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Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country’s north-east, the WHO says. The Congolese health ministry had notified the ...

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Stomach cancer can be treated using tomato extracts: study

Tomato extracts can inhibit the growth and malignant cloning of stomach cancer cells, according to a new study that paves the way for novel therapies to treat the deadly disease.   Researchers analysed whole tomato extracts for their ability to ...

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Quit Tobacco for Ramadan and for life

  Help is at hand in the run up to Ramadan for Muslims to receive support in quitting tobacco before the holy month begins. Ramadan is one of the most important events of the Islamic calendar as it is a ...

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Cyberattack hits two lakh in 150 nations

Friday’s “unprecedented” ransomware cyberattack has hit as many as 200,000 victims in over 150 countries, Rob Wainwright, the head of EU police agency Europol said on Sunday. He warned of possible fresh disruptions when workers switch on computers at the ...

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NHS Cyber attack , four London hospitals limits on their business,

A London NHS Trust is one of six yet to return to normal after an international cyber attack struck hospitals across the country.Speaking after an emergency Cobra meeting on Saturday, home Secretary Amber Rudd said “there’s always more” that can ...

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Non-O blood group ‘linked to higher heart attack risk’

People with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research suggests. Scientists say it could be because higher levels of a blood-clotting protein are present in people with A, B and AB blood. ...

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Insulin patch pump: A new tool for diabetes care

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is the most common type of diabetes in the world. T2D is typically treated with lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity and improved diet, and the oral drug metformin. While insulin is rarely the first ...

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Cancer Drugs Fund ‘huge waste of money’

The Cancer Drugs Fund in England was a “huge waste of money” and may have caused patients to suffer unnecessarily from the side effects of the drugs, according to UK researchers. The fund ran from 2010 to 2016, costing £1.27bn, ...

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Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide

Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, a new study shows, half of them in just four countries – China, India, the US and Russia. Despite decades of tobacco control policies, population growth has seen an increased number of smokers, ...

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Children with asthma may be at higher obesity risk: Study

Is your kid suffering from asthma? If yes, he or she may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, researchers have warned. The findings showed that young children with asthma were 51 per cent more ...

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