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Egg yolks are as bad as smoking for the heart!

Posted in: Health News [Aug 15, 2012 - 8:46:36 AM]
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Egg yolk
The study was conducted by looking at health data of 1231 men and women, with an average age of 61.5, who were heart patients that were referred to vascular prevention clinics at London Health Sciences Centre's University Hospital. Higher number of egg yolks consumed per week by a person accelerates the thickening of arteries almost as severely as done by cigarette smoking.
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Embrayos of smoking mothers grow more slowly in IVF treatment!

Posted in: Health News [Jul 9, 2012 - 2:29:32 AM]
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IVF treatment
IVF is the technology used now-a-days to help conceive a mother by artificial means if she can't conceive by natural means. They took regular pictures of those artificially developed egg from stage to stage varying from the moment it was fertilized until it was ready to be implanted into the mother. [Read more]

GlaxoSmithKline agrees to pay 3 billion dollars in US drug fraud scandal

Posted in: Health News [Jul 4, 2012 - 12:40:13 AM]
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Diabetes medication "Avandia"
The drug giant will plead guilty to promoting two drugs (antidepressants Paxil and Wellbutrin) for unapproved uses and then failing to report to the government agency (Food and Drug Administration) for seven years some safety data. Diabetes medication "Avandia" is one of the three drugs concerned in the fraud case. [Read more]

Smartphone users risking their health with overuse of the device

Posted in: Health News [Jun 20, 2012 - 4:19:49 AM]
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Smartphone users beware.
In an online survey conducted by the society which was attended by 2,010 office workers, it found that nearly two-thirds of the surveyees continued working outside office hours and were topping up their regular working hours with more than two hours of extra screen-time every day. [Read more]

Research finds that obesity does more damage than rising population

Posted in: Health News [Jun 20, 2012 - 3:16:59 AM]
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Obesity Problem in North America
The report released by the team found that North America was facing a severe problem of obesity among the masses and accounted for more than a third of the world's obesity. It has to be remembered that only 6% of world's population live in the super-rich continent. Heavy usage of motor vehicle is attributed as one of the reasons.
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Graphic warning images on cigarette packs - do they work?

Posted in: Health News [Jun 18, 2012 - 7:51:26 AM]
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Cigarette warning label
A study, posted in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, involving 200 smokers found that it was easier for 83% of them to remember the health warning found on labels if they were accompanied by a graphic image. There was only a 50% success rate when the package contained a text-only warning. [Read more]

Doctors successfully fix stem cell grown vein to a 10-year-old girl

Posted in: Health News [Jun 16, 2012 - 4:17:14 AM]
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Blood Vessel
A few days ago they received a dead body and the doctors took no time to take a vein from that dead man. Then they stripped cells from the vein and then bathed in stem cells from the girl, according to a study published in a US based health magazine.
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Infectious diseases are behind one out of six cancers worldwide

Posted in: Health News [Jun 12, 2012 - 8:10:29 AM]
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Cervical cancer
As per the review, cancer causing infectious agents, classified as carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer based in France, which is a part of the World Health Organization, are more prevalent in developing nations [Read more]

Controlling diarrhoea and pneumonia can save 2 million lives: Unicef

Posted in: Health News [Jun 11, 2012 - 9:03:46 AM]
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Child with Pneumonia
According to the report the two diseases kill more than two million children each year, which amounts to 29 percent of child deaths under the age of five worldwide. While pneumonia is responsible for 18 percent of childhood deaths worldwide each year  diarrhea is linked to 11 percent of deaths. [Read more]

Study suggests early and aggressive approach for diabetes

Posted in: Health News [Jun 9, 2012 - 8:47:09 PM]
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Diabetes Test
It is believed that 1 out of 10 people in the United Kingdom and nearly 1 in 4 people in the United States of America have pre-diabetes who have the  heightened risk of acquiring Type 2 diabetes. But there are still many people who are undiagnosed. [Read more]

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