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Keep off those salty snacks if you want your organs to stay healthy

Love to munch on those salted chips? You may want to lay off them as new study claims that salt does more than just affect your blood pressure. A review paper co-authored by two faculty members in the University of ...

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Exercise hormone ‘irisin’ may be a myth: Study

A new study has claimed that the “exercise hormone” irisin cannot be produced by humans. Thus, irisin may be just a myth as scientists provide evidence against the existence of the “exercise hormone” in humans and and other species. Irisin, ...

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Top five health concerns for men revealed

A new study has revealed the five most common health issues in men and how to prevent them. Kevin Polsley of Loyola University said that a lot of men think going to the doctor is just one more thing on ...

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Vegetarian diet lowers risk of colorectal cancer

A new study has revealed that vegetarian diet lowers the risk of colorectal cancers compared to non-vegetarian diet. The study explained that diet of an individual plays a vital role in causing colorectal cancer, like red meat had been linked ...

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15 new breast cancer genetic risk ‘hot-spots’ identified

Researchers have recently identified 15 new gene regions linked to breast cancer risk that makes the count up to around 100 markers, which will ultimately help in more efficient screening. Scientists from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Cambridge University, ...

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HRT pills linked to clots, stroke

Women on HRT pills should be aware that there is a small chance of an increased risk of blood clots and possibly stroke, according to a study. The link was made by the international Cochrane group, which looked at medical ...

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Genetically modified soybean oil equally ‘unhealthy’

If you thought that genetically modified (GM) soybean oil is any better than the normal soybean oil, you might be disappointed. A study on mice by an Indian American researcher shows that genetically modified (GM) soybean oil is as unhealthy ...

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Govt prepares to tackle swine flu

Bangladesh is preparing to tackle swine flu as the outbreak of the deadly H1N1 virus in neighbouring India has claimed more than 1,300 lives in the last two months. Medical teams are keeping round-the-clock watch on travellers at all 27 ...

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Healthy diet can help you fight swine flu

Amid fear of contracting swine flu rising across the country, nutritionists have noted that a little more attention to your diet can help fight the disease that has reportedly killed over 1,100 people so far. “Diet plays a major role ...

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Onion extract lowers high blood sugar, cholesterol

Combined with the antidiabetic drug metformin, an onion extract can help lower high blood glucose (sugar) and total cholesterol levels among diabetics, says a study. The onion extract used for the experiment in rats was a crude preparation from onion ...

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