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Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests study

After just one year on a reduced-calorie diet, study participants saw their metabolic rates drop significantly. The lowered rate continued into the second year and led to an overall decrease in oxidative stress, a process that has been tied to diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions. “Reducing calorie intake provides health benefits to […]

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All you need to know about appendicitis and its symptoms

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a 3 1/2-inch-long tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine. Appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix. Left untreated, an inflamed appendix will eventually burst, or perforate, spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to […]

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China: Doctor performs 9 surgeries before undergoing one himself

China: Doctor performs 9 surgeries before undergoing one himself

What if a surgeon gets acute appendicitis in the middle of an operation? If you’re this Chinese doctor, you complete the surgery – and carry out eight more. Obstetrician Liang Fuqun was already feeling abdominal pain before he went to work at a hospital in Si county, Anhui province, in eastern China, on June 24. […]

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