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Gluten-free diets linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Avoidance of gluten has become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to many celebrities and healthy eating advocates warning of its supposed dangers. We’ve been told we’ll all feel healthier and look slimmer if we go gluten-free, and so many people with no real intolerance at all have shunned gluten, which is found in various grains including wheat, rye, barley ...

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Everything you need to know about vitamin B12 deficiency

It’s essential for a healthy immune system and regulates mood. A growing number of UK clinics market vitamin injections to healthy people but do you really need them?   Why do we need vitamin B12? B12 is involved in producing red blood cells, maintaining a healthy nervous system, and converting food to energy. It also helps to regulate the immune ...

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Antibiotics could replace surgery as appendicitis treatment

Researchers have revealed that it is possible to treat appendicitis in both adults and children with antibiotics in lieu of traditional surgery. The use of antibiotics to cure the inflammation has succeeded in many adult patients. The condition, which causes the appendix — a small organ attached to the large intestine — to become inflamed due to a blockage or ...

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Eat less to live more, finds study

Finally, an answer to the question ‘How to live a long life?’ has been found. At least, that’s what it seems from a recent research. There’s a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to products that fight signs of ageing, but moisturizers only go skin deep. Ageing occurs deeper, at a cellular level, and scientists have found that eating less can slow this ...

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This ‘miracle’ pill can cure high blood pressure

Combining four blood pressure drugs into a single pill could be twice as effective as existing treatments, researchers have found. The results of the small pilot trial, published in the Lancet medical journal, could offer a new approach for the hundreds of thousands in the UK who take daily tablets for their blood pressure. In a breakthrough trial, every patient ...

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World Cancer Day being observed

World Cancer Day is being observed in the country as elsewhere across the globe with three-year theme (2016-18). The theme is “We can, I can” to raise the awareness about fact that early detection and treatment could lead to cure. World Cancer Day is a chance to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge and take action. Whatever ...

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98-year-old Tao world’s oldest Yoga teacher a poster child for health

HARTSDALE: Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98-year-old is the ‘World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher’ still teaches five classes a week. Not only that, she is a poster child for health and positivity in a world obsessed by wellness and longevity. The former model and Hollywood contract actress — who earned her title from Guinness World Records — still has a delicate, slender physique. Tao, ...

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Britons sizzle over chips and toast cancer warnings

A government health warning over the potential dangers of toast, roast potatoes and chips—all traditional staples of the British diet—had the country’s tabloids hitting out yesdterday, reports AFP from London. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said acrylamide—a chemical substance formed when foods with high starch content are cooked at very high temperatures—“has the potential to cause cancer in humans”. “It ...

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Sound sleep is important for well-being of immune system

If lack of sound sleep is making you sick then may be your immune system is getting affected, warns a study.The findings, published in the journal Sleep, showed that chronic short sleep shuts down programs involved in immune response of circulating white blood cells. Researchers from University Of Washington Health Sciences in the U.S. found that participants with shorter sleep ...

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Brazil orders 11.5 million yellow fever vaccines

Brazil’s Ministry of Health has ordered 11.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccines to reinforce its stockpiles amid the largest outbreak of the disease the country has seen since 2000, officials said Wednesday. So far during the summer rainy season, 70 cases, including 40 deaths, have been confirmed. More than 300 cases are still being investigated. That makes it the ...

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