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Public ‘back tax rises for healthcare’

A majority of people in Britain support tax rises as a way of funding the NHS, a poll suggests. The Ipsos MORI survey of nearly 1,800 people for the Health Foundation think tank found 85% thought the NHS should be ...

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Even diet soft drinks can expand your waistline

If you drink diet soda thinking it will help you shed unwanted belly fat, nothing could be further from the truth, says a new study. For the study, researchers gathered data on health status and lifestyles of 749 men and ...

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Hospitals lack basic amenities, equipment in Bangladesh

A survey has revealed serious lack of basic amenities and equipment for maternal and childcare and family planning services in public and private health centres. Is it a money matter? Certainly not. The fact is those who are responsible are ...

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Occupational therapy to manage Autism

Most of the people are not aware about autism. Autistic children are increasing day by day. Parents are very anxious about their children and also proper treatment. Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders ...

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Is fish oil safe during chemotherapy?

Fish oil supplements might make cancer chemotherapy less effective — but many people with cancer were taking those supplements in a recent survey, reports Reuters. All six of the fish oil supplements the researchers tested contained a specific fatty acid that’s been ...

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From farm to plate, make food safe

New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, according to World Health Organisation (WHO), which next week is dedicating its annual ...

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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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