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  Life   Health  06 Jun 2018

Life, Health, 06 Jun 2018

Smokers have lesser odds of surviving prostate cancer

Former smoking was associated with higher risk of relapse, but not with spread or cancer-specific death.

06 Jun 2018 8:22 PM

Proper sleep schedule could reduce risks for dementia

Participants with short sleep duration, who had high physical activity did not have a greater risk of dementia and death.

06 Jun 2018 6:14 PM

Alert doctor spots cancer in TV contestant, tracks her down through Facebook

He posted footage from the show on Facebook showing how Nicole had a thyroid mass.

06 Jun 2018 6:09 PM

Outdoor jobs carry different risks for skin cancer: Study

Significant differences were seen between the outdoor professions with mountain guides at the highest risk.

06 Jun 2018 5:20 PM

Colder months are deadlier for heart patients

The study was presented at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference 2018 in Manchester. 

06 Jun 2018 4:26 PM


Know your sugar substitutes: Aspartame, sucralose, saccharin and stevia

The harmful health effects of sugar has led scientists around the globe to scout for sugar substitutes.

06 Jun 2018 3:10 PM

Here's why parents shouldn't expose kids to cigarette smoke

Preventing exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy and postnatally may reduce the risk of hearing problems in children.

06 Jun 2018 2:42 PM

Coffee can knock off 'I' and replace it with 'WE'

Coffee didn't seem to make group discussions too uncomfortable and disagreeable.

06 Jun 2018 2:27 PM

Does liquor impact development of Alzheimer's disease?

The cell-based study suggests that alcohol may impede the clearance of amyloid beta in the brain.

06 Jun 2018 1:27 PM

Work stress may lead to irregular heart rate: Study

Work stress has previously been linked with coronary heart disease.

06 Jun 2018 12:20 PM


Pet dogs could cause the next big flu outbreak in humans

Deadly new strains of virus can jump from pets to owners, researchers warn a new vaccine may be needed to fight it.

06 Jun 2018 11:44 AM

Here’s what scientists know today about Zika and its effect on foetuses

Zika began spreading in Brazil in April 2015 and the country saw more than 260,000 probable cases in 2016, according to Health Ministry.

06 Jun 2018 10:25 AM

Abortion not tied to increased risk of depression, says study

Women who had abortion were 54 per cent more likely to take antidepressants in year after procedure than women who didn’t have abortions.

06 Jun 2018 8:20 AM

Here’s the reason behind your boss’ erratic behaviour

The scientists took prior workplace studies, which focused primarily on the impact abusive bosses have on their employees.

06 Jun 2018 8:02 AM