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More pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment

All pregnant women who go into labour too soon should be given antibiotics to protect their baby from a potentially deadly infection called Group B Strep (GBS), say new guidelines.

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‘Pen’ identifies cancer in 10 seconds

A handheld device can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds, according to scientists at the University of Texas. They say it could make surgery to remove a tumour quicker, safer

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A low-carb diet may be key to long life: Study

Consuming a ketogenic diet — which is high fat, low protein, and low carbohydrates — may not only help in weight loss, but also increase longevity and improve physical strength,

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Should I skip dinner to lose weight? Experts answer

Take care of your body, it’s the only place where you live — a quote by famous motivational speaker Jim Rohn stands apt for the generation today. For most of

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25 minutes of yoga may boost brain function, energy levels

Practising Hatha yoga — a combination of asanas, pranayam and meditation — along with mindfulness meditation daily for just 25 minutes can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according

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Eating hot dogs, bacon may up colorectal cancer risk

Love to gorge on hot dogs, bacon, ham, sausages and salami? Beware, you may be at an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer — the third most commonly diagnosed cancer

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Facebook takes on online suicide challenges

At a time when reports of suicides linked to the Blue Whale challenge internet game are sending shock waves through the country, Facebook on Friday said it is working with suicide prevention partners to

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Constant need to pee? The reasons why you might be suffering from bladder problems – and how to fix them

A constant need to pee is very common – but it’s still a largely taboo subject. At least ten million Brits suffer and half are too embarrassed to see a

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Man ‘fed up’ with girlfriend’s fitness regime draws on his own abs to compete

Health and fitness influencer Wellness Ted loves turkey dinosaurs. “They are incredible,” he tells Mirror Online . “Golden brown. The perfect ratio of protein and carbs to refuel your body after a

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Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months

The number of suspected cases of cholera resulting from an epidemic in war-torn Yemen has reached 500,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. At least 1,975 people have died since

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