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  Life   Health  12 May 2018

Life, Health, 12 May 2018

Osteoporosis drug may protect your heart too

Alendronate is potentially cardioprotective in hip fracture patients.

12 May 2018 7:36 PM

All you need to know about gestational diabetes

It typically emerges between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy, causing an increase in blood sugar levels. 

12 May 2018 7:29 PM

Obese? Blame your grandparents

The findings appear in the journal Pediatric Obesity. 

12 May 2018 7:18 PM

Marriage may be good for catching melanoma early

Compared to married patients, widows were 70 percent more likely to have early-stage melanoma diagnosed when it was harder to treat.

12 May 2018 2:36 PM

Doctors don't always explain sexual side effects of prostate treatments

Patients should educate themselves on the risks and benefits of prostate treatments.

12 May 2018 2:30 PM

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Napolean complex: Short-man syndrome is real, they are more aggressive

Scientists confirm smaller men act more aggressively to make up for their lack of height.

12 May 2018 2:22 PM

Cash may convince some teens to stay off smartphones while driving

It was the promise of cash prizes, and as little as $5 a week looked like enough to make a difference.

12 May 2018 2:04 PM

Taurine deficiency could make men infertile, says study

Scientists claim a lack of the vital amino acid deforms sperm.

12 May 2018 12:59 PM

Ebola outbreak in Congo: Are we better prepared this time?

So far, 21 people have been reported to have hemorrhagic fever – a symptom of Ebola – of whom 17 have died.

12 May 2018 10:34 AM

Ebola outbreak hits Congo, WHO to send vaccines to fight virus

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus in Twitter post said agreement was made in a phone call with Congo's health minister on Thursday.

12 May 2018 9:02 AM

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Some teens may have mental health issues after weight-loss surgery

Study find after two years, roughly one in three kids had some mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety or behavioural disorders.

12 May 2018 8:44 AM

London bans junk food ads on public transport to fight child obesity

Almost 40 per cent of children aged 10 and 11 in UK city are overweight or obese, according to research compiled for Britain’s parliament.

12 May 2018 8:26 AM

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