Facebook has apologised to a father after rejecting his advertisement on the social networking site asking people to donate money for his two-month-old son's heart transplant. Hudson Bond has been diagnosed with the heart disease called cardiomyopathy (pertainng to abnormal heart muscle). Bond's parents sought Facebook's help to raise $75,000 needed for the surgery by posting the baby's photo in …
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Each day of hospitalisation increases the likelihood of the individual acquiring a multidrug-resistant infection, says an alarming study. 'Our findings emphasise one of the risks of being in the hospital is acquiring a multidrug-resistant infection,' said co-author John Bosso from the Medical University of South Carolina in the US. For the study, the researchers gathered and analysed historical …
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A new study appearing in the American Journal of Hypertension suggesta that those who eat diet high protein are less likely to suffer from high blood pressure (HBP). The study was carried out by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). They assessed protein intake in healthy participants from the Framingham Offspring Study. The participants were followed up for development …
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A hallucinogenic drug or  psilocybin pill extracted from a type of mushrooms known as magic mushrooms has successfully helped long-term smokers quit, according to a new study. For the study, researchers involved 10 men and five women who smoked 19 cigarettes per day for a period of about 30 years. They were give different two varying doses psilocybin pills in separate sessions. Their …
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Our culture tends to emphasize the sticking-it-out mentality. We expect ourselves to be able to power through, to perform anywhere, to shine even in difficult circumstances and to make a responsible choice. This is particularly true in terms of work. We hold ourselves to a high standard and feel pressure to not just succeed, but excel. It can, therefore, be truly anxiety-producing to consider …
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Indian bdellium, known as guggul (myrrh) in Hindi, has been widely used in Ayurvedic medicines since ancient times for its powerful therapeutic properties. Guggul is a gum resin obtained from the guggul tree and contains various plant essential oils and steroid compounds. Due to the presence of clinically significant compounds, this medicinal herb plays a crucial role in the treatment of many …
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In a shocking revelation, former England international and Ashes hero Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff has revealed that he spend many of his days as an England international battling bulimia. The former all-rounder has discussed his struggles with dperssion before and has revealed on ITV’s 'Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Andrew Flintoff', that he was troubled by eating disorder as well. The Daily …
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Ebola survivor Kent Brantly donated blood to Dr Rick Sacra, American health worker infected with the Ebola virus disease, soon after arriving at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha last Friday.  The doctors treating him at a Nebraska hospital say he has responded well to the aggressive treatment. Dr Phil Smith said yesterday Dr Rick Sacra received blood transfusions from Brantly who was …
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Researchers have recently warned that prolonged use of drugs for anxiety and sleep problems might increase the risk of Alzheimer’s in people. Dementia currently affects about 36 million people worldwide and this number is expected to double every 20 years, reaching 115 million by 2015. Although the increased risk of dementia has been identified in benzodiazepine users, the nature of this …
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 According to recent recommendations for amendments to the Tobacco Regulation Act by the AN expert committee, the minimum age for smoking should be increased to 25 years from the current 18 years.  The AN committee also favours the hike in executing fine for smoking in public, suggesting that the increase should be done reasonably. Apart from favouring the rise the minimum legal age for …
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Urinary tract infection (UTIs) is a bacterial infection that usually affect the tube that brings urine from the bladder, this can then worsen and the infection soon reaches the bladder. Known to causes pain, a burning sensation, fever and in some cases even blood in the urine, UTIs often requires clinical attention to prevent complications. But often, the advice you will get from doctors is to …
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San Diego-based drug maker Oreixgen Therapeutics Inc. got a green signal from the FDA for its new pill to treat people suffering from obesity.  The new weight-loss drug, Contrave, will be marketed by Takeda Pharmaceutical of Japan. It is the third time in the last two years that the FDA has approved weight-loss medication. Two new pills – Qsymia and Belviq – also got the green light to help …
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At least 17 children fell ill Wednesday after having their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar's Nawada district, officials said. All the children were admitted to a government-run primary health centre and are said to be out of danger. The children complained of uneasiness after the meal at the Azampur middle school in Warsaliganj block, about 150 km from here, officials said. The …
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Children living in cities are at an increased risk of developing brain inflammation and neuro-degenerative changes, including Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, owing to air pollution. Researchers at the University of Montana found that when air particulate matter and their components such as metals are inhaled or swallowed, they pass through damaged barriers - including respiratory, …
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