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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 NHS Improvement said it was “disappointing” the results could not be published until after the election.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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Eat less salt, avoid heart disease

Experts have advised not to take more than five grams of salt a day to avoid high blood pressure and heart diseases, which are major factors of deaths worldwide. Average intake of salt in Bangladesh is 10-12 grams, said Professor ...

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French regulator says up to 4,100 children victims of epilepsy drug

An estimated 2,150 to 4,100 children in France suffered a major malformation in the womb between 1967 and 2016 after their mothers took a treatment against epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate, France’s drug regulator said on Thursday. Valproate, ...

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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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