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Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

Congo’s health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country’s northwest.   In a statement the health ministry said four new cases ...

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Depression in male partner may lower pregnancy chances: Study

Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, according to a study. The study showed that couples in which the male partner had major depression were 60 per cent less likely ...

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Regulating salt intake key to prevent hypertension: Experts

Regulating salt consumption is key to prevent hypertension, which is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke and heart failure, say experts.   Hypertension, also known as high or raised blood pressure, is a condition in ...

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Barts Heart Centre’s Cardiac Imaging Department Wins At British Medical Journal Awards

The Department of Cardiac Imaging at St Bartholomew’s Hospital has won ‘Diagnostic Team of the Year’ at the British Medical Journal Awards 2018, which took place on 10 May 2018. The team at Barts Heart Centre – the largest heart ...

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Vitamin D could help treat diabetes: study

Vitamin D can help treat damaged beta cells in pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin, paving they way for a new approach to treat diabetes, scientists say.   When beta cells become dysfunctional, the body can not ...

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Walking may boost women’s chances of pregnancy

Walking may help boost women’s chances of conceiving, especially in those who have previously suffered from pregnancy losses, a study has found. The study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the US helps better understand modifiable factors ...

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Gut bacteria linked to causing a heart attack

    The gut microbiome plays an important role in an individual’s risk for atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke, says a study.   Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries. ...

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Meat-based diet improves length growth in infants, says a study

   Giving formula-fed infants a higher protein diet such as pureed meat can improve their early length growth, new research suggests. The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest that meat, such as pork, can be an ...

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A cross-party solution to NHS pressures?

Just before Easter, Theresa May announced she had finally accepted the case for a longer-term, and bigger financial commitment to the NHS. But how much to pay, and how to find the money is not yet decided. The Health Secretary, ...

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Eating raw veggies could be more beneficial for mental health: Study

New research has suggested that if you want to boost your mental health, eating raw fruit and vegetables could be more beneficial than cooked, canned and processed options. Carried out by the University of Otago, New Zealand, the study set ...

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