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Evening workouts linked to 61% lower mortality risk

In the pursuit of optimal health, the timing of physical activity may be more crucial than previously thought, suggests a recent study published in Diabetes Care. Contrary to conventional wisdom, which advocates any exercise at any time, researchers now propose that evening workouts could offer substantial advantages, especially for individuals…
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Groundbreaking pig kidney transplant patient released from hospital

In a monumental stride for medical science, Rick Slayman, 62, is poised to be discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday, marking the culmination of a historic endeavor: the world’s first successful pig kidney transplant. This milestone not only offers hope to individuals like Slayman, grappling with end-stage kidney disease, but…
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Global leaders gather to tackle looming threat of “Disease X”

In a bid to address the looming threat of a potential global pandemic, officials from 194 countries have convened to negotiate a groundbreaking pandemic treaty, amidst discussions surrounding a mysterious entity known as “Disease X“. “Disease X” represents an enigmatic concept – an as yet unidentified infectious disease with the potential to spark…
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India debuts affordable gene therapy for cancer treatment

India’s President, Droupadi Murmu, inaugurated the nation’s inaugural indigenous gene therapy for cancer today (April 4, 2024) at IIT Bombay, marking a significant milestone in the fight against cancer. In her address, President Murmu hailed the launch as a groundbreaking advancement in combating cancer. The therapy, known as “CAR-T cell therapy,”…
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Revolutionary sepsis diagnostic AI by Prenosis receives FDA nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to Prenosis’ groundbreaking artificial intelligence-powered diagnostic tool for sepsis, marking a significant milestone in the realm of healthcare technology. Sepsis, a life-threatening condition triggered by the body’s extreme response to infection, has long posed diagnostic…
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Ginger emerges as leading spice for blood sugar management

In the realm of managing blood sugar levels, spices play a crucial role beyond just adding flavor to our meals. While cinnamon has long been touted for its potential in reducing blood sugar and improving insulin resistance, health experts suggest that focusing solely on this popular spice may overlook other equally effective options. Ginger emerges…
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Lifestyle tweaks and supplements key in colon cancer prevention

Cases of colon cancer are on the rise among younger demographics, posing a significant health concern. With the disease now being the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men under 50 and the second deadliest for women in the same age group, there’s a pressing need for preventative measures and lifestyle adjustments. Dr. Michael Shusterman, a…
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Strawberries, spinach lead EWG’s ‘dirty dozen’ list for 2024

In its annual report, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has unveiled the ‘Dirty Dozen‘ list for 2024, spotlighting the twelve fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide residues. This list, established in 2004, serves as a critical resource for consumers concerned about the safety of their produce. According to the EWG’s analysis of data…
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New Zealand bans disposable e-cigarettes to curb teen vaping

New Zealand is set to enforce a ban on disposable e-cigarettes, also known as vapes, alongside heightened penalties for vendors caught selling these products to minors. This announcement, made on Wednesday, underscores the government’s commitment to curbing underage smoking habits. The decision follows swiftly on the heels of the recent repeal of…
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Study reveals intermittent fasting poses heart health risks

Intermittent fasting, a dietary trend gaining widespread popularity, faces scrutiny following a new study revealing potential risks to heart health. Presented at an American Heart Association meeting in Chicago, the study focused on time-restricted eating, where individuals consume all meals within an eight-hour window, fasting for the remaining…
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