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  Life   Health  23 Oct 2018

Life, Health, 23 Oct 2018

Researchers reveal plastics have entered human food chain

What is unknown is whether concentration of plastic being ingested is higher than that coming out, due to particles crossing the gut wall.

23 Oct 2018 7:23 PM

Man forced to fight for his life against sepsis caused by biting his nails

He was initially given antibiotics to clear the infection but he was rushed to the hospital when it spread to his arms and chest.

23 Oct 2018 5:20 PM

Liver transplant survival rate improving among older adults, finds research

Here is what a new study has found.

23 Oct 2018 4:00 PM

Organic food-based diet could prevent cancer

Eating more organically grown foods is linked to a 34 per cent reduced risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.

23 Oct 2018 3:30 PM

Grief can lead to death, reveals study

The findings could help researchers design interventions to treat those most at risk through behavioural or pharmacological approaches.

23 Oct 2018 2:37 PM

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Adding refined fibre to processed food could have negative health effects

New research highlights that fortifying processed foods with fibre may not be safe for some.

23 Oct 2018 2:10 PM

Black Death could return: Global warming releases lethal microbes from permafrost

Peter Frankopan said melting of ice due to higher global temperatures could unleash biological agents trapped for thousands of years.

23 Oct 2018 1:51 PM

Eating leafy greens could prevent vision loss

This is the first time the effects of dietary nitrates on macular degeneration risk have been measured.

23 Oct 2018 1:36 PM

Poor oral health linked to high blood pressure: Study

Patients with high blood pressure should be aware that good oral health could be just as important in controlling the condition.

23 Oct 2018 1:16 PM

Blasting prostate tumours with radiotherapy can increase chances of survival

Patients whose prostate cancer has spread are typically given hormone therapy to reduce or stop the production of testosterone.

23 Oct 2018 11:10 AM

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Smoking cannabis may boost risk of stroke by cutting off blood supply to brain

According to scientists, compounds known as cannabinoids in marijuana may cause blood vessels in the brain to narrow, triggering a stroke.

23 Oct 2018 9:48 AM

Himalayan Viagra under threat from climate change, say researchers

People who boil yarchagumba in water to make tea or add it to soups and stews believe it cures everything from impotence to cancer.

23 Oct 2018 9:20 AM

150-yr-old muscle relaxant drug enhances radiotherapy effects in cancer patients

Papaverine - used to treat spasms involving the intestines, heart or brain - inhibits a key element of cell DNA within cancerous growths.

23 Oct 2018 8:37 AM

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