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Drinking alcohol can increase the risk of skin cancer, scientists reveal

Source : / 30 Jan 2014

People who regularly drink alcohol raise their risk of skin cancer by a fifth, research reveals.

Experts found drinkers have a 20 per cent increased chance of melanoma compared with non-drinkers or occasional tipplers.


Ex-Marlboro man dies from smoking-related disease

Source : AP / 29 Jan 2014

Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72.

Lawson died Jan. 10 at his home in San Luis Obispo of respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, his wife, Susan Lawson said Sunday.


2.5 million Syrian kids to be vaccinated

Source : AA / 31 Dec 2013

2.5 million children up to 59 months of age are going to be vaccinated against polio in civil war-stricken Syria.

In an immunization campaign organized in collaboration with Turkish Red Crescent, Turkey-based Syrian opposition aid agency Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU), and the Turkish Ministry of Health, more than 200 doctors and 7,500 volunteers are going to be vaccinating 2.5 million Syrian kids up to 59 months of age against polio.


HIV cases up 62,000 this year, medical service reports

Source : Itar-Tass / 25 Dec 2013

Russia has more than 783,000 registered HIV patients. More than 62,000 cases of infection were detected during the 11 months of 2013, acting head of the Federal Service for Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Wellbeing Anna Popova told the media on Tuesday.


Nuts diet in pregnancy may lower baby’s allergies risk

Source : Presstv / 25 Dec 2013

A new study demonstrates that those mothers who consume nuts during the pregnancy may have the babies with less likely involved with nuts allergy.

The study conducted by American researchers suggests that early exposure in mother’s womb may develop natural tolerance to certain foods in baby.


5 Huge Health Benefits From Eating Magnesium Rich Foods

Source : / 24 Dec 2013

Magnesium is an essential mineral for staying healthy and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.


Global cancer cases increase to 14 million

Source : Presstv / 19 Dec 2013

The number of people suffering from different kinds of cancer has increased to 14 million, according to the latest report announced by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Comparing to the 12.7 million cases in 2008, the recent report shows a remarkable rise in 2012.


Vitamin D deficiency may be disease indicator

Source : Presstv / 16 Dec 2013

New research has indicated that high vitamin D may have a role to play in curbing non-bone-related diseases such as Parkinson's, dementia, cancers and inflammatory diseases.

Though low vitamin D (sunshine vitamin) levels do not cause non-skeletal diseases, decreases in the vitamin levels are a marker of deteriorating health, new study suggests.


HIV infections up in Europe and Central Asia

Source : AFP / 28 Nov 2013

HIV infections in Europe and Central Asia increased by eight percent in 2012 compared to a year earlier, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control announced Wednesday.

The rise of 131,000 new cases was driven by a nine-percent increase in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, which accounted for 102,000 new infections — around three-quarters of them in the Russian Federation alone.


Proven: Kids Get Smarter from Exercising

By Dr. Mercola / 25 Nov 2013

An extensive review of relevant research has demonstrated that the more physically active schoolchildren are, the better they do academically. 

Researchers analyzed 14 studies, ranging in size from as few as 50 participants to as many as 12,000. 

All of the studies involved children between the ages of 6 and 18.


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