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  Life   Health  07 Nov 2017

Life, Health, 07 Nov 2017

Brain development in foetus hampered by exposure to common pollutants

Perchlorate is a common environmental pollutant found in water, milk, some foods and everyday chemicals, including fertilisers and air bags.

07 Nov 2017 8:35 PM

Smoking, drinking associated with dental filling failure

The study's results suggest that personal factors for each patient appear to influence their chance of filling failure.

07 Nov 2017 6:08 PM

When art comes to the rescue of depressed patients

Painting pictures based on themes and discussing the pictures with the therapist promotes self-reflection.

07 Nov 2017 5:52 PM

High protein diet may help prevent obesity: study

Diets high in protein are known to encourage weight loss but adhering to them can be difficult.

07 Nov 2017 3:52 PM

Even dads experience post natal depression: study

Depression may lead to neglect of the child or inappropriately forceful behaviours.

07 Nov 2017 3:40 PM


Researchers find blood thinning drugs could reduce risk of cancer

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07 Nov 2017 3:37 PM

Sleep-deprivation similar to being drunk: study

This phenomenon suggests that regions of patients' brains were dozing, causing mental lapses, while the rest of the brain was awake.

07 Nov 2017 3:31 PM

Woman claims she doesn't know how needles coming out of her legs ended up there

She claims that first pimples appear on her legs and get bigger with time until they burst to push out sharp objects.

07 Nov 2017 2:47 PM

Poor social skills may harm physical, mental health: Study

Social skills refer to the communication skills that allow people to interact effectively and appropriately with others.

07 Nov 2017 2:11 PM

Brisk walking associated with 60-70% lower risk of death in women: Study

This study supports current guidelines for physical activity.

07 Nov 2017 11:49 AM


India tops list with highest number of pregnant women having deadly Strep bacteria globally

Top 5 countries with pregnant women having Group B Streptococcus (GBS) worldwide are: India, China, Nigeria, US and Indonesia.

07 Nov 2017 8:35 AM

Eating more fibre tied to lower mortality with colon cancer, says study

Changing the diet after the diagnosis to add more fibre was also linked with survival benefits.

07 Nov 2017 8:19 AM

Risk of premature death lowered in older women through exercise

Doctors typically advise people to get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate to vigorous exercise.

07 Nov 2017 8:11 AM