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  Life   Health  23 Nov 2018

Life, Health, 23 Nov 2018

Caffeine in tea, coffee may be risky to foetus, says study

Every additional 100 milligrams of caffeine taken daily during first trimester of pregnancy was associated with 72-gram lower birth weight.

23 Nov 2018 9:00 PM

Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies: WHO

Six cases were reported in children aged between 2 and 17 and one case was in a pregnant woman.

23 Nov 2018 8:31 PM

Hypnotherapy can be a new treatment option for IBS

The findings suggest that group hypnotherapy is as effective as individual sessions, which can help treat many more patients with IBS.

23 Nov 2018 6:47 PM

Working night shifts increases risk of developing type 2 diabetes among women

Smoking, obesity, less than 30 minutes of exercise per day and poor diet were unhealthy lifestyle choices that increase the risk.

23 Nov 2018 5:23 PM

Air pollution may up risk of intellectual disability in children, says study

Study found children with intellectual disabilities were more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution.

23 Nov 2018 4:52 PM


Sugar supplement mannose may help fight cancer: Study

Study found dosage of mannose could block enough glucose to slow tumour growth in mice, but not so much that normal tissues were affected.

23 Nov 2018 4:19 PM

Study links obesity to COPD in non-smokers

The best-known risk factor for COPD is smoking, but one-quarter of COPD patients have never smoked

23 Nov 2018 12:48 PM

Caffeine in tea, coffee may be equally risky to foetus

Researchers say the public doesn’t seem to recognise tea’s caffeine content

23 Nov 2018 9:49 AM

Unhealthy lifestyle, erratic shifts can increase diabetes risk

Here is what a new study has found.

23 Nov 2018 9:32 AM

Take care of allergies this winter season

Here are some precautionary measures that one ought to keep in mind.

23 Nov 2018 9:21 AM