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European regulators rule on artificial sweetener aspartame ‘is safe’

European regulators rule on artificial sweetener aspartame ‘is safe’

Dec 11, – The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, European food regulators conclude. The European Food Safety Authority brought forward its review, planned for completion by 2020, at the request of the European Commission. Since it came into use in the 1980s, a number of medical studies have questioned […]

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UAE Vice-President: Health care is a human right

UAE Vice-President: Health care is a human right

Dec 10, – Abu Dhabi: The health of UAE citizens is so precious that its value cannot be determined and treatment anywhere is a vested right for them, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, told the ministerial retreat on Sir Bani Yas […]

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Hydration, regular breakfast give sound sleep

Hydration, regular breakfast give sound sleep

Dec 08, – Don’t skip breakfast and drink as much water as possible to sleep well. You may start worrying about finding the perfect gift for your loved ones or over too many Christmas party invitations, and such thoughts can have a negative impact on one’s sleep pattern. Sleep expert Nerina Ramlakhan has shared advice […]

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Fertility Treatments Behind High Rates of Multiple Births: Study

Fertility Treatments Behind High Rates of Multiple Births: Study

Dec 05, – Over the past four decades, the rate of twin, triplet and other multiple births has soared, largely the result of fertility treatments, a new study finds. In 2011, more than one-third of twin births and more than three-quarters of triplets or higher in the United States resulted from fertility treatments. But as […]

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High cholesterol fuels breast cancer: Expert

High cholesterol fuels breast cancer: Expert

Dec 04, – According to the members of Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke, a byproduct of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers. “A lot of studies have shown a connection between obesity and breast cancer, and specifically that […]

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Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Dec 03, – Men and women with mild heart disease share the same risks, at least over the short term, a new study suggests. Doctors have thought that women with mild heart disease do worse than men. This study, however, suggests that the rate of heart attacks and death among men and women with heart […]

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Caffeine energy drinks can affect heart, warn scientists

Caffeine energy drinks can affect heart, warn scientists

Dec 03, – Energy drinks packed with caffeine can change the way the heart beats, say scientists, advising children and people with some health conditions to avoid the drinks. The team, from the University of Bonn, imaged the hearts of 17 people an hour after they had an energy drink. The study showed contractions were […]

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‘Memories’ passed down in genes from ancestors

‘Memories’ passed down in genes from ancestors

Dec 02, – Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations. A Nature Neuroscience study shows mice trained to […]

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Check diabetes with healthy foods

Check diabetes with healthy foods

Dec 01, – Known as medical nutrition therapy (MNT), a diabetes diet involves eating a variety of foods high in nutritional value in moderation, while sticking to regular meal times. It is a diet nutritiously rich, non-calorific and low in saturated fats, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Bram Brons, an independent general practitioner and a member of the […]

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MERS coronavirus found in camels in Qatar

MERS coronavirus found in camels in Qatar

Nov 29, – Doha: Qatar said on Thursday that three camels have been found infected with the Mers coronavirus. This is the first case of animals contracting the Sars-like virus in the Gulf state. The camels were found in the same barn, and had been in contact with two humans, who fully recovered from the […]

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