter how busy you are, running, even for as little as once a week or less, will make you live longer regardless of your sex, according to Australian research published on Tuesday. The research showed that even running once a week for 50 minutes or less, at speeds below 8 km an hour appeared to have significant health and ...

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Prostate cancer risk raised by high hormone levels

Men with higher levels of testosterone and a growth hormone in their blood are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to a new study. A research of more than 200,000 men is one of the first to show strong evidence of two factors that could possibly be modified to reduce prostate cancer risk. “Prostate cancer is the ...

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First shipment of new Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo

The Congolese medical authorities said Saturday they had received the first shipment of a new Ebola vaccine as the central African country battles its second deadliest outbreak of the virus this decade. The health ministry for the eastern province of North Kivu said that a preliminary batch of 11,000 doses of the new Ad26-ZEBOV-GP vaccine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson ...

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Health officials disclose another romaine outbreak, now over

U.S. health officials disclosed another food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, but they said it appears to be over. The disclosure late Thursday comes after the produce industry said it was stepping up safety measures following a series of outbreaks , including one last year that sickened more than 200 people and killed five. It’s not clear why romaine ...

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Chinese scientists develop new material for treatment of liver cancer

Chinese scientists have developed a nanometer material that can be used for liver cancer treatment, according to the Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences Wednesday. Integrated with radiotherapy, the material provides an efficient and safe strategy for treating liver cancer, said scientists with the institute. Radiotherapy, which is a standard means of cancer ...

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TB not a life-long infection in most people: Study

A new study suggests that people who test positive with latent immunologic tuberculosis (TB) skin or blood tests rarely develop the disease because the infecting organism, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is likely dead, wiped out naturally by people’s immune systems. This likely explains why standard tuberculosis tests show a positive result despite the bacteria’s absence, since those tests look for an immune ...

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‘Game changing’ tuberculosis vaccine a step closer

A vaccine which could “revolutionise” tuberculosis treatment has been unveiled by researchers. It is hoped the vaccine will provide long-term protection against the disease, which kills 1.5 million people around the world each year. The highly contagious disease is caused by bacteria, and the current vaccine, the BCG jab, is not very effective.However, while initial trials have proved successful, the ...

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Obesity causes diabetes in women, kidney disease in men

Obesity poses a higher risk of type 2 diabetes in women, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and chronic kidney disease in men, said a new study from the University of Oxford. “The study shows just how harmful carrying excess weight can be to human health, and that women and men may experience different diseases as a result,” said the ...

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High fibre diet and yogurt reduce lung cancer risk: Study

Researchers from Vanderbilt University have found that high fibre diet and yogurt help reduce lung cancer risk. The findings, published in the journal JAMA Oncology, are based on an analysis of data from studies involving 1.4 million adults in the USA, Europe and Asia. “Our study provides strong evidence supporting the US 2015-2020 Dietary Guideline recommending a high fibre and ...

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Bangladeshi young medical scientist shines in Japan

Dr Arif Hossain, a Bangladeshi researcher doing PhD in Japan, has been selected as the best young scientist of Japan. The award was conferred upon Dr Arif by Japanese Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (JSIMD) at a ceremony on Thursday. Every year, JSMID elects best young scientist of the year. He is the first non-Japanese in JSMID’s 61 years’ history ...

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