Health

To have powerful brains we need this basic superfood – fruits

A woman picks up some mandarin oranges at a fruits shop in Sydney June 7, 2011.
 
22 Apr 2017
Humans likely developed large and powerful brains, researchers said recently, with the help of what is today the simplest of snacks: fruit.   Eating fruit was a key step up from the most basic of foodstuffs, such as leaves, and...
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Young women with this disease may also develop an eating disorder

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22 Apr 2017
Young women suffering from coeliac disease, a chronic infection of the intestine triggered by eating gluten, may be at greater risk of developing the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, according to a Swedish study published in the journal,...
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Epilepsy drug behind up to 4,100 'severe birth defects' in France

From 1967 to 2016, between 64,100 and 100,000 pregnancies in France were exposed to valproate, resulting in 41,200 to 75,300 live births, according to the report (Philippe Huguen / AFP)
20 Apr 2017
The epilepsy medication valproate is responsible for "severe malformations" in 2,150 to 4,100 children in France since the drug was first marketed in the country in 1967, according to a preliminary study by French health...
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Japan to fund, construct new Abou el-Reesh hospital project

20 Apr 2017
President of Cairo University Gaber Nassar signed on Wednesday an agreement with Japan for the establishment of a new Abou el-Reesh Hospital on land donated by the Arab African International Bank. The agreement was signed at the...
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Rare tumor weighing over 2kg removed from patient in Aswan

19 Apr 2017
A female patient had a rare fatty tumor of peripheral nerves weighing 2.2kg removed from her back in a surgery by a medical team from the Department of Plastic Surgery at Aswan University Hospital.    The tumor was removed...
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Global surge in clinical depression is worrying: WHO

15 Apr 2017
Cases of depression have ballooned almost 20 per cent in a decade, making the debilitating disorder linked to suicide the leading cause of disability worldwide, the World Health Organization said recently.   By 2015, the number of...
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If you can’t sleep at night, you’re more at risk of a heart attack

15 Apr 2017
New large-scale research has found that suffering from insomnia could increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.   The study, led by Qiao He from China Medical University in Shenyang, China, analyzed 15 prospective cohort studies...
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If you’re serious about lowering your diabetes risk, you should eat this right now

Client Viola Sanon has her finger pricked for a blood sugar test in the Family Van in Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 2010.
 
15 Apr 2017
New research has found that a diet rich in legumes could lower the risk of developing diabetes.   Legumes are already known to have various health benefits thanks to being rich in B vitamins, minerals (including calcium, potassium and...
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Canada set to unveil legislation legalizing cannabis

Canada is poised to become second country to fully legalize recreational marijuana use (Chris Roussakis / AFP).
13 Apr 2017
The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil legislation on Thursday to fully legalize recreational marijuana use, making Canada only the second country to do so, after Uruguay. Its legalization and regulation would follow...
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Scientists find a new treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacteria

08 Apr 2017
Researchers based at the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University in the U.K. have developed an alternative treatment for patients suffering from a rare lung disease caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This could provide a...
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