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FDA wants stronger warning on breast implants about risks

Photo: This Dec. 11, 2006 file photo shows a silicone gel breast implant in Irving, Texas. Washington, Oct 24 : U.S. health officials want women getting breast implants to receive stronger warnings and more details about the possible risks and complications. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that manufacturers should add a warning highlighted by a box — the ...

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Blood pressure pills ‘work better at bedtime’

To get the best out of your daily blood pressure medication, take it just before you go to bed, say researchers. It’s a simple tip that could save lives, they say in the European Heart Journal. The pills offer more protection against heart attacks and strokes when taken at bedtime rather than in the morning, a large new study suggests.Experts believe ...

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Cancer research: Scientists seek clues to how disease ‘is born’

British and American scientists are teaming up to search for the earliest signs of cancer in a bid to detect and treat the disease before it emerges. They plan to “give birth” to cancer in the lab to see exactly what it looks like “on day one”. It is just one of the research priorities of the new International Alliance ...

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Are you Anaemic? Increase your iron levels by adding these foods

Have you been feeling a loss of energy, shortness of breath and headache after exercising? Is your skin pale? If you face these kind of symptoms then you might be anaemic. Anaemia refers to the deficiency of RBC (red blood cells) in your body. It also refers to shortage of haemoglobin in the red blood cells. These red blood cells ...

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Unique drug made for a girl with deadly Batten disease

A girl with a deadly brain disease has been given a unique drug that was invented from scratch just for her and in a fraction of the normal time. Mila Makovec, now aged eight, was diagnosed with fatal and untreatable Batten disease. In less than a year, doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital in the US created the tailor-made drug to ...

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Effective treatments for diabetic retinopathy found

In a new advancement in science, researchers have found that an automated artificial intelligence (AI) screening system is capable of accurately discovering diabetic retinopathy 95.5% of the times. Moreover, the system doesn’t require inputs from an expert ophthalmologist and it can provide a reading in just 60 seconds. Researchers presented these findings at AAO 2019, the 123rd Annual Meeting of ...

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School lunches keep Japanese children topping nutrition lists

Japan manages a rare feat for a developed country when it comes to feeding its children — high scores for nutrition but very low obesity rates. One major key? School lunches. A landmark report by the UN’s children agency UNICEF released Tuesday shows Japan topping the charts for childhood health indicators, with low rates of infant mortality and few underweight ...

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Who says you can’t eat red meat?

So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn’t enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health experts and groups including the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association. But ...

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Acne can be caused by poor dietary, increased stress

Poor dietary habits, increased stress and harsh skincare routines were among the most significant factors associated with acne, according to a study. The research presented at the 28th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in Madrid evaluated the exposure to different worsening factors on acne on more than 6,700 participants across six countries. “For the first time, this study ...

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Regular egg intake stressed for maintaining sound health

Experts at a post-rally discussion mentioned regular egg intake is very much important for maintaining sound health as it’s a balanced food to all irrespective of age, male, female and season. Department of Livestock Services (DLS) and Bangladesh Livestock Society (BLS) jointly organised the programme titled “Everyday Egg Intaking for Healthy and Nutritious Nation” at the conference hall of Rajshahi ...

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