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Low birth weight linked to poor growth rate in kids with kidney disease

Low birth weight linked to poor growth rate in kids with kidney diseaseWashington, Oct 29 : A new study has shown that the lower the birth weight, the greater are the chances of poor growth rate in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

In the general population, low birth weight is not an important cause of poor growth and short stature.

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Extra-virgin olive oil protects liver

Extra-virgin olive oil protects liverWashington, Oct 29 : A new study has revealed that extra-virgin olive oil can protect the liver from oxidative stress.

As part of the study, scientists exposed rats to a moderately toxic herbicide known to deplete antioxidants and cause oxidative stress, finding that those rats fed on a diet containing the olive oil were partially protected from the resulting liver damage.

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Brazil restricts antibiotics in bid to stop superbugs

Brazil restricts antibiotics in bid to stop superbugs Rio de Janeiro, Oct 29 : Brazil has imposed new regulations on the sale of antibiotics as part of efforts to curb the development and spread of superbugs such as the KPC bacteria blamed for 43 deaths this year.

The latest rules from the National Health Alert Agency, or Anvisa, include a requirement that anyone wanting to buy antibiotics have a doctor's prescription.

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Women in their 20s ‘should freeze ovaries to boost pregnancy chances’

 Women in their 20s ‘should freeze ovaries to boost pregnancy chances’London, Oct 28 : A fertility expert has claimed that women in their 20s should freeze their ovaries if they want to conceive later in life.

Dr Sherman Silber, who carried out the world''s first full ovary transplant, said that women in 20s should be thinking of having the procedure now.

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How a vegetarian diet can prevent cancer

How a vegetarian diet can prevent cancerMelbourne, Oct 28 : It’s a known fact that vegetarian diet helps fight cancer, but a new research suggests that plants may protect us from cancer in a far more novel way – they may block a cancer''s ability to grow.

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