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Heart attacks more severe in morning than night, warn researchers

Heart attacks that mostly happen in the morning tend to be more severe than cardiac arrests at night, warn researchers. The study, published in the journal Trends in Immunology, discusses how time of the day affects severity of afflictions, ranging ...

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About 500 people test positive for HIV in Pakistani district

Photo : A Pakistani doctor takes blood sample of a villager to screen for HIV at a hospital in a village near Ratodero, a small town in southern province of Sindh in Pakistan where the outbreak of deadly disease took ...

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One in seven babies born with low birthweight: study

More than 20 million newborns in 2015 — one in seven — came into the world weighing too little, according to a global assessment of birthweight, published Thursday. Over 90 percent of babies tipping the scale at less than 2.5 ...

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Low humidity raises flu risks during winter months

Low humidity is a key reason behind people falling sick and even dying from flu during the winter months, says a study. Decreased humidity lowers the immune system’s defences against flu infection, says a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy ...

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Scientists identify genes responsible for mental illnesses

While mental health still remains a taboo as far as mainstream discussions are concerned, researchers are constantly trying to zero down every possible root cause of it. A recent study has identified 70 previously unknown genes that contribute to people developing serious mental health ...

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Heart deaths up for first time in 50 years

Deaths from heart and circulatory diseases among people under 75 are on the rise for the first time in 50 years, UK figures show. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) says increasing rates of diabetes and obesity are partly responsible. In ...

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Fertility in danger! Men try having family before it’s too late

A study found that men who delay in starting a family can affect the health of their partners as well as the children in future. The study was published in the journal, ‘Maturitas’. The study reviewed 40 years of research ...

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Expert for maximum caution while drinking water to check Hepatitis-E

Hepatology experts underscored the need for maximum caution while drinking water to avoid outbreak of jaundice caused by the contamination of Hepatitis-E virus. According to a research carried out by a team, led by Hepatology Society President Professor Mobin Khan, ...

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Social media effect ‘tiny’ in teenagers, large study finds

The effects of social media use on teenage life satisfaction are limited and probably “tiny”, a study of 12,000 UK adolescents suggests. Family, friends and school life all had a greater impact on wellbeing, says the University of Oxford research ...

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Anti-vaxxers ‘have blood on their hands,’ says UK health secretary

The UK’s health secretary Matt Hancock said anti-vaccination campaigners were “morally reprehensible, deeply irresponsible” and had “blood on their hands,” in an interview with The Times published Saturday. His comments came days after a study by UNICEF, the United Nations’ ...

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