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Surprising Reasons That Increase Your Chance of Acquiring Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver to cause liver disease and other critical complications. There are several lesser known reasons you are at the risk of this infection. These are discussed below. VIA 1. Being a baby boomer – Because you chances of hepatitis C infection before the virus’ identification is high. 2. Having received a blood transfusion before July 1992 – …

Study Finds That Hot Water Bath can Burn Calories Like Exercise

A small study by scientists at Loughborough University in the UK has discovered that men who took a long hot water bath for one hour burnt as many calories (some 140) as they had walked briskly for 30 minutes. VIA Though this study has its own limitations such as the involvement of only very few participants (only 14 men) and the hot water in the …

Combining Immune Therapy and Chemotherapy for the Effective Treatment of Lung Cancer

The leading cause of death worldwide is lung cancer, causing 1.7 million deaths annually. Chemotherapy, which is widely used to treat it, has its own limitations. It cannot heal, but just add a few months to the patient’s life. VIA A major study has now found that the odds of their survival could improve greatly if chemotherapy is given along with immune therapy. In immune …

A Traumatic Brain Injury Can Increase Your Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when an external force such as a blow injures the brain. This affects the functioning of your brain. TBI can be mild to severe, and its resulting effects may be various including confusion and/or loss of consciousness, difficulty thinking, disorientation, irritability, headache, memory problems, coordination problems, frustration, mood swings and attention deficits. VIA A new neurological study has found that …