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  Life   Health  22 Aug 2018

Life, Health, 22 Aug 2018

Consumer baby monitors may get vital signs wrong

The study shows that these consumer monitors are not ready for prime time.

22 Aug 2018 7:34 PM

Cervical cancer screening without Pap test OK for some women

The new guidelines also recognize that risks and benefits of cervical cancer screening change as women age.

22 Aug 2018 6:52 PM

Small effects from millions of genes may add up to new risk-screening tool

Putting them all together into a 'polygenic' risk profile can identify many more people with higher than average odds of getting sick.

22 Aug 2018 6:18 PM

Coconut oil is poison: Harvard professor says health fad is one of 'worst foods'

While cardiologists agree that it may be tasty and sumptuous, the velvety oil is harmful to the arteries.

22 Aug 2018 4:44 PM

Exposure to tobacco smoke can weaken adolescents' health

Parents should be counseled on how to prevent and reduce their adolescent's secondhand smoke exposure.

22 Aug 2018 3:54 PM


Consistent moderate drinking could lower heart disease risk

Here is what a new study has found.

22 Aug 2018 3:40 PM

How dehydration affects your brain

Even without dehydration, exertion and heat put a dent in test subjects' performance, but water loss made the dent about twice as deep.

22 Aug 2018 2:01 PM

Nerve stimulation could benefit depressed patients

Researchers have found it helps improve alertness and reduces anxiety.

22 Aug 2018 1:36 PM

Here's how smoking harms your unborn baby

Pregnant women should keep the following in mind before lighting a cigarette.

22 Aug 2018 1:20 PM

Major breakthrough: Scientists develop drug that prevents weight

If the pill does become effective, it will help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and even dementia.

22 Aug 2018 11:33 AM


Breakthrough for ovarian cancer patients: Half of women in trial respond to new drug

Research, lead by team at Institute of Cancer Research in London and Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, said the findings show 'promise'.

22 Aug 2018 10:25 AM