One in 13 children affected by PTSD by age of 18, finds landmark UK study

Of all 18-year-olds in England and Wales one in 13 have had post-traumatic stress disorder at some point, half of those within the previous 12 months, researchers have said. The study’s findings have been met with alarm among experts, who raised concerns that few of the young people who experienced trauma accessed support for their […]

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French study delves deeper into the risk associated with ultra-processed food

This includes burgers, soft drinks, chips, chocolate, candy, ice-cream, sweetened breakfast cereals, packaged soups, chicken nuggets, hotdogs, fries and more. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study which was published on Monday has found for the first time a link between the consumption […]

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Taking inspiration from tortoise shells, doctors develop pill to deliver insulin

A research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day. About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a small needle made of compressed insulin, which is […]

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What are the causes behind stomach ulcers

What are the causes of stomach ulcers?

Ulcers occur when the protective layer of mucus in the stomach is reduced, leaving tissues vulnerable to strong digestive acids. Not surprisingly, the primary indicator of this is burning abdominal pain, especially on an empty stomach. You may also experience fatigue, nausea or vomiting, weight loss, acid reflux, and other such symptoms. Since the signs […]

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Here’s why it is important to eat and not drink your food

Here’s why it is important to eat and not drink your food

Recently, cases of people who died due to consuming bottle gourd (dudhi/lauki) juice have been reported in the country. The juice that they consumed, unfortunately, was bitter due to excess content of cucurbitacin. This is a natural toxin produced by the cucumber family of vegetables. Its bitterness is a warning sign to avoid it. What […]

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Here are 5 ways to treat heartburn without medications

Maybe you hadn’t planned on getting your total caloric intake for the day within the space of an hour, but now here you are: empty plate, super-full belly—and that burning has just begun. The holidays are notorious for scuttling moderation, thanks to jumbo family dinners, ample party buffets, and cheese-laden potlucks. But all of that […]

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Explained: How long digestion takes and health tips for better digestion

Complete digestion of food takes anywhere between 24 to 72 hours and depends on several factors, including the type of food eaten and the presence of digestive issues. This article looks at the digestive process and potential digestive problems and recommends ways to improve digestion. Fast facts on digestion: The body typically digests foods within […]

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