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Pregnant? Here’s another reason why you must eat healthy to stay fit

While it is known that inadequate nutrition during foetal development can cause diabetes and heart disease, a new study warns that it could also lead to early menopause at age younger than 45. Prenatal malnutrition was also associated with a ...

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Drinking orange juice reduces dementia risk by almost 50 percent: study

Drinking a glass of orange juice daily could significantly reduce one’s risk of getting dementia, a new study suggested.   The study, published in the journal Neurology, tracked nearly 28,000 U.S. men over their consumption of fruit and vegetables from ...

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Genetic switch may lead to HIV cure, says study

A genetic switch that causes HIV hidden inside the cells to replicate can be manipulated to completely eradicate the virus from the human body, a study has found.   Cells harbouring latent HIV are “invisible” to the natural defences of ...

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Chinese scientists aim for world’s most detailed 3D map of human brain

Why do some brains discover the laws of universe, while others create soul-stirring music or paintings? How is memory and consciousness generated?   We can observe billions of stars and detect ripples in space, but we still barely understand our ...

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Chemicals found in soaps and cosmetics can speed up puberty in girls: study

Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier, according to a study published Tuesday.   Researchers from the University of California (UC) Berkeley in the US found ...

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Nose-dwelling bacteria may affect a baby’s first cold

A new research on the types of bacteria living in babies’ noses offered clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold, while others suffer for longer.   The study, conducted by the researchers at the ...

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Study finds link between lung disease and dementia

According to a recent study, lung disease in middle age could be a risk factor for dementia or cognitive impairment later in life.   The findings have been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  Lead ...

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Health experts for building awareness to prevent fistula

Health experts at a seminar have stressed on creating awareness among women to prevent esicovaginal fistula, a devastating injury in which an abnormal opening forms between a woman’s bladder and vagina, resulting in urinary incontinence.   “In Bangladesh, victims of ...

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Low-protein high-carbohydrate diet best for longevity, healthy brain ageing: Aussie study

A low-protein high-carbohydrate diet like those practiced in parts of the Mediterranean and Japan may be the best for longevity and healthy brain ageing, according to a study on mice conducted by the University of Sydney released on Wednesday.   ...

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Anti-Ebola efforts in DR Congo suspended amid violence

Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have suspended efforts to contain an Ebola virus outbreak in the town of Beni because of worsening rebel attacks. A militia attacked just “a few metres” from an emergency centre, the country’s ...

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