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In order to harness generative AI for public health, WHO has launched SARAH (Smart AI Resource Assistant for Health), a digital health promoter to help people lead a healthier life. Available 24/7 in eight languages via video or text,...
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), first detected in 1996 in the United Kingdom, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or ‘mad cow’ disease) and Zombie deer disease or Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is currently in news have one thing in common – the causative agents of...
The Welsh Ambulance Service is asking the public to be open and transparent about the nature of their call and their symptoms so it can signpost patients to the most appropriate care and safeguard its crews from contracting the...
Synchronizing sleep-wake pattern to night-day cycle is critical for good health. WHO classifies body clock disruption as probably carcinogenic in nature. A new study in The BMJ has investigated direct effects of sleep traits (morning or evening preference, sleep...
Researchers have studied an alternative approach to regulate immune cell function to treat obesity Obesity is a chronic illness which affects 30% of the world’s total population. The main cause of obesity is higher consumption of fat rich food and...
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time effects of Matcha tea powder and extract in reducing anxiety in an animal model. Matcha is a safe, natural alternative to relieve anxiety and elevate mood. Mood and anxiety disorders are becoming commonplace...
Multiple Studies shows that moderate intake of different dietary constituents is best associated with lower risk of death Researchers have formulated data from a major global study - Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study1 to analyze the relationship between nutrition and...
Third session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP3) held in Panama City to combat illicit tobacco trade concludes with Panama Declaration that calls on national governments to be wary of the ceaseless campaign by the tobacco industry and...
It is now a universal voice that homeopathy is ‘scientifically implausible’ and 'ethically unacceptable' and should be 'rejected' by the healthcare sector. Healthcare authorities are now averse on wasting valuable government and public funds and resources towards ‘nonsense’ homeopathy because...
Study in mice shows that excessive long-term intake of dietary protein containing high amounts of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) can result in imbalance in amino acids and appetite control. This affects metabolic health and causes reduced lifespan. A healthy diet...
Scurvy, a disease caused due to deficiency of vitamin C in diet is supposed to be non-existent, however there were several reports of cases of scurvy among children, especially among those with special needs due to developmental disorders. Dentists...
Two studies provide evidences that associate high consumption of ultra-processed food with increased health risks The food that we consume regularly has long term effects on our health. One way of classifying food items is by their level of industrial...
Study shows a positive association between consumption of sugary beverages and 100 percent fruit juices with increased risk of overall cancer and breast cancer. The study adds evidence to support policy decisions to restrict consumption of sugary drinks by...
A clinical trial for pregnant women at high risk of a low-birth-weight baby has demonstrated that Mediterranean diet or mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions during pregnancy reduce the prevalence of low birth weight by 29-36%.   Low birth weight babies (birth weight...
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is a prominent growth factor which conducts many of the growth-promoting effects of growth hormone (GH) through GH's stimulation of IGF-1 release from the liver.1. IGF-1 signalling promotes growth and spread of cancer and...
Analysis of Health Survey for England 2013 to 2019 has revealed that an estimated 7% of adults showed evidence of type 2 diabetes, and 3 in 10 (30%) of those were undiagnosed; this equates to approximately 1 million adults...
Feeding regulates level of Insulin and IGF-1. These hormones play key role in maintaining blood sugar level. This study proposes that these hormones also act as primary signals of feeding time to body clocks. They reset circadian clocks by...
A recent study suggests that combining a high load resistance exercise for a muscle group (such as relatively heavy dumbbell bicep curls) with a low load exercise (such as very light weight dumbbell bicep curls for many repetitions) is...
The Lancet study shows that Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in adult patients by following a rigorous weight management programme. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and is looked as a chronic progressive disease which...
A new clinical trial shows how mineral magnesium has the ability to regulate vitamin D levels in our body Magnesium, an essential micromineral is needed in large amounts for our body as it has multitude of health benefits. Magnesium is...
Intermittent fasting has a wide range of effects on the endocrine system of which many could be detrimental. Therefore, time-restricted feeding (TRF) should not be prescribed generically without a health professional examining individual-specific costs and benefits to see if...
A recent human study showed that just 10 days of caffeine consumption caused a significant dose-dependant reduction in grey matter volume in the medial temporal lobe1, which has many important functions such as cognition, emotional regulation and storage of...
Study shows that engaging in long-term physical activity can help middle-aged and older adults lower their risk of diseases and mortality. The benefit of exercise is regardless of previous levels of physical activity when the person was younger. World Health...
New study in mice shows effect of consuming dietary coconut oil in controlling allergic skin inflammation Health benefit of a dietary oil is primarily determined by the composition of fatty acids – saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids...
Recent studies have shown that artificial sweeteners need to be approached with caution and they may not be good and can cause conditions like diabetes and obesity. Sugar is said to be bad for our body mainly because it has...

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