Category: Health

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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...

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Dutch government now bans miraa

The Dutch government has banned the use of khat, a leaf native to East Africa chewed for its stimulant properties mainly by the Netherlands’ sizeable Somali community. “The drug khat is banned,” the Dutch...

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Brain power can decline from age 45

Cognitive skills can start to fall from the age of 45, not from around the age of 60 as is commonly thought, according to research published on Friday by the British Medical Journal (BMJ)....

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Gastric bypass cuts death risk: study

Obese people who undergo gastric bypass surgery are less likely to die from heart attack and stroke than people who receive more conventional treatment for their weight condition, a Swedish study said Tuesday. The...

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Breakthrough in cancer cells research

US researchers have discovered how to keep tumor cells alive in a lab, generating buzz in the scientific community about a potential breakthrough that could transform cancer treatment. Until now, scientists have been unable...