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Muscle Relaxants Increase Risk of Respiratory Complications
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Muscle Relaxants Increase Risk of Respiratory Complications

Muscle relaxants are a necessary part of anesthesia during certain major operations. Studies have, however, hinted at respiratory risks connected with these drugs. POPULAR, a major prospective observational European study, supported by the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA), and led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has confirmed the association between the use of…

Bacteria and Cell Stress, the Cause of Colon Cancer
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Bacteria and Cell Stress, the Cause of Colon Cancer

The Microbiota in the Intestines Fuels Tumour Growth A team led by Professor Dirk Haller, at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), made an unexpected discovery while investigating the triggering factors of colon cancer: Cell stress in combination with an altered microbiota in the colon drives tumour growth. Previously, it was assumed that this combination only contributes…

No Scientific Proof That Multivitamins Promote Heart Health
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No Scientific Proof That Multivitamins Promote Heart Health

Taking multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplements does not prevent myocardial infarction, stroke, or death from a cardiovascular cause, according to a comprehensive meta-analytic review of relevant research. “The take-home message is simple: there is no scientific evidence that MVM supplements promote cardiovascular health. We hope that our paper helps to settle the controversy on MVM use for…

High Prevalence Of Neurological And Mental Disorders In Men: Researchers Claim
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High Prevalence Of Neurological And Mental Disorders In Men: Researchers Claim

KARACHI- According to a study performed at the University of Maryland, UK; Men are more prone to developing neurological and neuro-psychiatric disorders like, autism and schizophrenia diseases, whereas women tend to suffer from depression and anxiety. Genders may play an important role in determining the affinity of whether or not; one will suffer from neurological…

Exercise During Pregnancy? A Social Dilemma in Pakistan
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Exercise During Pregnancy? A Social Dilemma in Pakistan

KARACHI–  According to a new research conducted by Aga Khan University (AKU), Pregnant women in Pakistan are missing out on the significant health benefits that come from performing regular exercise during pregnancy. After studying of the lifestyles of over 450 pregnant women, it was revealed that, just over one in three women (36 per cent)…

What’s in our food?
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What’s in our food?

Cancer Inducing Substances Found In Most Commonly Consumed Food Item We are now living in a modern, fast paced world, where time has become money. In the midst of wanting the best in every thing, we tend to overlook the most important aspect of our life; what are we feeding ourselves? In order to save…

Transgenderism No More A Mental Illness – WHO
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Transgenderism No More A Mental Illness – WHO

New catalogue lists ‘gender incongruence’ under ‘conditions related to sexual health’ Transgender people, who identify as the opposite gender to the one they were born with, should no longer be considered mentally ill, according to a new UN categorisation. The World Health Organization issued a new catalogue Monday covering 55,000 diseases, injuries and causes of…

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