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MERS ‘outbreak’ picks up pace, Saudi hospitals struggle to contain deadly virus

MERS ‘outbreak’ picks up pace, Saudi hospitals struggle to contain deadly virus

May 08, – The sweeping surge in MERS cases over the past five weeks appears in large measure to be due to problems with infection control practices in some Saudi Arabian hospitals, the World Health Organization suggests. A senior official of the Geneva-based agency says a team of WHO experts that recently returned from that […]

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Vigorous Exercise Reduces Your Breast Cancer Risk

Vigorous Exercise Reduces Your Breast Cancer Risk

Jan 20, – Research shows that women who exercise regularly have a 25 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to the most inactive women. The American Cancer Society recommends that adults do moderate-intensity exercise at least 150 minutes a week — that’s just three gym classes. But you don’t need to go nuts […]

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Diet Rich in Tomatoes May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Diet Rich in Tomatoes May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Dec 24, – It has long been known that postmenopausal women are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. But now, new research suggests that adopting a diet rich in tomatoes may reduce this risk. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. According to the National […]

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How to mix cardio, weight training to burn body fat

How to mix cardio, weight training to burn body fat

Dec 19, – A few basic exercises involving cardio and weight training work best for long term benefits. According to trainer David Caldwell, the first step towards getting in shape is to start exercising, moving and, most importantly, burning fat, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Here are a few basic tips to get started: – Cardio: If you […]

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Drug addicts ‘can quit smoking’ with additional therapy

Drug addicts ‘can quit smoking’ with additional therapy

Dec 18, – New research from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health, suggests that people who are addicted to cocaine or methamphetamine are able to quit cigarette smoking while being treated for their substance addictions, and that quitting will not hinder their treatment. According to the Centers […]

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First camel tests positive for Mers coronavirus

First camel tests positive for Mers coronavirus

Nov 11, – Riyadh: The Saudi government said on Monday that a camel has tested positive for Mers, in the first case of an animal infected with the coronavirus that has killed 64 people worldwide. A camel owned by a person diagnosed with the disease had “tested positive in preliminary laboratory checks,” the health ministry […]

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First pre-surgery breast cancer drug approved by FDA

First pre-surgery breast cancer drug approved by FDA

Oct 01, – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug to be used in early stage breast cancer treatment. Perjeta (pertuzumab) will be used as part of a complete treatment regimen for patients before surgery (neoadjuvant setting). Perjeta was approved by the European Union in 2012 for the treatment of […]

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Anti-smoking Campaign Surpasses Expectations

Anti-smoking Campaign Surpasses Expectations

Sep 19, – Graphic ads depicting the ravages of smoking have generated a bigger than expected response, federal health officials said Thursday. The Tips From Former Smokers campaign — which includes TV ads in which ex-smokers tell of their smoking-related health problems, such as amputations and cancer — resulted in even more calls to the […]

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Alcohol neither causes nor prevents depression

Alcohol neither causes nor prevents depression

Sep 14, – A new study does not support the belief that alcohol consumption causes depression – nor that it prevents it. This was the conclusion of clinical neuroscientists from the University of Western Australia (UWA). They write about their findings in a paper published online recently in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. In their paper, […]

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