A supplement given to breastfed premature babies after they leave hospital can prevent weight loss at a crucial time in their development, a small study suggests. Doctors in Southampton found eight weeks of extra nutrients led to better growth in babies a year later. It also gave mothers confidence and encouraged them to continue breastfeeding, […]

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High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more

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  • March 11, 2019
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New guidelines on diagnosing high blood pressure could mean thousands more people benefiting from treatment in England and Wales. Health bosses say offering blood-pressure-lowering drugs to more people with stage-1 hypertension would help to cut heart attacks and strokes. In total, about 450,000 men and 270,000 women could now qualify for the drugs. But some […]

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Nasal spray to treat depression

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  • March 10, 2019
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The US drugs regulator has approved the sale of a new nasal spray to treat depression. Manufacturer Janssen says Esketamine can lift a patient’s mood within 24 hours of use. The drug is intended for patients who have not responded to two other, conventional antidepressants which can take weeks to have an effect. But critics […]

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Type-2 diabetes: 'Weight loss arrests disease for years'

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  • March 6, 2019
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Consuming 850 calories a day for three months and then keeping the weight off can arrest type-2 diabetes for at least two years, a study suggests. The GP-led programme worked for more than a third of participating patients. The study report builds on earlier work suggesting weight loss is one key solution and offers more […]

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Qatar’s health system has been ranked 5th best in the world

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  • March 6, 2019
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Qatar’s health system has been ranked 5th best in the world and the first in the Middle East, according to Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank. Qatar is the only country in the region to score in the top five on the annual prosperity index, placed behind Singapore, Luxembourg, Japan and Switzerland. Improved life expectancy, […]

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Aids Cure: London man becomes second to be 'cured' of HIV

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  • March 5, 2019
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A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, researchers were set to announce at a medical conference Tuesday. Ten years after the first confirmed case of an HIV-infected person being rid of the deadly disease, a man known only as the ‘London […]

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Amazon withdraws painted children's drinking tumblers

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  • March 4, 2019
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Amazon has withdrawn from sale a set of painted Disney character children’s drinking glasses amid safety fears. The paint used contains the toxic metal cadmium which is associated with a risk of damage to kidneys and bones and may lead to cancer, according to the NHS. However, provided safety standards are met, the use of […]

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A cup of hot tea every day may keep glaucoma away

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  • December 17, 2017
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Your morning cup of tea may have more power than you thought. Researchers have found that drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day may lower the risk of developing glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Glaucoma causes fluid pressure to build up inside the eye, damaging the optic […]

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Smart phone usage by kids:A warning towards Obesity

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  • December 14, 2017
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If your kid is regularly in the habit of playing games on smartphones before going to bed, he or she may face an increased risk of becoming obese, warns a study. The findings revealed that children who used digital devices such as watching TV or playing games on smartphones before going to bed got an […]

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5 Natural Ingredients For Skin Care

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  • December 13, 2017
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In spite of their luring commercials, beauty and skin care products are often filled with chemicals whose lasting effects on the body can be unhealthy or, in the best case, remain to be proven. Prolonged use of these artificial ingredients can sometimes lead to allergies, skin irritation, or even severe conditions derived from alterations in […]

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