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Smart Bomb to kill breast cancer cells

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NRI scan of breast
"Smart Bomb", as they used to describe the drug, is believed to destroy the live threatening breast cancer cells that have been a constant nightmare for patirnts, doctors and researchers.

Kidney failure requires highly specialized medical care

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Kidney failure might be a temporary response to acute stock, injury, a severe long term state necessitating drastic treatment.Your kidneys filter wastes from your blood and regulate other functions of your body. When your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work your kidneys normally perform. Developing kidney failure means you have some decisions to make about your treatment. You may choose to for go treatment. If you choose to receive treatment, your choices include haemodialysis, which requires a machine used to filter your blood outside your body, peritoneal dialysis, which uses the lining of your belly to filter your blood inside the body and kidney transplantation, in which a new kidney is placed in your body. Each treatment has advantages and disadvantages.

Counselling helps beat depression but still ten percent of people are victims of depression

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Stress and tension are normal reactions to events that threaten us. Such threats can come from accidents, financial troubles and problems on the job or with family. The way we deal with these pressures has a lot to do with our mental, emotional and physical health. Sometimes when we are feeling depressed, anxious, confused or unable to cope, talking to supportive friends, family members, or joining a support group may be very helpful, but if that is not enough, you should consider seeking professional counselling.

Bad carbs, good carbs

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Carbohydrates – food composed of some combination of starches, sugar and fiber - provide the body with fuel it needs for physical activity by breaking down into glucose, a type of sugar our cells use as a universal energy source.

It's not just what you eat, but how you eat!

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Healthy eating begins with learning how to “eat smart”. It's not just what you eat, but how you eat. Paying attention to what you eat and choosing foods that are both nourishing and enjoyable helps support an overall healthy diet.

Health conditions determine your water intakes!

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Health conditions also determine your water intake. In case you are suffering from health problems like fever, vomiting and diarrhea, then it leads to excessive body fluid loss.

Wonder Fruit Apple

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The Greek and Roman mythology refer to apples as symbols of love and beauty but Apple Fruit contain vitamins like Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene, iron and potassium etc.

Health tip checklist regarding the Swine Flu

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Influenza viruses can be directly transmitted from pigs to people and from people to pigs.  Human-to-human transmission occurs the same way as seasonal flu occurs – through coughing or sneezing of infected people.  People may also become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. 

H1N1 flu 'could kill millions unless rich nations give £900m'

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The swine flu pandemic could kill millions and cause anarchy in the world's poorest nations unless £900m can be raised from rich countries to pay for vaccines and antiviral medicines, says a UN report leaked to the Observer. The disclosure will provoke concerns that health officials will not be able to stem the growth of the worldwide H1N1 pandemic in developing countries. If the virus takes hold in the poorest nations, millions could die and the economies of fragile countries could be destroyed.

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