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Health

Could the blood of 
Ebola survivors help patients?
Could the blood of 
Ebola survivors help patients?
As West Africa struggles to contain the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola, some experts say an unusual but simple treatment might help: the blood of survivors.
Protein linked to heart attack identified
Protein linked to heart attack identified
Researchers do not yet know whether the elevated levels of PCSK9 triggers heart attack or its consequences.
Daily breakfast may protect kids from diabetes
Daily breakfast may protect kids from diabetes
Regular breakfast consumption, particularly involving consumption of a high fibre cereal, could protect against the early development of type 2 diabetes risk.
Eat fruits daily for healthy heart
Eat fruits daily for healthy heart
“The more fruit you eat the more your CVD risk goes down. It suggests that eating more fruit is beneficial compared to less or no fruit,” said lead researcher Dr Huaidong Du from Oxford University.
Caffeinated ‘energy’ drinks bad for heart
Caffeinated ‘energy’ drinks bad for heart
Caffeine is one of the most potent agonists - a chemical that binds to a receptor and activates the receptor to produce a biological response - of the ryanodine receptors and leads to a massive release of calcium within cardiac cells.
Shun coffee and switch to tea for healthy heart
Shun coffee and switch to tea for healthy heart
The researchers found that coffee drinkers had a higher CV risk profile than non-coffee drinkers.
Got a cavity? Check whether your dental clinic is infection proof
Got a cavity? Check whether your dental clinic is infection proof
The dental instruments are potential weapons to transmit diseases, if they are not properly sterilized.
Watchout for battery-less pacemaker from Swiss engineers
Watchout for battery-less pacemaker from Swiss engineers
Current pacemakers, which help the heart beat more regularly, offer a lifeline for many patients with cardiac problems but the need for battery power is a limiting factor.
Your face can reveal your heart condition
Your face can reveal your heart condition
Sensors in digital cameras are designed to record three colours: red, green and blue.
Use hollow-head toothbrush? Junk it now
Use hollow-head toothbrush? Junk it now
During the study, researchers found up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth on hollow-head toothbrushes.
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