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‘9 million children at risk to contract pneumonia’
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‘9 million children at risk to contract pneumonia’

BARCELONA: According to a new analysis found, boosting efforts to fight pneumonia could avert nearly 9 million child deaths from pneumonia and other major diseases. This was featured ahead of the first-ever global forum on childhood pneumonia in Barcelona According to Johns Hopkins University, scaling up pneumonia treatment and prevention services could save the lives…

Why lead aprons are just a holdover? Experts weigh in
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Why lead aprons are just a holdover? Experts weigh in

CHICAGO: Patients have come to expect a technician to drape their torsos with a heavy lead apron when they get an X-ray, but new thinking among radiologists and medical physicists is upending the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation. Some hospitals are ditching the ritual of covering reproductive organs and fetuses during imaging exams after…

Diabetes drugs might reduce risk of Gout
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Diabetes drugs might reduce risk of Gout

A new study suggests that Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors may reduce the risk for gout among adults with type 2 diabetes. The study involves more than 200,000 individuals from a US commercial insurance database. The glycosuria produced by SGLT2 inhibitors results in secretion of uric acid into the urine and a reduction in serum uric…

Your skincare product might have ‘dangerous chemicals’-Researchers
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Your skincare product might have ‘dangerous chemicals’-Researchers

Allergic reactions in the skin can be caused by many different chemical compounds found in creams, cosmetics, and other topical consumer products, but how they trigger the reaction has remained somewhat mysterious. A new study suggests the way some chemicals displace natural fat-like molecules (called lipids) in skin cells may explain how many common ingredients…

Air pollution can affect bone: New Study
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Air pollution can affect bone: New Study

Some of the effects of air pollution on health are well documented. This includes lung cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and a long etc. But for others there is less scientific evidence. Such is the case of bone health. Now, a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la…

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