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  Life   Health  30 May 2018

Life, Health, 30 May 2018

New study finds lung cancer risk drops within 5 years of quitting smoking

Here is what a new study has found.

30 May 2018 7:42 PM

Experts call for screening of heart defects among newborns

Stakeholders and institutions came together to launch a campaign for formulating a national policy on making CCHD screening mandatory.

30 May 2018 7:22 PM

Indian men at risk of cardiovascular disease due to tobacco

Tobacco use is the second most significant cause of cardiovascular diseases after hypertension.

30 May 2018 6:47 PM

Young women at high genetic risk of breast cancer

Young women with a family history of breast cancer may feel that they should be tested as early as possible.

30 May 2018 6:37 PM

Smoking, lack of exercise may lead to early death after divorce

The study appears in the journal Annals of Behavioural Medicine.

30 May 2018 3:01 PM

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Dairy not responsible for childhood obesity

The researchers found no evidence to suggest that body fatness varied by type of milk or dairy products.

30 May 2018 2:56 PM

How social media influences children’s food intake

Young people trust vloggers more than celebrities so their endorsements may be even more impactful and exploitative.

30 May 2018 2:40 PM

Researchers say distress in pregnancy can 'turn on' schizophrenia genes

Schizophrenia is a mental health issue that affects how you think, behave, feel and cause one to have a distorted view of reality.

30 May 2018 1:49 PM

No need for high-dose vitamin D in infants: study

Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy was associated with a lower risk of infants being small for their gestational age.

30 May 2018 10:40 AM

For job-related skin problems, best prevention unclear

Gloves and barrier creams can help to diminish the impact and direct contact of the irritating chemicals on the skin.

30 May 2018 10:03 AM

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Deadly pesticide use increases at illegal pot farms: Study

The chemical is intended for use as an insecticide but is so powerful that a quarter of a teaspoon can kill a 300-pound bear.

30 May 2018 9:37 AM

Teen mothers in foster care have high risk of losing custody of babies

This has been attributed to inadequate parenting -the transmission of abuse and neglect across generations.

30 May 2018 9:31 AM

WHO's Congo Ebola plan assumes 100-300 cases over three months

The plan also sets out targets for the disease response, including that 100 percent of new cases should come from known contacts.

30 May 2018 9:22 AM

Nepal reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu

It was the first outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu in the country since 2017, OIE said in a report posted on its website.

30 May 2018 9:18 AM

Portugal parliament rejects legal euthanasia in divisive vote

People from religious groups and Catholic schools - protested in front of parliament building, chanting “Yes to life, no to euthanasia!”

30 May 2018 8:35 AM

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Prenatal vitamin D tied to lower risk of underweight babies and birth defects

Mothers who took vit D during pregnancy were 28 pc less likely to have underweight newborns or babies who died in womb or during infancy.

30 May 2018 8:17 AM

Sex hormone levels linked to heart disease in women

Having higher blood level of testosterone and higher ratio of estrogen is associated with higher risk of heart disease later in life.

30 May 2018 7:48 AM

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