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Trick or treat – Keep kids away from sugary Halloween candy

Trick or treat – Keep kids away from sugary Halloween candy

Halloween is around the corner with just three more days to go.  If you have small kids, your excitement must be at the peak with activities including selection of costume for your little one to plan for the evening. “Trick or treat” is the mantra of the Halloween day with children going door to door asking for candy.  Children are known to have a sweet tooth and Halloween day can...
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Dole bagged salad recall due to salmonella risk

Dole bagged salad recall due to salmonella risk

Dole is a known name to consumers for its popular food products including juices and salads. If you are regular consumer of Dole’s salad, check your refrigerator for use-by-date of the salad.  Dole is recalling 756  cases of the company’s Seven Lettuces salad with a use-by date of April 11, 2012.  The reason for recall is possibility of presence of  Salmonella. No other Dole salad has...
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Study promises vaccine for metastatic Breast, Ovarian Cancer

Study promises vaccine for metastatic Breast, Ovarian Cancer

Researchers at the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology at the National Cancer Institute have found that treatment for metastatic breast cancer and ovarian cancers in women with a recombinant pox viral vaccine showed positive response. Breast cancer  Breast cancer (malignant breast neoplasm) is cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or...
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Parents beware! Dangerous sugar levels in beverages for kids

Parents beware! Dangerous sugar levels in beverages for kids

Yale University’s Rudd Centre For Food Policy & Obesity has found that many popular beverages for the kids in the market are having very high level of sugar. It has warned the parents not to be under a false notion of considering these healthy as an alternative to soft drinks. These popular brands of beverages increase the risk of diabetes and obesity in the children up to the extent that even...
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CDC recommends be safe and enjoy Halloween

CDC recommends be safe and enjoy Halloween

Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. Trick-or-treating is a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume from house...
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Multiple Sclerosis is triggered by friendly bacteria residing in the gut

Multiple Sclerosis is triggered by friendly bacteria residing in the gut

Gut flora consists of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts and is the largest reservoir of human flora. The human body, consists of about 100 trillion cells, carries about ten times as many microorganisms in the intestines. The metabolic activities performed by these bacteria resemble those of an organ. It is estimated that these gut flora have around 100 times as many genes...
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Find baby’s sex early & risk of gender-linked diseases via blood test

Find baby’s sex early & risk of gender-linked diseases via blood test

The most commonly used method to find out sex of the baby is ultrasound or sonogram. This method is most accurate between 18-22 weeks. It is normally done at the time when fetal anatomy is done in the mid-second trimester. At this point, it is usually easier to tell the sex of the baby. Earlier dates are usually too difficult to tell and at later dates become difficult because of crowding in the...
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Double risk of blood clot by new contraceptive birth control pills

Double risk of blood clot by new contraceptive birth control pills

The combined oral contraceptive pill is a birth control method that includes a combination of an estrogen (oestrogen) and a progestin (progestogen). When taken by mouth every day, these pills inhibit female fertility. These pills were developed to prevent ovulation by suppressing the release of gonadotropins. Combined hormonal contraceptives  inhibit follicular development and prevent ovulation...
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Slow growth of prostate cancer cells by fish oil supplemented diet

Slow growth of prostate cancer cells by fish oil supplemented diet

Fish oil is an oil derived from the tissues of oily fish. Fish oils contain the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), precursors of eicosanoids that are known to reduce inflammation throughout the body and are thought to have many health benefits. Fish do not actually produce omega-3 fatty acids, but instead accumulate them by consuming either microalgae or prey...
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Risk of increased severe attacks in kids by asthma drugs, FDA report

Risk of increased severe attacks in kids by asthma drugs, FDA report

Asthma is the common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. A study revealed one class of asthma drug can increase risk of hospitalization in children due to asthma attack. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. It is thought to be caused by a combination...
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