Alcohol slows healing of bones after fractures

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A new study highlights the importance of abstinence from alcohol by patients with fractures! According to experts, binge drinking has a detrimental effect on the healing process

Vaccine refusal tied to 2010 California whooping cough outbreak

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California’s 2010 lethal outbreak of whooping cough, or pertussis, the highly contagious bacterial infection that spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing, may have been

Omalizumab is effective and safe for CSU – Study

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Drugmaker Novartis announced Saturday that its drug omalizumab was twice as effective as compared to a placebo in treating chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), a severe form of hives. The

Over 50s men still ignorant of cancer symptoms

Over 50s men still ignorant of cancer symptoms

Men aged over 50 are still unaware of symptoms of serious diseases than women, a new study has revealed. This ignorance makes them less likely to seek

Achieving ‘thigh gap’ potentially dangerous

Achieving ‘thigh gap’ potentially dangerous

It’s the latest fad, and it’s viral on the Internet. Looking at it from a broader perspective, the aim is weight loss; however the details reveal that

“Poop pills” to cure chronic gut infections

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It may sound a trifle gross but your poop might confer health benefits! In what can be termed a revolutionary medical development, Canadian researchers have developed a

Cognitive impairment common after ICU stay—Study

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Many patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) of hospitals experience lingering mental deficits long after being discharged, a new study found. According to experts,  critically

Walking lowers breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women

Walking lowers breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women

Walking for an hour a day can significantly cut the odds of breast cancer in post-menopausal women, new findings have revealed. The study, conducted by the American

Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions continue unabated – Report

Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions continue unabated - Report

Next time, think twice before giving the credit of curing your sore throat to the doctor. The doctor may have prescribed an antibiotic whereas in reality, it

Ray of hope! HIV vaccine from the feline family?

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Remember a little while ago there was a study that stated that the dogs had the capability of sniffing out cancer? Well, the animals seem to be