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Daily Magnesium intake can prevent pancreatic cancer

Previous studies have found that magnesium is inversely associated with the risk of diabetes, which is a risk factor of pancreatic cancer. “But few studies have explored the direct association of magnesium with pancreatic cancer. Of those that did, their findings were inconclusive,” said Daniel Dibaba, PhD student at the School of Public Health-Bloomington, who led the IU study. Dibaba ...

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2,400 Brazil babies born with brain damage, emergency declared

Brazilian health authorities are sounding the alarm about a mosquito-borne virus that they believe may be the cause of thousands of infants being born with damaged brains. The pathogen, known as Zika and first discovered in forest monkeys in Africa over 70 years ago, is the new West Nile – a virus that causes mild symptoms in most but can ...

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Gonorrhoea ‘could become untreatable’

Gonorrhoea could become an untreatable disease, England’s chief medical officer has warned. Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct drugs after the rise of “super-gonorrhoea” in Leeds. Her warning comes after concerns were raised that some patients were not getting both of the antibiotics needed to clear the infection. Sexual ...

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Stroke and physiotherapy management

 By Dr Md Faruqul Islam :: Mr Nahid Imran, a 30 years old gentleman, just completed his masters degree in information technology. Few months back he was in the Skype, chatting with his friend, suddenly he felt down; means loss of consciousness and speech along unable to move right side of his body. Then immediately he was taken to a ...

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From MDGs to SDGs

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently launched a new comprehensive analysis of global health trends since 2000 and an assessment of the challenges for the next 15 years. “Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs” identifies the key drivers of progress in health under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It lays out actions that countries and the international ...

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Milk matters!

Milk is the most balanced source of nutrition for human beings. Dairy products are a good source of energy, and contain all essential food elements including protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Milk keeps your heart in good condition, by maintaining blood pressure. Calcium in milk products maintains bone density and prevents osteoporosis (bone thinning). Osteoporosis is very ...

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Elderly ‘reluctant to complain’ over health care

Elderly people are reluctant to make complaints about poor health care or do not know how to, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman says. A report suggested 56% of people aged over 65 who experienced a problem did not complain because of worries about how it might impact future treatment. Nearly 20% did not know how to raise a complaint, ...

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10 best tips to stay healthy at work

If you are an employee, you know that staying healthy benefits you in many ways: fewer missed work days, greater productivity, and less stress. Staying healthy is good for your pockets too, in the form of lower health care costs and health insurance premiums. 10 best practices to staying healthy at work: 1. Wash your hands often: Hand-washing is the ...

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Benefits of warm lemon water every morning

Drinking a cup of warm lemon water every morning is one of the simplest, most affordable and natural ways to improve your health which has incredible benefits on your health. Energizes your Body It gives your body a lasting boost of energy, making it a healthier alternative to your morning tea or coffee. Healthy Digestion The minerals and vitamins found ...

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Weight loss surgery ‘cuts risk’ of diabetes and heart attacks

Weight-loss surgery can cut the risk of diabetes and heart attacks as well as keep fat off, a UK study suggests. It is the largest comprehensive investigation of bariatric surgery – spanning around four years in nearly 8,000 patients. The health benefits of the surgery are clear and substantial for people who are severely overweight, the authors told PLoS Medicine. ...

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