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Doctors will design diets based on individuals’ genes: study

Doctors will design diets based on individuals’ genes: study

Doctors and dieticians will be able to design diets based on individuals’ genes within next five years, according to a new study by University of Texas (UT) researchers.

The researchers, however, said better analytical tools will require to be developed in the coming years to quickly understand the relationship between an individual’s genetics, behavior and weight-related diseases.

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Genome-Specific Diet based on Person’s Genes to help Shed Off Pounds Coming Soon

Genome-Specific Diet based on Person’s Genes to help Shed Off Pounds Coming Soon

Have you ever thought that a DNA could be a game changer for weight loss? Your answer will be obviously no, but the new report published in the Journal Obesity has shown that person’s own genetic makeup plays key role in response to weight loss and gain. Five years down the line, researchers from the University of Texas are coming up with a master genome-specific diet based on the individual patient’s genes. As per the statistical report released, about 33% of Americans are suffering with obesity, one of the gravest problems of our times.

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Quintuples finally got the Opportunity to Spend Christmas at Home

Quintuples finally got the Opportunity to Spend Christmas at Home

On the eve of festive season, everyone wants to celebrate Christmas together with their friends and family members by being at home. The below story describes how a Honolulu couple celebrated Christmas at their home with their quintuplets instead of being there in hospital. The eleven-week-old quintuples were born premature on October 10, and were to remain in hospital for three months to allow their lungs to fully develop. Out of four boys and one girl, two boys were sent home on December 13, one baby went home on Monday and the final two were released from the hospital on Thursday.

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Norovirus-related illnesses on the rise in California

Norovirus-related illnesses on the rise in California

Norovirus, the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in the United States, has already infected hundreds of people in many states across the nation, including California, the Golden State’s Department of Public Health warned.

California health officials confirmed that norovirus-related illnesses were occurring in the state but no cases were reported in Humboldt County.

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US drug spending increased 12% last year, far more than other health-care costs

US drug spending increased 12% last year, far more than other health-care costs

An online tool has been unveiled by Federal health officials on Monday with the help of which the public and policymakers can conduct financial burden exploration that is being put by scores of costly drugs on the Medicare program and the country’s seniors.

The ‘dashboard’ is quite interactive as it displays the total spending in Medicare for every listed drug, and latest trends in its price and the number of old people in America, relying on it. It would reveal which pharmaceuticals have been driving up spending on drug and the factors behind the increases, in a new way.

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Britain Facing Rise in Tuberculosis and other Victorian Era Diseases in Some Regions

Britain Facing Rise in Tuberculosis and other Victorian Era Diseases in Some Regions

Britain is facing increasing number of Tuberculosis, Cholera, whooping cough, measles and scurvy cases in certain areas, according to a report issued by the National Health Service. The number of people treated for scarlet fever in the past five years has jumped by 136 percent.

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New law to improve dental health of kids below 12 comes into effect December 31

New law to improve dental health of kids below 12 comes into effect December 31

House Bill 500, a new dental health plan sponsored by State Sen. Bill Haine (D-Alton) in Illinois, aims to provide shinier smiles this holiday season among children falling in vulnerable sections of the society. Signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner this week and coming into effect December 31, the law envisages lifting curbs on dental hygienists conducting routine dental procedures.

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Study Links Weight Loss Surgery to Fracture Risk

Study Links Weight Loss Surgery to Fracture Risk

Here’s news for all those who are planning to opt for weight loss surgery, a recently conducted study from Taiwan suggests that weight loss surgery can actually make your bones very fragile, which increases the risk of fractures.

Study’s senior author Dr. Kuo-Chin Huang of the College of Medicine at National Taiwan University in Taipei said in a statement that a person undergoing weight loss procedure loses several essential nutrients.

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Father’s desperate step of taking staff member hostage to save brain-dead son’s life freed

Father’s desperate step of taking staff member hostage to save brain-dead son’s life freed

Though step taken by this father could be considered extreme, it has saved his son’s life, ultimately a win of his trust. When George Pickering II came to know that staff at Tomball Regional Medical Center in Texas is planning to take off his brain dead son off life support, he could think of nothing else to change their minds, but loaded a gun and held hospital staff hostage. The hospital changed its decision that saved his son’s life.

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Patients at ‘high-risk’ for heart attack or stroke should take BP-lowering medications

Patients at ‘high-risk’ for heart attack or stroke should take BP-lowering medications

Do not bother about blood pressure level, if you are at a high risk for a heart attack or stroke then start taking blood pressure-lowering medications, suggests a new research paper published in The Lancet. The newest and latest call for a new treatment regimen is based on the assessment of 123 studies carried out between 1966 and 2015 in which more than 600,000 people were involved.

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