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  Life   Health  16 Aug 2018

Life, Health, 16 Aug 2018

Children born to women exposed to DDT at higher risk of autism

For the overall sample of autism cases, the odds were nearly one-third higher among offspring exposed to elevated maternal DDE levels.

16 Aug 2018 8:55 PM

Social media addiction can harm your bones, joints

Prolonged use of smartphones can increase neck and upper back pain as well.

16 Aug 2018 6:44 PM

New HIV drug cuts viral load, boosts immunity: Study

Ibalizumab is a drug that targets the primary receptor for HIV entry into immune cells known as CD4 T cells.

16 Aug 2018 6:37 PM

Survey shows how most Botox patients just want to look better at work

The lead author if the research urged clinicians to see emotional or psychological factors as red flags.

16 Aug 2018 6:11 PM

21-year-old gets historic face transplant after attempting suicide by shooting herself

Techniques and technologies such as surgical rehearsal, 3D printing and virtual reality were used as part of the pre-operative planning.

16 Aug 2018 3:23 PM


HIV patients may soon be offered a once-a-month injection to keep AIDS at bay

Results from landmark trial show that monthly injection is as effective as daily cocktail of ART medication parents have to currently take.

16 Aug 2018 2:00 PM

Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain: Study

Researchers explain how your health improves, even if you gain weight.

16 Aug 2018 12:26 PM

Ebola death toll 41, outbreak ‘hard to control’ because cases are in conflict zone

Virologists have already warned the situation is ‘hard to control’ because the cases are in a conflict zone, roamed by armed militias.

16 Aug 2018 12:06 PM

Math helps understand how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases

The new model could allow scientists to better prevent undesirable outcomes.

16 Aug 2018 11:27 AM

Bad marriage can affect your gut

Leaky guts can unleash bacteria into the blood and can drive up disease-causing inflammation.

16 Aug 2018 9:15 AM


New HIV therapy can boost immunity

The drug is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective treatment options.

16 Aug 2018 8:59 AM