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    The science behind prenatal DNA testing

    By Casey Randall, Head of Human Relationship DNA Testing at AlphaBiolabs The technique of DNA profiling was developed in 1984 by British geneticist Sir Alec Jeffreys, and was first used to successfully solve a crime in 1988. DNA profiling involves analysing the lengths of variable sections of repetitive DNA, such as short tandem repeat (STR) markers. These STR markers are highly variable in length between…

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    Highest Percentage of Coronavirus out of largest 25 countries is now U.S and not Italy

    New models of COVID-19 case data indicate the U.S. has a sharp continual increase of cases overall compared to other countries with similar population density. Of the 25 countries studied, the U.S. leads each country, bringing the U.S. to the forefront of this pandemic since its first confirmed case in January. While the U.S. accounts for only 4% of the…

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    6 Reasons Why Should You Vape Kratom

    Over the years, different methods of ingesting Kratom have come up for the sake of effectiveness, fast results, and convenience. This range varies from Kratom tea, Kratom capsules, and Toss n Wash. Southeast Asians, back in the days, used to chew leaves, but in the modern age, that’s not the case. The most recent addition to ingesting Kratom is by…

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    Medicinal plants to grow in your allotment

    There are certain plants that can be grown that also offer health benefits — and this can all be achieved in your allotment. From chewing leaves of the feverfew plant to ease a migraine, to adding lemon balm to your tea to relieve anxiety — here are five medicinal plants you can start growing right away. We’ve teamed up with…

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    How to steer clear of the dreaded common cold

    It’s that time of year again where offices are full of gruffly coughs, runny noses and in general ill people.  While the transition into winter might be characterised mostly by the building festive buzz, it’s hard to get excited for those chilly mornings when you can only breathe out of one nostril and your voice has gotten gradually croakier throughout…

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    10 Drug Rehab Essentials – Your Guide to Effective Addiction Treatment and Recovery

    If you’re affected by drug addiction, it can be a very frightening and isolating experience. Statistically, however, substance use disorders affect many millions of people worldwide – including addiction to opioids, cannabis, cocaine and amphetamines, as well as the most prevalent addiction to alcohol. According to the World Health Organisation, an estimated 27 million people suffered from opioid use disorders…

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    Why is calcium so important to our health?

    Its function in the body is important for maintaining bone density and directly affecting our overall body. Calcium is one important among all the minerals for the health of humans and the controlling element of bones and teeth. Its function in the body is essential for maintaining good bone density and directly affecting our general well-being, as it affects blood…

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    Testosterone Replacement Therapy – NHS vs Private, Which is Best?

    The National Health Service (NHS) was founded by Aneurin Bevan in 1946 with the aim of “providing care based on need and free at the point of delivery”.  It was a piece of socialism that had altruistic intention, however over the years our helping fund the modern NHS through our National Insurance contributions has given us a sense of entitlement.…

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  • Photo of Coronavirus Live Updates: Alarm Grows as Death Toll Rises

    Coronavirus Live Updates: Alarm Grows as Death Toll Rises

    In Hubei province of China, the Wuhan City, WHO was alerted with numerous cases of Pneumonia, on 31 December 2019. However, the virus did not match any other known virus in medical terms. The concern for the new infection rose when people it was difficult to detect what is this disease, how it is affecting people, and how we are…

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  • Photo of 2020 Trends for the Transformation in Healthcare Technology

    2020 Trends for the Transformation in Healthcare Technology

    Transformation in healthcare technology is noteworthy for a considerable amount of time. IT is playing an essential role in the digital world of today. The Healthcare IT market is most likely to reach 390.7 billion US dollars by 2024. While the industry is evolving on a daily basis, we can see how the latest techs are enhancing treatments for infectious…

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