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A new method that makes heart valve replacement safer

April 3, 2018
A new method that makes heart valve replacement safer

Scientists have developed a new and safer technique that prevents coronary artery obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a rare but often fatal complication. The method is called Bioprosthetic Aortic Scallop Intentional Laceration and prevents Iatrogenic Coronary Artery obstruction (BASILICA). It will increase treatment options for high-risk patients who need heart valve procedures. TAVR, [...]

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Eating carbohydrates, the healthy way

March 16, 2018
Eating carbohydrates, the healthy way

Carbohydrates can be found in various foods: spaghetti, potatoes, bread, beans and milk are just some of foods containing carbohydrates. Foods high in carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet. Carbohydrates provide the body with glucose, which is converted to energy used to support bodily functions and physical activity. But carbohydrate quality is [...]

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Lots of exercise in older age boosts immune system, protects against infection

March 12, 2018
Lots of exercise in older age boosts immune system, protects against infection

Scientists say that older people who do lots of exercise develop a strong immune system and are protected against infections. The scientists tracked 125 long-distance cyclists, some of whom are now in their 80s. They were found to have the immune systems of 20-year-olds. Prof Norman Lazarus, 82, of King’s College London, who took part in and [...]

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If you are a smoker and a drinker, consuming very hot tea might increase your cancer risk

February 7, 2018
If you are a smoker and a drinker, consuming very hot tea might increase your cancer risk

If you smoke and also drink alcohol, consuming scalding hot tea might not be a good idea, as it is associated with an increased risk of esophageal tumours a Chinese study suggests. Among Chinese adults who drank at least one beer, cocktail or glass of wine daily, those who also consumed burning hot tea every [...]

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Facial yoga joins the list of Botox and fillers as a new non-invasive anti-aging treatment

January 15, 2018
Facial yoga joins the list of Botox and fillers as a new non-invasive anti-aging treatment

Cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Murad Alam has added a new, low-cost, non-invasive anti-aging treatment to his services: facial yoga. Dermatologists measured improvements in the appearance of the faces of a small group of middle-age women after they did half an hour of daily face-toning exercises for eight weeks, followed by alternate-day exercises for another 12 weeks. [...]

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Protect yourself with vaccines before vacations – Dr. Tabassum Khan

December 7, 2017
Protect yourself with vaccines before vacations – Dr. Tabassum Khan

By Dr. Tabassum Khan, Managing Director, AJ Pharma Holdings With the upcoming year end holidays, most people will be gearing up to spend a week on fun activities or trips with family and friends. This is the perfect opportunity to take time off and head to an exotic destination to relax and unwind from the [...]

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20 minutes of weight training can trim belly fat in men

November 24, 2017
20 minutes of weight training can trim belly fat in men

Healthy men who did twenty minutes of daily weight training had less of an increase in age-related abdominal fat. This is compared to men who spent the same amount of time doing aerobics activities. The study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that combining weight training and aerobic activity led to the most [...]

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How to take care of your feet

October 27, 2017
How to take care of your feet

You need your feet to get to everywhere, so why not take care of them? 1. Keep an eye on them Your feet take a beating every day, and small problems can turn into big ones if you ignore them. Look over your feet each day for cuts, sores, loose or discolored toenails, swelling, or [...]

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Some tips on how to wake up easier

October 27, 2017
Some tips on how to wake up easier

If you are not the type to easily wake up early, good news: here are some tips on how to do so. 1.    Place your alarm clock out of reach Unless you have another hour or 2 to sleep, hitting the snooze button won’t really help you feel less tired. But there’s another reason to [...]

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How to treat lower leg pain

October 25, 2017
How to treat lower leg pain

Sometimes our lower legs can give us pain. It shouldn’t be that way, however. Below are some common ailments that strike our lower legs and how you can cure them. 1. Muscle cramp. It can strike in your sleep or in the middle of the day. This sudden, tight, intense lower leg pain is sometimes called a “charley horse.” [...]

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