Vaccines have saved tens of millions of lives in the past century, yet in many countries health experts have identified a trend towards “vaccine hesitancy” – an increasing refusal to use vaccination. The World Health Organization (WHO) is so concerned that it has listed this trend as one of the 10 threats to global health […]

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A baby born weighing just 245g (8.6oz), believed to be the tiniest on record to survive premature birth, has been discharged from hospital in the US. Baby Saybie weighed the same as a large apple when she was born at 23 weeks and three days in December 2018. Fighting for life, she was transferred to […]

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Tips For Healthy Sleep

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  • May 24, 2019
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Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. Having healthy sleep habits is often referred to as having good sleep hygiene. Try to keep the following sleep practices on a consistent basis: Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends. This […]

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Smartphone use limit can reduce sleep problems in a week

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  • May 22, 2019
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Limiting evening exposure to blue-light emitting screens on smartphones, tablets and computers can reverse sleep problems and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and bad mood in teenagers, after just one week, says a study. The researchers found that those who had more than four hours per day of screen time had on average […]

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Drinking coffee does improve bowel movement

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  • May 20, 2019
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Drinking coffee keeps the bowels moving because it changes gut bacteria and improves ability of intestines to contract, find researchers. Researchers, feeding rats coffee and also mixing it with gut bacteria in petri dishes, found that coffee suppressed bacteria and increased muscle motility, regardless of caffeine content. “When rats were treated with coffee for three […]

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Ultra-processed foods 'make you eat more'

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  • May 17, 2019
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Ultra-processed foods lead people to eat more and put on weight, the first trial to assess their impact suggests. Volunteers had every morsel of food they ate monitored for a month. And when given ultra-processed food, they ate 500 calories a day more than when they were given unprocessed meals. The US National Institutes of […]

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Why you should opt for healthy food in Ramadan

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  • May 12, 2019
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Ramadan is a month of divine blessings. We know that there are numerous positive effects of fasting on the human body. However, if bad eating habits are not controlled, anyone who is fasting can face serious health issues. Shorog Hantoush is a well-known dietician. She has master’s degree in human nutrition. She recently spoke to […]

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Are avocados and almonds vegan?

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  • May 11, 2019
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Commercial farming of those vegetables, at least in some parts of the world, often involves migratory beekeeping. In places such as California, there are not enough local bees or other pollinating insects to pollinate the massive almond orchards. Bee hives are transported on the back of large trucks between farms — they might go from […]

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Maternal mental health matters

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  • May 9, 2019
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Pregnancy, the birth of a baby, and the first year of life are exciting and life changing experiences for a woman and her family. For some women, this can be a time of mixed emotions, including feelings of anxiety and sadness, particularly if they are having pregnancy complications, have a history of previous mental health […]

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Ramadan 2019: The health benefits of fasting

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  • May 5, 2019
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Ramadan, which begins on May 6 in most countries this year, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It involves abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations from dawn to sunset, in the hopes that it will lead to greater “taqwa”, or consciousness of God. Muslims were commanded to fast during Ramadan more […]

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