How a seventeenth-century traveler spread a genetic mutation that causes cancer 400 years later

How a seventeenth-century traveler spread a genetic mutation that causes cancer 400 years later

Vania Nascimento’s grandparents had 10 children, but lost eight because of cancer. María Isabel Achatz was still finishing her medical studies in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the end of the 1990s when she met a patient who would change forever not only her career, but also her life. It was...

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Exercise may stave off dementia but does not suspend cognitive decline in people

Exercise may stave off dementia but does not suspend cognitive decline in people

PARIS: While physical exercise may stave off dementia, it does not suspend cognitive decline in people after they have been diagnosed, a study with a samples size of nearly 500 people with the condition reported Thursday. While a maintained fitness regime improved physical fitness in people with mild to moderate...

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Summer Drinks!

Summer Drinks!

The much-awaited Holy month of Ramadan is here, falling in the hottest and the longest days of the year. It is a real challenge to fast during the peak summer season with scorching heat. What’s more, our body keeps losing water all this time and can even cause weakness and...

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5 strategies to reduce the symptoms of pollen allergy without using medications

5 strategies to reduce the symptoms of pollen allergy without using medications

Checking the pollen count will help you decide if it is a good day to be outside or if it is better to stay at home. With the arrival of spring and the beginning of summer, the grass turns green, the trees renew their leaves and the parks and gardens...

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What is halitophobia, the condition that causes some people to brush their teeth constantly

What is halitophobia, the condition that causes some people to brush their teeth constantly

For Alix Taylor the idea of going to work without her toothbrush and toothpaste was unimaginable. In fact, he spent a good part of his working day in the bathroom. ” I used to brush my teeth about 10 times a day, I also chewed gum all day because I was sure...

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Fix it: All about Diarrhea

Fix it: All about Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common type of gastrointestinal upset or infection. It causes frequent and excessive discharging of the bowels in the form of abnormally watery stools and stomach pains. Believe it or not, acute diarrhea can be one of your body’s best defense mechanisms against a temporary infection or virus....

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Why many cereals fortified with vitamin D are not suitable for vegans

Why many cereals fortified with vitamin D are not suitable for vegans

The lack of information on the labels on the origin of vitamin D is a problem for consumers who try to avoid products of animal origin at all costs. Cereals fortified with vitamin D, such as the popular Rices Krispies, Corn Flakes and Cheerios, among others, may contain a derivative...

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Are you fat inside without knowing it?

Are you fat inside without knowing it?

Body fat scanner that shows the amount and distribution of fat in the body. The yellow part is fat, the red part is lean tissue or muscle.   Is it possible to have a healthy weight and yet have too much fat inside? Sushi is a 29-year-old Briton, a journalist with...

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‘Brain-eating’ amoeba claims its first victim of the year in Sindh

‘Brain-eating’ amoeba claims its first victim of the year in Sindh

KARACHI: As it was feared with the advent of the current scorching summer heat, the ‘brain-eating’ amoeba, technically called ‘Naegleria fowleri’, claimed its first victim of the year in Sindh, officials in the provincial health ministry confirmed on Tuesday. Officials said a 40-year-old man, identified as Pervez Ahmed, died of...

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What is autophagy and how could it benefit your health?

What is autophagy and how could it benefit your health?

High intensity exercise could encourage the body process of autophagy. The health and wellness industry has a new “latest fashion”: autophagy, a regenerative process of our body, scientifically recognized, that some beauty gurus now link with weight loss, longevity and a younger appearance . Autophagy is a natural mechanism of...

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Egg: Exploration of the world’s most versatile ingredient

Egg: Exploration of the world’s most versatile ingredient

There’s always been conflicting information around consumption of eggs. However, eggs are one of the healthiest foods around. According to the findings of a recent study, eating up to 12 eggs per week didn’t increase risk of cardiovascular disease. We’ve been told that eggs are good for our health, but...

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How a codeine cough syrup is creating a generation of addicts

How a codeine cough syrup is creating a generation of addicts

When the younger brother of BBC journalist Ruona Meyer became addicted to cough syrup, she began to investigate those who produce and sell these medicines on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria. Her research took her to the depths of the country’s criminal underworld, revealing an epidemic that is destroying scores of lives in West Africa. After the...

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What are the medications associated with an increased risk of dementia?

What are the medications associated with an increased risk of dementia?

