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Swine flu deaths occurred in ‘high risk factor group’ patients: Research

About 65 per cent of persons who died due to Swine Flu at the SMS Hospital and College here this January and February, also had a “high risk factor” involved, they all suffered from other chronic diseases including diabetes, TB, chronic lung ...

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Five lesser known health benefits of turnip

Turnips are root vegetables. They belong to the family of Brassicaceae which is basically the family of green vegetables like cabbage, kale, brussel-sprouts, etc. We generally eat the roots but their sprouts and leaves are also edible and nutritious. Like other vegetables, ...

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Roseroot herb may treat depressive disorders

A recent study has suggested that Roseroot herb could be a potential beneficial treatment option for the treatment of major depressive disorders. According to a research conducted by Aassociate Professor Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, and colleagues at the Perelman ...

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Flawed gene explains why flu can kill in rare cases

While most people affected by the flu recover easily, children with a rare genetic mutation may fall so ill that they could end up in the hospital and even lose the battle against the influenza virus, suggests a new study. ...

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Diabetes drugs may increase risk of heart failure

A new study has examined that glucose or sugar-lowering medications prescribed to patients with diabetes may pose an increased risk for the development of heart failure in these patients. The study conducted at American College of Cardiology examined clinical trials ...

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Swine flu claims nine more lives, toll at 2,044

Swine flu claimed the lives of nine more persons even as the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus across the country inched towards the 34,000-mark. The Union Health Ministry said that 2,044 persons have died of the disease ...

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A bowl of ‘cereal’ in the morning can increase your lifespan

If you want to have a longer life, make sure to have that bowl of cereal in the morning, as new study has indicated that cereal fiber are potentially protective component for a longer and healthy life. The Harvard School ...

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Why comfort foods are attractive when we are feeling down

A new study has demonstrated that people’s attraction to comfort foods was based on the relationship they had with the one who had first prepared the dish for them and would eat it when they felt low or sad. The ...

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USAID’s Carroll urges forging global health partnership for security against diseases

A disease threat anywhere is a threat everywhere in today’s globalised world, USAID Special Representative for Global Health Security Dr Dennis Carroll has said. Citing the ongoing Ebola experiences, he said in Dhaka on Sunday “fragile” infrastructure and communication system ...

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Flawed gene explains why flu can kill in rare cases

While most people affected by the flu recover easily, children with a rare genetic mutation may fall so ill that they could end up in the hospital and even lose the battle against the influenza virus, suggests a new study. ...

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