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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