A recent study has claimed that the waistlines of US adults, especially that of women have continued to expand, although the obesity rate calculated from body mass index (BMI) figures has not gone up significantly. The study noted that the prevalence of abdominal obesity and average waist circumference increased among the US adults from 1999 to 2012. Waist circumference takes into account the …
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The Health Minister Felix Kabange in an official statement said that the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province in northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been bought under control. The health authorites and their partners were successful in containing the epidemic in DR of Congo thereby lowering the rate of contamination. Xinhua reported that till 17th September, DRC had reported 71 …
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Delhi municipal officials has said that the number of dengue cases in Delhi and its adjoining areas has risen to 75. As per the statistical evidence, 64 cases of dengue have been reported from the capital while the other 11 cases are from the adjoining areas in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.  Here are some practical tips to prevent dengue Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are known to bite humans during …
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Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said that a comprehensive and time-bound action strategy has to be developed urgently in order to  speed-up the progress towards nutrition security in India. She further suggested the various stakeholders to have a well-defined plan ready by 1st of November in this regard. Addressing the inaugural session of a workshop to discuss …
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Accepting a job in today's world, especially corporate ones, means compromising on health. With poor nutritional status, lack of physical activity and increasing levels of stress, early onset of heart disease has become a common phenomenon among employees. The workplace does serve as a mediator or a catalyst that increases the risk of heart disease. Here’s how your work is damaging your …
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Smoking is one of the controllable risk factors of heart disease and its associated health complications. It a known fact that a person who smokes is twice as likely to suffer from a heart disease as compared to people who don’t. But, what many are unaware of is the fact that a smoker puts his family (including children) as well as relatives at a higher risk of heart complications too. …
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Physical exercise has long been recommended for preventing heart disease and improving heart health in people diagnosed with heart disease. But can too much of exercise be bad for the heart? Well, if we rely on research, over-exercising has not only been identified as dangerous for the heart but has also been linked to an increased risk of dying due to heart attack and stroke.   ‘Routine …
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As per media reports, Haj pilgrims arriving at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) are being screened, tested and given preventive medication against the Ebola virus. Fahd Al-Ghazwi, supervisor of the preventive centre at the airport said in an interview to the Arab News that a medical team wearing protective clothing is examining the pilgrims who have flown in for Haj, …
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World Alzheimer’s day is on 21st September 2014. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that usually affects older individuals (above 60 years). Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and the medications generally prescribed are aimed at slowing the progression of the disease. The commonly prescribed medication are a group of drugs known as cholinesterase …
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A new study has revealed that dry-roasted peanuts may pose bigger allergy threats as compared to raw peanuts. The high temperatures involved in dry-roasting causes chemical changes that could sensitize the immune system to peanut proteins, the Independent reported. Dry-roasted peanuts are a popular snack in the UK and other Western countries, whereas in the East they are more often used in …
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A new study has revealed that migraine suffers may be at greater risk for developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders later in life. According to the study, those who have migraine with aura may be at double the risk for developing these disorders. Study author Ann I. Scher said that migraine is the most common neurologic disorder in both men and women and it has been linked in …
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A recent study has proved that low iron intake increases the risk of autism in children by five-fold if the mother is 35 or older during pregnancy or she suffers from any metabolic disorders like diabetes, hypertension and obesity. The study indicates that mothers of autistic children are significantly less likely to take iron supplements (either before or during pregnancy) as compared to the …
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As per the latest research findings, a protein therapy may act as an effective and safe alternative treatment option to chemotherapy, currently used treatment process to slow or stop progression of cancer.  This experimental therapy has shown significant results in stopping the progression of breast and ovarian cancers in mice. This method acts by disrupting the process that causes the tumor …
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to a private hospital here late Sunday for post-operative checks related to his diabetic condition, according to his physician Pardeep Chowbey.Jaitley was earlier this month admitted for a week to the same hospital and underwent a planned diabetes management surgery. An official source said the minister was expected to be discharged either later Monday …
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