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  Life   Health  07 Oct 2017

Life, Health, 07 Oct 2017

Antibiotics for dental procedures may up superbug infection

Wiping out the protective bacteria can allow the growth of Clostridium difficile (C diff) bacteria, leading to deadly diarrhoea.

07 Oct 2017 6:26 PM

Anxiety, depression greatest in younger kids with facial birth defects

All parents can be supportive, whether or not their children have facial anomalies.

07 Oct 2017 6:11 PM

Low body esteem sees girls missing out on life

55% of girls avoid spending time with friends and family, participating in outside activities if they aren’t happy with the way they look.

07 Oct 2017 5:48 PM

Drinking more water may cut risk of UTIs in women: Study

Drinking more fluids increases the rate of flushing of bacteria from the bladder.

07 Oct 2017 5:29 PM

Potassium in bananas and avocados could prevent heart attacks and strokes: Study

Previous research showed that stiff and hard arteries increase a person's risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

07 Oct 2017 4:08 PM


Weight loss surgery linked to lower risk of cancer

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled during the past generation.

07 Oct 2017 3:27 PM

New smart bandage for better, faster healing

A single bandage could accommodate multiple medications tailored to a specific type of wound.

07 Oct 2017 3:07 PM

Study finds youngsters more interested in threesomes, but most rarely do the deed

Study finds while youngsters may be more open to experimenting with sexuality, there are few who actually do it for fear of ostracisation.

07 Oct 2017 1:16 PM

Find out why oral sex may actually be good for you

According to experts, vagina is full of good bacteria, called lactobacillus, which helps women fight off bad bacteria.

07 Oct 2017 12:42 PM

Nearly 80 percent schizophrenia risk may be traced back to genes, says study

The study, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, indicates that genetics has a substantial influence on risk for schizophrenia.

07 Oct 2017 9:28 AM


Here’s how children’s brains are affected by porn

Expert shares views on devastating effects of violent pornographic web clips on young brains.

07 Oct 2017 9:02 AM

Find out how healthy eating may not always be good

Term orthorexia nervosa was coined in 1990s by the then alternative medicine practitioner Steven Bratman, a San Francisco-based physician.

07 Oct 2017 8:45 AM