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Obese women at 40 percent higher cancer risk

Obese women have around 40 percent greater risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than women of a healthy weight, shows a study. Obesity increases a woman’s risk of developing at least seven types of cancer – including ...

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Insufficient sleep increases blood pressure during night

A new research has revealed that people, who are exposed to prolonged shortened sleep, have a significant increase in blood pressure during nighttime hours. The study led by Mayo Clinic researchers examined healthy and normal weight people who had prolonged ...

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Energy drinks increase blood pressure in caffeine-naive young adults

Researchers have revealed that energy drinks increase blood pressure in healthy young adults who don’t consume caffeine regularly. Mayo Clinic researchers found that caffeine-naive healthy young adults experienced greater rise in resting blood pressure after consumption of a commercially available ...

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Single jab that helps you get rid of your double chin sans surgery

A new drug injection, which was unanimously recommended for approval recently by a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee, can help people get rid of their double chin without surgery. The revolutionary treatment, currently in the testing phase, promises to ...

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Quitting smoking increases beneficial metabolic effects

A new study has found that people who quit smoking have favorable metabolic effects. The study conducted by The Endocrine Society examined healthy, 1/2-to-2 pack-per-day smokers into an 8-week smoking cessation program, and observed a slight and transient worsening of ...

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54,481 primary students get scholarship

A total of 54,481 students got primary scholarship in Primary School Certificate examinations-2014. Primary and Mass Education Minister Advocate Mostafizur Rahman unfolded the scholarship results of the successful students at his ministry on Sunday. Among them 21,983 students obtained talent-pool ...

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Three Kansas patients die after eating tainted ice cream

Three Kansas hospital patients have died and two have been sickened by listeriosis linked to single-serve Blue Bell Creameries ice cream products since last year, health officials said on Friday. The five adults became ill from January 2014 to January ...

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Death toll from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak passes 10,000: WHO

The death toll from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has passed 10,000, according to the latest tally released by the World Health Organization on Thursday Liberia has recorded the most deaths with 4,162. Sierra Leone is the second worst-hit nation with ...

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Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040, demand stronger actions

A world virtually free of tobacco and its devastating health consequences could be a reality within 30 years if governments showed political will and took stronger action against cigarette companies, health experts said. The international group of public health and ...

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Exercise hormone just a myth: Study

Humans cannot produce the “exercise hormone” irisin that previous studies reported, a study says. Previous studies suggested that the hormone irisin, first discovered three years ago, travels from muscle to fat tissue after exercise to tell fat cells to start ...

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