Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | News today: 22

Health

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New vaccines to protect children: health minister

The immunization calendar is enhanced by two new vaccines (pneumococcus and rotavirus), making Macedonia a regional leader in the immunization field. These vaccines will be mandatory for babies as of 2019, said Health Minister Venko Filipce...
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Night owls have higher risk of dying sooner

“Night owls”—people who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging themselves out of bed in the morning—have a higher risk of dying sooner than “larks,” people who have a natural preference for going to bed early...
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Drinking an extra glass of wine ‘will shorten your life by 30 minutes’

Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit will cut half an hour from the expected lifespan of a 40-year-old, The Guardian reports. Those who think...
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Yucky ducky? Study reveals bath-time toy’s dirty secret

Scientists now have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are — as some parents have long suspected — a haven for nasty bugs. Swiss and American researchers counted the microbes swimming inside the toys and say...
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Estonia to DNA test 100,000 residents and give lifestyle advice based on results

The Estonian government is to collect the DNA of 100,000 citizens to provide them with personalised health and lifestyle advice, the Independent reports. Nearly eight per cent of the country’s 1.3 million population will supply blood samples...
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Sydney university develops glue to seal wounds in a minute

Got a wound? Got minute? No problem, someday we’ll just seal it with glue. But not just any glue, this elastic glue was developed by researchers and biomedical engineers from the University of Sydney to seal wounds in a span of a minute. In...
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Stem cell therapy restores sight in two patients

Two patients in the UK with advanced cases of age-related macular degeneration regained enough vision to be able to read again thanks to a new stem-cell therapy. Both patients were losing their sight so severely that they could no longer see...
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Lower your blood pressure with spinach

There are some foods that scientists say can contribute to reducing high blood pressure (BP). Spinach is one of those. A Swedish study has shown that spinach is one of the superfoods that will bring your BP readings down due to its abundance...
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Half a glass of wine a day ‘raises risk of dementia’

Drinking three and a half glasses of wine a week is enough to raise the risk of dementia, researchers have warned. Their study of more than 13,000 adults is the largest of its kind to show how even low levels of alcohol can harm the brain. Men...
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Kittens help memory loss patients find joy

An assisted-living facility in the United States that cares for patients with memory loss two years ago launched a new program that fosters community and even seems to be helping bring back some long-lost memories. Catalina Springs Memory Care...