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Ebola May Leave Survivors with Lasting Problems in Brain, Nerves

Although experts recently declared the world’s largest Ebola outbreak over, many people who were infected with the virus are still experiencing neurologic problems, according to a new study. Researchers found that, among a group of 82 Ebola survivors in Liberia, nearly all had some neurologic problems at six months or …

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How to Start Exercising Again After Pregnancy

When it comes to losing the baby weight, experts agree that although eating healthy is the most important thing to do, it’s also essential for moms to get moving. But with a new bundle of joy, finding the time to exercise can be challenging. And getting to the gym? Downright …

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Childhood Leukaemia Linked To Less Exposure To Surroundings

KOLKATA:  With children getting more and more isolated in terms of interactions with their surroundings, occurrences of childhood leukaemia could increase in India, according to a cancer expert. “There is a clear co-relation between incidence of childhood leukaemia and prosperity. It is lower in India than in other countries but …

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What Are The Benefits And Uses Of Ashwagandha Capsules?

Ashwagandha is a native Indian herb, which is well-known in the western world as the Winter Cherry. This medium-sized herb grows as much as 1.5 meters with little green flowers growing in groups of about twenty five in number. This particular herb can be found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri …

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20-foot tapeworm found inside man’s intestines

Squeamish readers be warned: The South China Morning Post reports a Chinese man was recently found to have a 20-foot tapeworm living inside his intestines. According to Live Science, the 38-year-old man went to the doctor last spring after losing up to 22 pounds over the course of three days. …

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Upending daily rhythm triggers fat cell growth

New research may help explain why chronic stress, sleep deprivation and other disruptions in the body’s daily rhythms are linked to obesity. Chronic exposure to stress hormones stimulates growth of fat cells, Mary Teruel of Stanford University reported December 16 at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell …

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Living happily in a material world: Material purchases can bring happiness

With holiday shopping season in full swing, everyone’s looking for the perfect gift. For those who like to shop, there’s good news: Material things can bring happiness. In a recent study from the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, researchers have shown that material purchases, from sweaters to skateboards, provide …

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7 Tips To Reduce Heart Failure Risk

Seven measures that people can use to rate their heart health and take steps to improve it are managing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, reducing blood sugar, getting physically active, eating better, losing weight and stopping smoking suggests new research. “Even though there is awareness about the importance of a healthy …

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Psychiatric Symptoms Could Be Sign Of Brain Tumour

LONDON:  Psychiatric symptoms such as depression, mania, hallucinations, anxiety disorders and anorexia nervosa, even without any neurological signs, may be signs of a brain tumour, according to doctors who treated a woman thought to have treatment-resistant depression. The 54-year-old woman had been depressed for six months, but treatment with the antidepressant …

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Things you should never gift anyone on Christmas

Christmas is less than two weeks away and let’s be honest, you probably haven’t even started shopping. That’s OK. What isn’t OK is waiting until the last minute and buying a bunch of lame gifts so you can cross all the names off your shopping list. Don’t be that person. …

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