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  Life   Health  11 May 2018

Life, Health, 11 May 2018

Study finds little bang for the buck in Zika blood testing

Fearing Zika might also spread through transfusions, the US Food and Drug Administration called on all blood banks to screen for it.

11 May 2018 8:39 PM

Prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behaviour: Study

Nearly 30 per cent of women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy also report using marijuana

11 May 2018 7:38 PM

NHS reports surge in ‘virginity repair’ operations

Here's what hospital figures show.

11 May 2018 5:14 PM

Obesity may put lupus patients at risk

Lifestyle interventions to improve body composition may reduce the severity of symptoms experienced by persons with lupus.

11 May 2018 5:02 PM

Just living close to livestock might lower allergy risk

Go play outside, get a pet or expose yourself to new environments.

11 May 2018 3:43 PM


Animals can mentally replay past events: study

Researchers spent nearly a year working with 13 rats to assess animals’ ability to replay past events from memory.

11 May 2018 2:55 PM

Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend marijuana anyway

There’s evidence marijuana can treat chronic pain in adults and medications similar to marijuana can ease nausea from chemotherapy.

11 May 2018 2:09 PM

Poor sleep quality explains some racial differences in drowsy driving

Sleepiness is thought to be a factor in anywhere from 2 percent to 20 percent of all crashes resulting in fatalities or hospitalization.

11 May 2018 1:35 PM

Alcohol, tobacco are biggest threat to human welfare

In contrast, researchers say use of illicit drugs was far less common.

11 May 2018 1:32 PM

This test could predict cognitive issues post heart surgery

New study indicates that the easy and inexpensive 6-minute walk is a valuable assessment for identifying patients at a high risk for POCD.

11 May 2018 1:16 PM


Many cannabis dispensaries recommend pot to pregnant women

Medical marijuana dispensaries were even more likely than other cannabis retailers to recommend the drug to pregnant women.

11 May 2018 12:54 PM

Breathe in, breathe out for a sharper mind

Breathing directly affects the levels of a natural chemical messenger in the brain called noradrenaline.

11 May 2018 12:27 PM

Toxic water fears in Pakistan region infamous for deformities

According to Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, factories in and around city dump untreated waste in open pits or water in streams.

11 May 2018 11:45 AM

Mass vaccinations can't prevent Ebola outbreaks

Ebola virus outbreak control depends on surveillance and the isolation of cases, according to the study.

11 May 2018 8:26 AM

Even young men who smoke have increased stroke risk

Smoking causes inflammation in blood vessels that increases the risk of blood clots forming, which in turn increases the risk of stroke.

11 May 2018 8:04 AM