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  Life   Health  22 Nov 2017

Life, Health, 22 Nov 2017

Childhood cancer survivors twice as likely to suffer high BP

Study found that the prevalence of hypertension was 2.6 times higher among childhood cancer survivors than expected.

22 Nov 2017 3:40 PM

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says

Here is what new research has found.

22 Nov 2017 1:46 PM

Study shows jelly made of alcohol could help kill cancer

According to researchers implant releases ethanol to destroy tumour cells.

22 Nov 2017 1:08 PM


Cinnamon may help fight obesity: study

Scientists observed that cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil that gives cinnamon flavour, appeared to protect mice against obesity

22 Nov 2017 12:39 PM

Popping heartburn pills doesn't up dementia risk

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medicines commonly prescribed to treat acid-related digestive problems.

22 Nov 2017 12:12 PM

Antacids may help fight tuberculosis, say experts

Research finds people who used lansoprazole, as opposed to similar drugs omeprazole or pantoprazole, are a third less likely to develop TB.

22 Nov 2017 12:01 PM

'Our teeth may have evolved from scales of ancient fish'

Recent studies on species such as zebrafish showed scales and teeth developing from distinctly different clusters of cells.

22 Nov 2017 11:09 AM

How breastmilk protects babies from food allergy decoded

Newborns gained an insignificant degree of protection from mothers who were exposed to egg during pregnancy.

22 Nov 2017 11:03 AM


Brain pathway makes head and face pain very draining

Pain signals in the face travel to a different place in the brain than pain stimuli in other parts of the body, researchers say.

22 Nov 2017 10:57 AM

Autistic children, youth can actually play their way to better balance

The study showed that participants with ritualistic behaviors did not benefit as much from the video game as those without these behaviors.

22 Nov 2017 10:36 AM

Eating six meals a day can help you lose up to 3 kg in 7 days

Eating little but often makes you feel less hungry.

22 Nov 2017 10:30 AM

Study sees link between pollution and sperm size, some sceptical

The team stressed the link was merely "observational", which means they cannot definitively state that air pollution was the cause.

22 Nov 2017 10:10 AM

Vitamin D could help curb rheumatoid arthritis

The research, led by the University of Birnmingham found that while vitamin D can be effective at preventing inflammation.

22 Nov 2017 8:49 AM


Being unsocila may boost creativity, finds study

According to researchers, some people withdraw themselves due to non-fearful preferences for solitude and outcome is positive.

22 Nov 2017 7:54 AM

FDA approves first two-drug HIV regimen in US

The “one-pill, once-a-day combination” provides people living with HIV the option to reduce the number of antiretrovirals they take.

22 Nov 2017 7:40 AM