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Chronic fatigue syndrome is finally getting recognition


After years of treating the chronic fatigue syndrome as a psychological disorder, leading health organisations now recognise that it is a serious, long-term illness possibly caused by a disruption in how the immune system responds to infection or stress, reported The Independent while crediting New York Times. It shares many …

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‘Upsurge’ of scarlet fever in England, study warns


Scarlet fever, a common cause of childhood death in the 1800s and early 1900s, has seen an upsurge in England since 2011 after decades of decline, scientists said Tuesday. Identifying the cause for the increased cases was “a public health priority”, they warned. “England is experiencing an unprecedented rise in …

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Your blood type and its health risks: What does it mean?


We all know our blood type but what we don’t know is that apart from keeping us prepared for unexpected health emergencies, knowing your blood type can also reveal the health risks we are prone to. Science says that every blood group has unique characteristics. There are different antigens (foreign …

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Violence against women turns a major public health problem


Violence against women – particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence – is a major public health problem and a violation of women’s human rights, according to a WHO report issued from Geneva. Global estimates published by WHO indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced …

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Intense workouts may boost memory


Pump up your workouts, pump up your memory, new research suggests. The study of 95 healthy young adults showed that six weeks of 20-minute bouts of interval training led to significant improvements in what’s called high-interference memory. An example of this type of memory is distinguishing your car from another …

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Pink on why she’s raising her child as gender neutral

Pink has spent her entire career challenging the conforming restrictions of gender norms – and it’s a viewpoint she’s keen to pass on to her children, reported The Independent. She told The Sunday People that she’s intent on raising her daughter Willow as gender neutral, allowing her to make free …

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Smartphone addiction could chang your brain

You may be one of the growing number of Americans (or global citizens) who has a bit of nomophobia. “Nomophobia?” you mutter as you read this on your ever-present smartphone. “Of course not.” “NO MObile PHOne phoBIA” is a 21st-century term for the fear of not being able to use …

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