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Broccoli – The ultimate anti-cancer food! Broccoli – The ultimate anti-cancer food!
Whether you liked it or not, broccoli is an all-star food with immense health behefits. It is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. A great source of vitamins K and C, it is also rich in folate (folic acid), potassium and fiber. Broccoli is a tasty vegetable containing a sizable amount of sulforaphane, a compound that has been shown to fight cancer. Low in calories, this cruciferous ...
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Heart attack causes and symptoms are different in women Heart attack causes and symptoms are different in women
WASHINGTON: The causes of heart attacks and the warning symptoms that can signal the need for immediate medical attention are different in women than in men, according to a scientific statement issued today by the American Heart Association. When women don’t recognize this, they may suffer worse outcomes, a fate that is even more likely in black and Hispanic women, according to the AHA. The ...
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Shocking! Heavy smokers who quit 15 years ago still at high risk Shocking! Heavy smokers who quit 15 years ago still at high risk
New York: This might be an alarming news for all those who happened to be chain smokers at some point in time. People who were once heavy smokers, but quit the habit for over 15 years are still at a higher risk of developing lung cancer. Researchers have warned that such people should be screened for lung cancer as they could detect more cases and further reduce associated mortality. CT scre...
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HPV Raises Risk of Head and Neck Cancers: Study HPV Raises Risk of Head and Neck Cancers: Study
The human papillomavirus (HPV) increases the chances of head and neck cancer by at least seven times, according to a new study, NBC News reported. The study, conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, looked at records of more than 96,000 people. Their findings showed that people infected with a strain called HPV-16 were between two and 22 times as likely to...
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Thailand quarantines 32 people after 2nd MERS case confirmed Thailand quarantines 32 people after 2nd MERS case confirmed
BANGKOK: Thailand has quarantined 32 people as it seeks to prevent the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) after a second case of the virus was detected on Friday, a health ministry official said on Monday. The virus was found in a 71-year-old Omani man traveling to Bangkok. His son, taxi drivers, hotel staff and passengers on the same plane are among those quarantined for two we...
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UHT-treated packaged milk does your child good UHT-treated packaged milk does your child good
KARACHI: Every parent wants to see their child grow, flourish and lead a healthy life. In short, everyone wants to rear their own personal Einstein. This can only be possible if a child is exposed to healthy food from the start, which then contributes towards his/her growth and nourishment. A healthy body cultivates a healthy mind, thus the importance of consuming milk is relentlessly advocate...
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Pharma 'cash call' for new antibiotics Pharma 'cash call' for new antibiotics
More than 80 pharmaceutical companies have called on governments to develop new ways of paying them to develop antibiotics. In a joint declaration, at the World Economic Forum, they said the value of antibiotics "does not reflect the benefits they bring to society". In return, they have promised to invest in research and improve access to antibiotics around the world. Signatories include ...
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Using Phones to Connect Children to Health Care Using Phones to Connect Children to Health Care
I remember the first time one of my children texted me a photo of a skin lesion. It was not a photo of my own child’s skin, but that of a college roommate’s, and the message was something like: “Hi, Mom, is this anything to worry about?” There was no identifying information — I couldn’t actually tell what part of the body I was looking at — and there was certainly no medical history (a 19-year-...
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Obama launches mission to cure cancer ‘once and for all’ Obama launches mission to cure cancer ‘once and for all’
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to undertake a historic push to develop a cure for cancer, tapping Vice President Joe Biden to lead the effort. Obama, in the last State of the Union address of his presidency, said America must use its spirit of innovation to help tackle the challenge of cancer. "For the loved ones we´ve all lost, for the family we can still save, let...
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Eating French fries may put your health at risk Eating French fries may put your health at risk
New York: French fry lovers, beware! A chemical in your favourite snacks - more commonly associated with heavy industry than crispy fried potatoes - may put you at severe health risk in the long run. French fries contain acrylamide, a chemical that poses a risk for several types of cancer in rodents. The International Agency for Research on Cancer considers the chemical a "probable human car...
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