Health and Living

Dementia tied to hormone-blocking prostate cancer treatment

Alzheimer’s disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment, a large, US government-funded analysis found.

Jul 11 2019

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Worried about pesticides? Scrub them away.

It’s likely everyone ingests pesticides when eating fruit and vegetables—but how can we ensure that we take in as little as possible?

Post Report, Jul 11 2019

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Moderate drinking linked to better life

Moderate drinkers who quit may be able to achieve bigger improvements in well-being than the rest of us, a new study suggests.

Jul 11 2019

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How you can reduce the risk of getting lung cancer

Lung cancer is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. An estimated 1.76 million deaths were caused by lung cancer worldwide in 2018 alone.

Dr Rakshya Pandey, Jul 11 2019

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Varied bedtimes tied to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure

People who don’t consistently get the same amount of sleep or go to bed at the same time each night may be more likely to develop health problems like obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, a recent study suggests.

Jul 04 2019

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Performance anxiety: Singapore school kidsstruggle with stress

School children are paying a heavy price for Singapore’s success in global education rankings, with rising numbers seeking psychiatric help as they struggle to cope with the relentless pressure for academic excellence.

Jul 04 2019

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‘Man’s best friend’ is a robot dog to some with dementia

A robot dog under development in California is vying to be a best friend to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Jul 04 2019

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Eat your greens, but let them rot first

Eating fermented foods is incredibly important to the Nepali diet for many reasons, and not just as a means for preservation.

Thomas Heaton, Jul 04 2019

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Debunking maternal healthcare myths

Seti Maya Lama was 20 years old when she gave birth to her first child at her home in Thaprek, Tanahun.

SACHITRA GURUNG, Jun 27 2019

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China's increasing wealth is changing the way people die

Chronic illnesses like stroke, heart problems and lung cancer became the top causes of premature death in China over the last three decades, according to a new study showing health trends that increasingly resemble the US and other advanced nations.

Jun 27 2019

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Tobacco, vape shops sell more to minors than other retailers

US regulations require retailers to check ID for everyone under age 27 who tries to buy tobacco products, but half of tobacco and vape shops don’t do this, a 2018 study of California retailers suggests.

Jun 27 2019

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Air pollution 'may affect number of eggs ovaries can produce'

Air pollution has been linked to a drop in the activity of a woman’s ovaries. Experts say the findings suggest the female reproductive system is affected by environmental factors,

Jun 27 2019

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Too much cleanliness not bad for health, report on hygiene says

The notion that too much cleanliness can be bad for your health and that children need to be exposed to germs is a dangerous myth, according to a public health body.

Sarah Boseley, Jun 27 2019

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Clearing skin doubts through photos

More patients are bringing pictures of their skin problems to their dermatologists, which helps the doctors better observe the progression and potentially diagnose the condition, according to a new study.

Jun 20 2019

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