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Thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy linked to diabetes risk

Thyroid dysfunction during the first half of pregnancy may indicate an increased risk for gestational diabetes — a form of diabetes that is typically diagnosed during the second trimester. High thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy is also tied to increased ...

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Vitamin D rich diet may lower cholesterol level in kids

Having vitamin D rich diet may help reduce the cholesterol levels in children and have beneficial impact on other risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases, suggests new research. Children with vitamin D level of more than 80 nmol/l (nanomoles per ...

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Teen girls more vulnerable to sleep changes in adolescence

Teenage girls are more vulnerable to the negative impact of sleep changes during adolescence, a new study says.   The study showed that teenage girls reported more difficulties staying awake during class in the morning, afternoon and homework hours than ...

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Childhood cancer survivors may experience sleep problems as adults

Childhood cancer survivors are more likely to experience sleep problems and daytime sleepiness as adults which may result in greater likelihood of persistent or worsened emotional distress, preliminary results of a study suggests. The findings, presented during the SLEEP 2018 ...

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Nail polish does not affect patient’s oxygen levels: Study

Despite widespread concern, a recent study shows nail treatments – such as acrylic nails or nail polishes – do not affect the readings of patients’ oxygen levels.   Digital pulse oximetry (DPO) is universally used to measure blood oxygen levels ...

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No need for high-dose vitamin D in infants: Study

Tripling the dose of vitamin D supplementation for babies does not make their bones any stronger by age two, according to a study in Finland published Tuesday.   Vitamin D is essential because it helps the body absorb calcium. It ...

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Cancer care in Bangladesh during Ramadan

For Muslims around the world, Ramadan represents a time to fast and devote a strong focus to prayer, purification and charitable giving and this Ramadan, World Child Cancer is aiming to give the gift of growing up to children with ...

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Mediterranean diet may curb air pollution’s effect on health

Consuming Mediterranean diet rich in antioxidants could reduce the adverse effects of air pollution on health.   A diet which includes antioxidants present in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oils, fish and poultry over red meat and processed foods, ...

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1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

Kinshasa, May 28 : Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities from the latest outbreak to 12, the country’s health ministry said Sunday. The death happened in Iboko, a rural ...

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Seafood-rich diet may up sexual intimacy, pregnancy chances

If you are planning to have a baby then try including seafood to your diet as couples who eat seafood tend to be more sexually active and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, a new study suggests. ...

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