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  Life   Health  24 May 2018

Life, Health, 24 May 2018

Here's how you can undo perils of too much screen time

Increasing strength and fitness may offset the adverse health consequences of spending leisure time sitting down and watching a screen.

24 May 2018 6:18 PM

Study finds link between childhood obesity, school performance

Excess early-life adiposity was associated with lower IQ, perceptual reasoning and working memory scores at school-age.

24 May 2018 5:58 PM

Exercise after stroke improves blood pressure, may prevent repeat strokes

Even a little bit of physical activity is important and beneficial.

24 May 2018 5:53 PM

Baby girl dies when left in hot car all day by dad who forgot about her

Child was discovered by adoptive mum and was rushed to Vanderbilt hospital where she was pronounced dead.

24 May 2018 5:22 PM

Congo Ebola outbreak: Victims refuse treatment because of superstition and fear

Distrust towards western medicines fuelled by a history of colonisation is causing problems for health responders.

24 May 2018 4:07 PM


Smoking is bad for muscles too

Cigarette smoke directly damages muscles by reducing the number of blood vessels in leg muscles.

24 May 2018 1:34 PM

Tough times made our brains grow large: Study

The study concluded that a combination of difficult environments and cultural processes likely caused human brain expansion.

24 May 2018 1:26 PM

Blood test may predict who is most at risk for diabetes

“Many employees with diabetes are not diagnosed and do not get treatment,” Kivimaki, who wasn’t involved in the study.

24 May 2018 1:22 PM

Lung cancer rates in young US women exceed men, despite fewer smokers: Study

Scientists put forth several possible hypotheses.

24 May 2018 12:54 PM

E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

In a large study of company wellness programs, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools.

24 May 2018 12:17 PM


Light-emitting devices can disrupt your sleep cycle

Using light-emitting electronic devices in the late evening can postpone our decision to go to sleep.

24 May 2018 9:37 AM

Perks of having leg day at the gym

A new study found limiting physical activity decreased the number of neural stem cells by 70 percent compared to a control group of mice.

24 May 2018 9:22 AM

Can sleep deprivation be overcome during weekends?

Find out more about the link between sleep duration and mortality.

24 May 2018 9:08 AM

Cranberry reduces risk of UTI recurrence in healthy women

Multiple scientific research have revealed how healthful cranberries can be.

24 May 2018 8:50 AM