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Here’s how diabetes puts you at tooth loss risk

Good dental care is extremely important for diabetics as according to a recent study, the disease can risk a patient’s oral health. The University of Pennsylvania researchers found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity. The research not only showed that the oral microbiome of mice with

Malaria cases touch alarming 177 in Delhi this year

In an alarming trend, 177 malaria cases were reported this year in Delhi. This figure is more than the number of cases of malaria reported recently. In 2016 and 2015, for example, Delhi had reported only 90 and 60 malaria cases respectively as on July 8. While dengue and chikungunya viruses are spread by Aedes

Do you live in the world’s laziest country?

US scientists have amassed “planetary-scale” data from people’s smartphones to see how active we really are. The Stanford University analysis of 68 million days’ worth of minute-by-minute data showed the average number of daily steps was 4,961.Hong Kong was top averaging 6,880 a day, while Indonesia was bottom of the rankings with just 3,513. But

Children concieved by IVF are just as healthy as children born naturally

Children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) are as healthy as their naturally-conceived peers, according to a study published on Wednesday.The study, compiled by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), found that IVF children were healthy physically, mentally and emotionally by the time they reached school age, Xinhua news agency reports. Lead researcher David Amor

Is it time to take a sick day for mental health?

A few weeks ago, Madalyn Parker messaged her team at work to tell them she was taking a couple of sick days for mental health reasons. “I’m taking today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health. Hopefully I’ll be back next week refreshed and back to 100%,” she wrote. Parker, 26, is a web

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