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Smoking will kill two million Chinese by 2030, says research

Smoking will kill two million Chinese by 2030, says researchLondon, Oct. 9 - Smoking will kill about two million Chinese citizens by 2030 as it states that smoking is a growing epidemic of premature deaths in the country, according to a research which appears in Lancet.

The research says that one out of three young Chinese men will die due to tobacco consumption. As there are fewer Chinese women smokers, there is less possibility of epidemic spreading among females.

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This two-drug combo may ease hard-to-treat depression in oldies

This two-drug combo may ease hard-to-treat depression in oldiesLondon, Sept 28 - A team of researchers has come up with a two-drug combo that can help older adults with hard-to-treat depression.

Barring known `suicide hotspots` can reduce rates by 90pc

Barring known `suicide hotspots` can reduce rates by 90pcLondon, Sept 23 - As per a new study, restricting access at known "suicide hotspots" can reduce the number of deaths at these sites by more than 90 percent.

What's killing us? Poor diet, high BP top risk factors

What's killing us? Poor diet, high BP top risk factorsLondon, Sept 11 : A new study has revealed that poor diet and high blood pressure (BP) are now number-one risk factors for death.

A huge international study of global causes of death has revealed that since 1990, there has been a profound change in risk factors for death.

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Diabetes crisis in Britain can bankrupt NHS

Diabetes crisis in Britain can bankrupt NHSLondon, Aug 22 - Experts have stated that diabetes crisis in Britain can cripple the National Health Service (NHS) as there is a huge increase in the number of sufferers.

There is an increase of 60 percent of diabetics compared to the last decade and almost four million adults in Britain are suffering from the disease, the Daily Express reported.

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Here's why you should listen to music post surgery

Here's why you should listen to music post surgeryLondon, Aug 13 : Now that's the way to recuperate! Scientists have found that listening to music before, during, or after a surgery could help them recover faster.

In a most comprehensive study by Brunel University and Queen Mary University of London involving almost 7000 patients, it was found that music significantly reduced pain and anxiety, and decreased the need for pain medication.

Long-term affects of `radioactive` exposure on human race

Long-term affects of `radioactive` exposure on human raceLondon, July 31 - Scientists have published a series of papers which highlights the long-term radiological and psychological impact of nuclear disasters on humans.

In the past 60 years, five severe nuclear accidents rated as level 5 or higher have taken place: Kyshtym (Russia) in 1957, Windscale Piles (United Kingdom) in 1957, Three Mile Island (USA) in 1979, Chernobyl (Russia) in 1986, and Fukushima (Japan) in 2011.

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Smokers likelier to develop schizophrenia, claims study

Smokers likelier to develop schizophrenia, claims studyLondon, July 10 : Warning for Smokers! A new study has suggested that smoking could play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia, and cigarette lovers were likelier to develop the disorder and at a younger age.

Researchers at King's College London analysed 61 separate studies and suggested that nicotine in cigarette smoke may be altering the brain, and though it was a "pretty strong case, more research was required, the BBC reported.

WHO lacks 'capacity, culture' to tackle global health emergencies

WHO lacks 'capacity, culture' to tackle global health emergenciesLondon, July 7 : The World Health Organisation does not have the 'capacity and culture' to tackle global health emergencies, the chairman of a new independent report on Ebola has said.

Dame Barbara Stocking noted that the agency had 'failed' in handling the deadly disease outbreak, which killed over 11,000 people in West Africa, reported the BBC.

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Gene therapy offers hope to cystic fibrosis sufferers post successful trials

Gene therapy offers hope to cystic fibrosis sufferers post successful trialsLondon, Jul 3 - For the first time, gene therapy has offered hope to cystic fibrosis sufferers after its successful trials.

Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis has shown a significant benefit in lung function compared with placebo, in a phase 2 randomised trial. The technique replaces the defective gene response for cystic fibrosis by using inhaled molecules of DNA to deliver a normal working copy of the gene to lung cells.

`Too much` available food to be blamed for obesity crisis

`Too much` available food to be blamed for obesity crisisLondon, 1 July - It's the abundance of food that's been causing an obesity epidemic, claims a new research.

Of the 56 out of 69 countries surveyed, average body weight had increased as a result of available food supply, with only countries hit by famine, natural disasters or civil war not in the list.

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Longer secondary schooling cuts risk of HIV infection, especially for girls

Longer secondary schooling cuts risk of HIV infection, especially for girlsLondon, June 29 - Longer the secondary schooling significantly lowers the risk of HIV infection, especially for girls, claims a new study.

Harvard researchers conducted a research in Botswana, and found that for each additional year of secondary school, students lowered their risk of HIV infection by 8 percentage points about a decade later, from 25 percent to about 17 percent infected.

