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  Life   Health  16 Jan 2018

Life, Health, 16 Jan 2018

Rising fitness trend sees Russians reduce drinking and smoking

The most recent WHO figures show Russian adults drinking an average of 12.2 litres of pure alcohol a year, a 20 percent decrease from 2012.

16 Jan 2018 6:05 PM

Dirty humans, not rats led to spread of 'Black Death' plague in Europe

While it is assumed that rats and their fleas spread plague, there is little historical and archaeological support for such a claim.

16 Jan 2018 5:38 PM

Gene linked to blood sugar, diabetes identified

This is the first time a defect in this gene has been linked with a disease.

16 Jan 2018 4:46 PM

How preterm birth may affect baby's language skills decoded

Electroencephalogram studies of the brains of preterm infants show electrical activity in the auditory cortex in response to sound.

16 Jan 2018 3:36 PM

Expert says doctors will be able to revive corpses frozen by cryogenics in 10 years

Around 2000 people are signed up with the institute to have their corpses frozen and preserved in specialised tanks after death.

16 Jan 2018 3:33 PM


This technique could help you cope with stress

Here what you can do to change your outcome.

16 Jan 2018 3:24 PM

Teens who vape more likely to start smoking

Teens who use e-cigarettes or hookahs are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year.

16 Jan 2018 3:10 PM

Magic mushrooms may treat depression without dulling emotions

Following treatment, patients reported feeling emotionally re-connected and accepting.

16 Jan 2018 2:47 PM

Bleeding eye Fever kills 4, feared to be worse than Plague

Health chiefs warn spread of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever could be ‘catastrophic’.

16 Jan 2018 12:48 PM

Energy drinks may cause dangerous side-effects in youngsters, says study

Researchers suggest that more should be done to restrict sale of energy drinks to youngsters under 16.

16 Jan 2018 12:22 PM


Salty food can increase Alzheimer's risk by cutting supply of oxygen to the brain

While this causes behavioural and mental problems in people, getting back to a normal diet can reverse the effects.

16 Jan 2018 11:55 AM

Youngster from Florida dies of rabies after touching a sick bat

Six-year-old boy dies from rabies he contracted after being scratched by an infected bat.

16 Jan 2018 11:13 AM

Suppressing a sneeze can be dangerous, doctors warn

Halting sneezing via blocking the nostrils and mouth is a dangerous manoeuvre.

16 Jan 2018 9:36 AM

Early periods, menopause linked to heart disease: study

The findings are not the first to uncover a link between reproductive factors and cardiovascular diseases.

16 Jan 2018 9:26 AM

Don't let skiing, snowboarding injuries take you downhill

Here is what researchers have found.

16 Jan 2018 9:11 AM


These exercises can help arthritis patients get in shape

These moves can help strengthen upper and lower body.

16 Jan 2018 9:01 AM

For some LIPO service

If lower belly fat has been your low, try this new technique to say farewell to that flab!.

16 Jan 2018 12:14 AM