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People with non-O blood type have slightly higher risk of heart attack, stroke

May 3, 2017
People with non-O blood type have slightly higher risk of heart attack, stroke

People with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of stroke and heart attack, scientists say, due to higher levels of a blood-clotting protein present in the A, B and AB blood groups. The findings could help doctors better understand who is at risk of developing heart disease, the researchers said.But a heart [...]

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Daily consumption of diet sodas increase dementia, stroke risk by three times

April 24, 2017
Daily consumption of diet sodas increase dementia, stroke risk by three times

Consuming diet sodas every day increase the risk of dementia and stroke by three times, according to a study, providing more evidence that diet drinks are not a healthy alternative for sugary drinks. While the findings do not prove that diet drinks damage brains, they support other studies that show people who drink them frequently [...]

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Smoking-related deaths worldwide jumped 4.7% over 25-year period

April 7, 2017
Smoking-related deaths worldwide jumped 4.7% over 25-year period

More than 6.4 million deaths all over the world in 2015 were smoking and tobacco-related, according to a new study. This figure shows a 4.7% increase in the number of tobacco-related deaths in over 25 years, from 1990 to 2015. The Global Burden of Diseases report was based on smoking habits in 195 countries and [...]

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Spotting the signs of food poisoning and quick tips to treat it

April 3, 2017
Spotting the signs of food poisoning and quick tips to treat it

Most people have suffered through food poisoning in their lives at one time or another. Here are some tips to spot the signs of food poisoning and what to do to treat it. The technical term used in most food poisoning cases is gastroenteritis – an irritation of the stomach and intestines. It’s typically caused [...]

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Chronic diseases in adults may be health, stress impact of childhood bullying

March 13, 2017
Chronic diseases in adults may be health, stress impact of childhood bullying

People who experienced bullying during their childhood may also be at risk of the lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood, according to a research review. Recent advances in understanding of the negative health effects of chronic stress highlight a pressing need to [...]

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Deadly, drug-resistant fungus poses healthcare concern in the US

March 13, 2017
Deadly, drug-resistant fungus poses healthcare concern in the US

A drug-resistant and fatal fungal infection is causing concern among healthcare authorities in the US as it has already infected more than 30 people in the country after warnings were issued in June 2016. The fungus, a strain of a yeast called Candida auris, has been spreading worldwide, infecting people in dozens of country since [...]

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Foot-and-mouth disease alert status in South Korea raised to highest level

February 10, 2017
Foot-and-mouth disease alert status in South Korea raised to highest level

South Korea has raised the country’s alert status for the foot-and-mouth disease to the highest level after a second strain of the disease was confirmed three days after a first outbreak was reported, Seoul’s agriculture ministry said. Kim Kyeong-kyu, deputy minister for food industry policy, said the A-type strain of the disease was discovered at [...]

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British Heart Foundation warns of risks of sudden death due to faulty gene

February 6, 2017
British Heart Foundation warns of risks of sudden death due to faulty gene

A charity organization has warned people of the risks of developing coronary heart disease or even sudden death due to a faulty heart gene, saying that an estimated 620,000 people in the UK have the gene but most are unaware. The figure was said to be 100,000 more than had been originally thought and could [...]

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US FDA finds toxic substances in certain homeopathic teething products

January 30, 2017
US FDA finds toxic substances in certain homeopathic teething products

Consumers are being warned by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against the use of certain homeopathic teething products after it has found high amounts of a toxic substance called belladonna in some of the products, posing potential risk to infants and children. Laboratory analysis found amounts of belladonna that sometimes far exceeded the [...]

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Spread of cancer cells reduced by 75% in immunotherapy study on animals

January 16, 2017
Spread of cancer cells reduced by 75% in immunotherapy study on animals

The spread of deadly cancer cells has been reduced by 75% in animal experiments conducted by scientists at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge in the UK, giving new insight into how tumors spread and may lead to new treatments. Around 90% of cancer deaths are caused by the spread of cancer – known as metastasis [...]

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