ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

Woman on the run

2016-09-25 06:03

NGO manager disappears after care facility closes and moves patients during the night to undisclosed destination

Heavy drinking can harm the ageing brain

2016-09-23 14:51

A study found that older people who were heavy drinkers had lower scores on tests of so-called cognitive function – worse learning skills, memory and motor function.

Scientists pinpoint cause of genetic skin disorder

2016-09-23 14:28

Researchers may have identified the underlying cause of the skin condition ichthyosis – and it's similar to psoriasis.

Siblings of schizophrenics at greater risk for same disorder

2016-09-23 13:41

A large study investigated the risk of people developing similar mental disorders after they have arisen in a brother or sister.

How to make sure you achieve your goals

2016-09-23 12:13

Knowing the difference between outcome goals and behaviour goals is critical in turning your dreams into actions.

Bond between kids and parents has long-term health benefits

2016-09-23 10:00

A study found that children who are mistreated or lack warm relationships with their parents have higher rates of inflammation and disease as adults.

Organ transplants linked to higher skin cancer risk

2016-09-22 14:40

Research indicates that the risk of skin cancer increases over time with ongoing exposure to medications that suppress the immune system to prevent organ rejection.

7 dangerous medication mistakes

2016-09-22 13:40

Making these 7 mistakes when taking prescription medication can be fatal . . .

Alcoholics may lack enzyme that controls impulse to drink

2016-09-22 11:55

The finding that alcoholics may lack an enzyme that controls their desire to drink could lead to new ways to treat alcoholism in humans.

Five-year-olds at risk of suicide

2016-09-22 10:08

Although it's rare for young children to die by suicide, adults need to realise that school-age children as young as five kill themselves, according to a startling new study.

 

Nigeria administers polio vaccines at military checkpoints

2016-09-24 19:00

Health officials in eastern Nigeria say they have started to administer polio vaccines to children at military checkpoints in an attempt to stop the spread of the crippling disease.

Software speeds up analysis of breast cancer risk

2016-09-23 14:41

New software can review millions of records in a short amount of time, enabling doctors to determine breast cancer risk more efficiently.

Light therapy may restore male libido

2016-09-23 14:09

Italian men with low sex drive who were exposed to daily doses of bright light experienced higher testosterone levels and greater sexual satisfaction.

'Natural killer' cell infusion may help leukaemia patients

2016-09-23 12:23

An experimental therapy that involves infusions of 'natural killer' cells from a healthy donor may help leukaemia patients go into remission.

Open-plan kitchens may encourage overeating

2016-09-23 11:01

The results of a study suggest that people may eat more in a dining area with direct view of and access to the serving area, versus a separate dining space.

Flavourings boost toxicity of e-cigarettes

2016-09-23 09:30

Research has shown that the toxins contained in e-cigarette vapour irritate and inflame cells lining the airways, and could cause or exacerbate breathing problems in some people.

'Obesity gene' doesn't affect ability to lose weight

2016-09-22 13:49

British researchers report that a person's environment may play a bigger part in weight management than their DNA.

Early introduction of eggs and peanuts may cut kids' allergy risk

2016-09-22 12:08

Guidelines on food introduction have been relaxed in recent years and parents are no longer advised to delay introducing foods like eggs and peanuts to their children for fear of triggering allergies.

We can thank our pre-mammalian ancestors for our sexy teeth

2016-09-22 10:43

Researchers found that sabre-like canine teeth in pre-mammalian therapsids were not used for hunting, but for sexual display.

Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study

2016-09-22 09:55

A new medication may benefit patients with multiple sclerosis. However, the research was performed on mice, and human studies are needed to confirm the effects.

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