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Drinking coffee boosts blood flow

Source : Word Bulletin / 22 Nov 2013

Drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee significantly improved blood flow in a finger, found the study of 27 adults.

Researchers in Japan, led by Masato Tsutsui, cardiologist and professor in the pharmacology department at the University of the Ryukyus, found that people who drank a cup of caffeinated coffee had a 30 percent increase in blood flow over 75 minutes, reported the Epoch Times.


How orange juice holds the key to your health

By Vahdaneh Vahid / 08 Nov 2013

Oranges are almost certainly the best choice of fruit around today. They are picked only when ripe so they are sweet and easy on the digestive system. The great thing about this fruit is that it is available all year round as they store well. Also, with the high potassium and magnesium content they contain, as well as the citric acid, they can break down toxins in the human body.


Heart disease rate ‘rising’

By MD Rasooldeen / 2 Nov 2013

The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia has warned that there is a rising incidence of heart disease in the country and urged residents and citizens to protect themselves with proper diet and exercise.

In reports issued recently, the ministry said that 42 percent of all deaths from non-communicable diseases in 2010 were from heart disease.


Study: Sleep flushes out brain’s toxic proteins

Source : Presstv / 22 Oct 2013

New research conducted by American researchers indicates that sleep acts like "waste removal system’ in clearing away some toxic proteins in brain.

Researchers suggest that sleep activates brain's own network of plumbing pipes during which waste material is carried out of the brain, according to the study appeared in the journal Science.


Flesh-eating parasites, polio outbreak emerging across Syria

Source : Al Arabiya with Reuters / 22 OCt 2013 

Polio and the flesh-eating parasite, leishmaniasis, are among diseases that are suspected to be flaring up in Syria, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said this week.

Some 22 people in the war-torn country’s northeastern province of Deir Ezzor are showing symptoms that are “very likely” to be polio, Oliver Rosenbawer, from the WHO Global Polio Eradication Initiative told The Telegraph on Sunday.


Pakistan polio outbreak puts eradication in danger

Source : Reuters / 19 Oct 2013
A Taleban ban on vaccination is exacerbating a serious polio outbreak in Pakistan, threatening to derail dramatic progress made this year toward wiping out the disease worldwide, health officials say.
Health teams in Pakistan have been attacked repeatedly since the Taleban denounced vaccines as a Western plot to sterilize Muslims and imposed bans on inoculation in June 2012.


Aircraft noise linked to higher risk of heart disease and stroke

Source : Reuters / 14 Oct 2013

Researchers in London studied data on noise and hospital admissions around London Heathrow airport while a separate team analyzed data for more than 6 million Americans living near 89 U.S. airports in 2009.

Both studies, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Wednesday, found that people living with the highest levels of aircraft noise had increased risks of stroke, coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases.


Eating more fruit can reduce risk of developing type-2 diabetes

Source : Presstv / 1 Oct 2013

New study demonstrates that consumption of more fruit, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, can significantly avert risk of type-2 diabetes.

While consumption of fruit juices was associated with a higher risk of type-2 diabetes, eating more fruit is beneficial for lowering diabetes risk, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers.


U.N. holds first high-level meeting on the disabled

Source : AP / 27 Sep 2013 

World leaders are holding their first-ever U.N. meeting Monday to explore how the more than 1 billion disabled people in countries rich and poor can contribute to the global economy instead of being a drain on society.


Milk Drinkers May Lose More Weight

Source : / 23 Sep 2013

Drinking higher amounts of milk or eating other dairy foods may help you win the battle of the bulge, according to new research published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Adults who ate or drank the highest amount of dairy per day -- about 12 ounces of milk or 580 milligrams of dairy calcium -- at six months lost about 12 pounds at the end of the two-year study. People who got the least amount of calcium from dairy foods -- about 150 milligrams of dairy calcium, or half of a glass of milk per day -- lost 7 pounds after two years. Higher levels of vitamin D in the blood were also linked with successful weight loss, the study showed.


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