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Walnuts, Mediterranean Diet Reduce Weight in Women, Says New Study

In a toast to Mediterranean diet, a study by researchers of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine proves that weight loss programs that provide healthy fats, such as olive oil in the Arab diet, or a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet have similar impacts on pound-shedding. To be precise, the researchers hit upon a meal plan rich in walnuts, ...

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3-year Old Diagnosed With Type-2 Diabetes in US, Youngest Ever

In a rare case, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl has been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, making her one of the youngest people ever detected with the disease. Type 2 diabetes is linked to poor diet and obesity. It is most common among the middle-aged and elderly people, but in the last few years type 2 diabetes have taken lives of poor children. ...

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Top 6 Mantras to Keep Diabetes Far Away From You

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Are you sure that your blood sugar is in control? There are about 8.1 million diabetes cases which go undiagnosed every year. Joy Bauer, a nutrition expert, has suggested to start with incorporating some of the simple lifestyle changes, like monitoring blood glucose levels, taking medication as directed by doctors, maintaining a healthy weight, aiming for at least 30 minutes ...

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Stem Cell Transplantation Provides Hope to Treat Rare Untreatable Leukemia

A new study has shown that stem cell transplantation produced great results to treat patients suffering from leukemia, especially the “juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML)” which doesn’t have any treatment. The new study by American scientists has shown that stem cell transplantation produced great results to treat patients suffering from JMML too. A research team from the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the ...

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World Malaria Day: 1200 kids die every day from disease, says Unicef

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) raised alarm over the growing rate of malaria-related deaths among children all over the world amounting to what it said more than 1,200 children a day, though a 40% drop since 2000. The UNICEF report  “Facts about Malaria and Children” ahead of World Malaria Day to show the extensive impact of the disease on ...

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Junk Food? Here’s Why Some Women Can’t Say No But Men Do!

Junk food is not confined to youngsters or teenagers but some women in particular can’t say no to it, while some men could reverse their addiction, found a new study by Australian researchers. The new research found that eating a healthy diet during adolescence could reverse the junk-food cravings in males but not in females, according to its findings published ...

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2 hours of TV puts your kids at high BP risk, warns study

Parents must watch out as kids, who spend more than two hours watching television, computers or video consoles in a day run a 30% greater risk of developing high blood pressure, says new research, reiterating many studies which have warned earlier in this direction. Doing no daily physical activity or an activity which is less than an hour a day ...

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Hand-washing Dishes Leaves Kids with Fewer Allergies: Study

In a reversal of popular belief, a new study shows kids in families who hand-wash their dishes have fewer allergies. In other worlds, they say getting a little dirty does the immune system to develop resistence to allergies, which were touted to be bad unless the “hygiene hypothesis” is strictly adhered to. The study says kids develop so many allergies ...

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City Pollution Causes Short-Memory Loss, Lower IQ in Kids: Study

Children exposed to air pollution in cities tend suffer with short-term memory loss and lower IQ than the children who live in rural and less polluted surroundings, said a study. The study conducted in US cities also shows that children in polluted cities and more prominent among those who carry a gene called the apolipoprotein E4 allele that causes Alzheimer’s ...

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Vitamin D deficiency in childhood harmful to heart later in life: Study

Low vitamin D in children is hardly noticed for medical intervention and often passed off with ease but latest research has shown that the deficiency may turn into a bigger risk when later in life for them. Low levels of vitamin D in childhood were associated with subclinical atherosclerosis tahat correlates with cardio-vascular disease after 25 years in adulthood, the ...

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Energy drinks trigger hyperactivity in school children

Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66 percent more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, reveals a new study. The finding has implications for school success and lends support to existing recommendations to limit the amount of sweetened beverages school children drink. The authors also recommend that children avoid energy drinks, which in ...

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WHO approves Pune Institute Vaccine for Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened the door to routine immunization of infants in sub-Saharan Africa by approving a vaccine manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India Ltd (SIIL) that has all but got rid of the deadly meningitis epidemics. In the four years since its introduction in Africa, MenAfriVac vaccine, which is both innovative and affordable, has had ...

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Music Reduces Pain in Kids After a Major Surgery

A new study found that listening to songs after a major surgery results in significant reduction in pain. f songs can significantly reduce pain in pediatric patients after a major surgery. “Audio therapy is an exciting, inexpensive opportunity and should be considered by hospitals as an important strategy to minimise pain in children undergoing major surgery,” explained study senior author ...

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Process of rotavirus causing infection in kids found

Researchers from Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics and the University of Melbourne have unveiled how a virus that kills up to half a million children each year, called Rotavirus works. Rotavirus is considered the most important cause of severe diarrhoea in children, with all being infected by the time they reach the age of five. A paper published in the international ...

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Kids Who Skip Meals Face Higher Heart Disease Risk: Study

Children who skip one main meal, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner in lieu of chocolates or candies are more likely to have excess body fat that eventually increases the risk of having diabetes, heart disease or stroke, research has found. “Based on the findings, sticking to regular meals seems to be crucial for preventing overweight and cardiometabolic diseases already in ...

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Breath Test to Identify Type 1 Diabetes in Kids

A sweet smell on the breath of your kids could have bitter health consequences as researchers have found that it could signal the onset of Type 1 diabetes. A sweet-smelling chemical marker (acetone) in the breath is linked with a build-up of potentially harmful chemicals (ketones) in the blood that accumulate when insulin levels are low, the researchers noted. “Current ...

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Anti-HIV drugs given to pregnant patients can affect unborn babies’ hearts: study

The drugs given to HIV-positive pregnant women can cause significant long-term heart problems for the non-HIV-infected babies they carry, says a new study. Such medicines help prevent the transmission of the virus from mother to infant but may cause impaired development of heart muscle and reduced heart performance in non-HIV-infected children. “What our study indicates is that there is potentially ...

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Cow’s milk can act as catalyst to deliver high dose AIDS drug to infants: study

A milk powder containing anti-retroviral (AIDS) drugs, which are not very soluble in water, can help better treat and prevent HIV infection in babies, research shows. The team found a new method of altering a protein in cow’s milk to bind with an anti-retroviral drug.Most anti-retroviral drugs are not tolerated by very young children. One of the most commonly prescribed ...

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