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Too much exercise can raise early death risk: Study

Too much exercise can raise early death risk: Study

Exercise for extended periods on a regular basis can raise the risk of heart disease, as per a new study. A research team in Chicago compared heart disease rate among men with moderate exercise to those engaging in increased workout schedules. The study team found nearly twice the risk of heart disease among men exercising 7 hours or more per week compared to men who engaged in moderate exercise.

Supersized Chocolate Bars Banned in UK Hospitals

Supersized Chocolate Bars Banned in UK Hospitals

NHS CEO has asked hospitals shops to not stock chocolate bars or other confectionary items offering more than 250 calories. The order also puts ban on drinks having more than 5 grams of sugar per 100 ml.

Rising obesity level has prompted medical experts. NHS currently employs 1.3 million people across the United Kingdom. Latest estimates suggest that 700,000 NHS workers are overweight or obese. NHS offers services to nearly one million patients everyday.

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Eating Fibrous Vegetables like Broccoli can resolve majority of gut problems

Eating Fibrous Vegetables like Broccoli can resolve majority of gut problems

Regular consumption of fibrous vegetables can be an effective long-term solution for preventing any gut problems. A new study has recommended regular consumption of broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage for better gut health. Detailed study results have been published in the journal of Functional Foods. Foods with high fiber content have been recommended by health experts for healthy digestive system and they are important for long term health.

Rising Obesity putting additional pressure on Healthcare system

Rising Obesity putting additional pressure on Healthcare system

The rising obesity level across the world, especially in developed economies, has put additional pressure on healthcare systems. A team of researchers in the U.K. and at the World Health Organization has conducted analysis of 2,400 studies involving 32 million children. The study was published online Tuesday in the journal Lancet.

Overweight and obesity lead to many chronic ailments. The additional pressure on healthcare system requires massive investment in improvement of public health system. The need for additional medication is also raising the healthcare bills.

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FDA confirms positive impact of Spark Therapeutics gene therapy

FDA confirms positive impact of Spark Therapeutics gene therapy on vision

The U.S. FDA has confirmed short term benefits with Spark Therapeutics’ gene therapy for vision in a rare, inherited form of blindness. As per the preliminary review conducted by FDA team, the short term benefits have been noticed but it is still unclear if the gene therapy offers long term vision benefit as well. The therapy developed by Spark Therapeutics would be the first gene therapy approved in the United States for an inherited condition.

Surgical Super Glue Can Seal Cuts Within Seconds

Surgical Super Glue Can Seal Cuts Within Seconds

Scientists working on an elastic super surgical glue have reported success in sealing cuts within seconds. The team comprised of scientists from Northwestern University, the University of Sydney and Harvard Medical School. The team has named the super glue as ‘MeTro’. The elastic gel has been developed from a human protein that reacts with UV light. The team reported that the elastic gel created by them solidifies as it comes in contact with tissue surfaces.

CDC Reports Rise in Obesity Related Cancers

CDC Reports Rise in Obesity Related Cancers

Obesity-related cancers have witnessed a spike in the United States in the recent years as per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. The report added that obesity-related cancers accounted for 40 percent of all cancer cases diagnosed in the United States in 2014. Between year 2005 and 2014, cancers related to obesity have registered an increase of seven percent, the CDC report informed.

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Sleep deprivation could improve mood of depressed people: Study

Sleep deprivation could improve mood of depressed people: Study

Staying awake may be the key to improve the mood of people suffering depression, a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers suggested.

A team of researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed the results of decades’ worth of studies on sleep deprivation and found that it temporarily improved symptoms of condition in up to 50 per cent of individuals.

CVS to limit opioid prescriptions to Seven days

CVS to limit opioid prescriptions to Seven days

Pharmacy giant CVS announced on Friday that it would limit the number of opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain health conditions. The new restriction, which will apply to patients new to pain therapy, is part of the company’s effort to help tackle the deadly crisis of opioid addiction in the United States.

In addition, it will limit the daily dosage of pain medication based on their strength. It will also require use of immediate-release formulations prior to extended-release opioids are dispensed.

Robot successfully performs dental surgery in China

Robot successfully performs dental surgery in China

Marking robotic technology’s continual progression in the field of medical science, a robot successfully implanted a pair of teeth into a female patient’s mouth all on its own in China.

The oral surgery, in which two 3D-printed teeth were implanted in a woman’s mouth, took place in Xian, Shaanxi. The whole procedure took an hour, and no human being took an active role in it.

The robot implanted the teeth into the patient’s mouth with a margin of error of just 0.2 to 0.3mm, which is standard with human surgeons.

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