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Intake of vitamin D may cut risk of rheumatoid arthritis

WASHINGTON: Maintaining sufficient levels of vitamin D in body may help to prevent the onset of inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, suggests a recent study. Researchers from the University College London and the University Of Birmingham in Edgbaston, United Kingdom ...

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Sleep Position in Late Pregnancy Linked to More Than Doubled Stillbirth Risk

Losing a baby before birth is tragic, so research investigating the potential risks and prevention of stillbirth is incredibly important. Now a UK study has found a link between increased risk of stillbirth and a common sleep position – adding ...

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Here’s The Science on Why Eating Fat Won’t Make You Fat

“Eat fat, get fat” has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided. “There is one thing we know about fats,” Aaron Carroll, a professor ...

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How Chinese children are at higher risk of obesity from lack of sleep and late bedtimes

We know from research that children who don’t get enough sleep run a higher risk of developing obesity than those who sleep well. A recent study into the sleeping habits of children aged nine to 12 in Guangzhou, southern China, ...

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The Best Medical Alert Systems of 2017

What Is a Medical Alert System? Medical alert systems, also known as personal emergency response systems, offer a fast and easy way for the elderly, people with health issues, and those who live alone, to get help during an emergency, ...

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Indian scientists reveal foods that could beat arthritis

Indian scientists reveal specific foods that could help tackle rheumatoid arthritis. Olive oil, blueberries and green tea are among the foods they say has shown to combat the symptoms of the crippling condition, according to a report by the Daily ...

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Antacids may increase the risk of kidney disease, scientists warn

Recent studies have raised concerns over a potential increased risk of kidney problems among users. Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers may increase the risk of kidney disease, scientists have warned. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which ...

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Top 3 most dangerous artificial sweeteners

In the past few decades, in response to America’s growing panic over its expanding waistline, “lite” and “diet” products have flooded the market. These products range from diet sodas to diet desserts like cookies or puddings to “lite” yogurts and ...

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iPhone-Based Ultrasound Machine Can Detect Cancer

The device called Butterfly IQ is a scanner of the size of an electric razor that can display black-and-white imagery of the body, when paired with an iPhone. Developed by Connecticut-based start-up Butterfly Network, the pocket sized device works by ...

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Blood Transfusions From Some Women Can Be More Dangerous For Men, Says Study

Providing a detailed medical history when donating blood could be more important than we know – and not just when it comes to screening for disease. New research has found that men have a far higher mortality rate after receiving ...

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