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Mental health education should be compulsory in schools

July 19, 2018
Mental health education should be compulsory in schools

Health education is to be made compulsory in all schools in England under new government plans following growing concerns about mental health problems among young people. Children will be taught how to build mental resilience – as well as how to recognise when their peers are struggling with mental health issues  – as part of statutory lessons, the [...]

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World-first melanoma blood test detects early stages of deadly skin cancer – researchers

July 19, 2018
World-first melanoma blood test detects early stages of deadly skin cancer – researchers

Australian researchers from the Edith Cowan University have developed the world’s first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages. The test is a major development in the way skin cancer is detected and researchers are hopeful it could save thousands of lives every year. The new blood test works by detecting autoantibodies in [...]

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New study eating iron-fortified grain improves student’s memory

July 18, 2018
New study eating iron-fortified grain improves student’s memory

Adolescent students in a rural school in India who consumed an iron-biofortified version of the grain pearl millet exhibited improved attention and memory compared to those who consumed conventional pearl millet, according to Penn State researchers. The results were published July 17 in the Journal of Nutrition. “Iron deficiency remains the most prevalent micronutrient deficiency [...]

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Fish oil for a healthy heart ‘nonsense’

July 18, 2018
Fish oil for a healthy heart ‘nonsense’

Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements is often touted as a simple way to protect your heart – but experts say the evidence that it does any good is flimsy at best. Cochrane researchers looked at trials in over 100,000 people and found little proof that it prevented heart disease. They say the chance of getting [...]

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WHO: Sex addiction is now an official mental illness

July 16, 2018
WHO: Sex addiction is now an official mental illness

Not recognised as a medical condition until now, in a landmark inclusion, the World Health Organization has officially classified compulsive sexual behaviour as a mental illness. Sexual compulsivity is now a part of the International Classification of Diseases list (ICD)-11 list. This has marked a turning point in the lives of those who are suffering [...]

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Fat consumption is the only cause of weight gain – new study

July 16, 2018
Fat consumption is the only cause of weight gain – new study

Scientists from the University of Aberdeen and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have undertaken the largest study of its kind looking at what components of diet—fat, carbohydrates or protein—caused mice to gain weight. Since food consists of fat, protein and carbs, it has proven difficult to pinpoint exactly what aspect of the typical diet leads [...]

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Magnetized wire used to detect cancer people – study

July 16, 2018
Magnetized wire used to detect cancer people – study

A magnetic wire used to snag scarce and hard-to-capture tumor cells could prove to be a swift and effective tactic for early cancer detection, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The wire, which is threaded into a vein, attracts special magnetic nanoparticles engineered to glom onto tumor cells [...]

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Pollution-related illnesses rising in Asian megacities; led to 15,000 premature deaths in Delhi – study

July 13, 2018
Pollution-related illnesses rising in Asian megacities; led to 15,000 premature deaths in Delhi – study

About 15,000 people died prematurely in Delhi in 2016 from illnesses linked to fine particulate matter pollution, according to a new study by researchers from India, Singapore and Thailand that assessed pollution-related deaths in 13 megacities in south Asia and China. Heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, lung cancer among adults and upper respiratory tract illnesses [...]

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Vitamins, supplements do not reduce cardio disease risks – researchers

July 13, 2018
Vitamins, supplements do not reduce cardio disease risks – researchers

The global natural health supplements market is predicted to cross nearly US$70 billion by 2024, owing to a growing demand amid rising incidences of lifestyle diseases, including cardiovascular  diseases.  With consumers seeking to eliminate heart diseases, through preventive approach, multivitamins and supplements are becoming popular antidotes. A new research is setting the record straight. Dr [...]

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Lung Cancer Breakthrough: New blood test detects cancer

July 13, 2018
Lung Cancer Breakthrough: New blood test detects cancer

A revolutionary discovery by scientists has revealed a new way doctors can test whether a patient is likely to develop lung cancer. Research by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France has made a breakthrough, claiming a simple blood test could be the key to detecting the cancer before [...]

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