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  Life   Health  18 Nov 2016

Life, Health, 18 Nov 2016

Women avoid contraceptives to not gain weight

Women who are overweight or obese, are less likely to use birth control pill and other hormonal contraceptive methods.

18 Nov 2016 4:55 PM

Menopausal hormone therapy may fortify bones: study

It is the first study to show that the bone health benefits persist for at least two years after women stops the treatment.

18 Nov 2016 4:18 PM

Becoming a mother after 35 makes you mentally sharper

The study provides strong evidence that there is a positive association between later age at last pregnancy and late-life cognition.

18 Nov 2016 2:44 PM

Now 'liquid biopsy' test quickly cures skin cancer

Diagnosis of melanoma often requires a complex and invasive surgical biopsy that can take weeks before answers are available.

18 Nov 2016 1:29 PM

ATM machines may be loaded with harmful bacteria

The keypad may be loaded with bacterias from spoiled food to parasites that may also cause sexually transmitted disease (STDs).

18 Nov 2016 1:21 PM


Most city dwellers without sanitation in India

The daily waste produced on the streets of India's towns and cities was enough to fill eight Olympic-sized swimming pools.

18 Nov 2016 9:36 AM

Pessimism can actually prove fatal: study

People with high levels of pessimism seemed to have a higher risk of CHD-induced mortality.

18 Nov 2016 9:18 AM

Weed can help people overcome drug addiction

Research suggests that people may be using cannabis as an exit drug to reduce use of substances that are potentially more harmful.

18 Nov 2016 9:01 AM

Walking improves sleep for lung cancer patients

Any interventions that can improve symptoms and quality of life are valuable.

18 Nov 2016 8:46 AM

Eat cheese to live longer: Study

Out of 800 Italian human test subjects, those who ingested more spermidine were found to have a 40 per cent lower risk of heart failure.

18 Nov 2016 12:16 AM