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Sugary soft drinks linked to high blood pressure

Drinking too many sugary beverages appears to raise the risk of high blood pressure, experts are warning. Findings suggest blood pressure goes up incrementally for every extra can of sugary drink consumed per day. Drinking more than 355ml a day of sugar-sweetened fruit juice or …

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Use of carrots prevents cancer, heart disease: Research

ISLAMABAD:According to research, it has been discovered that carrots are an excellent source for carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the human body.Recent research claims that Carrots have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. They are thought by some to …

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Eggs lower in cholesterol: study

LONDON: Eggs are actually 14 percent lower in cholesterol and 64 percent higher in vitamin D than previously thought, according to the findings of a study. Researchers found that while protein content (6 grams) and calories (70) remained the same, the average amount of cholesterol …

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How much vitamin D do pre-teen girls need?

NEW YORK: In the winter, pre-teen girls may need more vitamin D — either from diet or supplements — to have healthy bones, a new study says. The goal of the study was to figure out how much vitamin D girls aged 11 to 12 …

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Alcohol kills more than AIDS, TB or violence: WHO

GENEVA: Alcohol causes nearly 4 percent of deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence, the World Health Organization has warned. Rising incomes have triggered more drinking in heavily populated countries in Africa and Asia, including India and South Africa, and binge drinking is a …

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Biomedical waste in hospital

ISLAMABAD:The notices served on 56 hospitals and clinics in Rawalpindi by the Punjab Environment Protection Agency for improper waste disposal once again highlights the failure of public and private health units in the country to maintain hygienic standards. This is the second development within a …

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Almonds curb diabetes, heart disease: study

NEW JERSEY: A new study conducted at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has suggested that eating almonds could help prevent diabetes and heart disease. Scientists discovered that including the nuts into our diets could help treat type 2 diabetes. As well …

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Red meat heightens risk of cancer

LONDON: Cutting back on steak, sausages and salami could help prolong your life, according to the most comprehensive study done on meat and mortality. A team of researchers tracked half a million Americans over a decade and found those who ate more red and processed …

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Smoking explains why Americans don’t live longer

WASHINGTON: Smoking and, to a smaller degree, obesity explain why Americans do not live as long as the French or Japanese, US experts reported on Tuesday. Even though just 20 percent of Americans smoke now, more than 40 percent of US adults smoked in 1960 …

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Breast Cancer Drug May Also Help Lung Cancer Patients

MONDAY: The anti-estrogen drug that transformed the treatment of breast cancer three decades ago may also reduce the risk of dying from lung cancer, researchers say. In a study published in the Jan. 24 online edition of the journal Cancer, tamoxifen lowered the risk of …

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