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Move over contact lenses, LASIK is better

Washington: Good news for those who underwent LASIK ( laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) for correction of their vision, as a recent study has found that the rate of cornea infection is lower. According to the University of Tennessee researchers, incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria or a virus, for contact lens wearers versus post-LASIK …

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How testing urine can help fight off kidney transplant failure

Washington: Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and why, according to a recent research. Transplants are life-saving treatments for patients with end-stage kidney disease but around 25 percent fail within five years, either because the body begins to reject the new organ, or because a viral infection has …

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Soon, new weapon in war against obesity

Washington: A team of scientists has uncovered a potential approach to combat obesity. Previous studies have shown weight-loss benefits for avoiding foods high in the amino acid methionine, such as beans, nuts, beef, turkey, pork, fish, eggs and dairy. However, following such a restricted diet for a long time is difficult. Using mice that were obese as a result of …

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Shilpa Shetty shares Yoga tips at an event in Jaipur

Jaipur: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty on Saturday shared Yoga tips with people at an event here. She performed Yoga at a programme at SMS investment ground and shared tips to keep the body healthy. Accompanied by husband Raj Kundra, she asked the participants to practice Yoga daily in the morning and have good eating habits. She performed the Yoga on …

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Breastmilk may help detect your cancer risk

Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 23 (ANI): Breastmilk might offer clues about a woman’s cancer risk, according to a recent research. Early detection of breast cancer is important for successful treatment and long-term survival, but current screening methods such as mammography are not well-suited for young women. To address this gap, researchers at Clarkson University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, …

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I breastfeed one child per day – Edet

An administrative officer, Mrs. Esther Edet, who gave birth to quintuplets in Cross River State, tells MOTUNRAYO JOEL her story I’m a public servant; I work with the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. I am happily married. My husband is a medical doctor. I got married December 2, 2006. I waited for 10 years before giving birth to this wonderful …

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Post-natal depression

Dr. Sylvester Ikhisemojie This is a common problem afflicting many women across the world. It is attracting plenty of attention at the moment in Europe and elsewhere and is almost certainly under-reported in our country. More than 10 percent of all new mothers are affected. The symptoms often escape the attention of even people around the new mother that ought …

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Stress warning signs you should not ignore

Gloria Ogunbadejo It feels as if the level of stress that people are experiencing is on a level or scale that is and should be of concern to most of us, particularly because it is beginning to affect younger people. In the United Kingdom, it is being reported that the issue of mental health problems among the younger generation is …

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Pros, cons of long-distance marriages

MOTUNRAYO JOEL writes on the effects of married couples living apart due to work or other reasons It has been four years since Mrs. Bidemi Adeboyega saw her husband, Segun. After spending barely two weeks together, her husband, who works with an oil and gas company, had to resume office in Kuwait. His transfer came as shock to the couple …

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