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Low dose of chemo therapy can restrict cancer, study

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:44

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A team of researchers has said that chemotherapy is low dosage is useful in keeping cancer under control and is more effective than using high dosage to wipe out cancer.

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Government to consider meningitis immunisation

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 03:05

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Government has indicated that it will consider the introduction of an immunisation programme against meningitisfor children under the age of 11 year.

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More strikes are expected in March and April, says BMA

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 02:56

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has said that more strikes are scheduled during the months of March and April, 2016.

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Weak Current Quarter Profit Forecast Overshadow Fitbit’s Healthy Fourth Quarter Earnings

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 08:45

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On Monday, San Francisco based Fitbit Inc. reported quarterly earnings that surpassed the market expectations but, its weak outlook for the year took a toll on its share prices during the after-market trading.

The wearable device maker said its Q4 net income was $64.2 million or 26 cents a share.

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Indiana sees surge in Child Abuse Deaths

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 05:17

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Indiana youth institute released an annual report on kids count. It mentioned various factors impacting the youth and adolescents. Among the factors, child maltreatment proved more detrimental than others as the deaths caused have risen greatly, while child pregnancies have fallen.

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Jeremy Hunt sees needs for improving quality of healthcare in the NHS

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 03:00

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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that he believes that there is a need for improving the quality of healthcare in the UK during this decade.

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National Donor Day: Celebrate the Day by registering for Organ Donation

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 12:32

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Valentine's Day is a day of love, but it's also a day to raise awareness among people about life-saving organ donations. It's National Donor Day which urges people to register for organ donation and take part in all types of donations, such as organs, tissues and blood.

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Risk of developing Dementia declining by 20% per decade since late 1970s: Study

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 04:41

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Since the late 1970s, the risk of developing dementia is dropping 20%, unveils a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The finding is quite contrary to the popular perception, which said that aging of the baby boomers will bring a rise in dementia cases.

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Nigeria clears Olympic Contingent to travel to Brazil

Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:12

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The sporting authority in Nigeria has approved a decision allowing the Nigerian Olympic Contingent to travel to Brazil to attend the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro amid concerns over spread of Zika virus in that country.

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Study shows women under 65 will spend a third of their lives in retirement

Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:01

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According to a new study, women under the age of 65 years will spend about a third of their lives in retirement.

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Transformation in Dealing with Drug Cases

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:18

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Inner-city regions witnessed extreme police force when the crack-cocaine epidemic occurred. Obligatory sentencing laws were passed by Congress and states. However, now with present situation on severe problems occurring due to heroin usage in small towns and suburbs, addicts are being treated as addicts and not in prisons.

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Cracknell supports tax on sugary drinks in the UK

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:19

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James Cracknell, a double time Olympic gold medallist, has joined calls for introducing an additional tax on sugary drinks as a measure to fight obesity in the country.

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Patients less likely to die with more nurses, study

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:16

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Health experts have warned that patients are less likely to die if there are more nurses in the hospital and warned hospital managements not to substitute qualified staff with cheaper alternatives.

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Lara Casalotti finds stem cell donor

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 03:16

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Lara Casalotti, who is a mixed-race student diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia, was seeking a stem cell donor from around the world. The good news is that a campaign to seek a donor has bourn fruits and a match has been found, much to the delight of the family and friends.

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Sending mentally ill people long distances must stop, panel

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 03:10

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An independent panel has recommended that sending mentally ill people long distances for treatment should stop soon.

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Studies suggest drop in heart attacks by 40 percent since introduction of smoking ban in UK

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:11

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Recent studies provide evidence of significant drop in number of heart attacks in the UK since the introduction of smoking ban in 2007. With the reduction of passive smoking, less number of patients suffer from cardiovascular diseases.

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Ten percent drop in UK cancer death rates in the previous decade

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:03

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With advancement in diagnosis and available cancer treatments, a drop of 10 per cent has been observed in the death rates from cancer in the United Kingdom. In spite of that, the number of deaths is still on a rise in the country.

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Experts’ advice drinkers to be cautious as deaths rate rises

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:04

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Healthcare experts have advised drinkers to express cautious as they record an increase in alcohol related deaths in the United Kingdom.

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Zika virus can spread through sex

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:58

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According to a new report, the dangerous Zika virus can spread through sexual intercourse and experts have warned that septs should be taken to control the virus.

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Fruit and vegetables can reduce the risk of breast cancer

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 03:05

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According to a new research study, an adequate consumption of fruit and vegetables a day can reduce the risk of breast cancer.

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