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  Life   Health  22 Jun 2018

Life, Health, 22 Jun 2018

Here's how dryness is aiding disease transmission

Scientists say the effect of sickness on behaviour is most pronounced in animals that are very dependent on access to limited water.

22 Jun 2018 7:14 PM

Man escapes death after 3 days of constipation leaves him with 2 litres of faeces

It also cut off blood supply leaving him unable to use his right leg and caused kidney damage.

22 Jun 2018 7:11 PM

Nitric oxide inhaled during surgery can decrease kidney problems

This is the first study to show that a pharmacological treatment can reduce acute and chronic kidney injury as a result of cardiac surgery.

22 Jun 2018 4:13 PM

Portable music players tied to hearing loss in kids

Headphones also are not the only way that children may develop hearing loss.

22 Jun 2018 4:11 PM

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

The findings don't prove viruses cause Alzheimer's, nor do they suggest it's contagious.

22 Jun 2018 4:07 PM


Lifestyle changes can help obese women improve fertility

There should be a divide between getting ready for pregnancy and actively being pregnant.

22 Jun 2018 3:57 PM

Close sibling bonds may protect against harm of family conflict

Researchers found that feelings of insecurity and other psychological problems stemming from exposure to family conflict were common.

22 Jun 2018 3:48 PM

You can now write away your body image blues

Spending just 15 minutes writing letters to oneself can significantly increase women's body satisfaction.

22 Jun 2018 3:42 PM

Higher BMI associated with lower breast cancer risk

The drivers of breast cancer risk can be different for young women compared to older women.

22 Jun 2018 3:03 PM

Escalating air pollution levels harm city dwellers

Air pollution worsens during cooler temperatures because cold air tends to settle down and reduce ambient air quality.

22 Jun 2018 2:18 PM


Anxious individuals better at decision making

The study provides a direct link between anxiety, frontal midline theta power, and risky decisions.

22 Jun 2018 9:01 AM