Category: Health

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Cannabis twice as likely to cause road smash

Driving under the influence of cannabis almost doubles the risk of a serious accident, according to a paper published on Friday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The risk of collision is substantially higher...

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Aspirin could beat cancer spread: Australian study

Aspirin and other household drugs may inhibit the spread of cancer because they help shut down the chemical “highways” which feed tumours, Australian researchers said Tuesday. Scientists at Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre said...

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Anti-cancer drug for women weakens bone density

A drug tipped for widespread use to prevent breast cancer in post-menopausal women also accelerates loss of bone density, thus potentially boosting the risk of fractures, a study published on Tuesday said. Exemestane —...

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Back-street abortions on the rise

A long-term fall in the global abortion rate has tapered off and the number of unsafe pregnancy terminations is rising worryingly, according to a report published by The Lancet on Thursday. Between 1995 and...

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Why you MUST eat healthy this week

If you haven’t been eating healthy since the week began you must try to catch up. Why? Because it’s Healthy Weight Week (HWW), is why. The annual HWW is marked between Jan 16-22 and...

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Is study linking hormone therapy to cancer true?

A landmark investigation which found that hormone treatment for the menopause boosts the risk of breast cancer is riddled with flaws, a new study published on Monday alleges. The so-called Million Women Study (MWS)...

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Experts call for warnings on energy drinks

Researchers in Australia on Monday called for health warnings on caffeine-loaded energy drinks following a spike in the number of people reporting medical problems after drinking them. Health professionals from the University of Sydney’s...