Category: Health

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Dutch government now bans miraa

The Dutch government has banned the use of khat, a leaf native to East Africa chewed for its stimulant properties mainly by the Netherlands’ sizeable Somali community. “The drug khat is banned,” the Dutch...

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Brain power can decline from age 45

Cognitive skills can start to fall from the age of 45, not from around the age of 60 as is commonly thought, according to research published on Friday by the British Medical Journal (BMJ)....

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Gastric bypass cuts death risk: study

Obese people who undergo gastric bypass surgery are less likely to die from heart attack and stroke than people who receive more conventional treatment for their weight condition, a Swedish study said Tuesday. The...

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Breakthrough in cancer cells research

US researchers have discovered how to keep tumor cells alive in a lab, generating buzz in the scientific community about a potential breakthrough that could transform cancer treatment. Until now, scientists have been unable...

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How about that solid bum?

(AFP) Oneal Ron Morris claimed to be a plastic surgeon and allegedly offered low-cost household operations to sculpt sexy buttocks, fuller cheeks and luscious lips for clients in the US state of Florida. The...

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Lack of awareness hinders cancer fight

Nairobi: November 28th, 2011: Lack of awareness on cancer is hindering the fight against cancer, which according to experts is quickly becoming an epidemic in Africa. Speaking ahead of a regional Summit on Cancer...

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Keeping fit with Capoeira

Brasil. Synonymous with great football, samba and beaches almost as beautiful as the East coast of Africa. Capoeira, Brasil’s second sport, a product of the cocktail that is Brasil, and world famous for its...

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Dr. Aggarwal’s Health Tip of the Week

Blood Sugar control Maintaining a stable blood sugar (glucose) level is important in the management of diabetes and heart disease. Sugar levels are controlled by a hormone called insulin, which is produced in the...