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WHO reveals guidelines to cut dementia risk

May 16, 2019

Dementia affects some 50 million people globally, either as a natural consequence of aging or from genetics/hereditary factors. Physical attributes include shrunken brain matter and abnormalities in/around nerve cells. Non-biological risk factors are modifiable,but the population remains strikingly unaware of the onset of dementia or how to cope with it afterwards. There is no treatment […]

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Careless badminton players at risk of permanent eye damage

April 22, 2019

Badminton is a common sport in Asia, but has recently been tied to increasing consequences – the inexpensive outdoor activity is a leading cause of sports-related eye injuries in Southeast Asia and accounts for two-thirds of sports-related eye injuries in Malaysia. According to Dr. Yi Liu of Capital Medical University, Beijing, who studied the medical […]

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A bacon a day does not keep the doctor away!

April 19, 2019

Most people eat some form of meat but a recent study led by Oxford University and funded by Cancer Research UK (CRUK), has added to mounting evidence that eating red meat can be harmful. Data from some half a million people in the UK Biobank study noted that 2,609 people developed bowel or colorectal cancer […]

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Irregular periods may signal worse consequences for women

April 18, 2019

Irregular menstruation can be caused by various factors like hormones, pregnancy, poor sleeping schedules, dietary changes, and/or chronic stress. A normal cycle happens monthly, for around 21 to 35 days apart, and periods usually last for two to seven days. Each woman has different durations, but you should be concerned when you start bleeding for […]

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American research identifies cancer-fighting gut microbiome

April 9, 2019

The American Cancer Society has cited metastatic melanoma as the deadliest form of skin cancer; only half of patients respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors in combination therapy, which may involve autoimmune-related side effects, limited durability of response or complete resistance to therapy. Mounting evidence supports the role of the gut microbiome in effective immune therapy, […]

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E-cigarettes pose potential seizure risk: FDA

April 5, 2019

Seizures or convulsions are known potential side effects of nicotine poisoning and have been reported in relation to intentional or accidental swallowing of nicotine-containing e-liquids, according to a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) statement. The agency has observed a slight increase in the reports of seizures since June 2018 following the use of e-cigarettes, […]

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Polluted city air poses lung, heart disease risks to Asians

April 2, 2019

The WHO has estimated that most Asian city dwellers breathe polluted air. Air pollution kills about 7 million people prematurely each year, with 1.5 million of those deaths in South and Southeast Asia. The health impact of air pollution is now equal to the effects of smoking tobacco, including lung cancer and heart disease. Vital […]

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Increased oesophagus cancer risk with hot tea or coffee

April 1, 2019

The World Health Organisation (WHO) International Agency For Research has classified drinking “very hot” beverages – above 65 ° C, such as hot tea or coffee – as “probably carcinogenic” to humans. A recent study has suggested that hot tea drinkers risk oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma compared to those who drank cooler and less tea […]

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WHO advocates safer listening practices to avoid hearing loss

March 18, 2019

Neurological hearing loss is a typical health problem due to exposure to unsafe noise levels according to Pan Tao, an otologist from the Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing. His department receives more and more patients with the impairment, including teenagers. Data from the WHO has indicated that nearly 50% of teenagers and young adults […]

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Kidney transplant medications may raise skin cancer risk, RCSI

March 7, 2019

Kidney transplants are a regular procedure for kidney failure. However, caution is needed – a collaborative study by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and national representatives from Beaumont Hospital has suggested an increased risk of skin cancer in kidney transplant patients. The3,821 deceased and living patients analysed by RCSI had either one, […]

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