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M.Sc, M.Phil (Food Service Management & Dietetics)

Shirley Johanna

Shirley is passionate about teaching and writing. She conducts nutrition education program for children in an NGO. Her hobbies are cooking, gardening and photography.

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Healthy Diet and Normal Weight can Lower Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Healthy Diet and Normal Weight can Lower Risk of Gestational Diabetes

In South Asian women, pre-pregnancy weight and a low-quality diet increased the risk of gestational diabetes by 37 percent

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World’s First Plant-Based Zika Vaccine

World’s First Plant-Based Zika Vaccine

The new plant-based vaccine offers improved safety and potentially lowers the production costs more than any other current alternative vaccines.

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New Way to Reverse Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s Patients

New Way to Reverse Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s Patients

A genetic blockade in the brains of the Alzheimer’s patients causes memory loss. Memory can be reversed by interfering with a HDAC2 enzyme that forms the blockade.

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Cardiovascular Risk Factors During Midlife Increase Risk of Dementia

Cardiovascular Risk Factors During Midlife Increase Risk of Dementia

Midlife vascular health is important to prevent the risk of dementia. Cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, and smoking can increase the risk.

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Arthritis Drug can Treat Rare Type of Blood Cancer

Arthritis Drug can Treat Rare Type of Blood Cancer

Polycythemia Vera is a rare type of blood disorder which has high blood cell count. Arthritis drug, methotrexate can effectively treat this disorder.

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