• Weight-related deaths can affect non-obese too

    Added On : 13th June 2017

    More than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to excess weightYou don't have to be diagnosed as obese to be at risk of dying from illnesses related to excess weight, a global study suggests.

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  • Type 2 diabetes: Blood glucose testing of little value to some patients

    Added On : 12th June 2017

    blood glucose testingMany patients with type 2 diabetes consider finger-prick blood tests key for keeping blood glucose levels under control. But according to a new study, they are unlikely to be beneficial for patients who are not receiving insulin therapy.

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  • Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Virus

    Added On : 11th June 2017

    Image result for Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes And Zika VirusHealthy 'bugs' might alter how the viruses work, researcher says

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  • Yemen cholera cases pass 100,000 amid 'unprecedented' epidemic

    Added On : 10th June 2017

    Yemeni children suspected of being infected with cholera receive treatment at a makeshift hospital in Sanaa on 5 June 2017The number of suspected cases of cholera resulting from a severe outbreak in Yemen has passed 100,000, the World Health Organization says.

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  • Special Brain Scans May Predict Autism

    Added On : 9th June 2017

    Image result for functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI)In small study, technique identified 82 percent of infants later diagnosed with the disorder

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  • Makkah residents to be trained to deal with heart attacks

    Added On : 8th June 2017

    Image result for Makkah residents to be trained to deal with heart attacksPrince Khaled Al-Faisal, Makkah governor and adviser to King Salman, on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah in Jeddah to implement “Makkah, the City of Safe Heart,” an initiative to teach citizens outside the health sector to administer emergency care for people suffering a heart attack.

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  • An egg a day appears to help young children grow taller

    Added On : 8th June 2017

    boiled eggAn egg a day might help undernourished young children grow to a healthy height, according to a six-month study in Ecuador.

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  • Health Ministry urges hypertension patients to reduce salt intake during Ramadan

    Added On : 6th June 2017

    RIYADH: The Health Ministry on Monday advised patients with hypertension (high blood pressure) to reduce consumption of salt and fried foods during Ramadan. The announcement is part of the ministry’s annual health-and-safety awareness program conducted during the holy month.

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  • Gene-Targeted Drugs Fight Advanced Lung Cancers

    Added On : 6th June 2017

    Image result for AlecensaMedications show promise for non-small cell type

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  • Drug shrinks ovarian tumours in early trial

    Added On : 5th June 2017

    Ovarian cancerA new targeted treatment for ovarian cancer has shown "very promising" results in women in the advanced stages of the disease.

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