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Diabetes drug may help prevent blindness: study

Researchers from China’s Taiwan Province have found that a common drug used to treat type 2 diabetes may have an effect of lowering the possibility of developing a disease leading to blindness, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) said . ...

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Asthma: Young people in the UK ‘more likely to die’

Young people in the UK are more likely to die from asthma than those in other wealthy countries, a report has found. Death rates for asthma in 10 to 24-year-olds was highest in the UK among all 14 European nations ...

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MSF provides 1mn medical consultations in Rohingya camps

Sexual violence remains an important focus, it says Teams of Médecins Sans Frontières or Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have provided one million medical consultations to Rohingyas and the local community in across Cox’s Bazar between August 2017 and December 2018. ...

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New pill can deliver insulin through the stomach

Researchers have developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing injections for patients with Type-2 diabetes, says a new study.   About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a single ...

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Malaysia ranks 1st in world’s best healthcare category

Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, was ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.   According to the International Living website, among top six countries ...

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Climate change can affect immune system: Study

Global warming is capable of inflicting more harm than we think it does. According to a recent study, heat waves can reduce the body’s immune response to flu. Climate change may affect the future of vaccinations and nutrition, suggests recent ...

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How to treat a viral fever at home

A viral fever is any fever that happens as a result of a viral infection. Viruses are tiny germs that spread easily from person to person.   When you contract a viral condition, such as a cold or flu, your ...

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Swine flu kills at least 48 in India

Photo: Swine flu cases generally spike in the winter months of December and January in the west and north of India. Dhaka, Jan 20 : At least 48 people have died and 1,173 have tested positive for swine flu since ...

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Swine flu kills 40 in western India

At least 40 people have died and more than 1,000 have tested positive for swine flu since the beginning of this year in a western Indian state popular with foreigners, authorities said Friday.   Last year around 1,100 people died ...

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Lack of sleep can lead to heart problems: Study

While it is very important to sleep, a new study, published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology, has revealed that sleeping less than six hours during the night or even sleeping poorly can lead to heart disease. In ...

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