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FTSE 100 flat as WPP sinks
Britain's blue chip index was little changed on Wednesday as a sharp fall for advertiser WPP was offset by gain in miners, which extended a strong run, and a buoyant health sector. The FTSE 100 was up 0.1 percent at 7,386.43 points by 0852 GMT, building on Tuesday's gains. Shares in WPP sank more than 11 percent, headed for their worst day in 19 years after the group cut its outlook for the full year as consumer goods clients trimmed spending.
Microbirthing: Experts warn against C-section technique that could harm newborns
Experts warn against microbirthing, a birth technique which could harm newborns. The technique was designed to protect babies from asthma and allergies, The Daily Mail reported. It revealed that babies born by caesarean section did not receive the protective bacteria from the birth canal to help their immune systems. In fact, doctors warn babies can contract sepsis and deadly infections. Doctors also suggest placing the baby on the mother's skin and breastfeeding to boost the newborn's immune systems.
Supermarkets may help you consume lesser calories without
Supermarkets could now help their customers to establish a little healthy lifestyle, by tweaking the calorie content in their product recipes. Product reformulation lets the supermarket to make small changes to the recipes of their own-brand food products, without notifying the consumers explicitly. Keeping a few secrets will be fair if it helps the consumers to embrace a healthy lifestyle. The researchers analyzed data after a silent reformulation of eight products, conducted by a Danish retail chain between March 2013 and 2014.
Top 5 Expert-Recommended Ayurvedic Tips To Take Care Of Your Body This Monsoon
It works on the universal principle that our bodies are made up of unique blends of doshas - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. For the monsoon season, almost all the doshas go out of balance with Pitta being the highest. The type of Ayurvedic lifestyle to be followed during the monsoon season is Varsha Ritucharya. It recommends making changes to the diet and way of living to maintain a healthy body and keep diseases at bay.
Vitamin B linked to increased lung cancer risk
Although vitamin B supplements claim to increase energy and improve metabolism, a new study finds a relationship between high doses of certain B vitamins and an increased risk of lung cancer in male smokers. B vitamins - B-6, B-9 (folate), and B-12 - are commonly thought to reduce cancer risk, among other benefits. Over recent years, a number of studies have looked for links between lung cancer and B vitamins.
Tinnitus could be worsened by antidepressant use
People with tinnitus may experience a worsening of the condition if they are being treated with selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a common class of antidepressants. Tinnitus is the intermittent or constant sensation of hearing sounds when no such sounds are present. According to the American Tinnitus Association, more than 45 million people in the United States are affected by tinnitus. Previous studies have suggested that people with tinnitus are at increased risk of depression, compared with people without the condition.
Detox Your Blood With These Amazing Superfoods
Blood detoxification is a very important biological process for enhancing the quality of your blood. When you detox your blood, you reduce the workload on your kidneys and there are numerous other benefits too. When your blood is pure, your entire body begins to function better and you reduce the risk of damaging your organs. In this article we have listed some of the best foods that help detox the blood. Read further to know which are the best blood detox foods.
Changing childcare settings can affect sleep
Consistent childcare arrangements - even complicated ones - didn't seem to affect young children's nighttime sleep. The questions covered childcare experiences such as time spent in childcare centers, time with relatives and time with non-relatives, as well as use of multiple childcare settings. Among children who attended childcare in both infancy and toddlerhood, sleep did not appear to be affected by childcare arrangements - as long as the same childcare configuration was maintained.
Raccoon eyes: Causes and treatments
Raccoon eyes may be used to describe large dark rings around the eyes. Medically known as periorbital ecchymosis, this condition describes bruising and discoloration around a person's eyes that resemble the dark circles around a raccoon's eyes. Raccoon eyes are usually a sign of a serious condition that should be diagnosed and treated immediately. Raccoon eyes are also likely to show up if the thin bones surrounding the eyes break.
