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Dermatologist shares ingredients that are ‘disaster for your skin’
Red flag these ingredients in your skincare, according to the dermatologist. Pure essential oils The expert shared that some essential oils — like rose and lavender — contain compounds like geraniol, which is a common cause of contact dermatitis. “Only...
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Type 2 diabetes accelerates brain ageing, cognitive decline
New York: Scientists have demonstrated that normal brain ageing is accelerated by approximately 26 per cent in people with progressive Type 2 diabetes compared with individuals without the disease, according to a study. There is already strong evidence linking Type 2 diabetes with cognitive decline,...
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Child health: 10 habits for a resilient immune system
How do you boost a child’s immune system? The short answer is, you can’t. “You cannot boost or increase your immune system. This is something that develops after birth. You can, however, support the function of the immune system throughout life,” explains Jordana Smith, dietician at Genesis Dubai....
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Could this drug help counter monkeypox?
“This is the sum total of human experience with these drugs in monkeypox so far,” he said. “We hope that by sharing this data other clinicians who are dealing with cases, particularly if they’re severe cases of monkeypox, might be able to access this drug as well, and that people will have the...
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Canada confirms 15 cases of monkeypox
The first-ever cases of the viral disease in Canada,...
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‘I saw an oncologist cry’: Tigray cancer patients sent home to die for lack of drugs
Doctors call for international help as Ethiopia civil war leaves terminally ill being treated with paracetamol in Mekelle hospital Doctors caring for cancer patients at the main hospital in Tigray say they have only two chemotherapy drugs left in date and are treating terminally ill people with...
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Monkeypox isn’t the disease we should be worried about | John Vidal
Climate change is likely to exacerbate the rapid spread of viruses and pathogens as humans encroach on the natural world In the past three weeks there have been nearly 100 cases and 18 human deaths from a rare tick-borne disease in Iraq; a fourth case of the Ebola virus and more than 100 cases of...
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Women in England with breast cancer may qualify for drug that buys ‘precious’ time
Nice approves Keytruda, which with chemotherapy can lengthen survival of women with triple negative breast cancer Women with advanced breast cancer in England will be able to benefit from a new type of immunotherapy on the NHS after a U-turn by the medicines watchdog. The National Institute for...
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As monkeypox panic spreads, doctors in Africa see a double standard
DAKAR, Senegal - In a part of Nigeria that has dealt with monkeypox outbreaks for years, one doctor saw the photos circulating in Western media this week and chuckled. "Those are the very severe cases," said Oyewale Tomori, a virologist in the nation's southwest. "Like, 'Ahh!...
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Researchers Closer to Creating Blood Test for Suicide Risk
Researchers have discovered an approach to identify blood biomarkers that could predict the risk of suicide in patients with...
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