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Honey disappoints in dialysis infection test

Honey disappoints in dialysis infection test

Oct 10, – Over the last decade, honey has gained a reputation as a cheap, safe and effective way of preventing wound infection by bacteria and fungi, even combating germs that are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Honey, touted as an effective germ-killer, offered no advantages over antibiotics in preventing wound infection in patients receiving peritoneal […]

October 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Alcoholism Treatment Can Help Some Liver Transplant Patients

Alcoholism Treatment Can Help Some Liver Transplant Patients

Oct 09. – Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is the second most common reason for liver transplants in the United States and Europe, but research suggests that anywhere from 10 percent to 90 percent of ALD patients who get a new liver start drinking again after their transplant. Liver transplant recipients with a history of alcoholism […]

October 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Chronic Exposure to Airplane Noise Might Harm the Heart: Study

Chronic Exposure to Airplane Noise Might Harm the Heart: Study

Oct 09. – In one study, British researchers compared rates of stroke and heart disease among 3.6 million people who lived near London’s sprawling Heathrow airport, one of the busiest transit hubs in the world. People who put up with the constant roar of aircraft overhead may be at higher risk for heart disease, two […]

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Sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer

Sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer

Oct 09. – The researchers from Queensland University of Technology carried out a study to examine the effectiveness of sunscreen in preventing skin cancers, reports Xinhua. Sunscreen not only provides 100 percent protection against sunburn, but also protects a “superhero gene” which fights all three types of skin cancer, Australian researchers have found. After conducting […]

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First Effective Malaria Vaccine May Be Near, Experts Say

First Effective Malaria Vaccine May Be Near, Experts Say

Oct 08, –  The phase III clinical trial of more than 15,000 infants and young children in Africa found that the vaccine — called RTS,S — continued to protect the youngsters from malaria for up to 18 months after vaccination. The ongoing trial of the RTS,S vaccine is being conducted by 11 research centers in […]

October 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
In Venezuela, music eases pain of kids with cancer

In Venezuela, music eases pain of kids with cancer

Oct 08, –   The girl pulls the bow across the strings and makes music — anxiety-relieving music before she goes in for another session of treatment that has already cost her an ovary. Nine-year-old Victoria Alzuru looks earnest and determined and happy as she practices her violin before undergoing chemotherapy “It makes her forget […]

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Cold weather affect joints: Survey

Cold weather affect joints: Survey

Oct 07, – Studies show that four out of 10 adults travel to sunnier places as they feel that extreme cold is bad for their health. Not only does cold weather makes people lazy but it effects the body’s joints too. A poll was conducted by joint health brand Regenovex on 1,000 people aged 35 […]

October 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
To look good, it’s important to feel good too!

To look good, it’s important to feel good too!

Oct 06, – Bollywood beauty and makeup expert Puja Taluja says it’s cliche but the most important thing to look good is to feel good. External care is important to look beautiful, but pay attention to internal well-being too, says an expert. “If your mind is clear and there is no stress, it will show […]

October 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Juice fans trumpet ‘reboot’ detox

Juice fans trumpet ‘reboot’ detox

Oct 05, –  Mixing kale, cucumber and spinach at her home in Venice Beach, yoga teacher Kia Miller explains her passion for juice, which fans say can trigger a health “reboot.” “I like to do it twice a year, it’s like a reset button. You have an opportunity to think about your relationship with food,” […]

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Skip oily food in the morning

Skip oily food in the morning

Oct 04, –  Paranthas dripping with oil or ghee are a big no. Even if you wish to eat them, avoid using excess oil and ghee and have them with curd. Workaholics tend to skip breakfast or indulge in fast food to save time. But the habit is unhealthy, says a nutritionist adding that consuming […]

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