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Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control says the number of measles cases across the continent tripled last year and is continuing to cause new outbreaks due to low immunization rates, AP reports. In an update published this month,...
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E-cigarettes ‘should be on prescription’

E-cigarettes should be available on prescription, according to Public Health England (PHE), the BBC reported. The agency wants them to be prescribed on the NHS within the next few years because of how successful they have been in helping people...
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Catching flu ‘increases risk of heart attacks sixfold’

Flu can increase the risk of having a heart attack six times within the space of a week, research has shown. The study, involving thousands of flu cases, provides strong evidence of a link between influenza and heart attacks. Scientists said...
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Cancer breakthrough: Vaccine cures mice in study

A cancer vaccine that attacks tumors all over the body is entering human trials, Daily Mail reports. A team at Stanford University – which developed one of the current most widely-used cancer treatments – claims that just one injection...
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Simple tips that will help you live longer

Live long life – you might have got this pray from your elders, your friends and your loved ones. Do you know what the secret of living long and healthy life is? Bring changes in life style and include regular work out in daily life. Here...
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Five hobbies that can improve your health

For most of us, our hobbies are an essential component of our personal lives, but did you know they can be good for our mental and physical health too? Hobbies provide a fulfilling, productive use of our free time, and our core identities are...
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Fruit acids help refine skin

Acids found in apples and citrus fruit, as well as yoghurt and wine, promote skin cell turnover and moisture retention, helping the skin look more radiant. None of the myriad lotions and masks on the market can erase wrinkles. But those containing...
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New technology can predict time of death

A new artificial intelligence can tell when you are going to die and it has come out to be accurate with a very high rate. Experts are hoping that the algorithm could come in handy to treat terminally ill patients. The programme has been developed...
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Onion ‘could help TB antibiotic fight’

A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested, BBC writes. Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase the effects of...
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Friends share more genetic similarities than strangers

When it comes to friendships, it’s important to have some things in common. However, while enjoying the same films and having similar taste in restaurants might seem important, the real test of a strong friendship could lie in your genetics. ...