The study analyzed the medical records of more than 40,000 patients aged 65 to 99 years with a diagnosis of dementia between April 2006 and July 2015, and compared them with those of nearly 300,000 people without dementia. Long-term use of certain medications to treat depression, Parkinson’s disease or bladder...

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Benefits you need to know about CHEESE!

Benefits you need to know about CHEESE!

Cheese is a good source of calcium and protein, but it can also be high in saturated fats and sodium. Should we be eating more cheese or less? There are thousands of types of cheese. “Cheese-flavored” food is not considered one of them. Many cheeses are high in sodium and...

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Blood Pressure remedies: Soothe your heart with medicines and ‘music’ together, researchers say

Blood Pressure remedies: Soothe your heart with medicines and ‘music’ together, researchers say

NEW YORK: If you are suffering from high blood pressure every now and then, then listening to classical music in addition to taking your medicines may give you some additional advantage as researchers have found that it significantly boosts the multiple effects of anti-hypertensive drugs. Music improves the beneficial effects of...

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The effects of comparing your physical activity with that of your friends

If you have already failed in your New Year’s purpose to exercise, try not to focus on all the routines you should have done. New research reveals a surprising connection between people’s beliefs and their health: by being too negative about their physical activity, some may “think they are not...

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Hacks of a healthy lifestyle!

Hacks of a healthy lifestyle!

I made use of my sleepless nights to search the web for some of the best, proven ways to optimize my nightly routine. After trying tons out, here are 9 that worked the best for me: Stick to A Schedule: Your body is built on patterns of activity called a circadian rhythm. By establishing a schedule...

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An epidemic caused by a bacteria that devours the skin intrigues doctors in Australia

An epidemic caused by a bacteria that devours the skin intrigues doctors in Australia

Doctors in Australia asked the authorities of that country to urgently investigate why an ulcer caused by a bacteria that destroys the skin has become epidemic in the state of Victoria. The cases of Buruli ulcer, a dermatological disease most commonly found in Africa, have increased by 400% in the last...

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The amazing ability of sugar to help heal wounds

The amazing ability of sugar to help heal wounds

As a child who grew up in poverty in rural Eastern Zimbabwe, Moses Marandu was used to literally rubbing salt on wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky days, his father had enough money to buy something that would sting the child less than salt: sugar. Murandu always...

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The universal power of Pasta!

The universal power of Pasta!

NEW YORK: To lose weight, or just avoid gaining it, pasta is not amongst the harmful carbs that needs to be sacrificed, researchers say. Although pasta is made from refined grains, it’s low on the glycemic index, a measure of how quickly a person’s blood sugar levels rise after a...

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What is pulmonary arterial hypertension and why is it important that the genes that cause it have been discovered?

What is pulmonary arterial hypertension and why is it important that the genes that cause it have been discovered?

Scientists said on Monday they discovered the genes that cause pulmonary arterial hypertension, a disease that kills 50% of patients who suffer from it in less than five years. According to the researchers, although the consequences of the disease were known, very little was known about what caused this condition...

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The reason why some cancerous tumors are more aggressive than others

The reason why some cancerous tumors are more aggressive than others

Although two cancerous tumors may look identical, there are some that are much more lethal than others. Now a revolutionary study discovered what these differences are due to. Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in England developed a way to analyze a cancer’s history to predict what its future will...

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The baby that was born four years after the death of their parents

The baby that was born four years after the death of their parents

Tiantan was born in December, four years after his parents died in an accident. His case is unprecedented in China and resulted in a long and complex legal battle for the four grandparents involved. It all started when Shen Jie and Liu Xi, who had been married for two years,...

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Combatting hair fall naturally

Combatting hair fall naturally

While many of you will be surprised to know that these readily available food items are the perfect cure to combat baldness. If you don’t want to undergo an expensive hair fall treatment and still want to reverse your hair loss, here are some remedies. Here is a list of...

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Why half of your body is not human (and how that is fundamental to your health)

Why half of your body is not human (and how that is fundamental to your health)

The next number will surprise you: 39 billion. That is the amount of bacteria that live inside our body. Maybe you have not thought about it, but that microcosm has an effect on our weight. For some it may be positive, but for others it may not be. “Humans have a cell...

