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  Life   Health  21 Dec 2016

Life, Health, 21 Dec 2016

Asthma can get worse due to bacon and sausages

Among those who ate one or fewer weekly servings, the proportion of those with worsening asthma symptoms was 14 percent.

21 Dec 2016 8:09 PM

Break from Facebook may improve mood

After one week without Facebook, the treatment group showed statistically significant improvement in well-being.

21 Dec 2016 6:43 PM

Some facts about US's synthetic-opioid epidemic

Nearly two-thirds of the 61 kilograms (134 pounds) of fentanyl seized by U.S. customs last year came from Mexico.

21 Dec 2016 6:34 PM

Doctors operate intestine instead of fallopian tube

Tubectomy is a surgical procedure to prevent pregnancies in which a woman's fallopian tubes are clamped.

21 Dec 2016 2:42 PM

Visit your elders, loneliness may kill them early

There's a lot of evidence linking loneliness to physical illness and to functional and cognitive decline

21 Dec 2016 1:10 PM


Pets can help owners manage mental illness

Pets help build stable and close relationships that aren’t available elsewhere especially for people who have limited human contact

21 Dec 2016 9:45 AM

Africa battles rise in lifestyle diseases

While the tobacco, alcohol and food industries have had to adapt to growing health-consciousness in the West.

21 Dec 2016 2:45 AM

Keep drinking addiction at bay

Alcohol relaxes us by causing changes in two types of chemicals in our brain.

21 Dec 2016 1:18 AM