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Life, Health, 01 Jun 2018

WHO diseases panel split on soft drink sugar tax to cut obesity

The panel said that its 21 members represented “rich and diverse views”, but that some views were “conflicting”.

01 Jun 2018 8:30 PM

Feel hungry a lot? Here's the reason

Here is what a new study has found.

01 Jun 2018 7:29 PM

Why glucose makes you fat

Glucose is the energy that fuels cells and the body likes to store glucose for later use.

01 Jun 2018 7:04 PM

Scientists discover a second brain in the bowel meant for synchronising intestines

The collection of millions of neurons works by pulsing electrical waves through the gut.

01 Jun 2018 6:36 PM

Higher levels of testosterone may make men less religious

Higher levels of testosterone are also connected to antisocial behaviour, aggression and cheating.

01 Jun 2018 5:05 PM


Alarming study reveals new diet trend among teen girls

Here is what a new study has found.

01 Jun 2018 4:15 PM

New study finds baking soda could help tackle cancer

Find out how it can help target cells inside a tumour.

01 Jun 2018 3:23 PM

A cuppa green tea could save your heart

The health benefits of green tea have been widely promoted in recent years.

01 Jun 2018 1:33 PM

Researchers say walking faster could help you live longer

Walking pace is associated with all-cause mortality risk.

01 Jun 2018 1:12 PM

Woman born without vagina becomes first in world to have one made out of fish skin

The 23-year-old from Brazil, Jucilene Marinho, underwent a neovaginoplasty in April last year after being born with MRKH.

01 Jun 2018 1:06 PM


Dieting may not be a good idea for teenagers: study

Intentional weight loss is not something we should necessarily encourage, especially among this population.

01 Jun 2018 12:40 PM

World Milk Day: Animal vs plant milk, which is the healthier choice?

Typically, milk is the primary source of nutrition for infant mammals before they are able to digest other types of food.

01 Jun 2018 11:00 AM

World Milk Day: Here’s everything you need to know

Observed on June 1 each year since 2001, day intends to provide opportunity to bring attention to dairy sector.

01 Jun 2018 10:27 AM

Spine surgery may not be needed to ease back pain from osteoporosis

Study finds majority of fractured spines heal spontaneously in same way as other bone fractures do and vertebroplasty doesn’t improve it.

01 Jun 2018 8:50 AM

Physically demanding jobs may shorten men's lives

Researchers found men whose jobs involve lot of physical labour are 18 pc more likely to die prematurely than workers who sit at desks.

01 Jun 2018 8:32 AM


African Swine Fever outbreak reported in South Africa

The new blow to South Africa’s pork industry comes as prices tumble after a Listeria outbreak that has killed more than 200 people.

01 Jun 2018 8:14 AM