BenevolentAI poaches drug discovery executive from GlaxoSmithKline
BenevolentAI has hired Ian Churcher, DPhil., from GlaxoSmithKline. The appointment of Churcher as VP of drug discovery furthers the secretive AI-enabled startup's track record of poaching executives from Big Pharma. Churcher joins BenevolentAI after heading up a GSK Discovery Performance Unit that researched fields including protein degradation. D, DSc., to leave GSK for BenevolentAI, where she has been joined by emigres from Pfizer and other Big Pharmas.
How exactly does yoga benefit mind-body health
From increased strength to flexibility to heart health, benefits of yoga and meditation are countless. We still have much to learn about how exactly these practices affect mind-body health. A new research article investigates the effects of yoga and meditation on brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), the activity on the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) effects and inflammatory markers.
Contact sports may alter brains of young, healthy athletes
Playing contact sports such as soccer, basketball and field hockey may lead to greater effects on the brain of athletes, researchers say. Researchers at St Michael's Hospital performed pre-season brain scans of athletes and found that the athletes in collision and contact sports had differences in brain structure, function and chemical markers typically associated with brain injury, compared to athletes in non-contact sports.
Eight in 1,000 kids are born with foetal alcohol syndrome globally
According to researchers, nearly eight out of every 1,000 children around the globe are born Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). FASD increases the risk of developing physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities. The study estimated that one out of 13 women, who consumed alcohol at any point or frequently during pregnancy, gave birth to a child with FASD.
Fill the gap to keep your teeth healthy for life
Every year brings more advancement to the field, and 2017 will be no exception. This product category has seen tremendous advancements in the past six years and will continue to do so. To opt for a Dental implant procedure, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant, you may require a bone graft.
Check out for genetic testing in cardiovascular diseases
The last decade has seen an explosion in cardiovascular diseases, with 60 percent of premature death attributable to cardiac causes. The gap in our understanding of this differential response might be answered by the genetic makeup of individuals. A test for genetic defects in Factor V Leiden, Protein C, and MTHFR gene have proven to produce remarkable impact on preventing recurrence. Genetic testing has also proven its confirmatory role in Marfans Syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia.
Essential Vitamins For Women's Health
If you are a woman, it is important to know the role of those vitamins and the foods that supply those vitamins. A balanced diet can help you stay healthy and fit. We call a diet as balanced when it supplies you all the necessary nutrients in the right proportions. If your diet fails to offer certain essential nutrients, deficiency diseases could occur. Now, let us discuss about certain essential vitamins for women's health.
Steroids ineffective for chest pains in non-asthmatic patients
According to a new research, Oral steroids should not be used for treating acute lower respiratory tract infection or chest pains in adults who don't have asthma or other chronic lung disease, as they do not reduce the duration or severity of symptoms. In the study, 398 non-asthmatic adults with acute chest infections but no evidence of pneumonia and not requiring immediate antibiotic treatment were randomly split into two groups.
Here's why one should have good friends in school
Making friends is critical for children to enjoy school and learning. Not just this, a new study suggests that the types of peer relationships youth make in high school matter for mental health through young adulthood. High-quality friendships were defined as close friendships with a degree of attachment and support, and those that allow for intimate exchanges. Friendship quality was determined from reports by participants' best friends at age 15.
Statins may help combat typhoid, malaria
This is just the first step, said Dennis C Ko, Assistant Professor at the Duke University in the US. This mutation was found to raise cholesterol levels which binds Salmonella Typhi, the culprit behind the potentially deadly infection, to a person's cells, thus increasing the risk of typhoid fever. According to World Health Organisation estimates, nearly 21 million cases and 222,000 typhoid-related deaths occur annually worldwide.
Things That Happen To Your Body When You Eat Less Sugar
You must be aware of the fact that excessive sugar consumption can affect your health big time! Health experts consider sugar to be more dangerous than fat, but we pay very less attention to this silent killer. Exactly what happens when eat less sugar depends on the size of your sugar consumption habit. There are many good things that will start happening to your body when you eliminate sugar from your diet.

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