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Malnutrition and anemia exceed levels: Rohingya children in a state of emergency

Malnutrition and anemia exceed levels: Rohingya children in a state of emergency

WASHINGTON: Malnutrition and anemia exceed internationally established emergency levels among ethnic minority Rohingya children who have fled to refugee camps in Bangladesh, US researchers warned on Tuesday. A total of 269 children between the age bracket six months and five years were examined in the Kutupalong refugee camp in October...

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DRAP voluntarily recalls Sancos syrup from market after research

DRAP voluntarily recalls Sancos syrup from market after research

ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) has recalled commonly-prescribed cough syrup Sancos from the market after stability data of the drug was found out of specification. The company, Norvartis, has advertised that it has been voluntarily recalling Sancos syrup of all doses from the market. It says the...

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Pulse consumption declines as standard of living increases: Pakistan

Pulse consumption declines as standard of living increases: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The consumption of pulses in Pakistan has drastically declined from about 15kg per person a year to about 7kg per person a year, reads a new report of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The report named ‘State of Food and Agriculture in Asia and...

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Optimism on the anniversary of the WHO and World Health Day

Optimism on the anniversary of the WHO and World Health Day

Not everything is fatal when it comes to global health. On World Health Day, Rava takes a look at some of the progress that has been made so far. April 7 was not just World Health Day: this year also marks the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO). Established...

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What are good calories and why is it important to differentiate them from bad ones

What are good calories and why is it important to differentiate them from bad ones

The obsession with the word “calorie” can sometimes reach unsuspected levels. More than one carefully analyzes the caloric load of each food that it consumes to calculate its possible impact on the body. The issue is that calories are usually associated directly with the weight, or rather, the overweight that affects...

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CKD: the “nightmare” bacteria that is worrying doctors in the United States

CKD: the “nightmare” bacteria that is worrying doctors in the United States

They are microbes that resist antibiotics and cause serious infections. As “nightmare bacteria,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CKD. These are microbes that have a unique ability to spread and share with other healthy bacteria their resistance to the most powerful antibiotics currently available. Bacteria...

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What types of iron are in the food and how can we absorb it better

What types of iron are in the food and how can we absorb it better

Iron is essential for the growth and development of our body, but not everyone needs the same amount of this mineral. The daily recommendation varies a lot according to age and sex, and depends on whether a vegetarian diet is followed or not. Iron deficiency is a very common cause...

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The surprising reason why the disappearance of local newspapers can affect your health

The surprising reason why the disappearance of local newspapers can affect your health

You probably have not imagined that such a connection could exist. What do regional newspapers have to do with infectious diseases that could spread and cause an epidemic? As it turns out, this type of media is very effective for the early detection of certain conditions. And that’s why, when...

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Medicines are to be prescribed by their composition and not ‘brand’ names

Medicines are to be prescribed by their composition and not ‘brand’ names

PESHAWAR: After having been discussed for over a year, the health ministry has now finally decided medicines should be prescribed on generic names with details of the prescribing physician. However, the recommendations agree that doctors should be allowed to prescribe medicines according to brand name in special cases. Prescription on generic,...

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UNICEF ​​warns of a new cholera outbreak in Yemen

UNICEF ​​warns of a new cholera outbreak in Yemen

The three years of war have doubled to 400,000 cases of severe malnutrition among children and have brought health and education systems to the verge of collapse. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today (25.03.2018) of the danger of a new cholera outbreak in Yemen if humanitarian organizations do...

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What is brown fat and how is it different from other body fat?

What is brown fat and how is it different from other body fat?

Brown fat is a special type of body fat that is activated when you feel cold. Almost all mammals, including humans, have it but in different amounts. When activated, this type of fat – also called brown adipose tissue – generates heat to help maintain body temperature. And to produce that heat...

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Smoking Induces Hearing Loss. Cupping Ears Already?

Smoking Induces Hearing Loss. Cupping Ears Already?

TOKYO: Smokers may be more susceptible to develop hearing loss than nonsmokers, and the risk increases with each additional cigarette people smoke on a typical day, a Japanese study suggests. Researchers conducted a survey of almost 50,000 Japanese workers, between the range of 20 to 64 years of age, in particular...

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Excuses won’t help you shed those extra pounds! You lose weight in the kitchen and gain health at the gym

Excuses won’t help you shed those extra pounds! You lose weight in the kitchen and gain health at the gym

Hey, fitness freaks and foodies out there! You can’t simply eat total crap and then bust your butt exercising to magically wipe-out those calories: It’s not that simple. If you want to make longer lasting, healthier changes, what and how much you eat is far more important than how much you...

