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  Life   Health  20 Mar 2018

Life, Health, 20 Mar 2018

Study shows chronic knee pain can be tackled with stomach-narrowing surgery

extremely obese people seeking relief from their knee pain should consider lap-band surgery earlier because the benefits decrease with age.

20 Mar 2018 8:36 PM

Nut allergy kills Indian origin boy in UK after he consumed sweets

Paramedics arrived after an emergency call and Aaron was given adrenaline and it initially appeared to work.

20 Mar 2018 8:17 PM

Authorities in US concerned about rise in people using bug spray to get high

Convulsions and difficulty breathing are also part of the unpredictable behaviour triggered by bug sprays.

20 Mar 2018 7:35 PM

How music can help heal military personnel

Music therapy is a dynamic treatment method for service members recovering from the invisible wounds of war.

20 Mar 2018 7:18 PM

Beet compound may help treat Alzheimer's: study

The discovery could lead to the development of drugs that may alleviate some of the long-term effects of the disease.

20 Mar 2018 7:14 PM


World Oral Health Day 2018: Tooth health may indicate diabetes risk

Poor dental outcome can be observed before the onset of overt diabetes.

20 Mar 2018 7:03 PM

New antibody may help prevent malaria: study

It is caused by the Plasmodium parasite and spread to humans through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito.

20 Mar 2018 6:57 PM

Woman dies due to complications from bee sting acupuncture therapy

While it has been claimed that the therapy treats arthritis, multiple sclerosis and stress, there is little evidence for this.

20 Mar 2018 5:50 PM

Why cells rapidly age in children with rare, fatal disease

This disease causes atherosclerosis.

20 Mar 2018 4:47 PM

Facial colour can broadcast our feelings: study

Not only do we perceive these changes in facial colour, but we use them to correctly identify how other people are feeling.

20 Mar 2018 4:09 PM


More Americans at risk for heart attack and stroke

But there are many other factors people can change, including poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, excess weight.

20 Mar 2018 4:03 PM

Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat

It turns out there’s been little research on the risks of catching a cold or flu during air travel.

20 Mar 2018 4:01 PM

Sound waves enhance cancer drug delivery, minimise toxicity

For decades now, ultrasound has been used to image organs such as the heart and kidneys and check blood flow.

20 Mar 2018 3:42 PM

Teens who hide their sexual orientation have higher suicide risk

Nearly half of the kids who had experienced sexual orientation discordance – 46 percent – reported suicidal thoughts or behaviours.

20 Mar 2018 3:14 PM

Even doctors struggle to continue breastfeeding

About 42 percent of female physicians who are mothers breastfeed for at least a year.

20 Mar 2018 2:05 PM


Hormones not to blame for teen social behaviour: study

Changes in social behaviour during adolescence appear to be independent of pubertal hormones.

20 Mar 2018 12:57 PM

Sick air travelers mostly likely to infect next row: study

In 2014, a woman who was infected with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas the night before she was hospitalised.

20 Mar 2018 12:11 PM

Study finds depression can cause memory problems

The study says living with depression can lead to a number of issues, including sleep deprivation and increased levels of stress.

20 Mar 2018 11:56 AM

Social media both easy, challenging for tweens' parents

Social media has opened another door of questions about what parents should be keeping tabs on.

20 Mar 2018 10:55 AM

Study finds men with low sperm counts at increased risk of heart disease, diabetes

The study found that odds of high blood pressure, cholesterol and more body fat were 20 per cent higher for those with low sperm counts.

20 Mar 2018 10:44 AM