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Asthma may be easier to control than previously believed

If you suffer from asthma then you know that controlling the condition is the key to ensuring good quality of life. Now, scientists have come up with a bunch of tips and to help you do just that. Allergist James ...

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Canada to allow doctor-assisted suicide

Canada\’s Supreme Court has ruled that doctors may help patients who have severe and incurable medical conditions to die, overturning a 1993 ban. In a unanimous decision, the court said the law impinged on Canadians\’ rights. The case was brought ...

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Most countries not protecting antibiotics, says WHO

Three-quarters of countries do not have plans in place to preserve antimicrobial medicines, the World Health Organization says. The body has repeatedly warned that the globe is heading into a “post-antibiotic era” in which much of modern medicine becomes impossible. ...

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Natural RoseHip extract may help fight against breast cancer: New Study

A new study has revealed that natural RoseHip, the fruit of the rose plant, extracts shows promising results for preventing breast cancer. The extract significantly reduced the growth and migration of cells from a type of breast cancer known as triple negative. ...

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‘Smiley face’ labels on healthy foods could charm students to eat better

Put a smiley face tag on healthy foods and the students might just start eating better, says a new study. The new research claims that labeling healthy foods with smiley faces and offering small prizes for buying nutritious items may be a ...

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On-time investigation of persistent swollen neck glands may help avoid cancer

A new study has revealed that on-time investigation of patients with persistent swollen neck glands may help avoid higher risks of cancer. New research led by the University of Exeter Medical School along with Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Bangor has found ...

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Now, know if have HIV in 15 mins with world’s first self-testing kit

Now you can diagnose yourself for HIV virus with the world’s very first self-testing kit in just 15 minutes. The BioSURE HIV Self Test, which carries the European wide specialist CE mark, has passed thorough tests and only requires a pinprick of blood ...

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Study reveals link between cancer, diabetes, heart disease

A new study has revealed the shared risk factors that lead to diabetes, heart disease and cancer and concluded obesity is the biggest one.  The World Cancer Research Foundation has concluded that obesity is a major cancer risk factor, likely causing about ...

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Air pollution bad for your brain too

Long-term exposure to fine particle air pollution may cause subtle structural changes in the brain that increase risks of poor cognitive function and dementia, says a study. Fine particle air pollution – smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5) – ...

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DHS points to abnormal rise of C-section in Bangladesh

New data shows C-section or caeserian deliveries are rising in Bangladesh to “unusual” levels and experts suggest a close look at it. The preliminary results of Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) released on Saturday found 23 percent births through ...

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