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Abbott Nutrition recalls meal replacements including Ensure Plus for possible bacterial contamination

Abbott Nutrition recalls meal replacements including Ensure Plus for possible bacterial contamination

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Abbott Nutrition is recalling a number of canned nutritional beverages due to possible bacterial contamination. The Chicago-based company is recalling products under its Ensure Plus, Jevity and TwoCal brands, among others. Full details are available on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's website, which says there has been one reported illness associated with the products. The CFIA…
Abbott Nutrition recalls meal replacements including Ensure Plus for possible bacterial contamination
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Vitamin D supplements don’t maintain or improve bone health: Analysis
Vitamin D supplements don’t maintain or improve bone health: Analysis
Vitamin D supplements don’t maintain or improve bone health: Analysis

Vitamin D supplements don't maintain or improve bone health: Analysis

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A new large-scale analysis has found that despite popular belief, vitamin D supplements do not prevent fractures or falls, or improve bone mineral density in adults. Led by the University of Auckland, New Zealand, the study is the largest meta-analysis so far to investigate the long-held association between vitamin D supplementation and bone health, looking…
New gene variants associated with chronic back pain

New gene variants associated with chronic back pain

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Chronic back pain is the number one cause of years lived with disability worldwide. In a new study, Pradeep Suri of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Seattle, Washington, and colleagues in the United States and Europe, in association with Dr Frances Williams from King's College London's Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, identified…
2 in 3 people with type 2 diabetes have cardiovascular disease risk factors

2 in 3 people with type 2 diabetes have cardiovascular disease risk factors

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The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in partnership with Novo Nordisk has announced the results from the ‘Taking Diabetes to Heart’ survey recently. The global survey investigated cardiovascular disease (CVD) awareness among 12,695 people with type 2 diabetes and revealed that 2 in 3 had CVD risk factors such as high blood pressure, uncontrolled blood glucose…
Apollo Hospitals Dhaka celebrates World Heart Day

Apollo Hospitals Dhaka celebrates World Heart Day

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The Paediatric Cardiology Department of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka is celebrating the ‘World Heart Day 2018’ by offering treatment for underprivileged children with congenital heart diseases like Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). The treatment is being done using state of the art modern technology without any surgical procedure.