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Perfect breakfast can you stay slim !

A study showed that people who ate more than three meals daily and made dinner their largest meal were at the risk of developing a higher BMI-associated with increased of risks of various diseases. Eating breakfast and lunch, skipping supper, ...

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Is chikungunya becoming an epidemic?

The chikungunya infection is well on its way to turning into an epidemic, according to the findings of a group of researchers at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) who are monitoring the rapid spread of the mosquito-born viral disease. Dr ...

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‘Moderate’ drinking damages brain

Even moderate drinking is linked to brain damage and a slight decline in mental skills, according to a study released Wednesday that calls into question many national alcohol guidelines. Men and women who consume 14-to-21 drinks a week over decades ...

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Organic food is healthier

Organic vegetables really are healthier to eat than standard ones, comprehensive new research confirms. Products grown without using toxic chemicals, which can cost twice as much as a result, contain higher levels of flavonols. These vegetables have 20 per cent ...

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Smoking ‘light’ cigarettes may increase lung cancer risk

If you are a smoker using the so-called light cigarettes, for their lower levels of tar or nicotine, think twice. According to a study, you may be at an increased risk of developing a certain form of lung cancer that ...

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Preeclampsia may up stroke risk by 6 times

One in ten pregnant women, who suffer preeclampsia — characterised by high blood pressure, swollen feet, ankles and face and severe headaches — may be six times more at risk of suffering a stroke during or after childbirth, researchers said. ...

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Exposure to diesel pollution may damage your heart

People exposed to particulate matter (PM) emitted mainly from diesel used in vehicles may be at greater risk of developing heart attack, heart failure and death, researchers warned.   The findings showed that exposure to PM 2.5 from diesel can ...

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Autism diagnoses ‘could be reduced under NHS plan’

Proposals to reduce the number of children being diagnosed with autism are being considered by NHS commissioners in south-west London. The idea of restricting an autism diagnosis to only the most severe cases was discussed earlier this month. The local ...

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NHS performance data delay ‘disappointing’, regulator says

Regulator NHS Improvement had wanted to publish data on the scale of hospital deficits but was advised against it by the government. NHS Improvement said it was “disappointing” the results could not be published until after the election. The Department ...

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G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance

Health ministers of the G20 leading economies, meeting for the first time on Saturday, agreed to work together to tackle issues such as a growing resistance to antibiotics and to start implementing national action plans by the end of 2018. Germany, ...

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