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Novel Antibiotic to Combat Drug-Resistant Hospital Superbug

By   /  January 19, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Novel Antibiotic to Combat Drug-Resistant Hospital Superbug

Researchers have now developed a new antibiotic that is heralded as a breakthrough against a lethal drug-resistant hospital superbug. Antibiotic Ramizol was found safe and effective in addressing the Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection which is becoming resistant to traditional antibiotics caused by drug-resistant bacteria. C.difficile is considered one of the most common infections acquired […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Put You at Heart Attack Risk

By   /  January 19, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Put You at Heart Attack Risk

If you have been hit by the winter cold and are thinking about taking medicines that relieve your aches, pains and congestion, be careful. Those may also put your heart at risk, the American Heart Association has warned. A study has showed that both decongestants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), found in many cold medicines, were […]

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Higher Calcium Levels May Predict Heart Disease

By   /  January 12, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Higher Calcium Levels May Predict Heart Disease

Specks of calcium in the heart’s artery walls could signal early risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly in men from South Asian countries, including India, and may help develop treatment methods, researchers say. According to the team from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), people from South Asia are known to have a high chance of […]

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High-Fibre Diet Lowers Risk of Death, Non-Communicable Diseases — Lancet

By   /  January 12, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on High-Fibre Diet Lowers Risk of Death, Non-Communicable Diseases — Lancet

Eating up to 30 grams of naturally-occurring dietary fibre — such as whole grains, pulses, vegetables and fruits — daily may prevent the risks of developing non-communicable diseases, finds a review of studies published in the journal The Lancet. The results suggest a 15-30 per cent decrease in all-cause and cardiovascular related mortality; and reduced […]

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Malaria Vaccine Found Safe in Early Clinical Trial

By   /  January 12, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Malaria Vaccine Found Safe in Early Clinical Trial

A vaccine developed with the aim of protecting against pregnancy-associated malaria was found safe in an early clinical trial. Malaria in pregnancy has major impacts on mother and child health. The current strategy to prevent pregnancy-associated malaria (PAM) comprises intermittent preventive treatment and use of insecticidal nets. The new vaccine, developed by a team of […]

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This AI Approach More Accurate Than Doctors at Detecting Cervical Cancer

By   /  January 12, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on This AI Approach More Accurate Than Doctors at Detecting Cervical Cancer

Researchers have developed a novel Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based computer algorithm that can identify cervical cancer with greater accuracy than a human expert, an advance that could revolutionise screening, particularly in low-resource settings. The algorithm, called automated visual evaluation, can analyse digital images of a cervix and accurately identify precancerous changes that require medical attention. It […]

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Being Closer to Nature Can Reduce Distress, Behavioural Problems in Kids

By   /  January 12, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Being Closer to Nature Can Reduce Distress, Behavioural Problems in Kids

Does your child often feel stressed and depressed? A walk in the woods is likely to improve his/her mood, researchers said. The study, led by a team from the University of Hong Kong, revealed that children who developed a closer connection with nature had less distress, less hyperactivity and had a healthy lifestyle with regard […]

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Common Food Additive Behind Celiac Disease Trigger — Study

By   /  January 6, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Common Food Additive Behind Celiac Disease Trigger — Study

A common food additive, used in sausages, cheese, bread, dairy, baked and other processed foods, could both cause and trigger celiac disease, warns a recent study. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, where gluten triggers the immune system to attack the gut. The study showed that celiac disease could be caused by a bacterial enzyme […]

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Hearing Loss Raises Depression Risk in Elderly

By   /  January 6, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Hearing Loss Raises Depression Risk in Elderly

Older adults with age-related hearing loss are more likely to have greater risk of depressive symptoms, finds a study. The researchers, from the Columbia University in the US, found that older adults with mild hearing loss were almost twice as likely to have clinically significant symptoms of depression than those with normal hearing. Individuals with […]

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An Egg a Day May Keep Diabetes Away

By   /  January 6, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on An Egg a Day May Keep Diabetes Away

Eating an egg daily can have a beneficial effect on the blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of Type-2 diabetes, a new study shows. The findings showed that the blood samples of men who ate more eggs included certain lipid molecules that positively correlated with the blood profile of men who […]

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