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Obesity Poses Complex Problem

by Joe DeCapua For the last 15 years, Plymouth, England has held a symposium on obesity. It’s estimated that more than half the city’s adults are overweight or obese. The rest of Britain is not fairing much better. But what’s happening in the U.K. can also be seen the U.S. and many Western countries and a growing number of developing nations. ...

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Health Topic of the week:Lupus

Source..benlysta.com Lupus is a disease that is caused by something going wrong with the immune system . That is the part of the body that fights off invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, and other germs. Typically, B cells in our immune system produce proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. In a person with lupus, some B ...

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12 things you need to know before you dye your natural hair

One of the many ways to add a little life and creativity to your hair colour. It adds a lot of character and personality to your hair making it stand out and stay true to your character. As alluring as a pop of colour looks on natural hair, an important question to ask is if the process of dyeing your ...

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Sex with more than 20 women ‘reduces risk of prostate cancer’

There’s good news for the Casanovas of the world – sleeping with numerous women could help to protect men from prostate cancer, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Montreal and INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier found that men who had slept with more than 20 women during their lifetime were 28 per cent less likely to develop the disease. ...

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Respiratory therapists: ‘Unsung heroes’ help patients breathe easier.

Source:chicagotribune.com As a staff member in Rush University’s respiratory therapy program, Jonathan Brady Scott is keenly aware of the value of his work.. “What matters if you can’t breathe?” he said. “Nothing at all.” Director of clinical education and an assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Scott finds his efforts to help patients breathe more easily incredibly ...

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Call for $2bn global antibiotic research fund

Resistant strains of bacteria are spreading globally, threatening to make existing drugs ineffective. A global innovation fund of $2bn over five years would be used to boost funding for “blue-sky” research into drugs and diagnostics – with much of the money going to universities and small biotech companies. One promising area of research concerns so-called “resistance breakers”. These are compounds ...

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Heart Attack 911: Your Emergency Response Plan (with video)

Source:everydayhealth.com Knowing how and when to react to heart attack symptoms can save your life. What would you do if you or someone near you started experiencing heart attack symptoms? What you should do is call 911 for an ambulance. “If you think you may be having a heart attack, the last thing you want to do is get in ...

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The Heart Attack That Can Fool Your Doctor

Source:everydayhealth.com Most heart attacks are caused by a buildup of plaque in the artery. But there is a rare and little-understood kind of heart attack that is much harder to detect &nbsp Video featuring Dr. Sanjay Gupta There was no reason Ana Gregg should be having a heart attack. She was 35 years old, fit, and had no risk factors ...

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