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  Life   Health  29 Aug 2018

Life, Health, 29 Aug 2018

Writing 'thank you' notes may boost your well-being, says study

Study found letter writers overestimated how awkward recipients would feel about gesture, underestimated how positive recipients would feel.

29 Aug 2018 8:03 PM

Bacteria from poultry capable of causing serious urinary tract infections

Previous studies suggested that retail meat was not a source, but new research suggests that these earlier studies may be narrowly focused.

29 Aug 2018 6:41 PM

Three chocolate bars every month may cut heart failure risk

Scientists found those eating up to three bars monthly had a 13 per cent lower risk of heart failure compared to those who ate none.

29 Aug 2018 6:10 PM

Girl fighting for life with kidney failure after catching deadly E.coli at family holiday

Harper developed Harper developed haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) - a rare kidney condition that as a result of the bacteria.

29 Aug 2018 4:58 PM

Obesity hinders post-workout muscle building

Further differences between the normal-weight and obese adults appeared after the exercise and ingestion of protein-dense food.

29 Aug 2018 4:54 PM


Rare condition makes teenager vomit 30 times a day and may kill her in 6 months

She is malnourished and at risk of organ failure as delivering nutrition directly to the liver bypassing the digestive system may be needed.

29 Aug 2018 1:20 PM

Researchers develop potential drugs to help you quit smoking

They hope that the substances could help people reduce their consumption of tobacco, if not quit altogether.

29 Aug 2018 11:23 AM

Want to live longer? Take a vacation

New study suggests that stress reduction is an essential part of programmes aimed at reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

29 Aug 2018 10:57 AM

Model to predict life-threatening respiratory diseases in burn patients

ARDS is a form of respiratory failure caused by inflammation and the inability to exchange oxygen appropriately.

29 Aug 2018 9:23 AM

New brain network linked to pain in Parkinson's disease

Researchers have found evidence that the subthalamic nucleus is functionally linked to a pain-processing network.

29 Aug 2018 9:12 AM


New insights into ways to use cell metabolism to treat cancer

Here is what a new study has found.

29 Aug 2018 9:02 AM

New way to attack herpesviruses found

Human cytomegalovirus is a leading cause of birth defects and transplant failures.

29 Aug 2018 8:51 AM

Fair weather friends!

Have you ever envied someone fairer? To get that light skin tone, this glow jab might just be the answer.

29 Aug 2018 12:34 AM