Category: Health

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Alcohol in movies linked to child boozing

Stars who knock back whisky, wine or beer in a movie are an invisible but potent force in prompting youngsters to experiment with alcohol or binge-drink, a large US study published on Tuesday suggests....

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A family’s battle with Leukemia

(Catherine Karong’o) – Lenin Zulu was three and a half years old when he was first diagnosed with Leukemia. This is a type of blood cancer that affects children. “Initially, there were no signs...

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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 —...