Health & Style

'Alarming' superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns

Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday.

Reuters, Feb 22 2017

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Hard to detect, China bird flu virus may be more widespread

Bird flu infection rates on Chinese poultry farms may be far higher than previously thought, because the strain of the deadly virus that has killed more than 100 people this winter is hard to detect in chickens and geese, animal health experts say.

Reuters, Feb 17 2017

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Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'

Vitamin D supplements could spare more than three million people from colds or flu in the UK each year, researchers claim.

BBC, Feb 16 2017

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‘Why munching sounds can make me angry’

Why some people become enraged by sounds such as eating or breathing has been explained by brain scan studies.

James Gallagher, Feb 16 2017

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Eight countries sign up to counter Trump's global anti-abortion move

Eight countries have joined an initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls caused by President Donald Trump's ban on U.S.-funded groups around the world providing information on abortion, Sweden's deputy prime minister said.

Reuters, Feb 09 2017

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Treating complex phobias

Showing arachnopohobes images of spiders so briefly they remain unaware of them could help them overcome their fear, US researchers suggest.

BBC, Feb 09 2017

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Getting specific about dizziness

Dizziness is not a disease but rather a symptom that can result from a huge variety of underlying disorders or, in some cases, no disorder at all.

JANE E BRODY, Feb 09 2017

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Study of cancer-causing toxins finds e-cigs much safer than smoking

Consuming e-cigarettes is far safer and less toxic than smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes, according to the findings of a study analysing levels of dangerous and cancer-causing substances in the body.

Reuters, Feb 07 2017

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Maternal Vitamin A deficiency may up Alzheimer's risk in babies

Babies whose mothers do not take adequate Vitamin A nutrients during their pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, even from the womb or just after birth, researchers have warned.

IANS, Jan 28 2017

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Sleep deprivation leads to weakened immunity: Study

People who are deprived of sleep regularly are likely to have a weak immune system, a study has found.

IANS, Jan 28 2017

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Facebook gives social support, Twitter knowledge: Study

More and more people are joining Facebook to get social support and a subsequent overall sense of well-being while micro-blogging site Twitter is helping its users gain knowledge in the age of information, says a study.

IANS, Jan 28 2017

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