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Researchers find sleep benefit in higher dose of melatonin

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The FINANCIAL — A small study of healthy adults aged 55 and older, 5 mg of melatonin increased total sleep time compared to a placebo.…

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Should There be more Microbes on Your Plate?

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The FINANCIAL — Our diets provide us with the building blocks we need to stay healthy and fight disease. The nutrients in foods and beverages can be tallied up to know if we are getting what our bodies need. Yet what if a nutrient has been overlooked?According to University of California,  for instance, friendly microbes in…

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Cancer death rates among Black people remain higher than other racial and ethnic groups

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The FINANCIAL — From 1999 to 2019, rates of cancer deaths declined steadily among Black people in the United States. Nevertheless, in 2019, Black people still had considerably higher rates of cancer death than people in other racial and ethnic groups, a large epidemiologic study has found. The study was led by researchers at the…

Raising cases of acute hepatitis: what are the risks

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Since the first alert launched by the United Kingdom (UK) on 5 April 2022, probable cases of hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children have been reported from several countries worldwide. It is not yet clear whether the cases identified following the alert are part of a true increase compared to the baseline rate of hepatitis…

Vaccine for rare but deadly mosquito-borne viruses shows promise in clinical trial

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The FINANCIAL — A vaccine for eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV), and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) was found to be safe, well-tolerated and induced a neutralizing antibody response in adult volunteers, according to newly published results from a Phase 1 clinical trial. The vaccine candidate was developed by scientists…

Dairy products linked to increased risk of cancer

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The FINANCIAL —  First major study to investigate dairy consumption and cancer risk in Chinese adults has found that greater intake was associated with higher risks of liver cancer and female breast cancer, according to university of Oxford.…

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Sorry, fries are no match for almonds

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In a perfect world, indulging in a daily portion of French fries instead of almonds would be a simple choice, and no negative consequences would stem from selecting the salty, deep-fried option.…

U.S. heart attack death rate among highest

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Despite international guidelines, substantial differences found in treatment, outcomes in heart attack care across six high-income countries. The best way to treat acute myocardial infarctions, commonly known as heart attacks, has been long established by international consensus.…

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UK: Continued decrease in percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL —  The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to decrease in all UK countries in the week ending 7 May 2022. In England, an estimated 1,204,100 people tested positive for the virus, equating to 2.21% of the population or around 1 in 45 people. In Wales, an estimated 88,300…

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Georgia ranks 54th out of 60 for Access to Universal Healthcare

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The FINANCIAL — Georgia ranks 52nd out of 60 for Total Healthcare Expenditure Per Capita, meaning the country spent less on healthcare per capita in 2019 than many other countries, according to the latest study of Bridge Patient Portal. This factor incorporates expenditure on healthcare goods and services such as social security contributions, inpatient and…

Healthy food, healthy people, healthy planet

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The FINANCIAL — UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) adds £14 million funding into research that puts improved health outcomes for people and the natural environment at its core. The funding, which has been awarded to 11 research projects, is the latest investment made by UKRI as part of its Transforming UK Food Systems Strategic Priorities Fund…

E-cigarettes alter inflammatory state of brain, heart, lungs and colon

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that daily use of pod-based e-cigarettes alters the inflammatory state across multiple organ systems including the brain, heart, lungs and colon. Effects also vary depending on the e-cigarette flavor, and can influence how organs respond to infections, such as SARS-CoV-2.…

Women in England had predominantly negative experiences of childbirth during pandemic in 2020

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The FINANCIAL  — 47% of parents in a national survey reported negative experiences of giving birth during the pandemic in 2020, with uncertainties about rapidly changing restrictions and poor communication from healthcare providers causing them increased anxiety and distress, according to University of Cambridge.…

Eating one avocado a week may lower heart disease risk

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The FINANCIAL — People who eat two or more servings of avocado each week may lower their risk of cardiovascular disease compared to people who rarely eat avocado, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.…

Abused children who were adopted did ‘significantly better’ than those brought up in care

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The FINANCIAL — Abused and neglected children who were adopted had significantly better life outcomes compared with children who stayed in foster care, according to new research from the University of Oxford and Barnardos (Australia).…

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