May 24, 2024
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Japanese bread recall amid rat remains discovery

Loaves of bread have been withdrawn from store shelves across Japan following the discovery of what is believed to be the remains of a small animal, suspected to be a rat. Production of the bread was immediately halted at a factory in Tokyo, with Pasco Shikishima Corp. recalling 104,000 packages of the affected product. In response […]

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Health alert – rat urine tied to soaring cases in NYC streets

Health officials in New York City are grappling with a surge in cases of a rare disease associated with rat urine, particularly among sanitation workers who are routinely exposed to these pests. This concerning trend comes just a year after the city appointed a “rat czar” to lead efforts against the rodent population. Cases of leptospirosis, […]

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Calories, not fasting, identified as primary for weight loss

A recent study casts doubt on the widely held belief that intermittent fasting, also known as time-restricted eating, is an effective weight loss strategy. Contrary to popular assumptions about its metabolic benefits, the study suggests that the key to weight loss may simply lie in reducing overall calorie intake, rather than any special effects of […]

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Discover the healing potential of rosemary against inflammation

Inflammation, a common bodily response to injury or infection, can wreak havoc if left unchecked. While acute inflammation is short-lived, chronic inflammation, if persistent, poses significant health risks, contributing to various diseases including cardiovascular issues and mental health conditions. Amidst growing concerns, dietitians are spotlighting the efficacy of rosemary, a herb celebrated not just for its […]

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Reduced salt intake tied to lower heart disease risk, study reveals

A recent meta-analysis examining older adults at high risk of heart attacks or strokes has uncovered a potential link between salt substitutions and reduced mortality rates, particularly associated with heart disease and stroke. Conducted primarily across Asian populations, where the utilization of salt substitutes is more prevalent due to culinary practices, the study sheds light […]

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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 grappling with obesity and related health […]

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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 also sheds light on broader issues […]

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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 a worldwide […]

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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,” stands out for its […]

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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 challenges to medical professionals. With over 350,000 adult fatalities annually in the United States […]

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