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US lowers limits for fluoride in water

WASHINGTON: Government officials lowered recommended limits for fluoride in water on Friday, saying some children may be getting tooth damage from too much. Fluoride is added to the water supply in most communities because it can prevent and repair tooth decay. But health and environment …

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Eating carrots ‘makes you more attractive’: study

LONDON: Eating strongly coloured vegetables and fruit such as carrots and plums makes people more attractive, according to a new British study. Researchers at St Andrews and Bristol universities studied the relationship between skin colour and attractiveness, and found people with a yellow skin hue …

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Raspberries May Prevent Cancer

LONDON: Black raspberries are highly effective in preventing colorectal tumors in two mouse models of the disease, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study. The findings are published in the November issue of Cancer Prevention Research. Colorectal cancer is the third most common …

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Fishy diet comes with lower risk of stroke

NEW YORK: Women who eat more than three servings of fish per week are less likely to experience a stroke, a new study suggests. Specifically, fish-lovers in Sweden were 16 percent less likely to experience a stroke over a 10-year-period, relative to women who ate …

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Blood test for cancer gets US boost

WASHINGTON: Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson said Monday it is partnering with US doctors to improve a blood test for cancer that could do away with biopsies and transform the field of cancer treatment. The Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) microchip technology, which inventors describe as …

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Guavas can help improve skin texture

LONDON: Many of you might have tasted this mouth-watering treat, or at least have seen it or heard about it. Guava is very common in Asian countries. It is a good looking pear shaped or round shaped seasonal fruit, light green or yellow or maroon …

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Almonds fight diabetes, heart diseases

NEW JERSEY: Eating almonds could help prevent diabetes and heart disease, according to a study. Researchers found that incorporating the nuts into our diets may help treat type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90 to 95 per cent of all cases. As well as combating …

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One dies of Swine Flu in Karachi

KARACHI: A man has died of swine flu in the city on Saturday. Iftikhar-ul-Hasan, died of Swine Flu, was admitted at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for treatment on December 29, 2010. The doctors have advised his family members to get their swine flu tests done. As …

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Alleviate Acidity By Eating Cucumber

TOKYO: Cucumber is a healthy and highly beneficial to your health in various purposes. Surplus stomach acid after having meals can cause stomach discomfort, heartburn, excess gas, nausea and bloating. Most of the traditional pills, liquids and tablets for alleviating acidity will be distasteful to …

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Going under: Anesthesia closer to coma than sleep

CHICAGO: Instead of a deep sleep, general anesthesia is more like a reversible drug-induced coma, US researchers said on Wednesday, in findings that could lead to better treatments for coma and better anesthesia. “General anesthesia is pharmacological coma, not sleep,” said Dr. Nicholas Schiff of …

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