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Eggs for breakfast benefit those with Type 2 diabetes

People with Type 2 Diabetes (TED) should opt for eggs for breakfast, a recent study suggests. According to the findings, a high-fat, low-carb breakfast (LCBF) can help those with T2D control blood sugar levels throughout the day. “The large blood sugar spike that follows breakfast is due to the combination of pronounced insulin resistance in the morning in people with ...

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Oral infections in childhood may increase risk of cardiovascular diseases in adulthood

A new study has suggested that common oral infection in childhood is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis in adulthood. Atherosclerosis is a disease of the arteries characterised by the deposition of fatty material on their inner walls. “The observation is novel since there are no earlier follow-up studies on childhood oral infections and the ...

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Weather change increases health risk to children

Sudden change in weather pattern, burning sun, excessive sweating and dehydration are increasing health risks to children. As children are very vulnerable to weather change, a little fluctuation in temperature can cause several problems in their system leading to cough, fever, dehydration and diarrhoea. “Most of the children are suffering from fever as they are very sensitive to the ongoing ...

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High Court asks government to take steps to stop sale of antibiotic drugs without doctors’ prescription

The High Court (HC) has ordered the government to take necessary measures to stop sale of antibiotic medicines without prescriptions of registered physicians. The court also asked the director general (DG) of the Directorate of Drug Administration to issue a circular to this effect in two days after getting the order. Following the circular issued by the DG, the deputy ...

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Measles: Half a million UK children missed jab

More than half a million children in the UK were not given a crucial measles jab between 2010 and 2017, an analysis by children’s charity Unicef reveals. It comes as NHS chief Simon Stevens warned measles cases had almost quadrupled in England in just one year and urged families to get the vaccine.He said people rejecting vaccines was a “growing ...

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Innovative child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

A large-scale trial of what has been called the world’s first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children is due to start in Malawi. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. Earlier, smaller trials showed that nearly 40% of the 5-to-17-month-olds who received it were protected.Malaria cases appear to ...

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Acidity? Try these quick and simple home remedies

Acidity is a common problem which many people face on a daily basis. A common habit to deal with acidity at a symptomatic level is to quickly pop up an antacid in order to get rid of the bloating, heartburn, gas and flatulence that it causes. However, this will only bring temporary relief from acidity by curbing the symptoms for a ...

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Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella

A little bone in the knee scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts from Imperial College London. The fabella is found in some people buried in the tendon just behind their knee.Doctors think it is entirely pointless, and you can happily live without it – many people do. However, people who have ...

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No breakfast and late dinner may up heart attack risk: Study

People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime may have worse outcomes after a heart attack, a study has warned. The study found that people with the two eating habits had a four to five times higher likelihood of death, another heart attack, or angina (chest pain) within 30 days after hospital discharge for heart attack. The study, published ...

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