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Modified plastic films prevent contamination in food, biomedical industries

August 14, 2017
Modified plastic films prevent contamination in food, biomedical industries

Plastic films that have been specially designed and integrated with “N-halamines”, special chemical groups, within the polymer matrix of the plastic can prevent bacterial contamination in the food and biomedical industries, according to a recently published research. The plastic films work by killing bacteria in biofilms, and preventing bacteria from forming biofilms in the first [...]

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Type 1 diabetes immunotherapy proven safe in first trial

August 11, 2017
Type 1 diabetes immunotherapy proven safe in first trial

A pioneering immunotherapy against type 1 diabetes that has been designed to retrain the body’s immune system and slow the advance of the disease has been shown to be safe in its first trial. Tested on 27 patients in the UK, the immunotherapy also showed signs of slowing the disease, but this needs confirming in [...]

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Healthcare providers rarely perform stethoscope hygiene, report finds

July 19, 2017
Healthcare providers rarely perform stethoscope hygiene, report finds

A new quality improvement report found that healthcare providers rarely practice stethoscope hygiene between patient encounters despite its importance in infection prevention. Infection control guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that re-usable medical equipment, such as stethoscopes, must undergo disinfection between patients. “Stethoscopes are used repeatedly throughout the day [...]

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3M: The Role of an Employer and Employee in Safety and Health

July 14, 2017
3M: The Role of an Employer and Employee in Safety and Health

Global Science Company 3M Malaysia held a demonstration on Wednesday to share the importance of occupational safety hazard and health at OGA 2017, in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Mohd Azhar Kamaruddin, the technical specialist for Fall Protection and spokesperson of the demonstration, together with MNC Asia Training Manager Elmer Sabelino, explained the basics of [...]

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Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of cancer

June 6, 2017
Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of cancer

Higher levels of vitamin D may lower chances of developing cancer, according to a study made by Creighton University in Nebraska, US with cooperation from the University of California San Diego. Funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), the study is a randomized clinical trial of the effects of vitamin D supplementation on many types [...]

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Havas Group acquires healthcare communications company Sorento

June 5, 2017
Havas Group acquires healthcare communications company Sorento

Havas Group is boosting its health business unit and expanding its capabilities in the Indian market with its acquisition of India-based health and wellness communications agency Sorento. Following the acquisition, Sorento will be rebranded as Havas Life Sorento and will be integrated in the Havas Health &You business unit. Havas Health & You unites Havas [...]

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Five foods to avoid if you need a steady stream of energy during a busy day

April 28, 2017
Five foods to avoid if you need a steady stream of energy during a busy day

Our energy level throughout the day is not just affected by our sleeping habits, but also by the food that we consume. Some people might still find themselves hit by the afternoon energy slump even though they had a good night’s sleep because of what they ate. Here are five foods you can avoid, and [...]

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Eat these 10 fruits to get healthier, glowing skin

April 26, 2017
Eat these 10 fruits to get healthier, glowing skin

There are tons of skin care products – scrubs, toners, creams, moisturizers – out there in the market, giving consumers an endless array of options to choose from when it comes to keeping the skin always looking young and fresh. However, the most effective way to make sure your skin is looking healthy and radiant [...]

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5 simple tips to stop mindless eating and avoid the extra calories

April 12, 2017
5 simple tips to stop mindless eating and avoid the extra calories

Many health and weight loss problems stem from mindless eating or snacking. Being mentally present and engaged while making food decisions and eating is important to avoid making unhealthy food choices, rushing through meals or overeating. Here are five simple ways to avoid mindless eating and lay off the extra calories 1.       Listen to your [...]

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6 health benefits of embracing veganism and saying goodbye to meat, dairy

April 3, 2017
6 health benefits of embracing veganism and saying goodbye to meat, dairy

Veganism is receiving more and more attention lately as the world becomes more aware not just of the issues surrounding animal cruelty but also of the health and wellness benefits of the vegan diet and lifestyle.  As a matter of fact, over the last five years, online searches for the term “vegan” have increased by [...]

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