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Excess Weight at Age 20 Triples the Risk of Stomach Cancer

Physical fitness and health awareness are growing rapidly everywhere in the world. People are relatively more conscious about their body and health. According to World Health Organization, still most of the world’s population lives in countries where overweight and obesity kill more people than underweight. 39 percent of population, aged 18 or more were over weight as per a survey by WHO in 2014. Obesity is the root cause of most of the diseases due to its adverse effects on our respiratory system, metabolism, circulatory system, etc. Keeping a regular…

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Cheap breath test may detect stomach, oesophageal cancers

Scientists have developed a cheap and non-invasive test that can measure the levels of five chemicals in the breath to detect cancers of the oesophagus and stomach with 85 per cent accuracy. Together, stomach and oesophageal cancer account for around 1.4 million new cancer diagnoses each year worldwide. Both tend to be diagnosed late, because the symptoms are ambiguous, meaning the five-year survival rate for these two types of cancer is only 15 per cent. Currently, the only way to diagnose oesophageal cancer or stomach cancer is with endoscopy —…

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Stomach Ache? What to Eat to Feel Better

Soothe your tummy Upset stomach? Whether it’s nausea, vomiting, or just a general icky feeling due to a stomach bug or something you ate, you want to feel better—now. Sadly, your doctor may say that the best treatment is to just wait until the germ or symptoms run their course. However, choosing the right food may make that waiting period a bit easier. Here’s a guide to what the experts generally recommend to soothe tummy trouble. Bananas Bananas are the first item in the “brat” diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and…

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Stomach Ache? What to Eat to Feel Better

Soothe your tummy Upset stomach? Whether it’s nausea, vomiting, or just a general icky feeling due to a stomach bug or something you ate, you want to feel better—now. Sadly, your doctor may say that the best treatment is to just wait until the germ or symptoms run their course. However, choosing the right food may make that waiting period a bit easier. Here’s a guide to what the experts generally recommend to soothe tummy trouble. Bananas Bananas are the first item in the “brat” diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and…

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Do potatoes reduce stomach cancer risk?

“Eating lots of potatoes will reduce your risk of getting stomach cancer,” according to enthusiastic media reports that seized on the UK’s love affair with the spud. The mouth-watering headline followed the publication of a large Chinese review into the link between diet and stomach cancer, which involved 76 studies and 6.3 million people across several countries. However, the news reports were perhaps a little hasty in their conclusions – the study didn’t find any specific link between eating potatoes and a lower risk of stomach cancer. Stomach cancer is one of…

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Depression May Up Risk of Arthritis, Stomach Problems: Study

Arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression, while anxiety disorders tend to be followed by skin diseases, a new study has warned. Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel in Switzerland and Ruhr University Bochum in Germany have identified temporal patterns in young people. Physical diseases and mental disorders affect a person’s quality of life and present a huge challenge for the healthcare system. If physical and mental disorders systematically co-occur from…

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