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The rise of global hunger: UN warns of increasing number of undernourished

September 12, 2018
The rise of global hunger: UN warns of increasing number of undernourished

After years of decline, the past three years have seen an uptake in the number of people suffering from world hunger, the UN reports. According to the analysis, 821 million people globally were undernourished in 2017 – about one out of nine people, whilenearly 151 million under-fives – 22% of the global total – have [...]

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Lack of exercise increasing disease risk globally

September 5, 2018
Lack of exercise increasing disease risk globally

More than a billion adults around the world are at risk of serious disease through lack of exercise, a study has shown. Investigators found that in 2016 more than a quarter of the global population – 1.4 billion people – were insufficiently active. As a result, they faced an increased risk of heart and artery [...]

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How to protect yourself from laptop radiation

August 31, 2018
How to protect yourself from laptop radiation

Can you imagine your life without your laptop? Well, 90 per cent of the world’s population would say ‘No’. Laptops are the key productive devices used by students, professionals, homemakers and even by kids for entertainment. But at the same time, they are also one of the most significant sources of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) radiation, [...]

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China’s African swine fever outbreak may spread to other parts of Asia, FAO warns

August 29, 2018
China’s African swine fever outbreak may spread to other parts of Asia, FAO warns

An outbreak of African swine fever in China may spread to other parts of Asia, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned Tuesday, as the world’s largest pork producer scrambled to contain the disease. China has culled more than 24,000 pigs in four provinces to stop the disease from proliferating, the FAO said in a [...]

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Emotional stress causes heart attacks in women

August 27, 2018
Emotional stress causes heart attacks in women

Emotional stress triggers “spontaneous coronary artery dissection” (SCAD), a condition that causes around one-third of heart attacks in women under 60 years of age, researchers say. SCAD occurs when the lining of an artery supplying blood to the heart tears away from the artery’s outer layer. Blood leaks into the space between layers and forms [...]

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Coconut is ‘pure poison’ that increases cholesterol – Harvard professor

August 24, 2018
Coconut is ‘pure poison’ that increases cholesterol – Harvard professor

For certain health food shops and wellbeing sites it is the panacea that helps everything from bad hair and mental grogginess to obesity and haemorrhoids. But the carefully-crafted image of coconut oil as a cure for many ills has been roundly rejected by a Harvard professor. Karin Michels, an epidemiologist at the Harvard TH Chan [...]

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15 foods that can cause heart disease

August 22, 2018
15 foods that can cause heart disease

They say “you are what you eat” and in the case of heart disease, that couldn’t be truer. With diet contributing to many leading culprits of heart disease such as high cholesterol, inflammation, and obesity, what we put inside our bodies can have a lasting impact on our health. Curious to know what foods cause [...]

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Low levels of air pollution linked to heart risks – study

August 22, 2018
Low levels of air pollution linked to heart risks – study

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found that people exposed to air pollution levels well within UK guidelines have changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure. The study, led by Professor Steffen Petersen, was part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and [...]

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Passive smoking exposure among kids increases chronic lung risk

August 20, 2018
Passive smoking exposure among kids increases chronic lung risk

Non-smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research. The researchers said childhood passive smoking was “likely to add seven deaths to every 100,000 non-smoking adults dying annually”. The study of 70,900 non-smoking men and women was led by the [...]

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Sick babies in danger from lack of breathing tube monitoring

August 17, 2018
Sick babies in danger from lack of breathing tube monitoring

Some intensive care units are putting sick babies at risk by not monitoring breathing tubes correctly, according to a study which interviewed staff at hospitals across the country. This could lead to death or serious harm to babies from lack of oxygen, the researchers said. Doctors needed to be better prepared and have the best [...]

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