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Unhealthy Diets Resulting in Awfully Dreadful Kidney Problems

Unhealthy Diets Resulting in Awfully Dreadful Kidney Problems

ISLAMABAD:  Unhealthy diets are leading to a dramatic rise in the number of kidney problems faced by patients and that urgent attention was needed to resolve the issue lest it proves to be fatal. This was disclosed by nephrologist Dr. Khawar Sultan while addressing the media. “The past two decades...

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Do cold showers really have health benefits?

Do cold showers really have health benefits?

Many claim that giving a cold shower every day can have health benefits: improves circulation, relieves stress and increases vitality and alertness are some of the advantages that most attribute to this habit. But it is also said to help treat depression and anxiety, repair muscles after exercise, burn more...

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Why not sleeping for more than 24 hours can be a revolutionary treatment against bipolar depression

Why not sleeping for more than 24 hours can be a revolutionary treatment against bipolar depression

Keeping people awake in a hospital for hours may seem like a strange way to battle depression, but this is seen as a promising therapy for some people. The first sign that something is happening is in Angelina’s hands . While speaking in Italian with a nurse, he begins to gesticulate, forming...

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Foods For Weight Gain – The Healthy Twist

Foods For Weight Gain – The Healthy Twist

“You are what you eat!” People are obsessed with the idea that they need to lose weight so they too have a sculpted figure, while others are struggling hard to become healthier and gain more pounds on their skinny frame? Aren’t typically bizarre questions a total turn-off? Well, let’s do...

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Diabetes – New Insight Unleashed!!!

Diabetes – New Insight Unleashed!!!

Scientists say diabetes is a serious complex condition made up of five different diseases. While there is currently no cure for diabetes, you can live an enjoyable life by learning about the condition and effectively managing it. It does not discriminate, rather distorts normal functioning of any viable body. It...

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There are 5 types of diabetes and not just 2: the study that could change how the disease is treated, affecting 1 in 11 people in the world

There are 5 types of diabetes and not just 2: the study that could change how the disease is treated, affecting 1 in 11 people in the world

A large scientific study concluded that there are not two but five different categories of diabetes, and that treatments could be adapted for each type of patient. Diabetes is a chronic disease that according to the World Health Organization (WHO) affects 422 million people in the world, 8.5% of the adult population,...

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Did Summer Knock In Already? Watch Out! Because You Are What You Eat.

Did Summer Knock In Already? Watch Out! Because You Are What You Eat.

Finally, it’s summer time and we people are slurping water like we just chanced upon a pond! However, amidst all this guzzling to prevent dehydration we usually tend to neglect our diet. Our bodies do need oodles of water, it sure does, to replenish the lost fluids, but many of...

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4 ways how loneliness can affect your physical health

4 ways how loneliness can affect your physical health

We all feel alone at some point in our lives. For many it is temporary, but for some people that loneliness becomes chronic. Several studies have linked chronic loneliness and social isolation with a higher incidence of diseases and an increased risk of premature death . Scientists still do not know what the exact mechanism...

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What are the 50 most nutritious foods?

Imagine the ideal food. One that contains all the necessary nutrients to meet, but not exceed, our daily needs. If such a product existed, consuming it without eating anything else would provide the optimal nutritional balance for our body. Such a complete food does not exist. But you can search for the closest. The...

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With what type of exercises do you get the strongest bones?

With what type of exercises do you get the strongest bones?

Larger muscles, more defined legs, flat abs. In the world of exercises are countless routines and tips to improve fitness and contribute to a healthier life given the benefits of physical activity to the heart, lungs and brain. But there is a part of our body that is often forgotten:...

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Do you know which is the dirtiest place in your kitchen? Maybe it will surprise you

Do you know which is the dirtiest place in your kitchen? Maybe it will surprise you

Many of us are cleaning enthusiasts and we use antibacterials to clean dirty surfaces. But beyond the environmental cost of using these products, is it money well invested? There is no doubt that some of the germs that lurk in our homes hurt us. For example, you must be very...

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Cleaning your house is equal to 20 cigarettes per day!

Cleaning your house is equal to 20 cigarettes per day!

The regular use of certain cleaning products can have harmful effects on the lungs, according to a recent study from the Department of Clinical Science at the University of Bergen in Norway. The researchers studied more than 6,000 people of both sexes for 20 years and found that women “who...

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