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    #EndTB: Every TB patient should get equal rights to medicines

    Debashree Lokhande, a Pune resident, is a survivor of XXDR TB. She was recently invited to the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad to deliver a talk on different TB-related topics. She was one of the 60 survivors chosen across the globe aimed at creating a coordinated global advocacy movement. When she was diagnosed with TB, Debashree completed her graduation in...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Sugar binges increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease, reveals study

    In a study published in Scientific Reports, University of Alberta researchers found that mice had an increased susceptibility to chemically induced colitis and more severe symptoms after only two days of a high-sugar diet compared with those eating a balanced diet. Karen Madsen, who specialises in diet and its effects on inflammatory bowel disease, said the results echo what...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Know about the places where you will encounter the most germs

    In fact, a study found that 340 different types of bacteria are found in 30 objects that we use regularly such as cellphones, keys, microwave and makeup products among others. Using hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, using water and bleach on these products could help remove the germs from them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends regularly washing hands...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Herbal remedies for cancer can have a dangerous effect

    Patients have been urged to avoid the products amid concerns that growing numbers are turning to complementary medicines without telling their doctors, in an attempt to treat cancer that had spread to the skin. Experts warned that such therapies can interfere with chemotherapy, hormone therapy and delay wound healing. Cancer patients should tell their doctors if they are taking herbal...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    #NationalEpilepsyDay: Myths on epilepsy still prevail in society

    The event was attended by epilepsy patients and others. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder, the hallmark of which is recurrent, unprovoked seizure. A person is diagnosed with epilepsy if they have two unprovoked seizures (or one unprovoked seizure with the likelihood of more) that were not caused by some known and reversible medical condition like alcohol withdrawal or extremely low...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Uncontrolled asthma symptoms may start in the stomach, say experts

    For most patients living with asthma, symptoms are controlled with an inhaler or other medication. For some, however, breathing problems persist or worsen, even after trying several asthma treatments. For these patients, the problem may not be asthma at all, but gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Experts at National Jewish Health say it is common for GERD to mimic asthma...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Your dental health could provide clues about your overall health

    Looking after our dental health should be no surprise for many since it's one of the most basic lessons in hygiene that we learn early in our lives. This means that we should brush our teeth at least twice a day, floss as much as we can (preferably after every meal) and going to the dentist at least twice a year to make sure our chompers are at tip-top shape. We do this because we...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Fish oil supplements have zero effect on anxiety and depression

    Increased consumption of omega-3 fats is widely promoted globally because of a common belief that it will protect against, or even reverse, conditions such as anxiety and depression. But a systematic review published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry, finds that omega-3 supplements offer no benefit. Omega-3 is a type of fat. Small amounts are essential for good health and...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Want to break a bad habit? Here's how to do it

    No matter what bad habit we have to change though, recognising it as one is the first step, and is just as valid as the others. Unfortunately, most never get past this first step and just end up getting stuck with their bad habits. That's not to say, however, that you didn't try since human behaviour is a complex thing and we know changing a bad habit isn't as simple as it sounds. Thankfully, world...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Testosterone supplements double the chances of blood clots in men, finds study

    Men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they'd been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported in the Nov. 11 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine. The increased risk occurred whether or not a man had the low-testosterone condition known as hypogonadism, but appeared to be more pronounced in middle-aged men than in...

    • 21 hrs ago