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Essential oils from herbs may help treat Lyme disease: Study

Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. According to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, these oils may be especially useful in alleviating Lyme symptoms that persist despite standard antibiotic treatment. The study, published …

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Alcohol intake is key to long-term weight loss in diabetic people: Study

Turns out, alcohol consumption may attenuate long-term weight loss in adults with Type 2 diabetes. It was earlier noted that losing weight can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. While the best practice for weight loss often includes decreasing or eliminating calories from alcohol, few studies examined whether people who undergo weight …

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Focal epilepsy poses higher risks during pregnancy

Women’s susceptibility to suffer from an increased number of seizures during pregnancy increases the risk of distress and neurodevelopmental delays for the baby. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder which disrupts the nerve cell activity of the brain causing seizures. Seizures occur due to electrical disturbances in the brain. Focal (partial) seizures are caused when disturbed …

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Banana for hypertension: An effective remedy for high blood pressure

When it comes to hypertension, it is important to know what to eat and what to delete in your diet. Your diet habits can greatly influence your blood pressure. A person is said to have hypertension when the blood pressure readings are 140/90 mmHg or higher. Those with high blood …

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Snoring may worsen cardiac function, especially in women

A new study says snoring and obstructive sleep apnea can possibly lead to earlier cardiac function impairment in women. Snoring is referred to as the vibration of respiratory structures resulting in obstructed air movement during breathing emitting grunting or snorting sounds while sleeping. 90 million people in the United States snore as suggested by The National …

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Obese children more likely to develop asthma than kids of a healthy weight, warns study

US Researchers say it is possible that weight gain is fuelling the rise in childhood asthma. Researchers discovered that obese youngsters were more likely to develop the lung condition than children of a healthy weight. The findings suggest that the incidence of an asthma diagnosis among children with obesity was significantly higher than …

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Sucking your baby’s pacifier may help benefit their health

If you think sucking your baby’s pacifier to clean it and then popping it in your child’s mouth is gross, think again! Turns out, doing so may benefit their health. The research was presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting and suggested a …

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New cases of HIV rise in Eastern Europe, decline in the West

More than 130,000 people were newly diagnosed with HIV last year in Eastern Europe, the highest rate ever for the region, while the number of new cases in Western Europe declined, global public health experts said on Wednesday. European Union and European Economic Area countries saw a reduction in 2017 rates, mainly …

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Lack of sleep makes you angrier: Study

Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations, a study has found. Other studies have shown a link between sleep and anger, but questions remained about whether sleep loss was to blame or if anger was responsible for disrupted sleep, said Zlatan …

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Zebrafish help unlock mystery of motor neurone disease

Scientists from the University of Sheffield in the UK have successfully created zebrafish that carry the complex genetic change known to cause the most common genetic form of motor neurone disease (MND). The breakthrough will help to accelerate pioneering research and experimental drug trials to tackle the degenerative disease. Until …