WHO: tuberculosis remains infectious disease more deadly

WHO: tuberculosis remains infectious disease more deadly

In 2017, 1.6 million people died from bacterial infection, of which 300,000 had HIV, a virus that weakens the immune system and increases the possibility of suffering from this disease. Patient with tuberculosis in a hospital in Varanasi, India (archive image) Tuberculosis continues to be the deadliest infectious disease worldwide,...

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Health Halo: Organic yogurts contain more sugar content than Coca-Cola alone

Health Halo: Organic yogurts contain more sugar content than Coca-Cola alone

Organic yogurts were among the most sugary on supermarket shelves, a recent research revealed. Only one in 10 of all yogurt brands was classed as low in sugar. An analysis of more than 900 different yoghurts found organic varieties had the highest sugar content exceeding sugar count in Coca-Cola, according...

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China to take austere measures to combat swine flu as there is no remedial vaccine

China to take austere measures to combat swine flu as there is no remedial vaccine

BEIJING: Combating the widespread African swine fever in China is “very complex and challenging”, the country’s agriculture ministry said after chairing a meeting constituting over a dozen major government authorities. Attendees included the foreign ministry and the National Development and Reform Commission. The meeting on Thursday came as more than...

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The advice of a cough expert that may surprise you

The advice of a cough expert that may surprise you

We tell you what the medications we usually take for influenza and cough contain. Every time the winter comes, the same thing happens … the cold, the cough and the flu begin. Many of us are prepared: we have a whole armament of medicines in our medicine cabinet. But do...

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Warning: Strawberries embedded with needles, slit before you eat!

Warning: Strawberries embedded with needles, slit before you eat!

SYDNEY: Australians have been warned to slit strawberries before gulping them after sewing needles were spotted in several punnets, triggering the withdrawal of three known brands from sale nationwide. Australian authorities earlier this week asked people to dispose of strawberries purchased from Woolworths Group if they bore the brand of...

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Can marijuana help solve one of the biggest public health crises in the United States?

Can marijuana help solve one of the biggest public health crises in the United States?

The use of medical marijuana is legal in 30 states of the United States and the District of Columbia. Some experts believe that marijuana could alleviate the crisis caused by opioids. On August 28, the governor of the state of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, enacted a law that allows doctors to prescribe...

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3 types of workouts that can drastically reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

3 types of workouts that can drastically reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

Here is what a new study has found.  3 types of workouts that can drastically reduce risk of type 2 diabetes. (Photo: Pixabay) Washington: Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), high-intensity physical activity (HPA) and low sedentary time (ST) are associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, as per a new study. The study...

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Japan identifies country’s first swine flu epidemic in 26 years, calls for suspension of pork and wild boar meat

Japan identifies country’s first swine flu epidemic in 26 years, calls for suspension of pork and wild boar meat

TOKYO: Japan’s agriculture ministry said on Sunday it had confirmed the country’s first epidemic of swine fever in 26 years which called for the suspension of pork and wild boar meat. The fever, a different kind from the African swine fever that has enveloped China, was found in a farm...

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5 reasons to never skip breakfast again

5 reasons to never skip breakfast again

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is something that scientists and mothers have been saying for decades, and there’s a reason for that – it’s true. Studies show that what you eat for breakfast has a significant impact on how your body works throughout the remainder...

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Lung cancer symptoms: If this happens to your fingers you could have the deadly disease

Lung cancer symptoms: If this happens to your fingers you could have the deadly disease

LUNG CANCER symptoms usually develop as the disease progresses and aren’t evident in the early stages. There are, however, signs you should look out for, including this symptom in your fingers. The main symptoms of lung cancer include problems associated directly with your lungs. These comprise persistent or long-standing coughs, persistent chest...

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