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Egg yolks are as bad as smoking for the heart!

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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.

Embrayos of smoking mothers grow more slowly in IVF treatment!

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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.

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

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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.

Smartphone users risking their health with overuse of the device

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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.

Research finds that obesity does more damage than rising population

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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.

Graphic warning images on cigarette packs - do they work?

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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.

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

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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.

Infectious diseases are behind one out of six cancers worldwide

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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

Controlling diarrhoea and pneumonia can save 2 million lives: Unicef

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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.

Study suggests early and aggressive approach for diabetes

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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.

Report finds fault with progress in provincial health systems across Canada.

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health care
The health council also blames the vagueness of the 2003 commitments between the federal and provincial governments.

Mesothelioma: The cancer that shut down the mighty asbestos industry

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CT scan Mesothelioma
One of the many reasons that lead to heavy criticism and health concerns was Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that develops from transformed cells originating in the mesothelioma, the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body.
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