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Fasting may 'boost' your health

Fasting may 'boost' your healthLondon, Jun 24 - Dieters! You may want to rejoice as a new study has revealed that taking a short-term food break may have some pretty amazing health benefits.

University of Southern California researchers developed a five-day monthly diet that they called the "Fasting Mimicking Diet," MNN. com reported.

They found that people, who followed the fasting regimen for three months, had reduced risk factors for aging, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Britain's fattest man at '65 stone' Carl Thompson dies aged 33

Britain's fattest man at '65 stone' Carl Thompson dies aged 33London, June 22 - Carl Thompson, dubbed as Britain's fattest man weighing 65 stone, died at home in Dover, Kent recently. He was 33.

According to his neighbour Ronald Williams, police, ambulances and fire crews were called to his house, and it took several hours to remove his body, reported the Daily Star.

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Feeling anxious? Eat pickle

Feeling anxious? Eat pickleLondon, Jun 20 : A team of researchers has found that young adults who eat more fermented foods have fewer social anxiety symptoms.

University of Maryland study found a link between pickled foods and social anxiety, noting that those that regularly ate pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut and more were found to have reduced "neuroticism," the Independent reported.

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Nepal at high risk of Hepatitis E outbreak post earthquake

Nepal at high risk of Hepatitis E outbreak post earthquakeLondon, June 17 : After all the problems Nepal citizens faced due to the recent earthquake they still can't live in peace as now the nation is facing a very high risk of a hepatitis E outbreak.

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Now, a 'low-calorie' cheese that helps you shed weight

Now, a 'low-calorie' cheese that helps you shed weightLondon, June 17 : Now you can gorge on all you want on cheese as there's a new range of low- calorie cheese which helps lose weight.

Bodybuilding online food store, Muscle Food, has introduced a fat-free cheese that contains 85 percent less fat than the regular alternative, is high in protein and is being tagged as a game-changer for dieters, the Daily Star has reported.

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Ifs official! Being 'single' is bad for your health

Ifs official! Being 'single' is bad for your healthLondon, June 16 : If you are loner and can't stay in relationships, you might want to change your way of life as a new study has claimed that being single can prove bad for your health.

According to Dr George Ploubidis at the University College London "If you happen to be a single person it is not positive," reported the Daily Express.

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'Sleepless nights' could pose heart disease risks equivalent to smoking

'Sleepless nights' could pose heart disease risks equivalent to smokingLondon, June 15 : In a new study, scientist have found that a bad night's sleep could trigger health risks equivalent to that of smoking.

The research shows that people who sleep for less than seven hours were up to four times more likely to suffer a stroke and doubled their risk of a heart attack, reported the Daily Express.

Divorce may not have negative impact on health

Divorce may not have negative impact on healthLondon, June 12 - A new study has revealed that relationship breakdowns like divorce, separation and remarriage might not be as bad for health as is generally believed

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This single jab may help prevent 70pc of cervical cancers

This single jab may help prevent 70pc of cervical cancersLondon, June 10 : A new study has revealed that a sing jab of the bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may help in warding off HPV-16/18 infections, which cause about 70 percent of cervical cancers.

More than 95pc of world's population faces health problems

More than 95pc of world's population faces health problemsLondon, June 9 - So it turns out, over 95 percent of people in the world are facing some or the other heath issue.

According to a major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2013, only one in 20 people worldwide had no health problems in 2013, with a third of the world's population (2.3 billion individuals) experiencing more than five ailments.

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Now, vibrating condom that guarantees 'women orgasms' sans fail!

Now, vibrating condom that guarantees 'women orgasms' sans fail!London, Jun 6 : Do you demand orgasm every time? Then this Michigan-based condom company's bizarre new heart-shaped female contraception is right for you as it will make you reach climax without fail.

The IXu LLC developers claim that the vibrating "sleeve" holds the VA w. o. w condom, which can be inserted up to eight hours before sex, in place to prevent it slipping too far into the vagina, the Independent reported.

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Most men, women fantasise about 'someone else' while having sex

Most men, women fantasise about 'someone else' while having sexLondon, June 6 - While you may be honestly making "love" to your partner, it turns out nearly half of men and women fantasise about someone else, possibly a colleague, while having sex.

According to a survey 46 per cent of women and 42 per cent of men let their imagination "cheat," and while it has been men who are usually held guilty of eyeing up attractive female colleagues, the poll showed women do the same, reported the Mirror.

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Kieran Sorkin underwent a six-hour operation

Kieran Sorkin underwent a six-hour operationLondon, June 05 - A 9-year-old born with a rare condition has had a new pair created from his own ribs, so that he could make his dream come true of wearing sunglasses.

Kieran Sorkin underwent a six-hour operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in 2014, where surgeons used cartilage from his ribs to create a pair of ears and grafted them to his head, the Mirror reported.

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