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Cassava high in iron and zinc could improve diets and health in west Africa

The “hidden hunger” caused by micronutrient deficiency is a global threat to human health, with particularly severe impacts in Africa. In Nigeria, 75 percent of preschool children and 67 percent of pregnant women are anemic, and 20 percent of children below five years suffer from zinc deficiency. Iron deficiency anemia affects the immune system, stunts… Read More »

High blood pressure warning – the one sign in your voice that could cause ‘sudden death’

High blood pressure is a common condition that affects more than a quarter of all adults in the UK. The condition, which is also known as hypertension, increases the risk of some deadly complications, including heart attacks and strokes. It’s caused by not doing enough exercise, or eating an unhealthy diet, and it puts extra… Read More »

Cancer symptoms: Experiencing night sweats could be a sign of cancer – when to see a GP

More than one in three people will develop some sort of cancer during their lifetime, according to the NHS. The four most common types of the disease in the UK are breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and bowel cancer. However, there are over 200 different types of cancer overall, all with varying symptoms. You… Read More »