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An apple a day keeps diabetes away

An apple a day keeps diabetes away

You may want to add fresh fruits to your diet as according to a recent study, the greater the consumption, the lower is the incidence of diabetes, as well as occurrence of complications in diabetics. Although the health benefits of ...

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Medics use video to help parents of neo-natal babies

Medics use video to help parents of  neo-natal babies

Medics treating infants at a Scottish hospital are using video technology in a new scheme helping parents keep in touch with their babies. Staff are able to send short films of their patients to parents when they are away from ...

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Toronto doctors complete first-in- Canada : heart procedure without surgery

Toronto doctors complete first-in- Canada :  heart procedure without surgery

Doctors in Toronto has performed first-in- Canada percutaneous coronary intervention to unblock arteries of a patient. The non-surgical procedure carried out on 55-year- old Robert Barton with the help of ‘something’ called TandemHeart at Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. “Barton's life ...

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UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases

UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases

The UK government is investing an extra £200m in programmes to fight neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than a billion people in the world's poorest countries. Without treatment, river blindness, guinea-worm and trachoma can disable children and stop adults ...

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More than 20 million Britons ‘physically inactive’

More than 20 million Britons ‘physically inactive’

    More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, according to a report by the British Heart Foundation. The charity warns that inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and costs the NHS around £1.2bn each ...

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Nursing gains popularity in country

Nursing gains popularity in country

    Once nursing was a neglected profession in the country. But over the times, world’s most female dominated profession is gaining popularity in Bangladesh for its bright prospect at both home and abroad. Female students are choosing to build their career in ...

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Smoking pot at 15 or earlier may lead to memory loss

Smoking pot at 15 or earlier may lead to memory loss

    A team of Canadian researchers has found that teenagers, who begin smoking pot as early as 15 or younger, may suffer long-term cognitive impairment, memory loss, physical illnesses and respiratory diseases.   The findings, published in the journal ...

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Yoga could replace antidepressants

Yoga could replace antidepressants

    If you are diagnosed with depression, just take a deep breath and join yoga classes to experience significant reduction in symptoms without the side effects associated with antidepressants, new research suggests. “This study supports the use of a ...

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